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SEE GORILLAS IN AFRICA – UGANDA, RWANDA & CONGO

See Gorillas is a portal by Speedway Safaris built purposely to gorilla trekking in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. The biggest aim of gorilla tours is to see gorillas in the wild. Mountain gorillas live in the tropical rain forests of east and central Africa. We have organized for you all the necessary information that you need in order to see gorillas. Under this portal we have addressed all the questions regarding gorilla tours in the region.

Get all the information about gorilla trekking tours to see gorillas, where to see the gorillas in Africa, permits to see the gorillas plus budget, midrange and luxury trips to see gorillas. Read about the gorilla safari tips including what to pack and the best time to visit gorillas in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. Get the right answers to the frequent questions on gorilla trekking asked by those who want to pay a courtesy call gorillas. Also find how to contact us for tour itineraries for viewing the endangered primates.

Visit Gorillas

  • About Gorillas

Speedway Safaris is a gorilla Safari Company with over 10 years of experience in organizing tours to see gorillas in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. Besides the gorilla safaris, we organize wildlife safaris and tours in Uganda, Rwanda, Congo and the entire East Africa.

  • Where to see gorillas in Africa

Find out places where to see gorillas in Africa. For seeing mountain gorillas, these places include Rwanda, Uganda and Congo. In Uganda, you can see gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in the south western section of the country. In Rwanda, you can only see gorillas at the Volcanoes National Park. Whereas in the Democratic republic of Congo, go see gorillas at the Virunga National Park.

  1. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a home to mountain gorillas in Uganda. The park in south western stretching cross Kabale and Kanungu districts is a believed to have half the number of mountain gorillas in the world. Bwindi has four gorilla trekking regions with each region having its own gorilla families. A number of 8 people are allocated to visit one gorilla family per day and each group has 8 permits. The four sectors of Bwindi include Buhoma, Ruhija, Nkuringo and Rushaga gorilla region. There are 19 Gorilla groups combined together from all the four gorilla regions of Bwindi. Those of Buhoma sector include Mubare Mubare Gorilla Family, Habinyanja Gorilla Group, Rushegura Gorilla Family and Katwe Gorilla Family. Nkuringo Sector has got Nkuringo Gorilla Family, Bushaho Gorilla Family, Bweza Gorilla Group and Christmas Gorilla Family. Ruhija Sector is found in the east of Bwindi has got Oruzogo Gorilla Family, Bitukura Gorilla Group, Kyaguliro Gorilla Group and Mukiza Gorilla Family. Rushaga Gorilla Families include Nshongi Gorilla Family, Busingye Gorilla Group, Kahungye Gorilla Family, Bweza Gorilla Group, Mishaya gorilla family and Rwigi Gorilla Family.

  1. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park Uganda

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is also in south western Uganda in Kisoro district is the second home to Mountain gorillas in Uganda. Mgahinga has got only one gorilla family available for visiting by tourists. This group is called the Nyakagezi Group.

See Gorillas in Rwanda

  1. Volcanoes National Park Rwanda

Volcanoes National Park Rwanda is the only habitat for mountain gorillas in Rwanda found in Ruhengeri areas in the north of the country. The park has 10 gorilla families and these include Susa family (Susa A), Sabyinyo Family, Amahoro family, Agashya Family, Umubano group, Kwitonda family, Hirwa family, Karisimbi family. Like the case in Uganda, each of these gorilla families is visited by a maximum of 8 persons per day.

Visit Gorillas in Congo

  1. Virunga National Park Congo

Virunga National Park is found in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. This is the place where mountain gorillas in the vast central African country are found. There are eight habituated gorilla families in Congo in Virunga National Park for those who want pay a visit to gorillas there. The gorilla groups include Rugendo, Kabirizi, Lulengo, Humba, Mapuwa, Munyaga, Nyakamwe, and Bageni gorilla family.

  • African Safari to See Gorillas

An African Safari to See Gorillas in the wild is an adventure we organize for you. Trekking gorillas in Africa in either Uganda, Rwanda or Congo will give you a lifetime expereince. You need a gorilla permit to trek gorillas in any of the 3 countries. In Uganda and Rwanda, you have an option of doing a 1 and 2 days tours to Bwindi, Mgahinga and Volcanoes National Park respectively. This is possible when you go through Kigali to Volcanoes or Uganda gorilla parks. The most common gorilla tours last for 3 days. In Uganda, safaris to Bwindi and Mgahinga may either begin from Kigali in Rwanda, Entebbe to the parks by flying or road transfers. Gorilla safaris in Rwanda and Congo begin from Kigali. Seeing gorillas in the wild is an activity that may be done alone or supplemented with other safari and tour activities near or far from the gorilla parks. Time and budget usually determine which activities that may be done before or after gorilla visits.

  1. Tours to see gorillas in Uganda

The tours to trek gorillas in Uganda range from 1-3 days safaris. These gorilla trips commence from Kigali in Rwanda or Entebbe and Kampala within Uganda. Safaris to see gorillas in Bwindi and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park are available for you to enjoy.

3 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari Bwindi Uganda or 3 day trip to see Uganda gorillas

2 Day trip to trek gorillas in Uganda from Rwanda

1 Day tour to Visit Gorillas in Uganda from Kigali

Fly Entebbe to Bwindi to tour Gorillas in Uganda

4 Day Gorilla Habituation Experience in Bwindi

  1. Tours to See gorillas in Rwanda

1 Day Gorilla trek Rwanda

2 Day gorilla Tour to visit gorillas in Rwanda

3 Days Gorilla Safari Rwanda

Tours to see gorillas in Congo

3 Day Adventure tour to watch gorillas in Virunga Congo

4 days Safari to see gorillas sin Virunga and Hike Nyiragongo Volcano.

  • Permits to See Gorillas

You cannot trek gorillas unless you have a gorilla permit. Such permits are sold by the Uganda Wildlife Authority in Uganda (UWA), Rwanda Development Board (RDB) in Rwanda and Virunga park management for Virunga National Park in Congo. It is advisable to book a gorilla permit in about half a year before the visiting date. Permits are usually competitive especially in Uganda and so they need early and timely bookings. A gorilla trekking permit in Uganda is at USD 600 and that for gorilla habituation experience at USD 1500. In Rwanda, the same permit is at USD 1500 and USD 450 for Congo permit. Secure a gorilla permit through Speedway Safaris, a tour operator in Uganda and the entire region.

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