Gorilla Trekking Uganda

January 31, 2023by admin0

Gorilla trekking in Uganda is an unforgettable experience and one of the most sought-after activities in the country. Uganda is home to half of the world’s mountain gorillas, and it is one of the few places in the world where visitors can see gorillas in the wild. The Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park are the two main places in Uganda where gorillas can be found.

Nafasi Safaris Uganda offers organized Gorilla safaris in Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo. They provide a safe, reliable, and comfortable way to experience these incredible primates. Their team of experienced guides and trackers will take you on a journey through the lush rainforests of Uganda in search of these majestic creatures.

Gorilla trekking is a challenging but rewarding experience, as visitors have to hike through the rainforest to reach the gorillas. The trek can take anywhere from a few hours to a full day, depending on where the gorillas are located. Once the gorillas are found, visitors are allowed to stay with them for a maximum of one hour, .

It is important to note that gorilla trekking is a regulated activity, and only a limited number of permits are available each day. Visitors are required to purchase a permit in advance and should book their safari well in advance to ensure availability. Permits cost $700 and it is recommended to book through a reputable tour operator like Nafasi Safaris Uganda.

Visitors are also required to follow strict guidelines while on a gorilla safari. They are required to wear masks and maintain a distance of at least 7 meters from the gorillas at all times. Additionally, visitors should not make loud noise or sudden movements, as this can be disruptive to the gorillas.

In addition to gorilla trekking, Nafasi Safaris Uganda also offers other activities such as bird watching, cultural tours, and hiking, nature walks . These activities can be combined with a Gorilla safari to make it a complete Uganda wildlife experience.

Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

Uganda has two sections for Gorilla safaris namely, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. In total there are 18 Gorilla groups or families and you can only track only one group a day.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest has 17 Gorilla group making it the best place or park where you can see the gorillas in the wild. Bwindi tours gives you access to  90 mammal species, 11 primates including the black and white colobus monkey.

Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Groups

  • Ruhija Trek : with gorilla families, Mukiza, Oruzogo, Bitukura and Kyaguliro
  • Buhoma Trek: Habinyanja, Katwe, Mubare, Rushegura
  • Nkuringo Trek: Christmas, Nkuringo, Bushaho
  • Rushaga Trek: Kutu, Bikingi, Mishaya, Bushigye, Kahungye, Rwigi, Bweza, Nshongi, Mucunguzi

Mgahinga Gorilla Family
In Mgahinga Park, you can track the Nyakagezi group which is surrounded by the Slopes of Virunga Volcanoes, Mt. Muhavura(4,127m) Mt Gahinga (3474m) Mt. Sabinyo(3645m).


  1. Waterproof hiking boots.
  2. Day pack.
  3. Insect repellents.
  4. Light weight rain jacket.
  5. Poncho or rain jacket.
  6. Binoculars,
  7. Bottled water
  8. Boots: hiking boots,
  9. Gloves, old pair of gardening gloves
  10. Long pants or trousers
  11. Energy snacks.
  12. Cameras with extra batteries & memory cards.

In conclusion, Gorilla trekking in Uganda is a once in a lifetime experience that should not be missed. With the help of Nafasi Safaris Uganda, visitors can ensure they have a safe, reliable, and comfortable way to experience these incredible primates in Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to see these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat, book your Gorilla safari with Nafasi Safaris Uganda today!


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