Exploring Mountain Gorillas

Enjoy a guided gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda or Uganda and explore these majestic and endangered species in their natural habitat.

There are two species of gorillas and as of 2014, the number of gorillas left in the world is around 100,000, of which there are only 700 mountain gorillas left in the wild…and their population is steadily decreasing.

The destruction of gorilla habitats and poaching are responsible for the dwindling numbers along with global warming, viruses and human food scarcity.

Endangered Mountain Gorrilla

Endangered Mountain Gorilla

Experience these incredible creates in their natural habitats before they become extinct.

There are various Gorilla Trekking options available today however a short 3 day excursion is a great way to see these majestic animals in the wild, followed by a safari experience in Tanzania to view the migration of the wildebeest or an island getaway on Zanzibar.

3 Day Basic Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park.
On arrival, you will be welcomed by a driver/guide who will transfer you northwards to Volcanoes national park in Ruhengeri, a home to 360 Mountain Gorillas.

Exploring Nature at this Best

Exploring Nature

Highly Intelligent Creatures

Highly Intelligent Creatures

Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Tracking.
Your morning transfer to Kinigi park is where you would be accordingly allocated to your specific Gorilla groups for tracking, in respect to your physical ability. At 8:00 am local time, your group would be transferred to various starting points for gorilla trekking. Normally it takes 1 to 6 hours to encounter the mountain gorillas as they keep moving from one point to another. Upon spotting them, you are free to stay in their presence taking photographs and imitating their calls. Then return to the point where your vehicle is stationed to transfer you to the next available programme.

Spend part of your evening at Ib’iwachu Cultural Village. Transfer to Lake Kivu and stay an overnight on Lake Kivu one of the deepest albertine lakes of East Africa. Enjoy views of Nyiragongo Volcanoes in DR Congo.

Incredible sight

Incredible sight

Day 3: Transfer to Kigali for City Tour before Departure. 

After breakfast transfer back to Kigali. Your tour guide may take you around the city – visit the Gisozi Genocide Memorial Site and the local handicrafts market, then proceed to the airport for your departure flight to either Tanzania for the spectacular sightings of the wildebeest in Migration, or perhaps an island escape on the island of Zanzibar.

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Contact a Travel Specialist and enjoy a trip to see the wonderful creatures. info@thetraveladvisor.co.za / +27 (0) 83 44 77 894