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Wild Gorilla Adventure Safaris in Africa

Why is it important to book gorilla permits in advance?

Wild Gorilla Adventure Safaris in Africa

Most of people Worldwide  have a dream of visiting Africa during their holiday or vacation for wild gorilla adventure safaris in their natural habitants. Africa is still remote and you can even see implausible starts, sunset and sunrise, this is what attracts tourists who are trying to look out for when looking out for adventure vacations.

Wild Gorilla Adventure Safaris in Africa

 Know more about Gorilla trekking in either Uganda or Rwanda.

Book with Trots and Safaris and organize for you a gorilla trekking safari to Rwanda or Uganda. Go to our website where you will find all information about gorilla trekking as well as wildlife tours in Uganda, Congo and Rwanda.  Where you will get to know more about, gorilla families, when to visit mountain gorillas, what to pack for gorilla trekking, safety for gorilla trekking, mountain gorilla diet and How to book a gorilla permit. We can organize budget gorilla tours, mid-range gorilla tours and luxury gorilla tours depending on the accommodation you wish during your gorilla safari. Now, send us an email and we send your interested tour package. Therefore, get in touch with Trots and Safaris  and enjoy your wild gorilla adventure tours in either Uganda or Rwanda.

When people are  planning to visit African mountain gorillas, there are common questions they used ask by themselves or to their tour operators and some of them are the following as explained briefly below.

How can I pay a wild gorilla adventure safaris in Africa?

Bank transfer.

After confirming your gorilla tour in Africa with Trots and Safaris , We will send you Our  bank details plus the country swift code and take it to your bank for transferring money, it takes about 3-30 days but this depends on where the money coming from and going. This is too common in countries where there is insecurity.

Credit card payment

Trots and Safaris will give you a secure payment link which you will use and you may need your credit card information to done the payments though using a credit card may taxed as imposed by the service providers.


In most cases, We can accept payments 50% so that to pre book your gorilla permits then you bring balance in cash on arrival dates and get you’re a receipt.

Requirements for Visa card for gorilla trekking in Africa.

Anyone who planning to visit Africa, must have a valid passport for not less than 30 days after the end of your planned tour. But this depends on any region of Africa you wish to tour. It is very important to ask before traveling because some countries needs an advanced application while others can be issued on the traveling dates. 

Wild Gorilla Adventure Safaris in Africa

Should I need to be vaccinated for visiting mountain gorillas of Uganda.

Yes, it is true any tourist who planning to visit Africa for any tourism safari must have a yellow fever card and this document is presented on arrival day at the airport. Other precaution vaccinations are polio, hepatitis B, typhoid, measles, diphtheria, rabies, tetanus and mumps.

Note, due to the pandemic of COVID in the whole world, now anyone who are planning to visit mountain gorillas of Africa have to show his/her a negative PCR certificate taken 72 hours. Therefore, to enter African regions, you must be free from Corona virus.

Getting to gorilla destinations in Africa.

By air

Most of African countries organize domestic flights from anywhere in world to the designated air strips next to the gorilla tracking natural habitats or you can contact Trots and Safaris  for more details about scheduled and charter flights. 

By road.

A 4-wheel Toyota land cruiser is the most recommended vehicle due to the nature of gorilla destination roads.  in addition, road is the most popular transfer means to reach the gorilla national parks of Africa.

The safety for visiting mountain gorillas of Africa?

Gorilla trekking is the key attraction that attracts most tourists in Africa, this forced authorities to improve safety and security for travelers who are interested in visiting mountain gorillas of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, Mgahinga national park of Uganda, Volcanoes national park in Rwanda. Gorilla trekkers in Bwindi Forest are accompanied by Uganda Tourism police plus the armed rangers to ensure the safety and security for visitors while trekking and enjoying their natural habitat.

What is the age limit for visiting mountain gorillas of Africa?

Now how do you start this vacation when in Botswana? Pleases note these ones; 

Only tourists above 15 years of age are allowed to do gorilla trekking. This is because people under 15 years are still younger and may fail to follow the instructions of the ranger. Though most are physically fit, they may fail to complete the hike since it takes long hours in the dense forest and unused environment.

How to book a gorilla trekking tours in Africa?

You can use a Tour company who will help you in preparing your gorilla safari. There are numerous ways you can use to book your gorilla trekking tour in Africa which includes; using a Tour operator from anywhere you are, a tour operator from Africa or you can do it by yourself.

Through your local tour operators.

Now days things have changed so one can book a gorilla tour from anywhere. You can use your local tour operators and get together with any African tour operators, they will process all your books from permits, transport, and accommodation. African tour operator will check for the availability of permits depending on the day you wish to travel and when they find the permits available, then they will send payment slips so that you send money for booking gorilla trekking permits. 

Through a local tour agency 

Or you can use internet because there many websites for different local agency and choose one you want, but you have to be carefully that they are professional and trustworthy to deal with them. Booking with a local tour operator is not  expensive than booking by yourself. To choose the best tour operator, you check if the company is licensed by the Uganda tourism board or it is registered by the Association of Uganda tour operators. 

Personal arrangement.

Here the tourists can book directly with the gorilla national parks or his/her services direct however it is not good to book by yourself because they may be many frauds in some African gorilla destinations.

What to expect while tracking mountain gorillas in Africa.

Animal attacks

Gorilla tracking destinations are also a home to other wildlife animals apart from the endangered mountain gorillas and these includes forest elephants, wild chimpanzee, wild buffaloes, monkeys and others. 


African weather is an un predictable and all gorilla destinations are found in the tropical rain forest, so we expect rain at any time of the day even in the dry season months but this does not stop you to complete your dream of visiting African mountain gorillas however you have to know that hiking trails can be too muddy and slippery in the rainy season.

Slippery terrains

Tourists who are planning to visit African mountain gorillas during the rainy season months, you expect to pass in the trails which are slippery and muddy and this may make trekking difficult but we advise you to carry hiking boots, water proof rain jacket and long-sleeved clothes, this can help you to complete your trek.

Unexpected gorilla movements.

When the gorillas are fighting together, they normally go deep into the African’s forest and this can make your gorilla trekking harder as you have to move for long hours searching for them.

Higher elevation.

Gorilla trekking needs some certain levels of fitness because some mountain gorillas are staying in higher elevation which stands at about 2600-3000m above the sea level like in Rwanda and Uganda so come when you expect this.

Long drives.

Mountain gorillas are always moving from one place to another and it needs you to walk for long distance where the gorilla families are found to avoid long hikes over the mountains.

Joining other travelers on gorilla trekking day.

Tourists can obtain all the gorilla permits in a particular gorilla family and trek mountain gorillas as a private group or you can join other tourists in a small group of 8 people since each gorilla

family in all African gorilla destination are trekked by 8 people.

Other tourist things to do in Africa after gorilla trekking.

Chimpanzee tracking

Africa also has several destinations for chimpanzee tracking where one can go and see these unique animals are Nyungwe forest national park in Rwanda and Kibale forest national park in Uganda. You can do this after making your dream true of seeing gorillas.

Wildlife viewing.

Africa is number one continent on earth for wildlife viewing safari. These are some of the popular destinations in Africa for wildlife tours which include; Okavango delta in Botswana, Serengeti and Ngoro crater in Tanzania, Masai Mara in Kenya, Etosha national park in Namibia and among others.

Mountain hikes. Africa is blessed with a lot of tourist attractions; you can do mountain climbing and the popular hiking areas are Rwenzori mountains which stands at an altitude of 5109m above sea level or you can hike mountain Nyiragongo in Congo.

Beach holiday

After visiting mountain gorillas of Africa in their natural habitats, spare few days and go for a white sand with specious massages in Zanzibar, Seychelles, Mombasa and Madagascar, one can choose one destination among them and enjoy amazing experience that you will never forget in your life time. 

Fishing trips

Africa is surrounded with various water bodies where one can go for sport fishing such as Lake Victoria in Uganda, the River Nile in Murchison falls in Uganda and they are known as the largest fresh water with the Nile perch which can weigh like 200 pounds, Lake Nasser in Egypt,

Boat trip

 Africa is also a good place for boat trip as well a viewing Wildlife, sunset cruises, sun rise and canoeing. Some of African areas destinations are Kazinga channel in Queen Elizabeth national park of Uganda, Nile River in Uganda’s Murchison falls national park, Okavango delta Botswana, you can choose one and enjoy wildlife viewing.

Bird watching

Cultural visits

After gorilla trekking, you can spire some time and visit some regions where you will enjoy cultural experiences and some these cultures includes Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Botswana, Namibia and others. You can also contact Valiant Uganda Safaris for more information.

Birders who looking for best places for bird watching, Africa is among them where you will see unique bird species like the endangered shoebill stork, African green broadbill, green breasted pitta, Shelley’s crimson and so on, on your gorilla trekking you can add this.

Walking safaris

Walking safari in the regions of Africa is number one unforgettable experience. While on foot you will view different wildlife including the mountain gorillas others are chimpanzees, forest elephants, smaller primates and among others. 

City tours.

Many African regions have amazing historical sites and museums and they are usually positioned in the main capital city, visit them and get a chance to explore more about them.

During your vacation, visit one of African gorilla destination and get a great opportunity of seeing the few remained mountain gorillas in wild. You can even do city tours, walking safaris, watching birds, wildlife viewing and others and they all offers unforgettable time in your entire life. For more information, please get in touch with Valiant Uganda Safaris.

Reasons for booking with Trots and Safaris .

Traveling to a new place is so exciting and it is one of the greatest experiences one can ever encounter. You get a chance to encounter the food, culture, and natural resources of the area. Trots and Safaris is the best Tour operator that can help you experience all the amazing cultures in Africa plus the authentic wildlife. Trots and Safaris  can help you to save money and restless nights trying to look for where to go. We are experienced and well informed and passionate about what we do.Trots and Safaris is   locally raised and has got a business license. We are quick to respond to any kind of questions from our clients. We have got the best tour packages and pricing. Our company can afford the group size that you would like to come along with.