Gorilla Tours & Wildlife Safaris in Africa with Monteero Safaris

Gorilla tours and wildlife safaris are one of the most rewarding adventures one should not miss while in Africa's most pristine countries - Uganda, Rwanda, D.R. Congo, Kenya and Tanzania. East Africa strides the Indian ocean and is made up of safari-famous countries which have unique attractions that continue to make African safaris enjoyable and memorable.

Each of these countries is stunningly beautiful with lots of attractions ranging from cultural, historical and natural attractions. During a visit to any of the East African countries, expect to take part in one of the most sought-after activities such as gorilla trekking, birding, cultural encounters, chimpanzee trekking, nature walks, boat cruises and game drives and countless adventurous activities if you wish to discover new experiences and taste your adrenaline.

Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda & Rwanda

Walking through misty and densely covered rainforests, muddy and slippery slopes as well as rugged terrains is exactly how gorilla trekking tours are conducted. The Experience of meeting face to face with the endangered mountain gorillas is definitely a thrilling, breathtaking and incredible adventure to comprehend.

The population of Mountain gorillas currently stands at 1063 individuals in the wild. Almost half of these great Apes live in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park while the remaining ones are in the Virunga Conservation Area (comprising of Virunga National Park in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Volcanoes National Park in north-western Rwanda and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in south-western Uganda). These creatures occupy the thick forests, high in the mountains with altitudes between 2200 and 4500 meters above sea level.

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Mountain gorillas are herbivores who primarily consume bamboo shoots, leaves, barks, stems, flowers and fruits. These primates are characterized by dark, thick and long fur on their skin, thus making them comfortably live in cold temperatures and live in groups/families of five to thirty individuals.

 

Gorilla Trekking Tours in Uganda.

Gorilla Trekking Tours in Uganda are conducted within Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks, both in south-western side of the country. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park covers an area of 331 square kilometers and is haven to almost half the Earth’s overall mountain gorilla population.

This Park has about 20 habituated gorilla groups, making it the highest of the four Parks sheltering the Great Apes. Bwindi is the only gorilla trekking destination divided into sectors/regions and it is also the only place where visitors can visit semi-habituated gorilla groups during the “Gorilla Habituation Experience” where you can spend up to four hours watching them.

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Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is the second gorilla trekking destination in Uganda and offers only one habituated gorilla group – Nyakagezi. Including Nyakagezi family, Uganda has a total of 25 habituated gorilla families. These two national parks are found in south-western part of the country, about 8-9 hours’ drive from Kampala. They can be accessed by air – nearby airstrips being Kihiihi and Kisoro Airstrips then connect to the Parks by road.

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  • star rating  Such amazing time in uganda  - On my 14 days uganda adventure with monteero safaris .
    It was a great time in uganda where on my tour with one of the professional guide Chris who... read more

    avatar thumb Nshemereirwe S
    April 12, 2024

    star rating  Gorilla trekking 🦍  - Had a great time on our 3 day tour from Kampala to Kigali viewing the mountain gorillas in Bwindi as well as visiting lake Bunyonyi. Alvin was very easy to... read more

    avatar thumb Hallbags
    January 13, 2024

    star rating  Super tour to see Gorillas  - The driver and guide were so friendly and professional at the same time. They gave us lots of information about Uganda and Rwanda. I always felt safe in the car... read more

    avatar thumb Darragh K
    December 5, 2023
  • star rating  Fantastic gorilla tour  - I'm really happy that I chose to do the two day Bwindi gorilla tour with Monteero safaris. Alvin and Chris were very professional. The communication beforehand was easy. Alvin was... read more

    avatar thumb C9300LTmarym
    December 5, 2023

    star rating  Great service  - Alvin was very friendly and helpful with all my planning and answered all my questions and even helped to accommodate some last minute changes. The trip itself was well organised... read more

    avatar thumb Charlotte R
    November 21, 2023
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