Gorilla Safaris: Gorilla Trekking Uganda, Rwanda

Find Perfect gorilla Safari in Rwanda & Uganda while on a Self Drive Safari in East Africa? We do offer ultimate gorilla safaris in Uganda to visit the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable national Park, Mgahinga National Park & Volcanoes National Park.

Uganda Gorilla Safari Tours

The best mountain gorilla safaris in Uganda are in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, with 17 groups and around 400 gorillas. Mgahinga National Park has 1 gorilla group, while just as beautiful, lies within the Virunga Massif neighboring DRC and Rwanda, and has only one habituated group which sometimes wanders over the borders.
Gorilla trekking can be conducted all year around in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. The best time to go gorilla trekking in during the months of June, July, August, September and December. This is because there are less rains and the parks are drier, making it simple to hike and see the gorillas .In Bwindi the average temperature throughout the year is 11°C/52°F in the morning and 23°C/73°F in the afternoon.

Car Rental In Uganda

Visit the unique national Parks of Uganda for gorilla , Chimpanzee & Wildlife watching on a self drive adventure in 4wd car rental with rooftop tent.

Best Time to Visit Mountain Gorillas

  • January and February: Low season offering less huge crowds. Very little or on rain.
  • March, April and May: Its rains a lot during these months. Most challenging during the trek, the slopes are slippery.
  • June, July & August: Peak season, its important to buy your permits early since they run out. Best time for gorilla safari in Uganda and Rwanda.

Sectors for Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national Park .

Once you book your self drive Safari that includes gorilla trekking , always wait to confirm the accommodation since gorilla permit will determine the sector for gorilla trekking and where to stay.

  • 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

Packing List For Gorilla Tours in Africa

  • Waterproof hiking boots.
  • Day pack.
  • Insect repellents.
  • Light weight rain jacket.
  • Poncho
  • Camera.
  • Binoculars,
  • Bottled water
  • Boots: hiking boots,
  • Gloves, old pair of gardening gloves
  • Long pants or trousers
  • Energy snacks.


Visit the unique national Parks of Rwanda for gorilla , Chimpanzee & Wildlife watching on a self drive trip in 4wd car rental with rooftop tent.

Looking for Gorilla Safari on Self drive safari in Uganda, Rwanda & Congo? Self Drive Uganda offers gorilla trekking tours to most known home for the mountain gorillas & lowland gorillas.

Check out on important information to help you plan your gorilla trekking Safari with Self Drive Uganda.

Gorilla Trekking is among the popular safari activity that many travelers wish to enjoy while on their Self drive safaris in Uganda and Rwanda! Gorilla Trekking requires someone to secure the gorilla permit in order to be allowed to enter into the jungle forest to watch the mountain gorillas in their natural inhabitant like Bwindi, Volcanoes, Mgahinga National Parks.

Gorilla Safaris irrespective of being self drive safaris it requires advance booking and preparation of the safari like Safari planning section mentions about gorilla trekking.

Apart from the Mountain Gorilla trekking, there is also lowland Gorilla Trekking in kahuzi Biega National Park in Democratic republic of Congo which also attracts a fee of the Gorilla permit.

Find the Complete Guide of Gorilla Trekking Destinations in Africa, Both for Mountain Gorillas and Lowland Gorillas in East & central African Republic.