South Africa is a popular Safari destination in Africa and the most popular on most travelers’ bucket lists when planning for an African vacation. For those interested in wildlife sightseeing experiences in some of Africa’s top safari parks like Kruger National Park – a must-include on destination. Despite having abundant wildlife form, South Africa lacks the mountain gorillas that many travelers find fascinating to trek before they retire. However, Gorilla trekking from South Africa is possible as one can fly from South Africa to Mountain gorillas trekking destinations like Uganda and Rwanda.
If you wondering if you could trek mountain gorillas in East Africa on your visit to South Africa? There is no need to hesitate to book your gorilla trekking slots in Uganda or Rwanda since it’s very possible to trek mountain gorillas while on your visit to South Africa.
To whichever destination you visit first in Africa, you can always combine it with gorilla trekking in East Africa. Gorilla trekking from South Africa is a multi-border crossing trip that will allow you to fly from South Africa to Uganda or Rwanda where you will be able to embark on Gorilla trekking experience.
Here we are to help you with your gorilla trekking trip from South Africa, we shall help you in making arrangements for all you can need to have a successful Mountain gorilla trekking safari in East Africa – including booking gorilla trekking permits.
Uganda is one of the few African countries that have endangered mountain gorillas – the best destination for gorilla trekking safaris in Africa – for ultimate jungle memories. Uganda is home to more than half of the remaining mountain gorilla population and a great place to encounter the massive primates in their natural habitats. Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to about 550 mountain gorillas making it the most populated of all the gorilla trekking parks in Africa. The National Park is located in the southwestern part of Uganda, a bout 7hours drive from the capital and about 2 hours flight from Entebbe International Airport.
Gorilla trekking from South Africa is possible as you will fly to Uganda and then transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for exceptional gorilla encounters. The other gorilla trekking destination in Uganda is Mgahinga Gorilla National Park which is also located in the southwestern part of the country.
Rwanda (Volcanoes National Park)
Rwanda is the most famous for gorilla trekking safaris. Rwanda is known for having the most accessible Mountain gorilla trekking since the Volcanoes National Park where gorillas are found is just 2 hours drive from Rwanda’s Capital, Kigali. Trekking in Rwanda is remarkable and easier than trekking in Uganda.
Gorilla trekking from South Africa is possible as you can fly from South Africa to Rwanda and then embark on a life-changing Rwanda Mountain Gorilla tour.
Gorilla trekking permits
Trekking Mountain Gorillas In East Africa require one to purchase a gorilla trekking permit. A gorilla trekking permit is a document that is issued by the responsible government bodies or Authorities to travelers, these documents grant travelers access to the gorilla trekking premises. In Uganda, a gorilla trekking permit costs around $700 for a normal trek and about $1500 per person per trek for a gorilla habituation experience. Rwanda however has no habituation experience but rather has only the normal gorilla trek. The Rwanda gorilla permits cost around $1500 per person per trek.
For the best Gorilla trekking tours in East Africa, contact Acacia Safaris to help you plan your journey and experience a lifetime experience. We also offer other tours in Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, and, Tanzania – Birdwatching tours, Wildlife safaris, among others.