Gorilla Tracking and Trekking

gorillagorillagorillaGorilla tracking – The world’s last surviving mountain gorillas live in the tropical rain forests of Central Africa gazetted into four national parks shared by Uganda, Rwanda & DR Congo.

The largest population of mountain gorillas can be found in Bwindi Impenetrable forest and Virunga volcano ranges with few inhabiting Mgahinga and Congo Volcano Park. Bikwasi Tours & Travel organizes personalized gorilla tracking safaris to these four national parks at pocket-friendly rates that suit all types of travelers.

Anthropoid tracking

Our affordable Rwanda Uganda gorilla tours take you to Bwindi, Mgahinga & Virunga volcano parks and can be combined with tours to other wildlife parks like Queen Elizabeth, Murchison falls, Kibale, Akagera, Nyungwe to make sure you get the very best out of adventure trip.

Mountain Gorilla Information- Conservation Safaris in Africa The endangered mountain gorilla is the second largest primate species after the eastern Gorilla only found in tropical rain forests of Central Africa. Over half of the 880 estimated population can be found in Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable forests while the others inhabit the

Virunga volcanic ranges within three parks namely Volcano Park in Rwanda , Virunga in DR Congo and Mgahinga park in southwestern Uganda.

Gorilla tracking

The mountain gorillas are herbivorous mainly consuming leaves, fruits, bark, bamboo shoots and stems of various plant species on a daily basis with a male eating up to 30 Kgs of vegetation per day.

Only a maximum of 9 tourists allowed to visit the gorillas per trek including an a park guide, army officer and porters if your require assistance with luggage.

Gorilla safari permits for Bwindi and Mgahinga cost 500 USD as compared to Rwanda more expensive permit that costs 700 USD though the difference in experience justifies the high price for the Rwanda permit, Bwindi forests is impenetrable with tough slopes limiting easy movements as compared to the more open plains of the Virunga ranges which won’t give you a hard time trekking through.

Orangutan tracking

Bikwasi Tours & Travel is very passionate about the conservation of gorillas in Africa, We invite you all to travel to Uganda or Rwanda this season for a one on one encounter with one of the largest apes in the world.

 Gorilla Tracking

gorilla trackingGorilla tracking Central Africa is home to over 880 mountain gorillas shared by three countries namely Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo which making this region the number one gorilla tracking spot for hundreds of primate lovers visit each year.

Simian tracking

Before embarking on a gorilla tour its always good to know where to track, accommodation, how much a gorilla permit costs, trekking rules, and equipment needed plus any other information you get about the gorillas, Below some points you note to enjoy a successful gorilla safari in Central Africa.

The chance to get up-close with these endangered giant apes an adventure only a few chance to experience, one regarded as a highlight of any safari to Uganda or Rwanda.

Before embarking on a gorilla tour its always good to know where to track, accommodation, how much a gorilla permit costs , trekking rules and equipment needed plus any other information you get about the gorillas, Below some points you note to enjoy a successful gorilla safari in Central Africa.

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Where to track ? The Virunga volcanoes and Bwindi forest inhabited by over 880 mountain gorillas roaming freely through the tropical rain forests and bamboo vegetation.
Scamp tracking
Uganda’s impenetrable Bwindi forest is home to over half the population of mountain gorillas left in Central Africa making it the most visited while Mgahinga park is rarely visited due to the fact the only gorilla family that stays there occasionally crosses over to Rwanda side of the Virungas.
You can do gorilla trekking in Rwanda’s Volcano park a.k.a Parc National des Volcan’ blessed with up to eight volcanoes, home to the late Dian Fossey graves and Karisoke research center, you’ll find that tracking gorillas in Rwanda is less strenuous than in Uganda due to the steep slopes and difficulty involved in trekking through the impenetrable dense Bwindi vegetation as compared to the more open slopes in Volcano park.
Monk tracking

The civil wars in Congo make this place the least visited. Though the number of gorillas has been increasing. Since the restoration of peace.gorilla trackingWhere to stay?

Imp tracking

Many travelers often ask themselves where they will be staying. While in the jungles of Central Africa. What type of accommodation is available. And how to book a room securely online.

Budget, mid-range and luxury safari lodges. And camps established inside. And outside the gorilla parks shortening the distance. Between trekking headquarters and the gorilla lodge or camp.

Lemur tracking

Choosing a suitable safari lodge or camp. Will always depend on how much you can spend with room facilities. Services, location, and food the main factors. Luxury lodges charge up to 800 $ while budget ones go as low as 50 $ for back packers.

Top requested lodge include Gorilla forest camp. Buhoma lodge, Clouds lodge, Nkuringo gorilla camp. Nshongi gorilla resort place so many others you can book with a travel company.

Gorilla Permit, Cost Rascal tracking. Requires a traveler to first purchase a gorilla permit online. With a trusted and experienced safari company. Or book directly through offices of Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) in Kampala city and Rwanda Tourism Board (ORPIN) in Kigali.

Chimpanzee tracking

A gorilla permit in Uganda cost 600$ per person. And 350$ during the low season months of May and October. To November whereas Rwanda’s permit is more expensive. Costing up to 750$ per person as compared to the cheap 400$ Congo gorilla permit.

It’s always advisable to book 2-4 months in advance. Most especially if you’re traveling during the high season months. Between April to September.What to bring when gorilla tracking.For a successful trekking experience, a traveler prepared with all the right equipment including cameras and medicine. Always carry a good quality camera with backup film. Binoculars, malaria antiviral drugs. Good mountain climbing boots, a pair of long sleeved shirts. Trousers and gloves for protection from mosquito bites and stinging nettles. While trekking in the jungles. It occasionally rains in the tropical forests. And so it’s advisable to carry a rain coat in case of showers during the expedition.

Always carry a good quality camera with backup film. Binoculars, malaria anti, viral drugs, good mountain climbing boots. A pair of long sleeved shirts, trousers, and gloves. For protection from mosquito bites and stinging nettles while trekking in the jungles.

Baboon tracking

It occasionally rains in the tropical forests. And so it’s advisable to carry a rain coat in case of showers. During the expedition.

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