Gorilla trekking from South Africa

A safari to South Africa is a popular one for most travelers to Africa, especially for those interested in witnessing incredible wildlife sightseeing experiences in some of Africa’s top safari parks like Kruger National Park. The country is home to incredible numbers of wildlife species inclusive of the African Big Five Animals (Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Buffalo, and Elephant). Wildlife viewing in south Africa is guaranteed on safaris however, the other safari sherry, Gorilla trekking in East Africa can make your visit to Africa a magical one. Gorilla trekking from South Africa is very possible and one to consider when rounding up with your incredible safari mix in South Africa.

Are you wondering if you could trek mountain gorillas in Uganda on your visit to South Africa? There is no need to hesitate to book your gorilla trekking slots in Uganda or Rwanda since it’s very possible to trek mountain gorillas while on your visit to South Africa. Safaris in Africa can be combined with gorilla trekking in East Africa regardless of where your first stop is. Gorilla trekking from South Africa is a multi-border crossing adventure that will allow you to fly from South Africa to Uganda or Rwanda where you will be able to embark on one of Africa’s most transformative wildlife encounters, Gorilla trekking.

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Gorilla trek in Africa

Every year, many travelers visit East Africa for mountain gorilla trekking and their remarks have attracted the world’s attention. Many have described Trekking mountain gorillas as a life-changing experience that will give you a real feel of the tropical African jungles as you indulge yourself in the deep rainforests in search of these primates. Many visitors wonder if they can trek mountain gorillas in East Africa if they also want to experience wildlife safaris in South Africa. The most appropriate answer to this question is “Yes”, you can trek mountain gorillas in East Africa from South Africa.

Mountain Gorilla trekking destinations in East Africa

Uganda – Gorilla trekking safaris from South Africa to Uganda

Uganda is one of the few African countries with endangered mountain gorillas and perhaps the best destination for gorilla trekking safaris in Africa. Uganda is home to more than half of the remaining mountain gorilla population and a great place to encounter the massive primates. Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is the primary destination for gorilla trekking safaris. The National Park is located in the western part of the country, a around 7-hour drive from Kampala, Uganda’s Capital, and about 2 hours flight from Entebbe International Airport.

Gorilla trekking from South Africa to Bwindi is very possible and guarantees exceptional gorilla encounters. You can fly from South Africa to Uganda and from there; you can embark on your transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park either via road or by flight.

The other gorilla trekking destination in Uganda is Mgahinga Gorilla National Park which is also located in the southwestern part of the country.

Rwanda – Gorilla trekking from South Africa to Rwanda

Rwanda is the other famous country with mountain gorillas. Rwanda is home to the most accessible mountain gorilla trekking since the Volcanoes National Park where gorillas are found is just 2 hours drive from Rwanda’s Capital, Kigali. Trekking in Rwanda is remarkable and easier than trekking in Uganda. The Volcanoes National Park is also home to other primate species and a great opportunity is there that you will encounter a number of monkey species on your safari.

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Gorilla trekking in East Africa is a memorable wildlife encounter that you should consider when visiting Africa.

Gorilla trekking permits – Guaranteed gorilla trekking permits for travelers from South Africa

Trekking Mountain Gorillas In East Africa require one to purchase a gorilla trekking permit. A gorilla trekking permit is a document that is issued by the responsible government bodies or Authorities to travelers, these documents grant travelers access to the gorilla trekking premises. In Uganda, a gorilla trekking permit costs around $700 for a normal trek and about $1500 per person per trek for a gorilla habituation experience. Rwanda however has no habituation experience but rather has only the normal gorilla trek. The Rwanda gorilla permits cost around $1500 per person per trek.

We guarantee gorilla trekking permits for travelers to both Rwanda and Uganda, contact us today and have the most memorable gorilla trekking experience.