Custom-made Budget & Midrange

Gorilla Tracking Tours
and Wildlife Safaris
In Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya & Tanzania
By Kisoro Tours

KISORO TOURS UGANDA

Plan your gorilla tracking tours & wildlife safaris with a trusted and licensed local tour operator and be assured of your financial security plus getting the experience you so much expect. Kisoro Tours Uganda organizes private, custom-made African safaris, and gorilla tours to Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya, and Congo gorilla safaris are planned around your budget and preferences considering both budget travelers and mid-range travelers. Book your 2024-2025 gorilla tracking tours & wildlife safaris, Uganda gorilla safaris from Kigali Rwanda, gorilla tracking Uganda, permits, and budget tours to Bwindi forest & Mgahinga with us at an unbeatable price for 2024-2025.

Kisoro Tours Uganda, we plan our safari activities around chimpanzee tracking in the primate capital, Kibale Forest, the unmissable jungle excursion of gorilla trekking in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda, Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, and Virunga National Park in DR Congo. We take our travelers through the much sought African savannah plains of Uganda’s private wildlife parks that have fewer visitors than neighboring Kenya and Tanzania but with amazing wildlife drama, boat safaris, Nature walking excursions, mountain hiking/climbing, cultural encounters, and best Africa birding expeditions around Uganda and Rwanda. Talk to our consultants to help you plan your custom-made safari to the best you imagine it to be.

UGANDA DISCOUNTED
GORILLA SAFARIS for 2024-2025 

As the world is still recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, Kisoro Tours Uganda, we are offering a 10% discount on all our gorilla and wildlife safaris in Uganda, all our discounted gorilla tours and wildlife safaris for 2024-2025 can start and end in either Uganda or Kigali Rwanda, this offer is on up to 31 December 2025, contact us for details

GORILLA TRACKING TOURS & WILDLIFE SAFARIS FOR 2024-2025

Take a look at some of the private-tailor-made gorilla tracking tours & wildlife safaris in Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, and Tanzania for 2024-2025 that takes you through various safari routes including gorilla tracking Uganda safari from the Kigali capital of Rwanda (the shortest route to mountain gorilla tracking in Bwindi forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park). These tours are just examples and can be edited or planned (if you prefer) based on your preferences for destinations and facilities to stay. Kisoro Tours Uganda, we will process the fees and permits for you, take care of all transfers, and recommend the best accommodation. Enquire with our team of experts to help you start planning your 2024-2025 gorilla tracking tours & wildlife safaris in Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya & Tanzania. Otherwise, take a look …

4 Days Gorillas & Wildlife Safari

4 Days Gorillas & Wildlife Safari

Takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to see gorillas and QENP for a game drive and boat safari.

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Uganda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari

5 Days Uganda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari

You’ll be visiting Lake Mburo and QENP savannah plains and also track mountain gorillas in Bwindi Forest.

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Uganda Gorilla Safari and lake mutanda canoe

5 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari

This Uganda safari will take you gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable and a boat canoe ride on Lake Mutanda.

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8 Days Gorillas & Chimpanzee Trekking Safaris

8 Days Gorillas & Chimpanzee Trekking Safaris

The trip goes into Bwindi Imepenetrable and Kibale Forest to see the gorillas and chimps and also visit QENP savanna.

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Uganda Primates & Wildlife Safari

12 Days Uganda Primates & Wildlife Safari

Visit Uganda’s top wildlife reserves, the savanna wild, track chimps, and the mountain gorillas of Bwindi.

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Classic Uganda Safari

14 Days Classic Uganda Safari

Take a trip around Uganda’s top savanna parks and track the primates in Kibale and Bwindi Impenetrbale NPs.

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GORILLA PERMITS IN UGANDA, RWANDA & CONGO FROM 2024 TO 2025

Get your 2024-2025 gorilla tracking permit easy and fast

A gorilla tracking permit in Uganda and Rwanda is the hardest part of preparing for a gorilla tour to any of the three countries. The gorilla permit is issued by none other than the government authorities: Uganda Wildlife Authority in Uganda and Rwanda Development Board in Rwanda. Kisoro Tours Uganda will process the gorilla permit on your behalf, get you the right one for a trailhead/gorilla family you can manage to track, send you a copy, and make sure you physically get it as soon as you land. Gorilla tracking permits in Uganda cost $800, while Rwanda gorilla permit costs $1,500, and in DR-Congo $500. This means tracking gorillas in Uganda instead of Rwanda you will be saving $700 per person which you can use to extend your safari to other Uganda parks.



RWANDA GORILLA TOURS AND WILDLIFE SAFARIS

Rwanda is mostly famous as a travel destination for its luxury mountain gorilla safaris in Volcanoes National Park and wildlife safaris in Akagera National Park. These are custom-made gorilla tracking tours & wildlife safaris to Rwanda that you can customize to suit your budget and travel plans. Contact us to help you plan your Rwanda gorilla tours and wildlife safari for 2024-2025, otherwise, take a look at these ones to help you plan.

Rwanda Chimpanzee Tracking Safari

3 Days Rwanda Chimpanzee Tracking Safari

Track the impressive human cousins in their natural habitat and walk Rwanda’s tree top canopy.

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Rwanda Gorillas & Golden Monkey Tour

3 Day Rwanda Gorillas & Golden Monkey Tour

Explore Rwanda jungle jewels, see the mountain gorilla and track the golden monkey on this Rwanda safari.

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Rwanda Gorilla Tracking Safari

3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tracking Safari

A short trip into Rwanda’s rainforest Jungle, Volcanoes National Park for the exclusive gorilla trekking.

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Rwanda Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safari

4 Days Rwanda Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safari

Track the mountain gorilla in Volcanoes NP and take the excitement into Nyungwe jungle for chimps.

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Rwanda Gorilla and Golden Monkey Tracking

4 Days Rwanda Gorilla and Golden Monkey Tracking

Taking you to the gorilla nation to track the gentle giants and find the endangered golden monkey.

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Rwanda Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safari

5 Days Rwanda Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safari

Walk the highest rainforest canopy on the continent, see mountain gorillas and experience culture.

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Rwanda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari

6 Days Rwanda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari

Rwanda’s jungles will wash your soul with pure African experience. See gorillas and hike into nature.

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6 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking and Lake Kivu Tour

6 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking and Lake Kivu Tour

See the mountain gorilla in the African jungle, track the chimps and relax at Lake Kivu resort.

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10 Days Experience in Rwanda Safari Tour

10 Days Experience in Rwanda Safari Tour

From Kigali capital into the jungles of Volcanoes, track gorillas and experience Rwanda’s cultures.

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RWANDA GORILLA SAFARIS

Rwanda is mostly famous as a travel destination for its luxury mountain gorilla safaris in Volcanoes National Park. These are custom-made gorilla tracking tours & wildlife safaris to Rwanda that you can customize to suit your budget and travel plans. Contact us to help you plan your Rwanda gorilla tour, otherwise, take a look at these ones to help you plan.

Rwanda Chimpanzee Tracking Safari

3 Days Rwanda Chimpanzee Tracking Safari

Track the impressive human cousins in their natural habitat and walk Rwanda’s tree top canopy.

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Rwanda Gorillas & Golden Monkey Tour

3 Day Rwanda Gorillas & Golden Monkey Tour

Explore Rwanda jungle jewels, see the mountain gorilla and track the golden monkey on this Rwanda safari.

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Rwanda Gorilla Tracking Safari

3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tracking Safari

A short trip into Rwanda’s rainforest Jungle, Volcanoes National Park for the exclusive gorilla trekking.

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Rwanda Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safari

4 Days Rwanda Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safari

Track the mountain gorilla in Volcanoes NP and take the excitement into Nyungwe jungle for chimps.

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Rwanda Gorilla and Golden Monkey Tracking

4 Days Rwanda Gorilla and Golden Monkey Tracking

Taking you to the gorilla nation to track the gentle giants and find the endangered golden monkey.

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Rwanda Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safari

5 Days Rwanda Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safari

Walk the highest rainforest canopy on the continent, see mountain gorillas and experience culture.

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Rwanda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari

6 Days Rwanda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari

Rwanda’s jungles will wash your soul with pure African experience. See gorillas and hike into nature.

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6 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking and Lake Kivu Tour

6 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking and Lake Kivu Tour

See the mountain gorilla in the African jungle, track the chimps and relax at Lake Kivu resort.

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10 Days Experience in Rwanda Safari Tour

10 Days Experience in Rwanda Safari Tour

From Kigali capital into the jungles of Volcanoes, track gorillas and experience Rwanda’s cultures.

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BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE

Why Travel With Kisoro Tours

WELL TRUSTED

Travel specialists to Uganda and Rwanda

EXPERIENCED

We’ve been running safaris since 2003

VALUE FOR MONEY

Unique adventures included on every trip

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January 16, 2023

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UGANDA GORILLA HABITUATION SAFARIS FOR 2024-2025

Uganda Gorilla Habituation Safaris gives you a better chance to experience being with the African wild mountain gorilla in its natural habitat. Gorilla habituation experience in Uganda is done in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park-Rushaga sector and the gorilla habituation permit costs you $1500 but you get to spend up to 4 hours with the gentle giants, rather than spend just a mere hour when you take on the other activity of Uganda gorilla tracking tours & wildlife safaris.

Uganda Gorilla Habituation Experience Safari

3 Days Uganda Gorilla Habituation Experience Safari

Take 4 hours(instead of one) following and staying with a mountain gorilla family in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

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Double Gorilla Habituation Experience Safari

4 Days Double Gorilla Habituation Experience Safari

Spend two moments, two days in the misty jungle of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, in the presence of mountain gorillas.

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Gorilla & Chimpanzee Habituation Safari

5 Days Gorilla & Chimpanzee Habituation Safari

This is a real jungle adventure that takes you the closest anyone anyone can ever be to wild gorillas and chimps.

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Uganda Gorilla & Chimpanzee Habituation Tour

6 Days Uganda Gorilla & Chimpanzee Habituation Tour

From Kigali (Shorter route), you’ll join the wild gorillas in Bwindi and track the chimpanzee in Kibale forest, exit in Ebb.

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8 Days Gorillas & Chimpanzee Trekking Safaris

8 Days Gorillas & Chimpanzee Trekking Safaris

The trip goes into Bwindi Imepenetrable and Kibale Forest to see the gorillas and chimps and also visit QENP savanna.

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Uganda Primates & Wildlife Safari

12 Days Uganda Primates & Wildlife Safari

Visit Uganda’s top wildlife reserves, the savanna wild, track chimps and the mountain gorillas of Bwindi.

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UGANDA GORILLA SAFARIS FROM KIGALI FOR 2024-2025

These Uganda Gorilla Safaris Starting From Kigali Rwanda save you the long drive from Entebbe airport or Kampala, which is usually 8-9 hours, while if you fly into Kigali it takes only 3-4 hours drive which takes you through Rwanda countryside and crossing the border via Cyanika in Kisoro or Katuna in Kabale to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park or to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park for your Uganda gorilla tracking tours & wildlife safaris for 2024-2025 via Kigali Rwanda. Most people who want to take this route want to use the advantage of Uganda’s cheaper gorilla tracking permits and better jungle experience in the Bwindi Impenetrable forest and in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

2 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour from Kigali Rwanda

2 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour 

This the shortest gorilla tour you’ll take from Kigali into Uganda’s Bwindi Forest.

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Gorilla Tracking Uganda

3 Days Gorilla Tracking Uganda, Kigali

You’ll be gorilla tracking in Uganda’s Bwindi Forest but taking a shorter route to Bwindi via Kigali Rwanda’s capital.

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4 Days Gorillas & Wildlife Safari

4 Days Gorillas & Wildlife Safari

Takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to see gorillas and QENP for a game drive and boat safari.

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Uganda Gorilla & Chimpanzee Habituation Tour

6 Days Uganda Gorilla & Chimpanzee Habituation Tour

From Kigali (Shorter route), you’ll join the wild gorillas in Bwindi and track the chimpanzee in Kibale forest, exit in Ebb.

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Gorilla & Queen Elizabeth Wildlife Safari

5 Days Gorilla & Queen Elizabeth Wildlife Safari

Starting from Kigali, track gorillas and Bwindi Impenetrable and take a game drive in Queen Elizabeth NP.

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Gorillas, Chimpanzees & Hiking Safari

6 Days Gorillas Chimpanzees & Hiking Safari

Taking you from Kigali to Uganda’s Bwindi and Kibale Forest but also hiking up Sabinyo mountain in Mgahinga.

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Uganda Bird Watching & Primate Safari

7 Days Uganda Bird Watching & Primate Safari

Start this birding safari from Kigali or Entebbe or the other way round and visit Bwindi, Kibale and QENP.

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7 Days Uganda Primates & Wildlife Safari

7 Days Uganda Primates & Wildlife Safari

Taking a shorter route through Kigali, trcak both chimps and gorillas in Uganda, see wildlife in QENP and birding in Mabamba.

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Gorillas, Chimpanzees & Wildlife Safari

14 Days Gorillas, Chimpanzees & Wildlife Safari

The whole Africa safari jungle into the rainforests for primates and the savannah wildlife drams and birding.

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CHIMPANZEE TRACKING SAFARIS FOR 2024-2025

Kisoro Tours Uganda, we are offering opportunities for all travelers interested in chimpanzees tracking safaris in Uganda and in the East African region at large, Uganda is the best country in Africa to trek chimpanzees, Uganda is home to over 6000 chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park, Kyambura gorge, Budongo forest, Kalinzu forest, Nyungwe Forest, and in other Uganda national parks.

Contact us for 2024-2025 Uganda chimpanzee tracking in its natural habitat is amazing and described as of lifetime activity in Uganda you only trek a habituated chimpanzee meaning that they are used to human presence. Below are the recommended areas where one can go for chimpanzee tracking in Uganda.

Kibale & Queen Elizabeth Park Tour

3 Days Kibale & Queen Elizabeth Park

This trip takes you tracking Kibale’s Chimpanzee troops and joins the savanna for game drive and boat safari.

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Kibale Forest Chimpanzee Trekking

3 Days Kibale Forest Chimpanzee Trekking

Track the Kibale forest jungle habituated Chimpanzee, walk the bigodi wetlands and see crater lakes.

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Uganda Wildlife & Chimpanzee Trekking Safari

7 Days Uganda Wildlife & Chimpanzee Trekking Safari

Visit Uganda’s top savanna parks, Murchison and Queen then track the chimps in Kibale Forest.

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AFFORDABLE UGANDA BIRD WATCHING SAFARIS FOR 2024-2025

Uganda is well known as the best African birding-watching destination, also Uganda has a diversity of bird species that are not spotted anywhere else in Africa, Uganda also is the only country in Africa with many bird-watching destinations in Africa which has made Uganda a birding paradise the whole world. Uganda has more than 1010 bird species which is more reason for anyone to come and enjoy Uganda bird-watching safaris, Uganda has various National Parks with the biggest habitat for the most bird species in Uganda and Africa, your bird-watching trip can be easily combined with gorilla tracking tours & wildlife safaris for 2024-2025, contact us to help you plan your custom-made Uganda bird watching safari.

Uganda Safaris and Tour, Queen Elizabeth National Park Safaripackages

3 Days Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari

Traverse the vast savannah plains of QENP, take a game drive and boat safari on Kazinga channel.

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Uganda Bird watching Safari

12 Days Uganda Bird watching Safari

Go bird watching around Uganda gems including Mabamba, QENP and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

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13 Days Uganda Birding & Gorilla Tracking Safari

13 Days Uganda Birding & Gorilla Tracking Safari

This birding tour takes you into Uganda’s classic parks including the gorilla park in search of avian life.

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MOUNTAIN CLIMBING SAFARIS IN UGANDA FOR 2024-2025

Uganda Hiking Safaris for mountain climbing enthusiasts who would like to try the challenge of East Africa’s mountain peaks like Margherita on Rwenzori mountains, Mt Sabinyo, Mt Muhabura, Mt Gahinga, Mt Elgon, and the famous Mt Nyiragongo active volcano. Kisoro Tours Uganda organizes climbing and hiking safaris for 2024-2025 to different parts of Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo, Our hiking tours take you to the best mountains and volcanoes in Uganda, Congo, and Rwanda giving you the best hiking safari experience. All our 2024-2025 mountain hiking tours can be combined with gorilla tracking tours & wildlife safaris

8 Days Climbing Rwenzori Mountains Tour

Takes you Mount Rwenzori National Park as you enjoy the central circuit on one of the highest mountains in Africa.

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Rwenzori Mountain Hiking Safari

10 Days Rwenzori Mountain Hiking Safari

Hike up the snow peak of Rwenzori Mountains, and see Africa from a bird’s eye view on this Hiking safari.

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Mount Elgon Hiking Exploration

3 Days Mount Elgon Hiking Exploration

The 3 Days Mount Elgon Exploration takes you hiking the beautiful montane wild of Elgon via Jinja the source of Nile.

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Rwenzori Mountain Climbing Tour

3 Days Rwenzori Mountain Climbing Tour

Climb the Rwenzori mountains and spend a night high up in the African clouds on this Africa hiking safari.

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Hiking Sabinyo, Gahinga, Muhabura Volcanoes

5 Days Hiking Sabinyo, Gahinga, Muhabura Volcanoes

Take an African adventure into Rwanda and Uganda jungles and hike up the triple mountain peaks.

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Rwenzori Mountain Hiking Safari

7 Days Hiking Rwenzori Mountains

Hike up the the snow peaks of Africa’s second highest point and experience Africa from the clouds on this trip.

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Mount Elgon & Kidepo Safari

7 Days Mount Elgon & Kidepo Safari

Take a hiking challenge on the Elgon peaks in Uganda and explore the savanna plains and meed the big African cats.

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Climbing Mount Elgon Safari

8 Days Climbing Mount Elgon Safari

Through the imperial capital, Jinja at the source of the Nile, take on Mount Elgon peaks and explore the montane wild.

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8 Days Climbing Rwenzori Mountains Tour

Takes you Mount Rwenzori National Park as you enjoy the central circuit on one of the highest mountains in Africa.

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FAQs FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT GORILLA TRACKING TOURS & WILDLIFE SAFARIS

Here are all the questions and Answers asked about gorilla tracking tours & wildlife safaris to Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, know the best time of year to trek the mountain gorillas. Gorilla permits are non-refundable except for medical reasons, in which case you would need to provide a medical certificate. Once the gorilla tracking permit is paid for it is not refundable but the chances of seeing mountain gorillas are 100% guaranteed provided that you’re fit enough to walk/hike for about 3 to 7 hours depending on which gorilla family you’re tracking.

Mountain gorilla tracking is walking on foot trekking endangered mountain gorillas experience in rain forests of East Africa A maximum of 8 tourists (people) are allowed to visit each habituated gorilla family per day daily throughout the year.

Yes currently there are a few cases of threats to mountain gorillas in Africa which include losing their habitat to human encroachment, gorillas live in a limited habitat range that is being encroached by growing human populations which puts mountain gorillas’ habitats under pressure. Poaching is another threat but currently, it’s not a big problem because nowadays mountain gorillas are well protected, especially in Uganda and Rwanda. The biggest threat to mountain gorillas is disease, Despite the park rangers protecting gorillas and the national parks mountain gorillas are still exposed to different diseases that can be got by tourists/visitors as humans we share similar genetics with mountain gorillas but the immune systems of the gorillas sometimes cannot cope with human diseases.

In the whole world mountain gorillas can only be found in three countries in East Africa, gorilla tracking can only be done in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. both parks are found in southwestern Uganda.

Because of the gorilla’s physique definitely, safety will come to your mind but I can guarantee you that yes mountain gorilla tracking in Africa is one the safety if you compare it to another wildlife encounter in Africa, gorilla tracking is an amazing activity especially when you finally catch a glimpse of a mountain gorilla.

Personally, I can assure you that gorilla tracking can be done any day throughout the year but some people prefer to go for gorilla trek during the dry season in the month of June, July, August, September, October, December-during Christmas season, January and February.

March, April, May, and November are considered as Rainy seasons which makes some people think that tracking during the Rainey season is more challenging but I tell them that the gorilla tracking experience is the same.

The minimum age limit for gorilla tracking 15 years old and above, there is no maximum age limit on gorilla tracking is if you are 95 years and above you can still trek mountain gorillas as long as you are physically fit enough to walk/hike in the impenetrable forest of Africa for about 3 to 6 hours.

  1. You need long pants and a long-sleeved shirt to protect you from insects’ bites, hot vegetation, and thorny trees.
  2. Insect repellent is a must-have if you’re traveling in Africa because those impenetrable forests apart from mountain gorillas it is also home to different insects, so having insect repellent will be a good idea
  3. You will also need a Walking stick which is provided at no cost by the park rangers/guides, A walking stick will help when tracking up and down in the forest.
  4. Drinking water and a packed lunch provided by the lodge or the tour operator you booked your safari with, you cannot afford to miss out on drinking water and a packed lunch because you cannot tell how long your trekking will last so food is a must.
  5. Walking/hiking boots As you will be walking a forest that is muddy and wet you need waterproof hiking boots which are important during your trekking.
  6. You may need a warm sweater because in the evenings and mornings sometimes Bwindi Forest can be cool so it’s always nice to have a warm sweater with you
  7. We also recommend that you bring a rain jacket because gorilla tracking is done in the rainforest which means it can rain at any time of the day
  8. Sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat are also nice to bring with you so that they can protect you from strong sun

Gorilla tracking starts every day at 7:30 am throughout the day year with a briefing from the ranger/guides taking you through the rules and guidelines you must follow while trekking gorillas after a briefing at 8:oo am the trekking begins and the time spent in the forest depends on the movements of the family you have been assigned to trek.

Each country has its Permit price so it depends on which country you want to see mountain gorillas from, Below are the gorilla permit prices in their respective country as of 2024/2025 to 2026

  1. Uganda gorilla permit costs $800 per person per trek in either Bwindi Forest or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
  2. Rwanda gorilla permit costs $1500 per person per trek in Volcanoes National Park
  3. Democratic Republic of Congo gorilla permit costs $1032 per person including one night of accommodation and transport from Goma town to Virunga National Park and back to Goma

Apart from the gorilla permit price differences gorilla tracking experience remains the same in all three countries, It’s also important to know that when you purchase one gorilla permit it means that you have directly contributed to the conservation of this most endangered species.

Flying into Rwanda and crossing the border to Uganda is the easiest way to access Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, it is only a 3 to 4 hours drive from Kigali airport in Rwanda to reach Bwindi forest in Uganda while you fly to Entebbe airport of Uganda you need 8 to 9 hours drive from Entebbe to reach Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. flying to Rwanda and trekking gorillas in Uganda helps you to save double 5 hours on traveling time and $700 on each gorilla permit

Gorilla trekking is limited to 8 people per gorilla family/group once a day and gorilla permits are also booked on a first come first saver basis so we recommend that you book and pay for your trekking permit far in advance between six months to a year in advance to avoid disappointments.

Uganda has two mountain gorilla trekking locations, Uganda gorillas can be seen in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park both parks are located in southwestern Uganda in the districts of Kisoro, Kabale Rubanda, and Kanugu near the Rwanda border and DR-Congo

Recently Uganda introduced a new tourism product of gorilla habituation experience in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park-Rushaga sector, this new product gives a chance to tourists to spend more time with mountain gorillas of Uganda in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, gorilla habituation experience involves spending time with researchers, trackers, ranger guides with gorilla family that is under habituation process in Bwindi Forest.

Gorilla habituation experience permits cost $1500 per person including park entrance fees to Bwindi forest, ranger guide fees, and a team of researchers who will take you through the whole process of gorilla habituation experience.

Kisoro Tours Uganda can book a permit for gorilla habituation for you which will allow you to spend four hours with mountain gorillas undergoing the habituation process, the four hours exclude the time you spend before reaching the gorillas so it means four hours with mountain gorillas.

The answer is yes it is now possible for disabled, and elderly people to participate in mountain gorilla trekking in Uganda, elderly and disabled persons are the main senior citizens of this world so they shouldn’t keep missing out on such an amazing exciting lifetime experience of mountain gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda.

Kisoro Tours will organize this trip for the elderly and disabled persons in Uganda or Rwanda, They will be assigned to trek with a gorilla family that is closer to the park headquarters, and for the elderly and disabled who are unable to walk long distances we arrange for the porters who will carry them on a sedan chair into the forest trek the gorillas and after bring them back to the car on the starting point.

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Yes, gorilla trekking permits must be obtained first to visit the gorillas, and as only eight (8) permits are granted per gorilla group/family each day they are extremely limited.

We will secure permits for you as far in advance as possible. Your gorilla permit entitles you to one hour with the mountain gorillas. This money goes toward the conservation of the habitat, anti-poaching efforts, and education of the local communities.

Unlike gorilla trekking which starts at 7:30 am, mountain gorilla habituation starts at 6:30 am and briefing is done much earlier.

Gorilla habituation experience is currently possible in Uganda Rushaga sector located in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. It is thus not possible in the Buhoma, Nkuringo, or Ruhija side of the Bwindi forest. This is because currently, it is only in Rushaga that we have two gorilla families under the habituation process as compared to other regions that do not have gorilla families under habituation. Those interested in this experience should be ready to go to the south and book accommodation closer to Rushaga since this activity requires an early start.

Gorilla habituation permit includes park rangers/guides, park entrance fees, and researchers spending four hours with mountain gorillas during the habituation process in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

There is a difference between gorilla trekking and gorilla habituation, Standard gorilla trekking costs $800 per person and you get to spend only one hour with the already habituated gorilla family while the gorilla habituation experience costs $1500 per person allowing you to spend four hours with mountain gorillas family that is under habituation process. It only takes place in the Rushaga sector-Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park which has mountain gorilla families under habituation process and as of now, it’s only in the Rushaga sector where new gorilla groups are under habituation in Uganda.

The minimum age for both gorilla tracking and gorilla habituation is 15 years and above, There is no maximum age and the permit booking guidelines are the same for both trekking and habituation, however in terms of permit numbers, gorilla habituation is limited to only 4 people per day per family while tracking is limited to only 8 people per gorilla family per day.

Most tourists combine wildlife game viewing safari with gorilla trekking in Uganda, Rwanda Tanzania, and Kenya, Some love to go rafting on the River Nile before they go back home. You can go for a wildlife game viewing safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda or Akagera National Park in Rwanda. Queen Elizabeth National Park is understandably Uganda’s most popular tourist destination. It is the home of the famous tree-climbing lion as well as the Uganda Kob, other antelope species, elephants, baboons, hippos, buffalo, and chimpanzees. Over 600 species of birds have been recorded, making the park a magnet for bird watchers. A safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park includes Game drives to see wildlife, exclusive birding tours, launch cruises on the park’s lakes, and cultural tours.

Mountain gorillas are the largest living primates with their homes in East Africa. They function in a well-developed social structure and often exhibit behavior and emotions similar to the human experience, including laughter and sadness. Poaching, disease, and habitat destruction remain threats to gorillas.

Mountain gorillas are the largest living primates with their homes in East Africa. They function in a well-developed social structure and often exhibit behavior and emotions similar to the human experience, including laughter and sadness. Poaching, disease, and habitat destruction remain threats to gorillas.

There are two subspecies of the eastern gorilla—the mountain gorilla and the Grauer’s gorilla. Eastern gorillas live in the mountainous forests of the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, northwest Rwanda, and southwest Uganda. The world’s remaining mountain gorillas live in three countries spanning four national parks—Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Volcanoes National Park, and Virunga National Park. The Grauer’s  gorillas are endemic to the forests of the Albertine Rift in eastern DR-Congo

Gorillas stick to vegetarianism as their main diet, feeding on stems, bamboo shoots, and fruits. Western lowland gorillas, however, also have an appetite for termites and ants and break open termite nests to eat the larvae.

Gorillas move around in families/groups that can range from a couple of individuals to more than 40 members. A dominant male leads (silverback) and holds the position for years

gorillas are charismatic and intelligent animals, mountain gorillas share 98.3% of their DNA with humans. gorillas are our closest cousins after chimpanzees.

Female mountain gorillas have a gestation period of 8.5 months and nurture their young ones for several years, generally, female gorillas give birth to one baby every four to six years which slows down mountain population growth and makes it harder for gorillas to recover from any population decline.

Kisoro Tours Uganda does bookings and purchases of gorilla trekking permits, chimp permits, golden monkey’s permits, accommodation booking, car hire, transport, and many other travel services in Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, and DR-Congo for International Travel Agents, Tour Operators, and individuals travelers. You can as well reach us at info@kisorotoursuganda.com or call us at +256785790925 and on WhatsApp for a free quote or any other enquires you may need to make, we can as well check for your permit availability and advise you accordingly. We recommend that you book your gorilla permits at least 6 months in advance to avoid disappointments but also those with mint bookings and see how we can help you

Yes, it’s no longer an issue whether old, elderly, disabled or seniors can now all go for Gorilla Trekking in Uganda’s Bwindi Forest National Park, At Kisoro Tours we organize gorilla trekking for the disabled, elderly, and seniors, it is organized in the same way as others, the only difference is that they are assigned to trek a gorilla family which is closer and for the elderly, disabled people and for all those who cannot walk for long distances we will organize and to hire porters and a sedan chair which will take you to the gorillas and back so there is no excuse to miss out on this lifetime experience. Contact our team to discuss this in detail or to book a gorilla trek for elderly and disabled people in Bwindi Forest.

The mountain gorilla is the most intriguing primate in Africa which means everyone wants to see them in their natural habitat because they cannot be seen in the zoos like other animals, for anyone to see mountain gorillas must go to Uganda, Rwanda, or DR-Congo in East Africa.

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