Are you short on time but still want to experience the majesty of mountain gorillas in their natural habitat? Look no further than Trek Africa Tours’ short gorilla trekking trips. Our carefully curated excursions provide an ideal opportunity for visitors to witness these magnificent creatures in the great highlands of Africa.
We offer short mountain gorilla tours in four National Parks, including Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga in Uganda, Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, and Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. However, for safety reasons, we primarily operate in Uganda and Rwanda and only offer Congo gorilla tours after monitoring the situation in that central African country.
Our selected Rwanda gorilla tours and Uganda gorilla safaris are perfect for those who want to experience the thrill of a gorilla trek without sacrificing too much time. If you’re interested in Congo mountain gorilla safaris, please click here to learn more.
Don’t let a busy schedule prevent you from experiencing the wonder of mountain gorillas. Book a short gorilla trekking trip with Trek Africa Tours today!
If you’re looking to embark on a thrilling adventure to see mountain gorillas in their natural habitat, then Africa is the only place to be. This continent is home to these rare and stunning great apes, which can only be found in three countries: Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. These countries are located in the eastern part of Africa, where the Virunga mountain ranges provide a habitat for thousands of these primates.
Some families of mountain gorillas in Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo have been habituated for gorilla trekking, making it possible for visitors to see them up close. At Trek Africa Tours, we offer short gorilla excursions to trek gorillas in any of the countries mentioned, giving you the opportunity to choose a destination that suits your budget, time, and interests.
Embarking on a short gorilla trekking trip is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you’ll never forget. So why not take the leap and discover the beauty of these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat?
If you’re seeking an adventure in the wild and have limited time, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda is the perfect destination for a short gorilla trekking trip. Trek Africa Tours offers three-day tours from Entebbe and two-day tours from Kigali, allowing you to make the most of your time. The park is divided into four regions, each home to habituated mountain gorilla groups that can be trekked year-round. Driving from Entebbe takes 8-10 hours, while driving from Kigali takes 4-5 hours (excluding border crossing).
For those who want to explore other options, Mgahinga National Park is a great alternative to Bwindi. The park is smaller but equally beautiful and shares its borders with Volcanoes National Park. The resident and habituated gorilla family, Nyakagezi, offers exceptional photography opportunities, and gorilla families often move between parks without regard for borders. So, if you want to experience gorilla trekking in a unique and intimate setting, Mgahinga is an excellent choice. Visit our website for more information about our gorilla tours.
If you’re looking for an unforgettable gorilla trekking experience, look no further than Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. With ten habituated gorilla families, this park is the perfect destination for those seeking an intimate and unique encounter with these majestic creatures.
Unlike other countries, Rwanda offers one-day or two-day gorilla trekking trips to Volcanoes National Park, making it ideal for those with limited time. The drive from Kigali to the park takes only 2-3 hours, and after briefing, visitors can embark on their gorilla trek in the forest. For those with two days, you can spend the night in the park, trek the mountain gorillas in the morning, and drive back to Kigali in the afternoon.
Please note that short gorilla trekking holidays can be rushed and require careful planning. But with Trek Africa Tours, we take care of all the details to ensure that you have a stress-free and enjoyable adventure. So, visit our website today for more information on our short gorilla trekking trips to Volcanoes National Park.
Planning a short gorilla trekking safari to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Volcanoes National Park, or Mgahinga National Park can be quite challenging. The biggest challenge is the rush to fit all the activities into a limited time frame, which can cause tension and anxiety.
For instance, a one-day gorilla tour from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park requires an early morning drive from Kigali to arrive in time for the briefing and gorilla trekking. The fear of missing out on the trek due to time constraints can be stressful. To avoid this, we encourage our clients to opt for medium or long safaris, allowing for more time to drive to the park, do the trek, and spend time at the park after the trek.
At Trek Africa Tours, we understand the importance of having a stress-free and enjoyable gorilla trekking experience. Our experienced guides and well-planned itineraries ensure that our clients have ample time to enjoy every aspect of their gorilla trek, without feeling rushed or anxious.
So, whether you’re planning a short, medium, or long gorilla trekking safari, we’ve got you covered. Contact us today to learn more about our tailored gorilla trekking packages that suit your time frame and budget.
Gorilla permits are essential permissions required to visit mountain gorillas in Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. In Uganda, the Uganda Wildlife Authority issues gorilla permits for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park. Trek Africa Tours can secure gorilla permits on your behalf as long as you provide us with your preferred date, month, and passport details. We will handle the payment and the securing of your gorilla permits, as well as all other tour services for your holiday. Contact us for more information about booking Uganda gorilla permits.
In Rwanda, gorilla permits for visiting mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park can be easily booked through the Rwanda Development Board. Simply inform us of your desired dates and the number of people in your group, and we will secure your gorilla permits. For more information about short and long gorilla trekking safaris to Rwanda, please feel free to contact us. We make the permit booking process easy and hassle-free.
Getting to Uganda and Rwanda for gorilla trekking is easy with multiple options available. In Uganda, the main point of entry is Entebbe International Airport, where you can either drive for 9-10 hours to reach Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga National Park or take a scheduled or charter flight. If you prefer to drive, it is recommended to depart early to avoid arriving at your lodge late. Alternatively, there are two daily flights available in the afternoon and morning. For a hassle-free experience, check out our fly-in safaris to Bwindi and Mgahinga National Parks.
In Rwanda, Kigali International Airport is the main airport, and it takes about 2-3 hours on good roads to drive to Volcanoes National Park. One-day or two-day gorilla treks are possible in Rwanda. If you want more details on gorilla trekking in Rwanda, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Trek Africa Tours is a leading safari company in Uganda that offers customized gorilla trekking and wildlife safaris to various destinations including Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. We are committed to providing you with reliable and accurate information to help you plan your short gorilla trekking trip to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga National Park, or Volcanoes National Park. You can contact us through email, telephone or WhatsApp and our team of experts will assist you in securing your gorilla trekking permits, accommodation, transport, and all other aspects of your trip. With excellent reviews on TripAdvisor and Safari Bookings, we assure you of an unforgettable safari experience.