Gorilla Holidays

Gorilla Holidays are the best wildlife adventures one can have. The term Gorilla trekking is whereby a tourist or group of tourist walk through the forests. They do this under the guidance of expert game rangers and guides in search for the mountain gorillas. Time for Trekking gorillas can range from 30 minutes to 7 hours depending on the movement of gorillas on a particular day.

Distribution of mountain gorillas

Mountain gorillas can only be seen in the wilderness. They can not survive in captivity hence all gorillas you see in zoos are lowland gorillas. Mountain gorillas live in dense forests and at high altitudes. As a result, they are larger in size and stronger than their counterparts; the lowland gorillas.

Where to go for gorilla holidays

Mountain gorillas can only be seen in Bwindi Impenetrable forest and Virunga mountains which are shared by Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. Actually, Uganda has two National parks where you can go on a gorilla trekking safari holiday. These are; Bwindi Impenetrable Forest as well as Mgahinga Gorilla park. More than half of the world’s only remaining gorillas live in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. This Forest is 331 square km by area and stands as the best park for gorilla trekking. It has four points for gorilla treks and these are; Buhoma, Ruhija, Nkuringo and Rushaga.

Other parks for gorilla trekking are Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Virunga National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo.

Gorilla permit price

For your gorilla Holiday, the first step to do is to secure a gorilla permit and these differ in price for each country. Gorilla permit price is USD 700, USD1500 and USD 400 for Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo respectively. For Uganda there is a currently running Covid-19 discount on these permits thus makes the gorilla holidays cheaper. Gorilla permits currently cost USD 400 each up to 31-June-2021. Hence now might be the cheapest time to go for a gorilla safari holiday.

On top of that, chimpanzee permits and park entry permits for savanna parks have been also been reduced so as to allow post Covid 19 safaris to happen.