East Africa offers magnificent Gorilla and Chimpanzee trekking experiences in the whole of Africa. If you would like to observe mountain gorillas and chimpanzees in their natural habitats - “a life-changing experience”, we invite you to visit Uganda, Rwanda or DRC with us. These are the only places in the world where you can watch mountain gorillas, and we are here in East Africa to take you to the various gorilla tracking destinations.
A range of volcanoes that harbour mountain gorillas, stretch along the borders of these three countries (Uganda, Rwanda and DRC) and they are protected by National Parks in these neighboring countries, namely; Mgahinga National Park in Uganda, Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, and Virunga National Park in DRC. We organize primate safaris for gorilla and chimpanzee tracking experiences in East Africa, customized to suit your travel inspirations.
Which Destination is best to track gorillas & Chimpanzees?
Uganda is home to half the world’s population of endangered mountain gorillas, and 95% of chimpanzee population in East Africa. Mountain gorillas can be tracked in Bwindi & Mgahinga National Parks in Uganda, and Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, while Kibale National Park in Uganda is a chimpanzee trekking destination in East Africa.
Bwindi National Park in Uganda
Bwindi National Park has the highest population of Uganda’s star attraction – the endangered mountain gorillas in East Africa. There are four daily habituated gorilla troop experiences in Bwindi. The thrill of spending time tracking and observing these gentle & endangered giants is an exciting experience worth enjoying. Book your primate safari with us, we'll take you to Bwindi National Park for gorilla tracking and habituation experiences.
Mgahinga National Park in Uganda
Mgahinga National park is the second home to the rare Mountain Gorillas & the endemic Golden Monkeys in Uganda after Bwindi. The park forms part of the larger Virunga volcanoes that spreads over Uganda, Rwanda and Congo, that harbour these endangered species. Hiking to the summit of these volcanoes gives you a chance to step into the three countries at the same time. Plan your primate safari with us, we'll combine your gorilla tracking with hiking experiences.
Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda
Volcanoes National Park has the second highest population of mountain gorillas in East Africa after Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable forest. The park is also home to other primate species like the golden monkeys. Gorillas make their homes in the bamboo – covered slopes of the Virunga Mountains in the Volcanoes National Park in northern Rwanda.With only an estimated 1,000 gorillas left in the world, trekking through Volcanoes to see these unique gentle creatures in their natural habitat is truly an amazing experience.
Kibale National Park in Uganda
Monkeys are exceptionally well represented in Uganda. Kibale National Park is a home to man’s closest relative, “the chimpanzee”. With over 95% of their genetic make-up shared with humans, these creatures make a fascinating wildlife safari experience in East Africa, seeing them ‘up close and personal’. Speak to us today, we'll help plan and organize chimpanzee trekking safari for you to a memorable experience in East Africa.
Our trained team will go through your travel requirements and special requests, to create you the perfect itinerary. We'll book you gorilla and chimpanzee trekking permits, reserve you the best safari lodge, assign you a dedicated guide, and offer you all the concierge services and assistance. You'll have a broader range of other activities to complement your gorilla tracking like; hiking & trekking, boat cruising, and cultural encounters. All of which are handpicked through years of experience, knowledge and awesome support of our team.