Mountain Gorilla Trekking - Self drive Safaris

Spanning across the borders for Gorilla Trekking Safaris of Uganda, Rwanda, and the DRC, the Virunga Mountains are one of the most beautiful and diverse areas on the planet. These are the few places left in the world where one can see Africa’s endangered mountain gorillas. Coming face to face with Mountain Gorillas is a spine-tingling experience. The opportunity to track and observe these gentle giants in their natural habitat is an unforgettable wildlife experience.

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda and Uganda. Rent a 4×4 for safaris to Bwindi National Park in Uganda and Volcanoes in Rwanda. Mountain gorillas are critically endangered and one of the rarest primates in the world. There are approximately 1000 gorillas in existence, most of which can be found in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park of Uganda, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in southwestern Uganda, and the Volcanoes National Park of Rwanda. Other populations are found in Congo. Gorilla trekking is a rare and exciting experience as it allows you to get up close and personal with these stunning creatures, a memory that will last a lifetime. We avail you with 4×4 on a self-drive basis for such trips. Toyota Rav4s and Land Cruisers are the best options of vehicles for these trips. These parks where mountain Gorillas reside are located in Mountain ranges of the great Virunga mountains – So you need a reliable 4×4 for your holidays to Gorilla trekking.

Gorilla-trekking and Self drive tours

Through “Mountain Gorilla Trekking on Self Drive Safaris in Uganda and Rwanda,” is a growing trend of tourists choosing to travel independently through East Africa in search of close-up encounters with wilderness. The primary assumption is that self-organized trips have several disadvantages and constraints that are not shared by those who travel independently by hiring their 4×4 vehicle and driver, or driving their vehicle and structuring their itineraries. The advantages of the do-it-yourself approach suggest ways in which the experience of the wild can be made more accessible and affordable to those who wish to organize their trips. Gorilla trekking can mean tracking either Rwanda in Volcanoes National Park or Uganda gorillas in Bwindi National Park and Mgahinga. People go gorilla trekking for different reasons and modes of safaris. Renting a 4×4 from either Kigali in Rwanda or Entebbe in Uganda can save you more dollars. Taking a self-drive tour. Some go gorilla trekking simply because they wish to take a glimpse of mountain gorillas. Others want to study mountain gorillas in their natural surroundings. Still, others are concerned about the future of the endangered mountain gorillas and hope to learn more about what they can do to help save gorillas.

Uganda Gorilla Trek

1 Day Gorilla Trekking - Bwindi

This one-day Gorilla tour is always a guided trip from Kigali and back, beginning very early at 3:30 am to Ruhija or Rushaga in Bwindi. It’s for travellers with limited time in Rwanda.

Uganda Gorilla Trek

2 Day Gorilla Trek - Volcanoes

This two-day Rwanda safari to Volcanoes National Park is for both Gorillas and a cultural tour to the Ibwicyu village. This can be either guided or a self-guided safari

    Selecting Accommodation Options for Gorilla trekking in Uganda

    Accommodation surrounding Gorilla trekking destinations, especially in Uganda, is so important. Accommodations of varied kinds – camping, budget, mid-range, or luxury – may be accessible around your specific gorilla trekking destination, the major choices for Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safaris. Bwindi has four sections and each is hours away from the other due to the topography of the area and road conditions. Before getting your permit for any section, you are required to consider overnight accommodation. This is to save time for gorilla trekking and briefing.  It is therefore important to know the benefits and drawbacks of each, the daily activities and distances from your resting place, transport to and from the accommodation, and meal times. If all these are thoroughly considered, then your gorilla trekking experience could be that more enjoyable because you will have chosen the most suitable accommodation for you and whom you are travelling with.

    4x4 Car hire and Self-drive

    Book your Gorilla trekking permit to either Rwanda or Uganda in Advance. Once you book a 4×4 from us, you will, we will book you a Gorilla trekking permit and pick it up once you have the car. Choose a section in Bwindi where you would prefer to track the Gorillas that matches your accommodation. On Gorilla trekking, visitors are urged to take pictures of the amazing creatures as the money from permits goes towards helping with the conservation of the gorillas, their habitats, and the local communities around the parks. This is to ensure that the money from tourism can aid the survival of these brilliant species for future generations to marvel at. At times, the trek can be tedious and long, but it is all worth it as once you come face to face with a gorilla, the satisfaction is immense. Treks in Uganda can take anything from a few hours to a full day, whereas in Rwanda, the time tends to be less due to the fact that the gorillas tend to move to lower altitudes. During this journey, you are surrounded by breathtaking wild vegetation, and the wildlife in the surrounding forested areas is spectacular in itself.