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Guide to Gorilla Trekking in Africa

Looking for a gorilla safari in Uganda? Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga National Park offers travelers with an amazing opportunity to see the endangered mountain gorillas in Uganda.

The ideal option for value and almost guaranteed sightings is Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, the mist-capped ancient rain forest hosting nearly half of the total remaining population of the endangered mountain gorillas. Bwindi Forest has nine habituated gorilla groups that can be visited by tourists located within four main sectors of the forest. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park has only one habituated gorilla group open for gorilla tracking.

Book Park Permits First:

There are only Only 80 permits that are granted to visitors interested in gorilla trekking per day in both Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga National Park. In every group, only 8 visitors are allowed to visit the gorillas.

Where to Stay

There are several safari lodges and campsites that are ideally located near the entry points within various sectors of the park. This means that you can choose a lodge after only making a booking for the gorilla permit. Make sure your outfitter books the lodge closest to the entry point noted on your permit.