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Top Gorilla Trekking Tours in Africa

Here are the most popular gorilla treks in Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Please note that these trips are subject to availability of gorilla permits.


2 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking trip starts and ends in Kigali, Rwanda


A Tour to home of almost half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas.


Fly from Entebbe to Bwindi Forest for mountain gorilla trekking.


Visit Bwindi Forest, home to half of the world’s remaining population of mountain gorillas.


It is a lifetime opportunity to track the endangered mountain gorillas twice in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.


Track mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Forest before visiting Lake Mburo National park for more wildlife.


Track the top primates of East Africa; Mountain gorillas in Bwindi and chimpanzees in Kibale Forests.


Go gorilla tracking in Bwindi after game viewing in Queen Elizabeth NP on a game drive and boat cruise.


Experience the best of Uganda’s primates including mountain gorillas and chimpanzees among others.

Where Else Can You Go Gorilla Trekking

Gorilla trekking in Congo Brazzaville

Congo Brazzaville also known as Republic of west Congo shelters the largest number of western Rowland gorillas located in Odzala – Kokoua National park in the north western part of the country. There are two habituated gorilla groups allowed for trekking, only a group of less than 4 people is allowed to go trekking. Other gorillas can also be seen in Nouabale – Ndoki National park in Mbeli Bai.

Gorilla trekking in Central African Republic

Central African Republic has the largest number of west lowland gorillas in the whole world. It consists of habituated gorillas available for trekking in the thick tropical forests. Trekking is done in Dzanga Bai in Dzanga Shangha reserve, however visitors are advised to first know the situation of the country security wise before travelling for a gorilla tour.

Gorilla trekking in Equatorial Guinea

Gorilla trekking in Equatorial Guinea is carried out in Monte Alen located in the southern province of mount Alen Centre. Equatorial Guinea has western lowland that inhabit in the rain forests on the slopes of the mountain. Locating gorillas may require physical fitness because of the long trails followed when trekking gorillas. Gorillas in Equatorial Guinea are not habituated yet because their tourism is still growing but there are local guides that lead the tourists to trek gorillas.

What is in a Gorilla Trek?

Gorilla Trekking is an unforgettable, life-changing safari experience – a unique adventure in the heart of Africa’s most spectacular rain forests. The treks take you deep into the rain forest in search of the magnificent mountain gorillas.

Basing on our attained experience, the trek can take anything from 30 minutes to a full adventure, as you wander through the forest to locate the gorillas. No matter how short or long the gorilla trek, spending time in the company of the gorillas, guarantees that the journey will be extraordinary. All our tours start either from Kampala, the Capital of Uganda or Kigali in Rwanda and take you deep into the natural tropical rain forests, homes to the few remaining rare and endangered mountain gorillas in the world.

Gorilla Trekking D-Day

A typical gorilla trekking starts with assigning the visitors to the respective habituated gorilla groups. In Rwanda the Park Authorities will assign them on site the day of the trekking.

After this formality the Rangers will give you a briefing of the way they will conduct this fantastic guided nature walk to the gorillas. They will give you extensive information on the environment, the gorilla family you will visit and the way you should behave with them. The so named gorilla rules will be clearly set out because its a corner stone in the conservation of the gorillas. There is not only a high risk of disease transmission to gorillas and vice versa, but the daily visits can cause behavioral disturbance and stress to gorillas. Please respect the rules!

Gorilla trekking is unpredictable and its difficult to foresee how many hours you will hike. In Bwindi the hiking time are generally much challenging. The terrain is usually more difficult in the rain forest and hiking times are longer because when looking for food Bwindi gorillas tend to travel longer distances per day. In Rwanda the gorilla trekking is usually easier except for the challenging Susa group located at the Karisimbi volcano.

This doesn’t mean that you don’t need a good physical condition in Rwanda. We have seen several times that visitors had some problems during their trekking. Rain can get you by surprise and during the dry season gorilla tend to climb higher for their preferred bamboo shoots. It has to be said that the park rangers and the porters are extremely helpful and will do everything they can to make sure that visitors can see the gorillas.

For conservation purposed the time spend with the gorillas is limited to one hour. The daily visits have an impact on gorilla activity patterns. The daily visits are a source of animal stress and less feeding is a strong justification for the one-hour rule.

Gorilla trekking is the strongest animal experience ever! Tracking the gorillas is a unique experience – it leads you to meet unusual creatures on their own terms and its a very intense and trilling experience! You will be rewarded with a certificate of the National Park!