Arguably the most exciting wildlife encounter in the world, gorilla trekking in Africa has always been top safari activity of every tourist’s travel bucket list. It is paramount to note that there about 1063 Mountain gorilla population surviving in the world, this ancient primate is one of the most endangered species listed under the IUCN red list of threatened species. Over half of the population of gorillas can be found in Bwindi forest, a popular UNESCO heritage site home to about 500 gorillas individuals that have been habituated into 19 families / groups found within the Buhoma, Rushaga, Ruhija & Nkuringo sections. Mgahinga Park is another fascinating gorilla trekking destination in Uganda, it hosts the fewest visitors due to the fact that it is has only one habituated gorilla family which crosses the Uganda-Rwanda border occasionally.
For anyone to take part in gorilla trekking in Uganda, he/she is required to purchase a gorilla permit which costs US$ 700 per person for foreign non-residents, US$ 600 foreign residents, US$ 1500 per person for gorilla habituation process and UGX 250,000 per person for East African residents.
We at Show Me Africa Safaris organize affordable guided gorilla safaris in Uganda & Rwanda assigning you a professional tour guide, comfortable 4×4 safari vehicle as well as booking accommodation and gorilla permits for you. Check out our comprehensive list of gorilla trekking packages and get back to us to inquire about availability and rates.