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Do you plan to go on a tour to Uganda, Rwanda, or the Congo in addition to visiting Tanzania, for gorilla trekking? We offer gorilla trekking, mainly in Uganda. Rwanda, or the Democratic Republic of the Congo, can also be arranged? You start your gorilla trip planning with Eco friendly adventure Safaris in Tanzania. Tanzania is a country in East Africa that borders Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda, and Uganda.

Tanzania offers a distinctive African safari experience through its surprising national parks, which include the opportunity to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Travelling by road or by plane, one can go gorilla trekking from Tanzania to Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Gorilla trekking is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that many travelers seek out during their trip to Africa.


1. Where is Gorilla Trekking Done in Africa?

Gorilla Trekking in, you can begin your gorilla trek in Tanzania. Gorilla trekking takes place in Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which are home to the only residual mountain gorillas in Uganda in conjunction to a safari in Tanzania is a suitable combination. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda.

Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, and Virunga National Park in Congo are among others. You can also see Lowland gorillas in Congo, which can be found in Kahuzi Beiga National Park. To go gorilla trekking in any of the mentioned national parks, you must first obtain a gorilla permit.

With this, once you’ve decided on your gorilla trekking dates, we recommend you start booking your trip right away because services and permits sell out quickly, especially during the peak season of June to September. It’s always best to book at least 5 months ahead of time.

We will arrange the bookings once your travel dates are fixed.


  1. Gorilla permit in Uganda Costs $700 Per person per trek for the Foreign non-residents, $600 Per person for residents and $70 for East African Citizens.
  2. The Gorilla permit in Rwanda Costs $1500 Per person per trek for the Foreign non-residents, $500 Per person for foreign residents and $200 for East African Citizens.
  3. Gorilla permit in Kahuzi Beiga National Park costs $400 for foreign non-residents, $200 for East Africa Residents and $20 national residents.

Biwindi National park in Uganda is famous for its Mountain Gorillas. River Gorillas survive in nine sites within a small mountainous area of about 12,000 km² at the headwaters of the River Cross, straddling the border between Nigeria and Cameroon. Populations of western Gorillas, can be found in Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Equatorial Guinea as well as in large areas in Gabon and the Republic of Congo. The exact number of western lowland gorillas is not known because they inhabit some of the most dense and remote rainforests in Africa.

3. What is the age limit for Gorilla Trekking in Africa?

Depending on physical conditioning, the minimum age for gorilla trekking is 15 years and the maximum age is 85 years. Gorilla trekking is now possible, particularly in Bwindi forest, thanks to the availability of sedan chair carriers. These chairs are used to carry those who feel unfit and are unable to walk into the forest at the time of their trek, and you will be carried by potters to and from the forest during your trek. Hiring the sedan chair can be done in advance or on the day of the trek, and prices range from $400-500 dollars.

4. What is the best time for Gorilla Trekking in Africa?

The best time to go gorilla trekking in Africa is during the drier months of January, February, June to early September, as this makes it easier to travel to the park and provides a clear view of gorillas because the vegetation cover is not too tightly packed grown.

A comfortable, hard-wearing pair of walking shoes or boots is required for gorilla tracking. When it rains, conditions in the forest are generally very muddy. There may be some steep and intense uphill sections. To protect yourself from the undergrowth, stinging nettles, and biting ants, wear a long-sleeved cotton shirt and lightweight long trousers. Packing Suggestions for Gorilla Trekking;

  • Repellent for insects
  • Torch/Flashlight—and Extra Batteries
  • Wet Cloth Wipes
  • A bottle of water
  • Camera, lenses, and so on
  • Comfortable walking/hiking boots and socks
  • Gardening gloves for tracking gorillas
  • Sandals, strops, or walking shoes
  • A hat and sunscreen are required.
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Binoculars (for game/bird watching)



Enjoy the journey, it is a life-changing experience. Please get in touch with us to book this one-of-a-kind event, and we’ll also send you information on the recommended equipment and how to be ready for the Gorilla trekking.

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