Within the protective canopies of Rwanda’s fertile forestry and volcanic slopes of Ugandan jungle, a titillating experience awaits. These two countries play host to the world’s most exotic collection of primates.
Home to the earth’s diminishing population of mountain gorillas and chimpanzees, the rainforest habitats of Rwanda and Uganda are natural spaces of cultivation for these endangered species. Here, sustainable tourism and authentic wildlife are synchronised in a humble manifestation of environmental awareness.
The trek is arduous, the vegetation dense, yet the gathering of human and primate under the intimate umbrella of high altitude forest is an encounter of the spiritual kind, guaranteed to reverberate through the foundations of your consciousness.
Gorilla trekking in either Rwanda or Uganda is a signature wildlife experience, and an activity that can easily be paired with travel to these destination’s other national parks for an unmatched safari including the Big Five, chimpanzee trekking, birding excursions, rich cultural experiences, and more.
There are 6 types of gorilla in Africa: The western gorilla, eastern gorilla, cross river gorilla, western lowland gorilla, eastern lowland gorilla, and mountain gorilla. However, the mostly highly sourght after gorilla by trekkers is without a doubt the the mountain gorilla.
A gorilla trek is poignant. Hiking through lushly sloping hills and spotting a gorilla peeking out from the bush, or happening upon a mother watching over her babies is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that changes you forever.