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Uganda-Rwanda Gorilla – Chimpanzee Trekking Tours

Uganda-Rwanda Gorilla and Chimpanzee safari
Uganda Rwanda Gorillas and Chimpanzee Tracking safari
Gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda- Trekking tours throughout the

 

The following tours offer Gorilla and chimpanzee viewing opportunities. 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.

5 days Gorilla tour, relax at the Lake: Rwanda to Uganda

The trip takes you through northern Rwanda. However you trekk the gorillas in southern Uganda. Finally, relax at the picturesque Lake Bunyonyi and tour Kigali.

5 days Uganda gorilla and chimpanzee tracking tour

On this primate tour, you certainly see the great apes and other monkeys. You get to see the gorillas in the forest. You also follow the chimpanzees within the great Rift Valley.

5 days Rwanda Gorilla and Chimpanzee tour

This is Rwanda gorilla and chimpanzee tour takes you to Rwanda’s forest parks to see the Gorillas and Chimpanzees in their natural environments.

6 days Uganda safari for Game drives and primates

This 6 days trip takes you through the forests and savannah of Uganda. The safari includes African wildlife, Chimpanzees and the crater lakes. Explore the sights and sounds of the wilderness as you walk in the jungle.  It starts and ends at the Entebbe international airport or Kampala capital city.

7 days Uganda flying Safari- Gorillas and game drives

This Uganda flying safari includes seeing the Gorillas, exciting game drives and a boat cruise. You visit two national parks namely Bwindi Forest and Queen Elizabeth.

8 days Uganda Primates and jungle tour

The 8 days jungle tour takes you to the 14 primate species that include the chimps and Gorillas!! You travel through the beautiful countryside and walk in the scenic forests of Africa.

10 days Uganda tour with departure in Rwanda

The safari explores both Uganda and Rwanda. You experience unique cultures; see a lot of wildlife including gorillas, elephants and crocodiles!!!

10 days Uganda safari: gorillas, chimps, pygmies and rafting

On this safari, you track the gorillas in the African jungle, experience pygmy cultures and do water rafting on the River Nile.

13 days Gorillas and Chimpanzee tour (Uganda & Rwanda)

This journey through Uganda and Rwanda takes you to the wildlife and wilderness of 4 national parks. The adventurous tour starts and ends at the airport in Uganda.

15 days best safari in Uganda (Midrange or Luxury)

The safari to the gorillas takes you to six national parks in Uganda.  The enormous wildlife and picturesque landscapes are unique. 

In Uganda, gorilla trekking occurs in Bwindi and Mgahinga national parks. However,  several gorilla groups can be visited. In Bwindi impenetrable forest for instance, the groups are according to the sector. 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

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 silverbacks in addition to Mark. Therefore, gorilla  permits are limited to 8 persons per day.

You can choose the Gorilla group (family) you want to visit. However, this depends on your level of fitness. Some groups live far 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 at the briefing point.

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.

Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda and Rwanda

In Uganda, chimpanzee trekking is in Kibale forest national park. Otherwise more trekking is in Kalinzu forest or Budongo. Kyambura gorge is the other place for Chimpanzee trekking.

Kibale forest is indeed the main chimpanzee habitat in Uganda. It is a tropical forest on the northern side. On the contrary, the south is mainly woodland Savannah.

Generally, forest occupies 77%  section of the park.  There are 13 primate species in namely the Chimpanzees, baboons and Poto. Others are the red Columbus monkeys, red tailed and Black and white colobus. The L’Hoest’s monkeys and Grey Mangabey also live in Kibale forest.

In Rwanda, Chimpanzee trekking is only 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.

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