Rwanda Gorilla Safaris – Gorilla Trekking Tours in Rwanda, DR Congo, Uganda Safaris
Book tailor made gorilla safaris to Rwanda, Uganda and Congo with Africa Adventure safaris, the ultimate gorilla safari company in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. With over 15 years of experience, ASS offers you the best gorilla safari packages and other wildlife experiences worth the cost. We offer discounted gorilla trekking tours to Volcanoes National park, Mgahinga gorilla national park, Bwindi Forest National Park and Virunga national park giving you chance to have a close encounter with the endangered mountain gorillas.
Besides gorilla trekking , we offer exceptional game viewing tours, eco tours, African cultural trips and wildlife safaris to Kenya & Tanzania national parks. Our safaris also involve visiting cultural centers in Rwanda and Uganda for extensive cultural experiences. We pride ourselves in employing experienced staff with indigenous knowledge about wildlife, people and general tourism ideas in Uganda, Rwanda, Congo and the whole of East Africa.
We offer rescue services in case of any eventuality while on a gorilla trek experience or any other wildlife tour ensuring a peaceful and memorable gorilla tracking experience. Refer to our travel reviews on gorilla safaris in Rwanda, DR Congo and Uganda. Gorilla tracking permits are usually on high demand. You are advised to book your gorilla tour early enough and get ready for this mesmerizing experience
Popular Gorilla Safaris & Tours in Uganda, Rwanda & Congo
Covid19 SOPS For Gorilla Safaris
*Covid 19 SPOS for all Passengers traveling to Rwanda or Uganda*
- Before boarding your plane, you will be required to show your covid 19 negative test results which should be valid for not more than 72hrs (applies for both Rwanda and Uganda)
- Also you are supposed to fill a locator form (link below) which you will also be asked before boarding (failure to have it, you will be denied boarding)
- Once you arrive in Kigali, you will take another covid 19 test and be in self quarantine at any of the chosen hotels in Kigali for 24hrs as you wait for your covid 19 test results
You will then start your tour after your results have returned and you are proved negative
- These results expire every after 72hrs, hence if your tour is still going on, you will need another test to allow you enter any other park or do any other activity after 72hrs of your test. (This applies to Rwanda only, not Uganda)
- Before departure from Rwanda or Uganda, you need to do another covid 19 test not more than 72hrs before your departure as you will be required to present your results before boarding your departure flight.
6. While on your tour, you are advised to carry your masks and maintain social distance whenever you are in the public
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Visa Information in Uganda, Rwanda & Congo
Foreign Nationals wishing to obtain Rwandan Visas, can obtain visas at the airport without prior application.
Use the following links to apply for East African visa online if you are visiting more than one East African country:
https://irembo.gov.rw/rolportal/en/web/dgie/newhome (if you are arriving through Rwanda)
In case you are arriving through or in Uganda, apply through the link below;
Kindly note that for those visiting both Rwanda and Uganda while starting and ending in one country but visiting the other as well, an East African visa would be the best alternative as it may save you time and money
You can apply for it through the links above depending on which country you will be arriving in first.
Yellow fever vaccination is recommended especially unless discouraged by your doctor or if you are coming from a yellow fever free country
There is no standard tipping procedure, tipping is rather based on personal ability and satisfaction. You can tip in any form of currency most convenient for you
* WE DO NOT OFFER INSURANCE, HENCE YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO PURCHASE YOUR OWN INSURANCE COVER FROM YOUR HOME COUNTRY BEFORE TRAVELING THAT WILL COVER YOUR TRIP AND ENTIRE TRAVEL DURATION
Safari Packing List
– 1-2 long sleeved shirts
– 3 short sleeved t-shirts
– 2 –3 pairs of light weight slacks/trousers – that can dry quickly (if wearing on treks)
– 1 pair of shorts
– 1 sweater or sweatshirt
– A waterproof and windproof jacket
– Gloves – gardening or similar (for gorilla trekking)
– Strong waterproof walking boots – pants should be tucked into socks and boots while trekking
(heavy soled rain boots also work well)
– Pair of sports sandals like Tevas
– Hat-wide brim or with a visor for sun protection
– Lightweight wool socks
– Sunglasses with neck strap
– Insect repellent with DEET
– Small day pack
– Extra batteries
– Camera and extra lenses
– Film particularly fast film for the gorillas.
– Personal toiletries
– Prescription medicines and possibly prescription itself
– Small notebook
Top Safari Activities in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo
Travelling to track mountain gorillas is at present the most done activity attracting a high number of travelers to Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo. Travelling to see mountain gorillas in the wild is once-in-a-lifetime experience that most travelers yearn to do again and again. The gentle ginas live in the jungles of Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park and the Virunga conservation area shared by Volcanoes, Virunga, and Mgahinga gorilla national parks in Rwanda, Congo and Uganda respectivey. Every traveler must have a valid gorilla ticket as a pass to trek gorillas. A single gorilla permit costs $1500 in Rwanda, $600 in Uganda and $450 in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The choice of where to trek mountain gorillas is upon the client but each gorilla destination offers a unique experience. Combined gorilla safaris cutting across gorilla national parks are recommended for those who have enough time.
Go game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National park, Kidepo valley national park, Murchison fallsnational park and Lake Mburo national park in Uganda not forgetting the big five game in Rwanda’s Akagera national park. A game safari reward you with spectacular views of wildlife such as elephants, buffalos, lions, leopards rhinos, waterbucks, giraffes, impalas, warthogs, kobs, hippo, zebras, okapis and grazing and hunting in the bushes, Akagera national park in Rwanda is home to “big five” game hence worth visiting.
Golden monkey trekking
A visit to see golden monkeys is a remarkable experience, an addon to mountain gorilla trekking and other willdife expereinces in Uganda and Rwanda. Golden monkeys are one of the critically endangered monkey species surviving in the jungles of Mgahinga gorilla and Volcanoes national parks in Uganda and Rwanda respectively. Interestingly, golden monkeys cost relatively low $100 including the park entrance fee.
Chimpanzee trekking reward travelers with an up close encounter with Mna’s closest relative. Chimpanzees are the closest relative to human beings sharing over 99.8% of human genes whose human like characters exceptional creatures. Chimpanzee tours in Uganda are done in Kibale forest national park, karinzu forest, Budongo forest, and Kyambura gorge while in Rwanda, Chimpanzees are trekked inNyungwe forest national park southwestern part of the region. Like in gorilla tours, chimpanzee trekking requires one to have a permit acquired from respective government bodies (Uganda Wildlife Authority in Uganda and Rwanda Development board in Rwanda.
Bird watching tours
A birding watching trip to Uganda, Rwanda and Congo guarantee is worth doing. The top birding spots in Uganda include lake Victoria, Mabamba swamp, kazinga channel, Budongo forest, and Entebbe botanical gardens. Rwanda birding trips are well done in along Akagera River, shores of Lake kivu and Nyungwe forest national park. In Congo, birding is done in Garamba national park, Okapi national park, Rwindi Lulimbi, and Lendu plateau. Expect to see various bird species such as African darter, Common bulbul, yellow-billed kite, red bishop, grey crowned crane, pied crow, Egyptian goose, hamerkop. Grey heron, African grey hornbill, pied crow, cattle egret and shoebill among others.
Do not miss mountaineering trips to Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo to Margarita, the highest peak of Mount Rwenzori with Africa Adventure Safaris. Also, enjoy a hike to any of the Virunga volcanoes in the Virunga massif especially the Nyiragongo Volcano whose summit is home to the world’s largest lava lake. Other volcanoes you should not miss out include Mt Muhabura, Mt Karisimbi, Mt Bisoke, Mt Gahinga, Mt Sabyinyo, and Mt Mikeno among others.
Visit the Batwa pygmies in Mgahinga gorilla national park, kalimajongo in kidepo valley national park for extensive cultural experiences. Enjoy various local activities such as gardening, cooking, and making local beer, collecting honey and searching for medicinal herds among others.