For your Rwanda Gorilla safaris, Africa Adventure Safaris (AAS), is your answer for customized, exclusive and authentic wildlife safari experiences in East and Central Africa. It is our greatest desire to offer you an affordable luxury and memorable safari. We are very keen on price-sensitive travelers as we observe optimum standards of a safari. Our tour guides are handpicked based on their local community and wildlife knowledge informed by decades of firsthand experience. Our incredible local connections compel us to go overboard and beyond the guide book to offer an authentic safari experience (refer to our tripadvisor reviews)
We offer gorilla tours in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National park, home to the highest population of mountain gorillas in the Virunga Conservation Area. We also offer safaris in Virunga national park in DR Congo, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla national Parks in Uganda.
In Rwanda, the cost of a gorilla permit is USD 1500 for a foreign national whereas in Uganda, gorilla permit prices depend on the traveler’s nationality. Each permit costs $700 for foreign non residents, $600 for foreign residents and UGX250,000 for East African citizens. AAS works hand in hand with Uganda Wildlife Authority to book your Uganda gorilla permits. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest National park can be done in any of the four regions (Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga & Nkuringo) which make up this jingle forest.
Bwindi gorilla safaris also entail the magical gorilla habituation experience which allows you to spend four hours in the company of the endangered gorillas. The 2-3 years gorilla habituation experience costs $1500 allowing visitors to spend 4 hours in the company of the endangered gorillas. The other population of mountain gorillas in Uganda live in Mgahinga Gorilla National park. The gorilla trekking add ons in Uganda include game viewing, chimpanzee trekking, bird watching, mountaineering and cultural tours among others
Congo gorilla safaris involve trekking mountain gorillas in Virunga National park and Eastern lowland gorillas in Kahuzi Biega National park. A permit to trek gorillas in Congo costs $450 which make this country the best option for budget travelers. You can also do Mt Nyiragongo hiking experience to extend and make your Congo safari a lifetime experience.
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. Africa Adventure Safaris is at your service to reserve gorilla permits as well as customizing suitable gorilla safari packages to Rwanda, Uganda and Congo at a discount! 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.
Mountain gorilla trekking is currently 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 giants 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 respectively. Every traveler must have a valid gorilla ticket as a pass to trek gorillas. A single gorilla permit costs $1500 in Rwanda, $700 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.
Enjoy guided game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National park, Kidepo valley national park, Murchison falls national park and Lake Mburo national park in Uganda with Africa Adventure Safaris. Rwanda game safaris are done in Akagera national park located in eastern Rwanda. Akagera is home to the “big five” plus several other animals which live in this savannah park. You will see a variety of wild animals such as elephants, buffalos, lions, leopards rhinos, waterbucks, giraffes, impalas, warthogs, kobs, hippo, zebras and okapis grazing, browsing and hunting in the bushes.
A visit to see golden monkeys is a remarkable experience, an addon to mountain gorilla trekking and other wildlife experiences 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 Man’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 in Nyungwe 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.
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.
Watch: Game drive tour in Murchison Falls National Park