Gorilla Safari Vacation Package to Uganda
Gorilla safaris in Uganda have taken on new meaning in recent years with the realization that we are slowly destroying the habitats of species and in turn destroying the species themselves. Gorilla groups that have been habituated to human presence by researchers provide a unique look into the life of one of our closest relatives in the animal world.
The few remaining mountain gorillas in the wild can be found in some areas in the mountains of the Albertine Rift or the western rift of the Great Rift Valley. A hike into this wilderness in Uganda to seek them out is part of this special adventure.
Although gorillas in Uganda are the main attraction they are by no means the only thing of interest in the mountains. The birding is spectacular and other primates also feature prominently. A gorilla safari in Uganda is best combined with a big game safari in the reserves in other parts of the country.
Best time for a Gorilla safari in Uganda
The gorillas can be viewed year round but it is advisable to avoid the rainy seasons as the paths can be very muddy and slippery. The two rainy seasons are March – April and October – November. The best months for gorilla trekking would be January – February and June – September.
There are a number of international airlines that fly into Entebbe, Uganda, about 40 km from the capital Kampala. From Kampala it is a full day's drive to the overnight accommodation for the gorilla safari.
Choose Your African Safari Lodging Style
Exclusive luxury high in the mountains of Uganda where the luxury lodges provide five star accommodation and service, coupled with excellent food for the ultimate gorilla safari trek adventure.
When filling in the enquiry form let our consultants know the following in order for them to tailor-make the perfect itinerary for you:
- Duration of stay
- Accommodation style preference
- Children on safari - If so what ages ?
The inclusions will differ according to the packages. Permits for the gorilla treks must be issued prior to travel - it is very important to check that the permit is included in the package as permits are very difficult to obtain once at the lodge.
- International flights