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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park: Home of the Majestic Mountain Gorilla

The dense forests of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park create a feeling of awe and mystery as one treks through the dense underbrush, eyes seeking out the source of leaves rustling and birds calling.

Many animals make their home in this well-known park in Uganda, but one in particular draws safari-goers from all over the world. Every year, they come to make the trek into the lush green forest  in search of these elusive animals, hoping to catch a glimpse of them up close and personal in their natural environment.

Seeing the mountain gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a bucket list activity like no other. These majestic creatures inspire awe and reverie when encountered, giving those fortunate enough to make the trip an experience that stays with you for a lifetime.

There are several different gorilla trekking tours on offer, varying in length of stay and including different activities. Chimpanzee trekking in Queen Elizabeth National Park  or Kibale National Park is a popular addition. There really is nothing quite like visiting humankind’s closest relatives in their natural habitat, so extending the visit to include more species is always a worthwhile addition to this type of safari.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is also home to a huge variety of bird species to see during your stay. Shoebills, black bee-eaters, and red-chested owlets are but some of the species that can be encountered.

The accommodation in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park fits in perfectly into the landscape, making your stay comfortable without detracting from the majestic forest surrounds. One such camp is Gorilla Forest Camp. It is ideally located for a gorilla trekking safari, and also offers unbeatable luxury. The camp even has a spa on offer to its guests, perfect for relaxing after a long trek into the undergrowth.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a must-visit park in Africa. It offers a special encounter that will stay with you forever. Contact us today to book your gorilla trekking experience. This truly is a safari you will remember for the rest of your life.

Gorilla Trekking Safari

Mountain Gorilla

The words gorilla trekking safari conjure up an iconic image, Dian Fossey surrounded by a troup of majestic black gorillas in a sea of green foliage. For any would-be-naturalist this is a once in a lifetime experience – sitting in close proximity to one of humankind’s closest primate relatives. A gorilla trekking safari allows you to experience the wonder of coming in contact with these magnificent and powerful creatures.

A gorilla trekking safari is one of the most unique and memorable safaris one can undertake in Africa. Exploring the expansive rain forests of central Africa on foot does not only bring one in touch with nature, but also allows you to observe gorillas and other primate species in their natural habitat.

Guide blends in to the foliage in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

 

The guides who accompany you on the gorilla trekking safari are true experts in their fields. They know which gorilla families occupy which areas as well as which patterns they move in, ensuring that your gorilla trekking safari meets its intended gorilla family. While on route the guides will point out other animals you might meet along the way such as the Uganda Kob, Forest Buffalo or Colobus Monkey and a variety of bird species from brightly coloured Turaco’s to the secretive Broadbill.

Mother and baby

Upon discovering the family of gorillas your guide will allow you to spend an hour’s worth of observation time with that particular family. Here time slows and you you will spend the session watching the family going about their daily routine of feeding, playing and communicating,. Highlights are no doubt the young playing in the foliage while the mothers keep a close eye or when a massive Silverback passes by close to you.

Volcanoes National Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

With tours spanning over Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, the Congo’s Odzala-Kokoua National Park and Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park there are numerous opportunities to find your perfect gorilla trekking safari. From the novice to the expert trekker everyone can see these wonderful creatures int he wild.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

 

This is one for the bucket list, nothing can beat meeting a families of gorillas in the forests of Africa. Get in touch with the Safari Index to tick off your dream gorilla trekking safari!

Gorilla Safari Tour

For many nature and wildlife lovers, an African safari is top of their must-do list. When most people think of an African safari, what comes to mind are images such as vast savannah plains, fearsome predators on the hunt, and spectacular bushveld sunsets. But there are so many more life-changing safari experiences to be had on the incredible continent of Africa. One such experience is a gorilla safari tour.

On a gorilla safari tour, you are given the chance to trek through the dense rainforests of central Africa, as you search for the magnificent mountain gorillas that are only found in a handful of African countries. You are led by armed and experienced guides and trackers. When you finally come upon the gorillas, you spend some time in their presence, observing them as they go about their daily activities. Being in the presence of these gentle giants in their natural habitat is an awe-inspiring experience that will resonate with you on a primal level, and is one that you won’t easily forget.

There are only three African countries in which it is possible to do a gorilla safari tour: Uganda, Rwanda, and the Republic of the Congo. These countries are home to a host of game reserves and national parks, each protecting and conserving the dense rainforests that house the endangered gorillas. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Uganda is the prime destination for a gorilla safari tour, with several well-established lodges offering comfortable accommodation and excellent guided treks. In Rwanda, Volcanoes National Park offers exceptional gorilla safari tours, as well as a chance to see a host of other species, including buffalo, forest elephant, and giant forest hog. Odzala-Kokoua National Park in the Republic of the Congo is lesser-known, but is still a fantastic destination for a gorilla safari tour. This remote park is perfect for those seeking true wilderness, and its luxurious safari lodges complete the experience.