Gorilla Safaris and Tours
If you are looking for a primate tour in Africa, well, we highly recommend to book gorilla trekking safaris in any of the three countries in Africa. Gorilla journeys are done in Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable forest national park & Mgahinga gorilla national park. In Rwanda, gorilla tours are carried out in Volcanoes national park while Virunga national park is well developed destination for mountain gorilla safari experiences in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The price of a gorilla permit varies from one country to another due to several reasons though the experience remains the same. A permit per person per trek goes for $700 in Uganda, $1500 in Rwanda and $400 in DR Congo.
Gorilla safaris in Africa can be done all year round, with a great record of meeting your allocated gorilla family however during wet season; travelers tend to avoid tracking as compared to dry season. Therefore, best time for gorilla trekking safaris is totally up to you. Often it is more to do with gorilla permit availability because they are always on high demand and served on first come first serve basis. During peak season, permits are always scarce and you are advised to book at least 3 months in advance to avoid disappointments.
From the travelers’ point of view; the dry season which happens from mid-December to early February, and June to September is more comfortable for gorilla trekking safaris however, don’t be completely put off by the rains of late October to November and March to May, as you will still encounter the giant gentle primates of the forest.
All gorilla tracking destinations offer safari experiences that range from Budget, Mid-range and luxury tours. Luxury gorilla safaris come with top notch accommodation facilities, well modified safari vehicle among other amenities. In general, the experience is so interesting and exceptional, definitely worth every penny you spend on it.