Gorilla trekking and chimpanzee tours
The following Gorilla trekking and chimpanzee tours aim to explore Uganda and Rwanda. Indeed, we customize every trip to suit your lifestyle. You only need to tell us your budget and time frame. We will definitely do the needful.
Gorilla trekking and chimpanzee tours in the jungles of Africa
Firstly, this trip takes you on a Kigali tour. You then drive through northern Rwanda. However you will see the gorillas in southern Uganda. You finally relax at the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi.
On this primate tour, you certainly watch the great apes. Without a doubt, you get to see the gorillas in the forest. You also follow the chimps within the great Rift valley.
This is a Rwanda gorilla and chimpanzee tour. Specifically, it takes you to Rwanda’s forest parks where you can observe the gorillas and chimpanzees in their natural environments.
This 6 days trip takes you on the wild habitats of Uganda. The safari includes African wildlife, primates and remote landscapes. The wilderness drives and jungle walk are awesome. This 6 day safari starts and ends at the airport or city.
This Uganda flying safari includes the gorillas. You also enjoy exciting game drives and a boat cruise. In fact, you visit two national parks namely Bwindi and Queen Elizabeth.
The 8 days Uganda primates and jungle tour goes to 14 primate species. They include the gorillas and chimps. Firstly, you travel through the beautiful countryside. Secondly, you walk in the scenic forests of Africa.
The safari explores both Uganda and Rwanda. You see great wildlife including gorillas, lions and elephants. Furthermore, you experience the different cultures.
On this safari, you trek the gorillas in the African jungle. You further experience the pygmy cultures. With the pygmies, you go on food gathering and a hunting expedition. To crown the tour you go water rafting on the River Nile.
This journey is through Uganda and Rwanda. Indeed, it takes you to the wildlife and wilderness of 4 national parks. The adventurous tour starts and ends at the airport in Uganda. This is one of the classic gorilla trekking and chimpanzee tours in Uganda and Rwanda. It can be extended to 15 days in order to relax. Or to include more days in the jungles.
This safari to the gorillas also takes you to the Murchison falls. In addition, you visit the chimps. The best safari in Uganda has game drives and boat cruises. The enormous wildlife and picturesque landscapes during this safari are great.
In Uganda, gorilla trekking occurs in Bwindi and Mgahinga national parks. In fact, several gorilla groups are used to human presence. They are therefore open to visitors. In Bwindi impenetrable forest for instance, the groups are visited according to the sectors. Habiyanja, Mubare and Rushegura groups are in Buhoma. This is in the north of the park. On the other hand, Bitukura, Oruzogo and Kyaguriro gorilla groups are in the Ruhija area.
Rushaga in the south has six gorilla families namely Shongi, Mishaya, Bweza, Rukara, Mikeza and Kahungye. However, the Nkurigo sector is in the south west of Bwindi forest. The sector has only the Nkuringo gorilla family.
The Gorilla habituation experience in Uganda
There are only two families for the gorilla habituation. In fact, this occurs only around Rushaga and Nkuringo areas.
In Mgahinga national park, only the Nyakagezi gorilla family is habituated. “Big Mark” heads this group. There are other 5 silver-backs in addition to Mark. Therefore, gorilla permits are limited to only 8 persons per day.
You can choose the gorilla family you want to visit. However, this depends on your level of fitness. Some groups live deep in the forest, while others roam nearby. Your driver/guide arranges for you the most appropriate gorilla family. So then it is collaboration with the park office.
Gorilla trekking in Rwanda
In Rwanda, gorilla trekking is only in the Volcanoes national park. Here, there are 10 gorilla families. These include Sabinyo, Susa, Amahoro and Hirwa. There is also Kwitonda, Agasha and Bwengye. And Karisimbi, Umubano and Titus.
Watching the chimpanzees in Uganda and Rwanda
In Uganda, watching the chimps is possible in Kibale forest national park. Otherwise more trekking is done in Kalinzu or Budongo forests. Kyambura gorge is the other place for chimp trekking.
Kibale forest is indeed the main chimpanzee habitat in Uganda. It is a tropical forest on the northern side. On the contrary, its southern part is mainly woodland Savannah.
Generally, the forest occupies 77% of the park. There are 13 primate species. These are himpanzees, baboons and Poto. Others are the red Columbus monkeys, red tailed, black and white colobus. The L’Hoest’s monkeys and grey Mangabey also live in Kibale forest.
In Rwanda, chimpanzee trekking is only done in Nyungwe forest. This is a true rain forest. It receives 2,000 mm of rain annually. Nyungwe forest is one of the oldest forests in Africa. The forest has a high level of diversity.
The gorilla trekking and chimpanzee tours in Uganda and Rwanda can be done at any time of the year.