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Track mighty Mountain Gorillas and Chimps on exclusive private guided safaris to Rwanda and Uganda in East Africa, taking you to the magical Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and the misty Virungas Volcano Rain Forest.

Rwanda

Uganda

An ancient rain forest, the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest extends over a series of steep ridges in the Virunga Volcanoes mountain range.

Declared a UNESCO world heritage site due to its ecological uniqueness and natural beauty, roughly half of the world’s total gorilla population live in this park.

Gorillas can be tracked all year round, although they are easier to track in the dry season. The migratory birds visit during the wet season.

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Why Visit

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its ecological uniqueness and natural beauty, the forest is home to roughly half of the world’s total gorilla population. Gorilla trekking is available from 4 different areas namely: Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga and Nkuringo. Each of these areas has specialized accommodation close to the tracking area. Its impenetrable nature is due to the dense growth of herbs, vines and shrubs that covers the valley floors, this makes it the ideal habitat for mountain gorillas. It is very important that gorilla trekking permits are secured prior to arrival to avoid disappointment.

Climate

Summer (November-May)
Min 16°C/48°F Max 26°C/78°F

Winter (June-October)
Min 16°C/48°F Max 26°C/78°F

High in the clouds, at an altitude of between two and four thousand metres above sea-level, lies the spectacularly scenic Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

Located in the south-western of Uganda, Mgahinga is the smallest park at 33.7km2 and is home to ancient tribe of Batwa Pygmies.

Gorillas can be tracked all year, although they are easier to track in the dry season. The migratory birds visit during the wet season.

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: Gorilla and Chimp Safaris

Why Visit

At 33.7 square kilometres, it is Uganda’s smallest park. The park was gazetted as a haven for the endangered mountain gorilla in 1991. Home to the rare mountain gorilla, the Virungas volcanoes span Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Also home to the Batwa – a tribe of pygmies among the first people in Uganda and still living according to the tenets of their ancient culture. Location: South-Western corner bordering Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo.

Climate

SUMMER (NOVEMBER-MAY)
Min 16°C/48°F Max 26°C/78°F

WINTER (JUNE-OCTOBER)
Min 16°C/48°F Max 26°C/78°F

Boasting one of the highest biodiversity ratings of any reserve in the world, Queen Elizabeth National Park is home to almost a hundred animal species as well as more than 600 types of birds.

The park is 1978km2 in size, and is famous for its primate species, it’s unusual tree-climbing lions, and the large concentration of hippos.

Chimpanzees can be tracked all year round, although they are easier to track in the dry season. The migratory birds visit during the wet season.

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Why Visit

The park covers an area of about 1978 km2, including Lake Edward the Kazinga channel. The park lies 5-6 hours from Kampala on a surfaced road via Mbarara, and can be reached on a dirt road. The Ishaba region of the park is famous for tree climbing lions. Commonly spotted predators include lion, leopard, side striped jackal and spotted hyena, while antelope species such as kob, bushbuck, topi and waterbuck are often encountered. The park provides the ideal habitat for a number of primates, including chimpanzee as well as black and white colobus monkey, while its Ishasha area is also notable for the world’s highest concentration of hippos.

Climate

Summer (November-May)
Min 16°C/48°F Max 26°C/78°F

Winter (June-October)
Min 16°C/48°F Max 26°C/78°F

Situated in the far northwest corner of Rwanda, Volcanoes National Park (Parc National des Volcans) protects the steep rainforested slopes of the magnificent Virungas mountain range.

Rare mountain gorillas and golden monkeys reside on the slopes of Rwanda’s Virungas, just a 3 hour drive from Kigali International Airport. Roughly half of the world’s wild population of mountain gorillas is resident on the Rwandan slopes of the Virungas.

Track gorillas all year-round. Peak season for tracking is July and August, but travelling outside this time means it’s easier to arrange permits.

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: Gorilla and Chimp Safaris

Why Visit

Home to the rare mountain gorilla, the Virungas volcanoes span Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, with the Parc National des Volcans being the Rwandese element of this ecosystem. Roughly half of the world’s wild population of mountain gorillas is resident on the Rwandan slopes of the Virungas. Located only 3 hours drive from Kigali Airport, the country’s only international Airport. Home to the beautiful golden monkeys.

Climate

SUMMER (OCTOBER-APRIL)
Min 10ºC (30ºF) – 15ºC (45ºF)

WINTER (MAY-SEPTEMBER)
Min 10˚C/30˚F to 15˚C/45˚F

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