Embark on an extraordinary adventure by booking Uganda and Rwanda gorilla safaris right from the comfort of your home in Australia. At Trek Africa Expeditions, we specialize in crafting unforgettable safari experiences. Our team of experts ensures a seamless process, from securing your gorilla tracking permits through Uganda Wildlife Authority to coordinating your safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Volcanoes National Park with Rwanda Development Board.
Gorilla tracking in Uganda unfolds in two national parks, namely Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Uganda’s equatorial location, situated on the western arm of the East African Rift Valley, makes it a sanctuary for endangered mountain gorillas and chimpanzees.
Nestled in southwestern Uganda, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park spans 331 sq kms of dense tropical rainforest, providing a unique habitat for endangered mountain gorillas. The park’s gorilla tourism began in 1991 with the habituation of the first gorilla family, the Mubare family. Currently, Uganda boasts 18 mountain gorilla families, offering an incredible opportunity for trekkers. To partake in this experience, securing a mountain gorilla permit is essential, and Trek Africa Expeditions can facilitate the booking process.
Mgahinga, a smaller national park bordering Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park and the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Virunga National Park, spans 34 sq kms. This park is home to the renowned Nyakagezi gorilla family, hosting the largest number of silverback gorillas ever recorded in Uganda—up to four male silverback gorillas.
Rwanda, with its single national park—Volcanoes National Park—houses endangered mountain gorillas and golden monkeys in a 160 sq km tropical rainforest. The park carries the legacy of primatologist Dian Fossey, who conducted her research work in its rainforest before her tragic demise at the hands of poachers in 1985.
Securing gorilla permits from Rwanda Development and Uganda Wildlife Authority is a prerequisite for gorilla tracking. Trek Africa Expeditions facilitates this process, ensuring a hassle-free experience.
Travelers to Uganda and Rwanda require visas, with Trek Africa Expeditions assisting in the application process or advising on the East African visa option for those visiting both countries.
Inquiries about medical prerequisites, such as yellow fever and hepatitis vaccinations, should be directed to Trek Africa Expeditions before traveling to Uganda and Rwanda.
Diverse countries have varying travel restrictions, ranging from currency limits to criminal record considerations. For detailed information, contact Trek Africa Expeditions.
Acquiring travel insurance from Australia is crucial for a worry-free African safari experience. Trek Africa Expeditions can provide guidance on securing the best insurance coverage.
Rest easy knowing your money is secure when booking safari services with Trek Africa Expeditions. Our robust financial protection ensures value for your investment.
The expert team at Trek Africa Expeditions will furnish you with accurate safari prices and rates before confirming your African safari holidays to Uganda and Rwanda.
Rwanda welcomes African safari enthusiasts year-round, each season offering a unique experience.
December-February and June-August: The dry period ensures easier and less slippery treks, though the vegetation may not be as lush.
March-May and September-November: Increased rainfall may pose challenges, but the period offers easier gorilla treks with abundant forest food and clearer weather.
Contact Trek Africa Expeditions to book Uganda & Rwanda gorilla safaris from Australia, and we’ll secure gorilla permits for an unparalleled adventure.