Experience Gorilla Trekking in East Africa
As excitement surrounds the Wildebeest Migration during East Africa’s peak months, we can’t forget the other spectacular safari adventures that await you.
One of which, is a Gorilla Trekking safari tour! A Gorilla Trek is the ultimate African adventure, as you explore and discover the incredible country of Uganda or Rwanda whilst viewing the illusive mountain gorilla.
What is Gorilla trekking?
Gorilla trekking is a unique experience, allowing you to follow East Africa’s mountain gorilla across mountains, forest and a range of habitats they live amongst.
Guided by a tour guide or ranger, you will be led to follow the gorillas first-hand, as they share their vast knowledge and experience of the gorilla family. Learn about their habitat, diet and how they function as a family unit whilst viewing them deep into the jungle.
Be prepared for a variety of habitats, as you may have to climb mountains in order to get the best photographic opportunities.
Is Uganda or Rwanda better for gorilla trekking?
Comparing the two destinations is almost impossible, as they both offer unrivalled experiences.
Uganda was named “The Pearl of Africa” by former prime minister, Winston Churchill, recognising its colour, life, birds, wildlife and vegetations.
Tailored to leave a memorable impression, the jungles of Bwindi Forest are Uganda’s prime spot for mountain gorilla sightings. Other wildlife primate also lurk beneath the bush, as Kibale National Park is at the heart of the chimpanzee’s territory.
If you prefer the adventure side of gorilla trekking, the endless Rwanda mountains might be for you.
Known as the “Land of a Thousand Hills”, mountain gorilla are found in and around Rwanda’s lakes, hills, mountains, tropical rainforest and bamboo forest.
Volcanoes National Park is one of the favourite places amongst travellers for gorilla trekking, as you can enjoy views of Nyiragongo Volcanoes in DR Congo whilst following the primates from one point to another.
You can also spot other primates such as colobus and golden monkeys.
Kenan Travel and Tours Gorilla Trekking safaris
Have we tempted you into a gorilla trekking safari? If so, you can join Kenan Travel on one of our 3-day expeditions!