Explore the best of East Africa safaris/ east africa tours spanning Uganda, Rwanda, Congo, Kenya, and Tanzania
East Africa safari tours offers what in simple terms can only be referred to as the travel and holiday spectacle. With east Africa safaris spanning the countries of East Africa in what can be translated as Uganda safaris , Rwanda safaris ,Kenya safaris and Tanzania tours safaris. Generally east African as a travel destination is blessed with multiplicities of attractions that has over time attracted several guests who come to experience. East Africa offers several attractions and activities to mention gorilla trekking ( done in Uganda Bwindi forest national park, Rwanda’s volcanoes national parkand Congo virunga national park) , Wildlife safaris, hiking trails, Cultural encounters, culinary tours, marine experiences at the coast, experiences such as the great wildebeest migration in Kenya’s Masai mara and Tanzania’sSerengeti national park, birding safaris, city tours, cultural encounters among others.
Where to Encounter the Endangered mountain gorillas?
Well, Mountain gorillas are found only in 3 countries that is Uganda the pearl of Africa, Rwanda the land of a thousand hills and DRCongo all thriving in Democratic Republic of Congo. In Uganda, you will be able to encounter gorillas in 2 destinations including Mgahinga gorilla national park which harbors only 1 Gorilla family that has been habituated for trekking. Another destination is Bwindi impenetrable national park that is a home to the population of the endangered mountain gorillas thriving with over 20 habituated gorilla families in 4 sectors of Rushaga, Buhoma, Nkuringo and Ruhija. Gorilla trekking in Uganda as of 2021 costs $700 for foreign Nonresidents, $600 for Foreign Residents and Ugandan shilling 250,000 for East African citizens. In Rwanda, Mountain Gorillas are found in one destination, Volcanoes national Park and a permit to trek this endangered creatures costs $1,500.
Finally, in DRCongo, Mountain gorillas are found in Virunga national park. A permit to trek gorillas in Virunga national park goes for $400 during high season and $200 for low season. Whichever destination you choose for gorilla trekking, the experience is rewarding and memorable. Keep it in Mind that gorilla trekking lasts for only 1 hour in close vicinity of these primates but the forest walk as you search for these gorillas can last from a few minutes to several hours depending on movement of these gorillas since they always roam the forest in search of food. The duration in the forest can as well depend on the speed used by trekkers since it always has to be in favor of the slowest person in the group. In case you will to spend more time with gorillas, there is yet a fascinating whole 4 hours experience with the mountain gorillas and the process known as Gorilla Habituation experience and it is done only in Bwindi impenetrable national park in Rushaga sector and it costs $1500 per person.
Want to explore East Africa primates and wildlife? This 18 days safari leaves no good safari park untouched. You will explore most of the major national parks in East Africa and carry out various activities with mountain gorilla trekking being the main highlight.