Gorilla Safari Experts Uganda, Rwanda & DR Congo
Adventures To Gorilla Africa Ltd, trading as Gorilla Safari Experts online, is an indigenous tour and safari company that organizes and conducts private adventure tours and Gorilla Safaris in Uganda and Rwanda. We are officially based in Uganda, with a good number of years in providing ultimate Gorilla Safaris and Wildlife Tours to top Uganda/Rwanda destinations.
We tailor every interest for those who cannot find their desired tour programs on our list and provide guiding services to the selected sites of preference, Our professional and well trained team of guides/drivers is well equipped with outstanding knowledge of gorilla trekking adventures, wildlife safaris, off-the-beaten-track game drives, nature, culture, birds, and general history of our areas of operation hence creating the magical safari memories to our esteemed clients.
Suggested Personalised Safari - Itineraries
These itineraries will give you a starting point for what your trip to Uganda could entail. They cover routes that we've found work particularly well and feature some of our favorite places to stay. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.
Gorilla trekking: Uganda or Rwanda?
Trekking mountain gorillas in either Uganda or Rwanda is one of Africa's most memorable wildlife encounters. There are pros and cons to each country, but in each one, you will have an experience you will never forget.
There are only about 880 mountain gorillas remaining on earth. The majority live in the Virunga Mountains that straddle Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, more than half of that number live in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest of Uganda. Habituated and trekked within their habitat, the montane forest is heavily protected by Uganda Wildlife Authority.
Most of the 880 gorillas live a wild existence, far from human reach. However, a handful of groups have been habituated and can be tracked and observed by small numbers of visitors under the watchful eyes of park scouts.
Most Liked Attractions in Uganda & Rwanda
Uganda's remote Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a renowned mountain gorilla sanctuary. Murchison Falls National Park in the northwest is known for its 43m-tall waterfall and wildlife such as hippos. The famous tree climbing lions are found in the Ishasha sector of the magnificent savanna safari park, Queen Elizabeth National Park. The adrenaline capital of East Africa is nothing to be missed with whitewater rafting, horseback riding, bungee jumping and the source of the mighty Nile river. Uganda's diverse landscape encompasses the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and immense Lake Victoria. Its abundant wildlife includes chimpanzees as well as thousands of rarest bird species in the world.
Rwanda boasts with a green, mountainous landscape and commonly refered to as "The Land of a thousand hills" by travellers. Its renowned Volcanoes National Park is home to mountain gorillas and golden monkeys. The safari park encompasses 4,507m-tall Mt. Karisimbi and 4 other forested volcanoes. In the southwest is Nyungwe National Park, with ancient montane rainforest that's a habitat for chimpanzees and other primates.
Best Time to Visit Uganda or Rwanda?
Uganda and Rwanda can be visited all year round, with temperatures barely changing throughout the seasons. However, the country is at its best during its two dry seasons between December and February and between June and August, when conditions are particularly good for trekking to see mountain gorillas and chimpanzees. Game spotting in national parks is also good at this time, as well as between February and March and from September through to early October when large numbers of wildlife can be seen at waterholes. Uganda is also fabulous for bird spotting all year round.
Mountain gorillas in both countries are trekked all year round, but knowing the best time to travel for gorilla safaris is very helpful as each season has it’s own advantages and disadvantages. Uganda and Rwanda are blessed with climates made up of two rainy seasons, the short one in October and November and a longer one from mid March to May. The remaining months are dry although the current variations in weather patterns make it difficult to forecast the seasons.
Blog: Get Inspired
From gorilla trekking to game drives, savannah safaris, birding, photography, best prices and to the best practices, we write inspirational blogs to help you chose and plan the best Rwanda safari or Uganda safari with less hustle. Read!!
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