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A Uganda/Rwanda gorilla safari

A Uganda or Rwanda safari is synonymous with gorilla trekking. Both countries offer safe and relatively easy access to Africa’s remaining mountain gorillas in their natural rainforest habitat. And with a 90% success rate of a gorilla encounter, a Uganda/Rwanda gorilla safari is highly rewarding.

Many itineraries are dedicated to gorilla trekking – ideal for a short visit – but others are part of a longer itinerary that includes safari destinations across East Africa.

Several of Uganda’s other wildlife destinations are worth including on an itinerary. There’s excellent chimpanzee tracking in the Kibale Forest and big game to see in the Murchison Falls and Queen Elizabeth national parks. And imagine an itinerary that combines a Uganda/Rwanda gorilla safari with the wildebeest migration of the Masai Mara or Serengeti. It’s also easy to add on a tropical beach holiday too, perhaps to Zanzibar or Kenya’s Indian Ocean coast.

Browse our recommended tours below, each featuring a gorilla trek in Uganda or Rwanda. If you’d like us to tailor-make an itinerary based on your needs and budget, then simply contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

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Top Experiences

The diversity is almost unbelievable

1. Track Mountain Gorillas

Sitting with a gorilla family in their natural surroundings is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Uganda & Rwanda are the best places in Africa to do it.

2. Go on a Game Drive

Add on a few days in Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth or Murchison Falls national parks & you’ll enjoy big game viewing as well – elephants, hippos, antelope & Uganda’s famous tree-climbing lions.

3. Trek for Chimpanzees

Uganda’s forests are home to many other primates & several destinations offer chimp tracking adventures. We’d recommend Kibale Forest Reserve, renowned also for its bird watching & dazzling butterflies.

4. Take a River Cruise

One of the best ways to experience Uganda’s big game parks: cruise along Queen Elizabeth’s bird-filled Kazinga Channel or take a trip to see the River Nile thunder over Murchison Falls.

5. Go Bird Watching

With over 600 species to look for, keen birders should add a few days of Uganda travel to their itinerary. Birding hotspots include Kibale Forest & Queen Elizabeth National Park.

6. Find Tree-Climbing Lions

Everyone wants to see lions on safari; at Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park the big cats have taken to climbing trees, offering you unique photo opportunities.

7. Track Golden Monkey

With only a small number remaining in the world, the Golden Monkey can be found in the foothills of the Volcanic Virunga mountains of Mgahinga in Uganda and in the Parc National De Virunga in Rwanda.

8. Walk the Forest

Uganda & Rwanda are blessed with beautiful ever green forests where different tourism activities like nature walks, waterfall walks or forest walks are conducted.

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