Gorilla treks are the only way to see one of the rarest animals in the world - the mountain gorilla. These gentle giants exist in the Virunga Mountains along the borders of Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, and in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda.
To protect the remaining population, governments have established strict guidelines for human interaction with mountain gorillas. Only a very limited number of gorilla trekking permits are granted per day and they are usually sold out many months in advance.
Only 800 mountain gorillas are alive today, a result of vigilant protection efforts. There are no mountain gorillas in zoos; they do not survive in captivity.
Armed park rangers, who are experts in gorilla behavior, track the habituated gorilla families on a daily basis and accompany each small party on the trek.
Chimpanzee tracking is another popular activity in Urganda. Available at Kibale Forest National Park or in the Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Golden Monkeys are a rare highland monkey that live at Volcanoes National Park. Spend an hour watching troops of these colorful creatures leap from tree to tree.
Our 5 day Uganda and Rwanda Gorilla Safari includes gorilla trekking in two countries - Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda.