Taking a Gorilla Trek while on safari in Uganda or Rwanda is the highlight activity for all tourists who visit these countries on holiday. It’s without a doubt that these two countries are rated Africa’s best tourist destination thanks to the resident population of the endangered mountain gorillas which can’t be seen elsewhere across the planet. Well there are only two places where you can see gorillas today and those are: in Uganda within the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga national Park, and then in Rwanda in Volcanoes National Park. Mountain gorilla tracking can be done throughout the year both in Uganda and Rwanda, however, most of the holidaymakers prefer trekking starting in the month of June up to September, and then from December to February. There are a couple of factors that will make your gorilla trekking a luxury adventure and these include opting for chartered flights, staying in luxurious accommodation facilities or rather booking an entire gorilla family to trek.
Instead of taking the long tiring drives to the gorilla parks especially in Uganda – where it may take 9 to 10 hours drive, opt to take a forty five (45) minutes charter flight to the nearby airstrips around the park. This you can also do while in Rwanda. Both Rwanda and Uganda have very nice luxury accommodation lodges or hotels where you can stay during your visit and these will offer you very pampering, comfortable and overwhelmingly satisfying service. Below we have highlighted some of the tops accommodation choices you can pick from. For anyone to take part in this activity they require a gorilla permit and you can trek in a group of 8 people. However during this luxury safari you can choose who to trek with. For those who love privacy can opt to buy all the permits of that group. Each gorilla permit in Uganda costs $600 and then in Rwanda $1,500.