Gorilla Trekking

Sitting in the presence of Gorillas is without a doubt one of the top "life" experiences a nature lover can ever have. Incredibly emotional, exhilarating, oddly comforting and natural, a Gorilla trekking experience will leave a long-lasting impression on you. 

Where are the best places in Africa to see Gorillas: There are several countries available for Gorilla trekking experiences. Rwanda, Uganda, Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic. Rwanda and Uganda are the most well known and home to the Mountain Gorilla whereas in the Congo and the Central African Republic you would see their cousins, the Western Lowland Gorillas.

Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda are the main areas with various camps and lodges. 2 or 3 nights is all you need, but do take our advice of booking 2 Gorilla trek excursions if budget allows. Whilst you will see the Gorillas on 1 trek you only get about an hour with them and it won't be enough for most people as that time passes so quickly! This is the epitome of a once in a lifetime experience which you are unlikely to do again, so make the most of it and book at least 2 treks on your trip.

In the Republic of Congo, things work a little differently and a trip to Odzala National Park should only be taken on by people with previous Africa safari experience. However, the rewards are sensational, not only do you have phenomenal Gorilla sightings but you are venturing into one of the most remote and beautiful places in Africa.

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