The mountain gorilla is one of the most sought after primates in the world not only because of its fame as King King in holywood but also because this ape is among the critically endangered species under the IUCN redlist. With only around 880 gorillas believed to be surviving in the Virunga volcanos and Bwindi impenetrable forest, a gorilla safari is the highlight of any trip to Uganda or Rwanda. Encountering the apers in the wild during a guided gorilla trekking adventure in Bwindi forest, Mgahinga or Rwanda 's Volcano park is a safari experience like no other.

From the long distance treks, scenic park views and exciting encounters with birds and other primates, any nature lover and primate enthusiast will fall in love with this unqiue primate tracking African adventure. You will also get chance to visit local communities nearby including the infamous Batwa pygmy tribe in southwestern Uganda.

Gorilla Parks

There are only 4 national parks in Africa where gorilla trekking can be done with Uganda having two while Rwanda and Congo each have 1. Uganda's Bwindi national park is home to over half the population of surviving gorillas , a UNESCO heritage site and onf of the most ancient rain forests in Africa, Bwindi is a habitant to a variety of mammals and birds so you will be getting the full safari experience unlike Mgahinga which is home to only one gorilla family which ocassionally crosses over making it the least visited Uganda gorilla park.

The Volcanos park in Rwanda is another popular park for gorilla safaris, second only to Bwind forest in gorilla population count. You also get chance to visit the Dian Fossey tombs , the Karisoke research center plus do some hiking to get your adrenaline pumping.

Congo's Virunga park is rarely visited mainly because of the constant rebel wars and though peace is slowly coming back, few tourists would feel safe trekking through this park making Bwindi and Volcano parks the best destinations for gorilla trekking expedition.

How to book Gorilla safari

To book a gorilla safari, simply get in touch with us through info@debiansafaris.com or call us now on +256-703 337590 to speak with the reservations team. We will book your permits, accommodation and assign you a proffesional guide along with a comfortable safari car to give you a memorable and affordable safari experience.