Mountain gorillas are beautiful, fascinating creatures native to the montane forests of Eastern and Central Africa. Every year, thousands of tourists travel to Uganda and Rwanda to visit these gentle giants. Trained trackers and guides lead small groups on treks through the rainforest to see a gorilla troop in its natural habitat. Gorilla trekking has developed as a way to promote the conservation of these mighty animals, who are listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List.
Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is more expensive than gorilla trekking in Uganda, which is one of the reasons why we at Follow Alice host gorilla trekking Uganda trips. Here are 20 things to know about mountain gorilla trekking. A recent development in the tourism trade is the addition of a gorilla habituation experience in Uganda. This is a gorilla trek that allows you to spend even longer with the apes, watching as the rangers get a troop used to having humans around in a neutral, non-involved way.
Uganda is a gorgeous and diverse country with plenty to offer the adventurous traveller. A gorilla trekking trip in Uganda is an exciting holiday that offers everything from big game safaris to white-water rafting, canoeing, hiking, chimpanzee trekking and more! Here are our Top 20 things to do in Uganda.
Gorilla trekking tours have exploded in popularity in recent years, the word having got out that they’re an epic and even life-changing adventure! On a gorilla trek you venture into forest-clad mountains to find a gorilla troop and spend an hour observing them doing their thing. Excitingly, you’re allowed to come within a few metres of them, as they’re used to humans hanging about. Read on if you’d like to learn more about gorilla trekking, like how hard the hike is and what to pack for the trek.
Uganda is a beautiful and very diverse country in East Africa. Winston Churchill was so enamoured with a safari trip there that he called the country the Pearl of Africa. It’s easy to agree! From boat safaris in the south, to the snowcapped Rwenzori Mountains in the west, and the beautiful Sipi Falls in the east, Uganda has a bit of everything! The capital city of Kampala is a vibey cultural melting pot, full of interesting history. We love exploring Uganda and have put together a trip that takes in some of the most beautiful and exciting destinations within the country.