Gorilla Trekking in Uganda & Rwanda
A Gorilla Trekking in Uganda & Rwanda with Paradise Adventure Vacations will certainly take you adventuring into the tropical rainforest jungles of Uganda in the famous Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Mgahinga National Park, and Volcanoes National Park on the Rwanda side to see the elusive mountain giants, the mountain gorilla. Our trips take care of all the hustle and bustle of a Uganda trip including processing the gorilla permit, entry fees & permits, putting together your itinerary, transfers, and making sure you are booked in the best accommodation facilities.
Paradise Adventure Vacations specializes in tailor-made gorilla tracking safari tours and holidays in Uganda, Rwanda, and African safaris in selected East African destinations. A Ugandan Local tour operator. Experts in booking escorted tours, city breaks, hiking holidays, mountain gorilla experiences, and more jungle experiences. We can find the perfect holiday experience for you. Wander the mesmerizing East African savanna, hike through the rainforest jungles. Or experience the magic of the African culture. Additionally we offer the very best that African safaris have to offer. Speak to one of our experienced and dedicated safari advisors. If you need inspiration or friendly advice our team is on hand to provide personalized customer service and expertise.
Gorillas Habituation in Uganda & Rwanda
Gorilla Habituation Experience is a new and unique way of spending a great wildlife holiday in the African jungles that offers a fantastic opportunity to spend up to four hours amongst a family of the remarkable mountain gorilla. Rather than an all-to-brief 60 minutes in their company, observe and photograph them interact. Play and groom one another at a gentler pace paying the same price you would pay in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. This is a one time chance to take part in the valuable task of habituating gorillas to the presence of humans.
Furthermore, there are just two gorilla families that are currently being habituated, in the dense foliage of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Trek deep into the trees in search of these sociable creatures, led by highly trained trackers and guides. Pick up the trail of clues that they have left behind as they roam through the forest. After a challenging trek through the green wilderness. Eventually reach the family’s location. Approach cautiously, getting close to these powerful yet intelligent creatures.
Uganda certainly has 11 gorilla groups or families habituated for trekking while one is for research. Gorilla families in Uganda include, Rushegura, Habinyanja, Mubare, Nkuringo, Bitukura, Oruzogo, Mishaya, Nshongi, Kahungye, and recently the new groups called Busingye and Bweza. Kyaguriro gorilla group located in Ruhija is for research. However, Mountain gorilla habituation take about 2-3 years and below are some of the gorilla families in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Location: Buhoma (ranging from Kahororo to Rubona)
Group size: 17 individuals including 2 silverbacks
The Habinyanja gorilla family habituated in 1997 and first visited by tourists in 1999. The name “Habinyanja” comes from the Rukiga word “Nyanja” meaning “a place with water”. Gorilla Trekking Uganda and Rwanda,. The reason for this name is because the group was first seen near a swamp in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
At the time of habituation the group was lead by the dominant Silverback Mugurisi, which means “Old man”. After passing away because of old age. The two brothers Rwansigazi and Mwirima shared power but they were so different that it couldn’t continue. Rwansigazi was an adventurous gorilla and liked travelling, while Mwirima preferred to stay at a small range. It was therefore inevitable that in 2002 the two silverbacks decided to separate, without any fights. The group that followed Rwansigazi maintained the name Habinyanja and the members stayed with Mwirima known as the Rushegura family. Later, Rwansigazi had to give up leadership to Makara who is now the dominant silverback of the Habinyanja family. Sometimes, both groups still come across each other but co-exist rather peacefully.
Sadly, a tragedy happened in June 2011 when the friendly blackback Mizano was found dead with evidence of spear wounds about the shoulders and neck. Believed that a group of poacher with their dogs ran into the group. Mizano naturally defended his family, was speared and died instantly. Lastly, it was the first poaching incident whereby a gorilla has been killed by poachers since 1995.
Mountain Gorillas OFFERS 2020/2021
On every East African Safari traveler‘s bucket list is gorilla trekking in the tropical jungles of East Africa. Paradise Adventure Vacations has been in the forefront of creating unforgettable memories. Of seeing the mountain gorilla in the last decade (we have reviews to show off). And we celebrate this achievement by continuing to take our travelers through thick, misty, wet, and impenetrable jungles. To spend those memorable 60 minutes with the mighty giant cousin and his family.
We specialize in preparing gorilla tracking safaris in Uganda and Rwanda. Check our blog for first-hand information on gorilla permits prices and availability, which gorilla family you should track, when is the best time to visit mountain gorillas, what to pack, how to get there, and what should be the best choice of accommodation.
Take a private or group gorilla safari depending on your budget, include something else on the trip like a classic wildlife safari, or take a shorter route through Kigali in Rwanda—choosing the best destination route is quite important for a great gorilla tracking trip.
GORILLA HABITUATION EXPERIENCE
Gorilla Habituation Experience is a new and unique way of spending a great wildlife holiday in the African jungles. That offers a fantastic opportunity to spend up to four hours amongst a family of the remarkable mountain gorilla.
Rather than an all-to-brief 60 minutes in their company, observe and photograph them interact, play and groom one another at a gentler pace paying the same price you would pay in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. This is a one-time chance to take part in the valuable task of habituating gorillas to the presence of humans.
There are just two gorilla families that are currently being habituated, in the dense foliage of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Gorilla Trekking Uganda and Rwanda,. Trek deep into the trees in search of these sociable creatures, led by highly trained trackers and guides. Pick up the trail of clues that they have left behind as they roam through the forest.
After a challenging trek through the green wilderness, eventually, reach the family’s location. Approach cautiously, getting close to these powerful yet intelligent creatures.
Our Safari Vehicles - Luxury 4x4 Land Cruiser Extended
All our Safari vehicles are Toyota Land-cruiser 4×4 with pop-up roofs. The vehicles are serviced and maintained to a very high standard before, during and after every safari. Paradise Adventure Vacations Ltd offering all-wheel drive safari vehicles suitable for off-road driving, which enable travelers to discover the magical areas of East Africa in a pleasant and reliable manner.
Our Safari Vehicles Seating Plan
Electrical charging & power supply
All our safari vehicles have power / charging points. Please bring travel adaptors to ensure they are suitable for your appliances / devices
What happens if the jeep breaks down?
Our Safari vehicles are serviced and maintained to a very high standard before, during and after every safari. The age of the vehicles in our fleet varies but most were built between 2008 and 2013. If your vehicle does break down and it cannot be fixed on the road, we will request a rescue jeep which will come for you so that you can continue your safari with minimum impact. Whilst every effort is made to prevent this from happening, the driving is rough and the vehicles do take quite a pounding!
We believe in value for money. Every guest would like to have the most reliable and comfortable vehicles on safari. In response to the clients’ needs, we have a very strict vehicle replacement policy that ensures a young fleet at all times. We have a total fleet of 225 well-maintained motor vehicles, predominantly 4-wheel drives. This does away with the problem of sub-contracting vehicles and driver-guides, which may compromise the quality of services. Our safari vehicles are specifically converted for maximum space and comfort. All of them have hatched roof and sliding windows to facilitate good viewing and convenient photography during game drives and sight seeing.