Top most safari lodges in Uganda – Safari Destinations in Uganda – Safari Accommodation in Uganda 

Top most safari Lodges in Uganda.  The most opted-for Accommodation facilities have over the years been set up in strategically prime tourism locations in Uganda’s National Parks. These go for prices ranging from budget, mid-range, and Luxury or high-end safari lodges. The choice to stay at a particular safari lodge often depends on the proximity of the lodge to a visitor’s desired tourist attractions, the budget of the visitor, and the availability of that safari lodge during a particular period opted for by the client.
some of the most ideal safari lodges to consider when visiting Uganda National Parks include the following.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Trackers Lodge
Trackers Lodge is located about 60 kilometers from Kihihi Airstrip and offers excellent services to guests throughout their stay. The lodge is strategically located to enable guests to track the mountain gorillas in Bwindi easily.
Gorilla Forest Camp
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is located deep inside Bwindi Impenetrable Forest which is very popular for gorilla trekking. Staying at Gorilla Forest Camp allows visitors to experience tracking mountain gorillas in Bwindi, bird watching, and guided cultural visits among other tour activities.
Buhoma Lodge
Buhoma Lodge is a top-quality and intimate property commanding spectacular and uninterrupted views of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, home to the rare and elusive Mountain Gorillas. An elevated central lounge area, complete with bar, dining, and spa facilities, offers a cozy, comfortable environment to discuss the day’s activities around the fireplaces which add atmosphere and warmth in the cool evening. Top most safari Lodges in Uganda 

Mahogany Springs
Mahogany Springs offers privacy and serenity blended with optimal comfort in a spectacular setting. With some of the most luxurious accommodations in East Africa the feeling that you will experience when staying here is beyond compare. The Gorillas have been known to visit the lodge and coming face to face with them is an indescribable experience.
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge
Guests at Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge stay in their cottage. Built of local volcanic stone, every cottage has a large sitting room with a fireplace, vast overstuffed armchairs, and hand-woven carpets. Tracking mountain gorillas in Bwindi is high on the agenda for many tourists staying at the lodge.

Murchison Falls National Park
Chobe Safari Lodge
This five-star safari lodge in Murchison Falls National Park is excellent on so many levels. Chobe Safari Lodge offers an opportunity to experience Uganda’s rich wildlife, bird species, flora, and fauna. The River Nile makes the whole experience feel just right. The lodge offers panoramic views of the park and is one of the best destinations for sport fishing in Africa. Top most safari Lodges in Uganda 

Bakers Lodge
Bakers Lodge rests amongst large shady trees and has suites on raised decks to take full advantage of cool breezes and spectacular river views beautifully set along the southern bank of the River Nile. With a thatched central lounge, dining and bar area, and a refreshing swimming pool, the eco-friendly lodge gives visitors a true feeling of life in the wild.

Paraa Safari Lodge
The lodge is strategically located in Murchison Falls National Park in the northwestern part of Uganda and overlooks the longest river in the World, The River Nile. Paraa Safari Lodge offers a unique blend of comfort, relaxation, and adventure. Staying at Paraa Safari Lodge allows visitors to visit the mighty Murchison Falls, one of the most powerful waterfalls in the world where the Nile water is channeled into a narrow gorge six meters wide before plunging 43 meters below.

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Kibale Forest National Park
Kyaninga Lodge
Kyaninga Lodge is set against the stunning backdrop of Lake Kyaninga and the Rwenzori Mountains beyond. The lodge has nine exclusive cottages made from hand-carved logs, superb dining, and so much more. Staying at Kyaninga Lodge allows visitors to undertake many tour activities including tracking chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park.
Primates lodge
Ndali Lodge provides a perfect base from which to visit some of the region’s most popular attractions. Kibale Forest National Park, the famous home of the largest concentration of chimpanzees in Africa, as well as a bewildering variety of other primates, birds, and butterflies, can be reached within 45 minutes. Also close by is the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary, a community-based conservation project that is home to a variety of monkeys and other mammals.

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Lake Mburo National Park
Mihingo Safari Lodge
Mihingo is a luxurious, family-owned lodge in a magical setting adjacent to Lake Mburo National Park. Perched high on a rocky kopje, whose pre-Cambrian granite boulders were formed over 500 million years ago, it has spectacular views over a vast savannah landscape. Designed to blend in with its fragile surroundings, this environmentally friendly lodge offers comfort, relaxation, and the experience of being at one with nature.
An infinity pool overlooks the valley below where buffalo, eland, impala, warthogs, bushbuck, and zebra can be seen at the waterhole. On the rocks, you may have the rare chance of seeing the resident family of Klipspringers. We cannot guarantee that you will see a leopard, but on a night game drive, you do have a good chance. As Rungwe Kingdon (the son of the well-known wildlife author, Jonathan Kingdon, and one of Mihingo’s guests) once told us “I have seen more leopards in Lake Mburo National Park than any other park in East Africa”. To further enhance your experience of wild Africa, Mihingo is the only lodge in Uganda to offer daytime and overnight horse safaris into the national park.
The only regret that many of our guests have is that they wish they had booked to stay longer than only a night or two. We hope this website will help you see how many wonderful things there are to do when you stay at Mihingo Lodge.

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Kigambira safari lodge
Kigambira Safari Lodge is a luxury eco–lodge built in the Southern part of Lake Mburo National Park; Uganda’s smallest park. Nestled between Lake Kigambira and the Rubanga Forest, the location provides the ideal base for the adventurous traveler with a range of activities from game drives & boat trips on Lake Mburo, to exhilarating hikes through the low canopied forest or the looping trail around Lake Kigambira.
Lake Mburo National Park is home to over 350 species of birdlife, including the rare Shoebill, Red-Faced Barbet, and African Finfoot among others. With its varied habitat, the park is home to approximately 68 mammal species – Oribi, Impala, Buffalo, Waterbuck, huge herds of Zebra, and even the elusive Leopard and Lion.
Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Mweya Safari Lodge
Mweya Safari Lodge is located on a peninsula within the heart of the Queen Elizabeth National Park and is surrounded by the magical Rwenzori Mountains also known as the ‘Mountains of the Moon’. The lodge is a perfect place to relax as you reflect on the day’s tour activities which oftentimes include game drives through the park which is filled with so many animal and bird species.
Ishasha Wildness Camp
Ishasha Wilderness Camp is located within the Southern Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park on the Ntungwe River. Ishasha Wilderness Camp offers high-quality accommodation and services in this remote sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park famous for its tree climbing Lions.

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Top tourist activities in Murchison Falls National Park – Wildlife and game viewing safaris – Boat cruise experience to the Bottom of the falls – Chimpanzee tracking in Murchison Falls

If your dream has always been organizing a safari to Murchison falls national game park, that becomes a reality with just a simple email in our mail.  Katland Safaris will provide you with incredible itinerary ideas for a perfect and unforgettable safari including all the Top tourist activities in Murchison Falls National Park.  

Murchison Falls National Park is one of the most adventurous destinations in Uganda, the Park is located in the Northern region of the Albertine Rift Valley and North of Kampala and Entebbe. It is endowed with the big five, the lion, the leopards, the elephants, and the Buffaloes. Other species include bushbucks, Uganda Kob, waterbucks and warthogs, giraffes, Jackson’s hartebeest, and hyenas with rhinos very close at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

Wildlife species in Murchison Falls National Game Park.

There are several primates in Murchison falls national park including baboons and several monkey species. It is also home to several bird species including the rare shoebill stork for bird-watching lovers. Murchison Falls was named after the mighty waterfalls which are formerly and locally known as Kabalega Falls. It is as well the biggest national park in the country covering a total area of 3,840 sq km, your honeymoon here will be an unforgettable experience. There are many Things to do and see in Murchison Falls National Park

Top tourist activities in Murchison Falls National Park.

Wildlife and game viewing safaris.

Wildlife and game adventure is the highlight of every safari to Uganda.  Murchison Falls National Park is home to different wildlife species, it has over 76 mammals and 451 bird species including Buffaloes, Elephants, Jackson hartebeests, Antelopes, Lions, Kobs, Giraffes, Hyenas, Bushbucks, Shoebill storks Warthogs among others. They are widely spread all over the Savannah grasslands, grazing or hunting for prey. This makes the park’s landscape so amazing for Wildlife viewing/game driving. The game drives can start very early in the morning at around 6:00 am for chances of cats till evening, the game drives can be done at any time of the day and they are normally done in the Northern Part of the Park where the trails are as well as following the Victoria, Albert and Buligi Tracks. All our Vehicles while on this safari have a pop-up roof that allows you to view, even at a distance, and also a great Photograph. You will be driving at a snail’s speed in the park as you enjoy the views and animals in the wild.

Boat cruise experience to the Bottom of the falls

The boat cruise is an interesting activity to do and ideal for your safari in Murchison falls national Park.  Taking the boat trip on the river Nile, and cruising to the bottom of the falls is such a great experience. You will have a chance of seeing the Hippos in water and on the shores, Crocodiles, Birds, and other wildlife on the shores of the river as they drink water or even rest, and other Aquatic animals. Normally Launch Cruises are used and you will join other visitors and the guide will help spot and identify the animals as you take pictures, and record videos. The view of the falls while at the bottom is breathtaking and hearing the Roars of the falls as well.  The cruise takes 2 hours though you can opt to pay more for extra hours. There are two sessions namely the morning session and the afternoon session and you can opt for your best choice. Spend a quality time as you cruise on River Nile and the delta with your partner in Murchison Falls National Park

 Cultural experiences

The cultural encounter is such a unique experience as you get to interact with the cultures, Lifestyles, and languages is one of the things to do in Murchison falls national Park with Kids. You can get to interact with the community by visiting their craft centers in the park, the local cultural groups also perform at campfires of local lodges. By supporting the community, you are improving their standards of living where they can buy produce from local markets, pay school fees, and others.

 Chimpanzee tracking in Murchison Falls National Park

Chimpanzee tracking is among the major activities done in Murchison Falls National Park. Chimpanzee trekking is done in Budongo Forest Reserve which is within the Murchison Falls National Park. The chimpanzee tracking can be done in the morning or afternoon and we can book you the permits and organize this trek for you. Budongo Forest Reserve has about 700 chimpanzees and these have been conserved for years steadily the groups are growing and increasing in Numbers. The chimpanzees in Budongo forest we first studied in 1960 and conservation has been going on to sustain the chimpanzees in the forest thus attracting more visitors to come and see them

Hotels to stay in Murchison Falls National Park.

The lodges range from high Market Luxurious to Budget Lodges. For top Luxurious Lodges include Chobe Safari Lodge, Nile Safari Lodge, and Bakers Lodge. Kabalega Wilderness Camp, Paraa Safari Lodge, and Murchison River Lodge are among the midrange Lodges.  For budget lodges, you can stay at Pakuba Safari Lodge, Pumba Safari Lodge, Red Chili Hideaway Lodge, and many others. Many lodges have swimming pools, spas, and fitness centers, and may offer additional activities, like spa treatments, and hiking. Contact us with a lodge of your choice and we tailor your itinerary or even suggest for you the best option depending on your budget for an ideal safari in Murchison Falls National Park.

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5 days honeymoon safari to Murchison falls national game park – Luxury Honey Moon safari, Couple adventures through Uganda

This 5 Days and 4 nights Honeymoon safari holiday takes you to Murchison falls national park one of Uganda’s most impressive jungle destinations to spend quality time on a honeymoon surrounded by the incredible diversity of faunas and floras. This honeymoon safari will allow you to relax and explore wildlife giving you the best romantic escape ever.

On this honeymoon safari, you will participate in numerous romantic activities like Game Drives for two through the savannah plains of the Murchison falls national park encountering wildlife species and enjoying beautiful views, expressive private boat cruises on the river Nile, romantic sundowners, lovely hikes to the top of the Murchison Falls. With all these combined, you will have a memorable honeymoon experience in the jungle which will refresh your relationship.

Detailed Itinerary for your Honeymoon safari to Murchison

Day one.

Transfer to Murchison Falls National Game Park.

Visit To Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for the Rhino Trekking adventure.

Early morning after breakfast at your hotel of residence, you will meet with a representative from Katland Safaris for a small briefing and then embark on your romantic journey to Murchison Falls National Game Park.

En route to Murchison Falls National Game Park, you will have a stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for the Rhino tracking experience.

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and Wildlife Ranch is the proud home of Uganda’s white rhinos. Located in the Nakasongola district, you can find only rhinos but also a wide variety of bird species and other wildlife. The wildlife ranch has become a popular destination for tourists looking for adventure offering Rhino trekking, birding tours, nature hikes, night-time nature walks, and a shoebill trek & canoe ride.

After the Rhino tracking adventure, you will have Lunch at Amuka Safari Lodge and continue with your Journey to Murchison Falls National Game Park. Check-in at Nile safari lodge to freshen yourself and spend your evening relaxing as you get familiar with the new lovely nature of the park.


Nile Safari Lodge (Luxury) Paraa Safari Lodge, or Pakuba Safari Lodge.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner

 Day two

Early morning game drive and evening private Sunset Cruise on the Nile Delta.

After a restful and relaxing night, wake up early morning for your breakfast and meet up with your Guide and leave for a morning wildlife sighting game drive through the savannah plains of the park where you will encounter several wildlife species such as; The Roth child giraffes, Elephants, Herds of caped Buffaloes, Lions, leopards, Several antelope species, Warthogs, Spotted hyenas and plenty of birds.

Honeymoon safari to Murchison

This early morning game drive will last up to 4 hours in a well-customized safari vehicle. After your game drive adventure, you will return to the lodge at around 11:30 am, freshen yourself, have lunch, and spend your afternoon relaxing as you are preparing for your evening lovely sundowner on the Nile to the Albert Delta. This cruise will offer you an opportunity to watch the beautiful sunset, view the Nile waters flowing gently into Lake Albert, and watch mammals such as Elephants, the huge Nile crocodiles, and Hippos as they are going out of the water to land to feed, and numerous bird species. Drive back to your lodge for a lovely dinner and an overnight.


Nile Safari Lodge (Luxury) Paraa Safari Lodge, or Pakuba Safari Lodge.Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner

Day Three.

Chimpanzee tracking in the morning and afternoon boat ride to the Bottom of the falls.

Wake up early for breakfast with your guide, and drive to Budongo forest for your Chimpanzee trekking adventure. Upon arrival at the chimpanzee trekking starting point, you will get a briefing from the ranger guide and then enter the forest in search of Humanity’s close relatives. Upon reaching the Chimps, you will spend in observation of their behavior.

After the Chimpanzee trekking adventure, you will return to the lodge for relaxation, have lunch and prepare for your afternoon boat ride to the bottom of the falls part of your Honeymoon safari to Murchison.

 During your boat cruise safari, you will see many aquatic animal and bird species such as Hippopotamuses, Nile crocodiles, Waterbucks, and many others including land mammals like Elephants, Buffaloes, and many more on the shores of the river. After your romantic boat safari on the Nile, disembark from the boat to start your lovely hike to the top of the Murchison Falls to watch how the calm River Nile change to be violent just in few seconds when it is going through the narrow gorge of only 7 meters wide and then drop 43 meters into a pool forming a thunderous roar sound.

Return to the lodge for relaxation, Dinner, and overnight stay.


Nile Safari Lodge (Luxury) Paraa Safari Lodge, or Pakuba Safari Lodge.Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner

Day Four.

Morning relaxation and the Lodge and evening game Drive.

On this 4th of your, Honeymoon safari to Murchison Falls, you will spend your morning and afternoon relaxing and enjoying a simple massage and intimate time with your dear spouse and swimming, be served your tasty lunch, and then prepare for another wildlife spotting game drive in Uganda’s most visited national park. The evening game drive will allow you to see the wildlife species you may have missed on the previous morning game drive since every day the savanna has a different experience to offer, enjoy the sunset in the wilderness and this is the best moment to take love memorable photos.

Return to the lodge for dinner and night.


Nile Safari Lodge (Luxury) Paraa Safari Lodge, or Pakuba Safari Lodge.Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner

Day five

Visit the Top of the Falls, have breakfast on top of the falls, and then transfer back to Kampala.

On the last day of your honeymoon safari holiday to Murchison Falls National Park, you will wake up relatively early in the morning and check out of the lodge, and drive straight to the top of Murchison falls national game park. You will have a tour of the falls and then have your breakfast at the top of the most powerful falls in Africa.

After breakfast, you will embark on your journey back to Kampala with a stopover at Kabalega Inn for Lunch and then transfer to Kampala reaching the late afternoon. We might choose to have Lunch either in Masindi or in Kampala.

Upon arrival in Kampala, you will be transferred back to your residence, hotel, or Entebbe International Airport, marking the end of your 5 days honeymoon safari to Murchison falls national game park.

What to pack for your honeymoon trip to Murchison Falls National Game Park.

All holidaymakers visiting the Murchison Falls National Park are advised to pack several things however, a valid passport with visa and a yellow fever vaccination certificate, a camera, comfortable safari clothing that is not brightly coloured, long-sleeved shirts, scarfs, trousers, sunscreen, sunglasses, caps, a hat, evening wear, durable waterproof shoes with ankle support especially when going on nature walks or chimpanzee trekking.

Best time to Visit Murchison Falls National Game Park for Honeymoon.

Although considered to be an all-year-round destination, the best time to visit Murchison Falls National Park for 5 Days Honeymoon Holiday is in the dry season from December to mid-February, and June to July.

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Top tourist activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park – Game drives and wildlife viewing safaris – Boat cruise experience on Kazinga Channel – Chimpanzee Tracking in Kyambura Gorge and Kalinzu Forest – Lion Tracking

Top tourist activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Are you planning a trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park? Are you searching for which attractions to see and things to do in Queen Elizabeth National Park? What activities to Consider to do for your planned trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park? Katland Safaris is more than ready to organize an all-inclusive safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park. We will give you options on accommodation choices, means of transport, and activities to do during your stay in Queen Elizabeth National Park. 

Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the savannah Parks found in the Kasese district in Western Uganda, it spreads to the western arm of the Great Rift Valley and is home to a wide variety of wildlife including elephants, lions, hippos, buffalo, Uganda kob, baboon, and many species of birds.  With both a riverine and savannah habitat, the park includes the southern Ishasha area with its tree-climbing lions and Maramagambo, one of the largest surviving natural forests in Uganda.  The northern Mweya area, traversed by the equator and dominated by the scenery of crater lakes, is often occupied by large flocks of flamingos. This Park is such a beauty and has attracted many visitors throughout the years. The two sectors of Queen Elizabeth National Park;

The Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park is very famous because of its population of tree-climbing lions that are a very exceptional attraction, the Lions are normally seen lazily lying up within the branches of the huge fig trees staring down at the numerous Uganda Kobs that are grazing in the open Ishasha plains and these are the main prey to these lions. Sometimes even leopards can be seen lying in the trees. Depending on Luck, you will be able to see them while on a game drive. The Mweya sector of Queen Elizabeth National is the most used for game drives for visitors to spot various animals. There is a lot to see in Queen Elizabeth National Park besides wildlife, namely; Lake Katwe salt mines, crater lakes, Kyambura gorge, Chimpanzees, the Mangoose project, Maramagambo forest, the beautiful scenery, and the view of the Mountain Rwenzori.

Top tourist activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Game drives and wildlife viewing safaris.

It is everyone’s dream to see wildlife on a safari to Africa. You will do game drives to see some of the best wildlife in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Some of the wildlife in this park include Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Buffaloes, Antelopes, Warthogs, Hippos, and many others. You can do morning and afternoon game drives in-game tracks through Kasenyi, Ishasha and the north Kazinga plains will offer you the best of these sightings. Our experienced guide will help in spotting the animals while driving at a snail’s speed.  You are only required to pay for Park entrance fees to get into the park and then proceed to drive in the designated tracks to spot wildlife. Queen Elizabeth National Park is endowed and has very beautiful clear views of the surrounding wilderness.

Boat cruise experience on Kazinga Channel

A boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel is also another activity to do in Queen Elizabeth National Park on your safari.  The cruise happens on the Kazinga channel between Lake George and Lake Edward, you may encounter herds of elephants, buffalos and antelopes, families of warthogs, large groups of hippos, and crocodiles basking on the shore. Kazinga’s shores are a haven for numerous birds, including many migratory species as they make their way south to warmer climates. The cruise also provides a spectacular view of the beautiful Mweya Peninsula and life in local fishing villages set along the banks. The boat cruise costs USD30 per person for a normal public Launch cruise, but you can as well book a private boat for a romantic cruise for only two of you.

Chimpanzee Tracking in Kyambura Gorge and Kalinzu Forest.

Chimpanzee tracking is also a must-do on your safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park. This can be done in Kyambura Gorge which is within the park. The chimpanzee tracking is done in the morning and afternoon and we can book you the permits and organize this trek for you depending on the itinerary and timing of the activities. The Chimpanzee permit for Kyambura costs USD50 per person per trek which is way cheaper compared to other chimpanzee trekking destinations in Uganda.

 Cultural and Community Encounters.

A cultural visit to African communities is such a memorable experience to do on your safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park, you may choose to visit Lake Katwe Mines and witness how the local communities are harnessing park resources to earn a living. It is also an indication why Queen Elizabeth National Park was voted as one of the Parks where wildlife co-exists with human beings. For those who want to visit the local communities, we have the Kasoga community experience project where the local community will share with you the hard experience of living near the park and how they have managed to co-exist peacefully with wildlife you will as well enjoy the cultural encounters and traditional dances. There are also craft villages where you can buy souvenirs as you support the locals

Lion tracking experience in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Most travelers during their safari in Africa love to see lions in their natural environment. Lion tracking in Queen Elizabeth National Park gives you this chance, it involves following an individual or group of lions to learn more about their behavior, feeding habits, and social/group dynamics. To take part in the Lion tracking experience, one needs to book in advance. The experience cost $60 per person for international tourists and 100,000 Ugandan shillings for citizens of East Africa. Payment can be made directly at the Mweya Information Centre.  The park authorities give $10 for each booking to the Uganda Carnivores program. You can opt to do early morning, afternoon, and night sessions of lion tracks. Each session takes between two to three hours.

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Questions Frequently asked about Gorilla Trekking in Uganda and Rwanda – Best Time to Trek mountain Gorillas – Gorilla Habituation Experience

Questions Frequently asked about Gorilla Trekking in both Uganda and Rwanda.  The mountain gorilla is one of the two subspecies of the eastern gorilla. They are found in the Virunga volcanic mountains of Central Africa, within three National Parks: Mgahinga, in south-west Uganda; Volcanoes, in north-west Rwanda; and Virunga in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and listed as critically endangered by the IUCN.

The other population is found in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Some primatologists consider the Bwindi population in Uganda may be a separate subspecies, though no description has been finalized. As of December 2019, the estimated number of mountain gorillas remaining in the wild today is about 1063 with almost half of that population found in Uganda.

Questions Frequently asked about Gorilla Trekking in Uganda and Rwanda

What is Habituation Experience?

This is the most exciting tourist activity in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable national park. where visitors join researchers and park rangers to train mountain gorillas to get them used to human presence.

What is Gorilla trekking?

It’s a wildlife activity that involves hiking up into a thick forest to see mountain gorillas in their true natural habitat. Gorilla trekking is only done in three East African countries in the world that’s Uganda, Rwanda, and DR Congo.

How Difficult is trekking gorillas in Uganda or Rwanda?

trekking mountain Gorillas is relatively challenging depending on someone’s physical fitness.  Gorilla trekking in Uganda is slightly challenging compared to Rwanda due to hiking through the thick forest with steep terrain, valleys, and crossing rivers. In both countries, however, one must be fit enough and able to hike the steep terrain to see Mountain Gorillas in the wild.

Uganda or Rwanda, what’s the best destination for gorilla trekking?

Gorilla families In Rwanda
Gorilla families In Rwanda

Uganda and Rwanda are the best countries for a Gorilla trekking safari in East Africa. These two African countries inhabit similar rugged terrains and have similar habitats. Very few tourists choose to track Mountain Gorillas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo these days due to security concerns and services there are not as well organized. The regulations and quality of local gorilla guides and trackers are similar in Rwanda and Uganda but there are as many factors to consider in picking your location within one of these countries.


The gorilla families in Rwanda and Uganda are not in a zoo but roaming free in very large areas of very dense forests and so many factors, such as the length of your trek or how to open the area you end up encountering the gorillas in, cannot be planned for. There are, however, some things you can plan for like your fitness, how much you want to spend on your trip, which gorilla family you want to see, and how much time you have on your holiday.

Can the elderly trek mountain gorillas

Many older people who don’t think of themselves as hikers or adventurers can successfully visit the gorillas. Personal assistants can be hired to carry your day-pack and assist you in difficult areas. The local guides will work hard to make it as easy as possible for one to track and photograph the Mountain Gorillas. Numerous clients in their 70s succeeded in reaching their target Mountain Gorilla groups. But many people return very exhausted, and muddy if they are not fit enough to go hiking in Rwanda and Uganda. Altitude sickness is not usually a problem, nor are insects. You will want a pair of gloves and clothing that protects your arms and legs from thorns and nettles. Good balance is helpful in Gorilla trekking as trails may be slippery. And we advise you to hit the gym for a week or two before you embark on this journey. This answers the 4th of most questions frequently asked about gorilla trekking in East Africa.

How long can one spend with Mountain gorillas?

Tips for a Gorilla Trekking Safari in Uganda and Rwanda
Tips for a Gorilla Trekking Safari in Uganda and Rwanda

Visitors are required to spend a maximum of 1 hour in the presence of mountain gorillas while viewing to minimize disease transmission. A Gorilla trekking permit in Rwanda and Uganda allows you to spend only 1 hour with any group of mountain Gorillas. Sometimes your guide may allow you a few more minutes, especially if you have had a long trek. But that one hour is always worth it because the experience is incomparable.

Are Mountain Gorillas dangerous?

Habituated Mountain Gorillas are not dangerous or prone to be angered by tourists if not disturbed because they have been trained to be in the presence of humans. All wild animals in Africa are best considered potentially dangerous and treated as such, many people are surprised that the Mountain Gorillas seem to ignore the tourists in their midst completely but there’re a couple of rules that ought to be followed. One should not get between a mother and a baby or tease animals, use a flash when taking pictures, or make distracting noises in the presence of mountain gorillas.

How close can I get to the mountain Gorillas?

Officially you are required to keep close to a 7 meters distance from the gorillas. In practice, the mountain Gorillas often violate this rule by coming closer to you as you stand quietly observing or photographing them. It is still helpful to have a telephoto capability on your camera since some animals are shy, and the Silverback may be very protective of the young. You are not allowed to touch the gorillas, though it would be easy to do so.

What is the best time to trek gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda?

Gorilla trekking in the two countries of Uganda and Rwanda is at its best whole year round but the best time to trek gorillas is during the two dry seasons, December to February and June to September. Mountain gorillas live at a high altitude in the mountains which requires you to hike up to reach them and these places can be slippery and hard to reach during rainy seasons.

How old do you have to be to trek gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda?

The minimum age limit for gorilla trekking in Uganda, Rwanda is 15 years. Any person of this age and above can apply for a gorilla permit to visit Mountain Gorillas. The Mountain Gorillas in the wild reside only in Bwindi Forest and the volcanic mountain ranges along the borders of Uganda, Rwanda, and the Congo. Tourists must visit the Mountain Gorillas with the assistance of tour operators like Katland Safaris. We arrange the necessary gorilla permits, transportation, safari guides, and lodging required for Mountain Gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda. You are not permitted to trek Mountain Gorillas on your own or outside designated areas, you must be accompanied by the ranger guide to and from the park.

Is it possible to trek gorillas in Uganda via Rwanda?

This is currently one of the best ways to start a gorilla trekking adventure more so if it’s combined with wildlife safaris to Uganda. However, you must check if land borders are open to allow you across. Visitors can either fly from Kigali to Entebbe and then take charter flights to Bwindi or Mgahinga national park or they can use road transport which takes about 4 hours from Kigali to Uganda Bwindi or Mgahinga gorilla national park. Therefore, Visitors can fly through Kigali International Airport and then connect to Uganda by road.

How many Mountain Gorillas are there in the world?

As of recently, the overall global population is believed to be 1,063 mountain gorillas, and almost half of that number is found in Uganda.

How do I get a gorilla permit?

Travelers interested in trekking gorillas from Uganda must book and get their gorilla permit in advance from a trusted tour company like Katland Safaris or from Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA For travelers trekking from Rwanda, they should book and get a gorilla permit from a trusted tour operator or Rwanda Development Board (RDB) in advance. Katland Safaris will assist you to book and get your gorilla permit to visit gorillas in both Uganda and Rwanda.

What’s the cost of a Gorilla permit in Uganda and Rwanda?

Uganda Gorilla permits cost $750 for foreign non-residents, $600 for foreign residents, and 250,000 Uganda shillings for East African citizens. Gorilla habituation permits cost $1500 for foreign non-residents, $1000 for foreign residents, and 750,000 Uganda shillings for East African residents.

This does not include transportation from the registration and orientation site to the hiking departure point or trailhead. This point may be up to 25 miles away. Your travel agency takes care of this. You may also want to tip your tour guide to keep them motivated.

We recommend you also hire a porter at an additional cost of $15 per trek, as they will help carry your day pack, carry you, or assist you trekking when necessary. That’s how the local community makes a little income from the park.

In Rwanda the Cost of a gorilla permit is $1500 per person and per day for all international visitors.  The minimum age limit to apply for and book a gorilla permit is 15 years.  Currently, there is no Discounted gorilla permit in Rwanda but special offers are available to Rwandans and Residents in East African communities.

Where and when is it possible to visit Gorillas?

Gorilla trekking in East Africa can be done freely in two countries that’s Uganda and Rwanda and it’s an all-year-round tourist activity. The best time to go on a gorilla trekking tour in Uganda and Rwanda is during the short dry season from mid-December to early February or over the long dry season months of June to September. These periods offer by far the easiest hiking conditions and the lowest malaria risk.

How many gorilla families are Habituated?

Mountain gorillas like humans, live in groups of families and the groups have to be tamed or habituated for tourism. The number of available habituated Mountain Gorilla groups for tourist tracking safaris varies throughout the year depending on the location of the Mountain Gorilla family groups. Gorilla groups often travel into the Congo or beyond the range of a day trek to visit them. Sometimes Mountain Gorilla family groups travel rapidly, break up and reform, or show behaviors that make them less attractive to visit. Other habituated Mountain Gorilla groups are dedicated to research and not open to tourist tracking.

How long is a trek to see gorillas in Uganda or Rwanda?

Gorilla trekking takes 30 minutes to 6 hours or a full day depending on the location and movements of the gorillas on a particular day. Gorillas though habituated are still wild animals and so they keep moving from one place to another looking for food. The time taken for gorilla trekking involves the time taken walking to where the habituated gorilla family is, one hour spent with gorillas once found, and the time taken to trek back to the park headquarters which is the starting point. So, depending on where the gorillas are, visitors spend different times doing gorilla trekking.

What are the chances of seeing mountain gorillas?

There is a 99% chance of seeing mountain gorillas in their natural habitat in Uganda and Rwanda. Part of the gorilla permit fees are used to hire gorilla trackers who go into the forest to keep monitoring the movements of the mountain gorillas. These trackers keep track of where the gorillas laid their nests the day before and follow them the next day from there. The trackers provide information to the park guides about the location of the gorillas. Therefore, the visitors are guaranteed that they will see gorillas.

When should I book a gorilla permit in Uganda?

Paying for a gorilla permit in installments.
Paying for a gorilla permit in installments.


The gorilla permits can be booked 2 years to 1 month in advance. Book early enough If you are to get the best gorilla trekking sector, especially for those interested in Bwindi gorilla treks. Any visitor planning for a gorilla trip needs to book the permit in advance which is about 3-5 months before the trekking date. Gorilla permits are highly competitive given that most people are interested in seeing these endangered primates so booking in advance helps you avoid a last-minute rush or even missing out. Gorilla permits are served on a first come first serve basis depending on the sector you choose to track.

What is a gorilla permit and what’s included in it?

one of the questions frequently asked about gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda is to let visitors know What a gorilla permit is. It’s a document that allows a visitor to see mountain gorillas in their natural habitat

The gorilla permit includes; Park entry fees for the day of trekking, Gorilla trekking fees and hour viewing gorillas once found, Visitors security in the forest, and Park ranger/ guide fees

How many people are allowed to trek with a gorilla family?

Only 8 people are allowed to trek with a habituated gorilla family per day. Several gorilla families have been habituated both in Uganda and Rwanda. The number is limited for several reasons like reducing the behavioral disturbance to the gorillas, minimizing the exposure of gorillas to human-borne disease, and reducing damage to the forest which are homes to these endangered species.

What should I pack for a gorilla trekking trip?

One of the other questions frequently asked about gorilla trekking in Uganda or Rwanda is this. Going for a gorilla trip can be exciting but it’s always more enjoyable when you carry everything needed with you. Some of the items to pack for a gorilla trekking trip include: Comfortable clothes that are long-sleeved shirts and long trousers, a Rain jacket or sweater, Energy giving snacks and enough drinking water, a Camera and enough batteries, Strong hiking shoes, Hand gloves, Sunglasses, sunscreen, and hat

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Gorilla families to trek in Rwanda – Gorilla Trekking Rwanda – Volcanoes National Park – Gorilla habituation in Rwanda 

Gorilla families to trek in Rwanda. Rwanda is currently one of the best destinations for gorilla trekking in Africa. It’s located in the famous Virunga massif besides two other popular gorilla destinations Uganda and the democratic republic of Congo. Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is done at the famous Volcanoes national park. Currently, the park has 10 habituated gorilla families for visitors to see and one set aside for research from which the Kwita Izina baby gorilla naming ceremony is selected.

Surprisingly, each gorilla family has distinct and unique characteristics quite different from others. A single gorilla permit in Rwanda costs 1500 paid by all travelers including Rwanda nationals.

Gorilla families In Rwanda

Below are the different gorilla families present in Rwanda’s Volcanoes national park.

Sabyinyo group

The nearest gorilla family and easiest to track inhabits the gentle slopes between Mt. Sabyinyo and Mt. Gahinga. The group is popular for its giant silverback known as Guhonda which has kept its main challenger, Ryango out of the family to remain as a lonely silverback. The group is composed of 13 members including one silver back after another was exiled from the group. The commander of the group; Guhonda is the largest silver back in the park weighing about 220kg. The group was named after the Sabinyo volcano which means ‘old man’s teeth’.

Agashya group

This group is named after the initial family individual who was 13 at the time of habituation. The group was initially led by a silverback called Nyakarima but was later overthrown by Agashya who is now the leader and the family was named after him. Today the family has grown to 27 members including one silverback (Agashya). The group occupies the same territory as the Sabyinyo group but sometimes Agashya takes the family deeper into the mountain when it senses danger.

Gorilla families In Rwanda

Titus Family

The Titus group is the original family named after the silverback Titus which was born during the days of Dian Fossey’s research at Karisoke it was an infant member of the Susa group that Dian Fossey was studying. Titus the young gorilla lost his family to poachers including his father, uncle, and brother and his mother and sister joined other families leaving Titus to be raised by an unrelated male gorilla. According to Dian Fossey Titus the infant seemed “underdeveloped” and had difficulty breathing, but Titus somehow overcame these difficulties.

Susa group (Susa A)

previously with 42 members before the split, it is the most popular family Well known for being the group studied by Diana Fossey during her time in Rwanda from 1967 to 1985. In 2008 the group of 42 individuals splits into 2 as it had become so large. The breakaway group was later known as Susa B or Karisimbi group. Susa A group is well known for its playful twins of Byishimo & Impano and was named after the Susa River that drains through their home range. The group is composed of 33 members including 2 silverbacks and inhabits the forests on the lower slopes of Mt. Karisimbi.

Gorilla families to trek in Rwanda

Karisimbi group (Susa B)

This is sometimes referred to as Susa B and is the group that split from the original Susa in 2008. It is made up of 16 members including 2 silver backs. The group is the hardest to track as it inhabits the upper slopes of Mt. Karisimbi at an altitude of 4507m. The group has established their home high on the upper slopes and is suitable for trackers interested in serious hiking. Tracking this group is sometimes difficult as they go further high though RDB rangers will first locate the group a day before.

Amahoro group

Amahoro is a Kinyarwanda word to mean serenity, as the name goes, the family is known for its peacefulness and congeniality which on the other hand has caused its silver back Ubumwe to lose some members into another group called Umubano. The group has lived to the expectations of her name and is regarded as the most peaceful group. It is composed of 18 members including 2 silver backs and is a bit strenuous to track as one has to endure a hike up Mt. Bisoke slopes where the group established their home.

Umubano group

This family broke away from Ubumwe silverback as a result of constant battles between Charles and Ubumwe the two head silverbacks; Charles consistently challenged the supremacy of the leader Ubumwe. Charles eventually succeeded in breaking away with some members hence forming the Umubano group. The group is composed of 13 members including 2 silver backs and its name means ‘living together’.

Gorilla families to trek in Rwanda

Kwitonda group

This is a migrant group from the Democratic Republic of Congo which was named after its dominant silverback called Kwitonda meaning the ‘Humble one’. Because of its migration background, the group wonders in the lower slopes of Mt. Muhabura, and like the Karisimbi group, it is challenging to track as it sometimes moves to the upper slopes. The group is composed of 23 members including 4 silver backs.

Bwenge group

This group was formed as early as 2007 by Bwenge, and named after him, the group’s dominant silverback, after he had left his Natal group and was joined by females from other groups. The group occupies slopes of Karisoke volcano between Karisimbi and Bisoke mountains and had witnessed dark times when its 6 infants died. The group has however recovered and now has 11 members including one silver back. Bwenge is a Kinyarwanda word that means ‘Wisdom’ and it’s no wonder that this was the group featured in the Movie ‘Gorillas in the Mist’.

Hirwa group

This family was formed in 2006 by some members of the Sabyinyo group and others from Agashya. More gorillas joined in and now the group is composed of 16 members including one silver back. The group derived its name from its formation process which was out of luck. Hirwa means ‘the Lucky one’ and as luck has it, the group got twins in 2011. Hirwa group inhabits the foothills of Mt. Sabyinyo to the side of Mt Gahinga.

Ugenda group

This is a Kinyarwanda word ‘Ugenda’ to mean ‘on the move’ or ‘mobile’. The group was named after its unique behavior of roaming from place to place. It consists of 11 members including 2 silver backs and wonders around the Karisimbi area hence very difficult to track since it has no particular home.

In conclusion, with the description given, you should have a good picture of the characteristics and nature of each gorilla group and be in a position to choose which gorilla family to track on your gorilla safari to Rwanda.

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Uganda Cycling and Biking safaris. Uganda adventure tours – Cycling Safaris through Uganda 

Uganda Cycling and Biking safaris. Cycling through Uganda is one of the best safari decisions to make if you are thinking about doing a trip to Uganda.  Exploring Uganda on a bike safari gives you a close encounter with the features that make Uganda a fine destination of choice for travelers from all over the world. Uganda cycling and biking safaris can be arranged together with any other Uganda safari to add to your adventure trip.

Because cycling is considered a sport, many travelers tend to shy away from taking on the activity. The fact is, you don’t have to be a professional or an experienced rider to take on a Uganda cycling and Biking safari. The adventure is designed to suit the traveler’s special requirements.

This is another means of transport that will enable you to directly encounter and attach the pearl of Africa’s wonders and greatness when you book a Uganda safari. It is so fascinating when it comes to Uganda bike safaris that will guarantee you an offer to have a great and close attachment to the pearl of Africa and interaction with its friendly people.

Why a Uganda cycling and Biking safari?

If your dream has always been getting a close encounter with the local communities and experiencing the true Cultures that make Ugandan communities special, then this is the best safari to take on. The Uganda cycling and biking safaris are the most incredible safari offer when it comes to exploring the local communities and experiencing the culture of the indigenous people. When on a cycling trip, there are high chances that you will go off-road trails in the community villages and you will have a lot to learn and enjoy about the indigenous people and their behavior of life. If time allows on the side of the travelers, they can choose to visit community schools and interact with the school children buy them some gifts like books, and play toys and they will not forget your visit to Uganda.

Wildlife game viewing can as well be a fantastic adventure when on a Uganda cycling and Biking safari. in the different tourist destinations such as Murchison falls national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, and Lake Mburo national game park.

Uganda cycling and Biking safaris are not just rewarding adventures but it is a healthy exercise that will protect you from several diseases such as heart attack, cancer, physical fitness, and depression and it is a recreation activity that is full of adventure and fun.

The Uganda cycling and Biking safaris can easily be combined with other tourism activities such as nature walks, community walks, and game drive experiences as well cultural tours.

Booking a Uganda cycling and biking safari.

Booking a Uganda cycling and biking safari is not a technical endeavor on the side of a traveler interested in booking this adventure, just contact the Uganda safari experts like Katland Safaris to make arrangements in the preferred schedules of your visit to Uganda.

We will put all the arrangements for your cycling trip from bike to ride, the road transport, accommodation, and all activities to do on the safari.

Things to do while on a Uganda cycling and biking safari.

Gorilla and chimpanzee trekking.

Gorilla Habituation Experience in Uganda.
Gorilla Habituation Experience in Uganda.

Gorilla and chimpanzee trekking is one of the top Uganda safari activities to do in Uganda. The country is home to various other primate species including Golden Monkeys, and olive baboons among others.

Gorilla Trekking in Uganda on a budget camping safari in Uganda is done in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, for you to be allowed to go for the gorilla trek you will need to have a gorilla permit which costs USD700 for the foreign nonresidents, USD600 for the East African Residents and USD70 for the East African Citizens, this allows you to spend one hour encounter with the mountain gorillas. You can as well opt for a 4-hour encounter experience that is Gorilla Habituation which costs USD1500 per person per trek, this allows spending more time with the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Forest National Park

Chimpanzee tracking in Uganda is done in Kibale Forest National Park, Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kalinzu Forest, and Budongo Forest close to Murchison Falls National Park. The chimpanzee tracking is done in the morning and afternoon and we can book for you the permits and organize this trek for you depending on the itinerary and timing of the activities. For normal chimpanzee tracking, a Chimpanzee permit costs USD200 for foreign nonresidents, USD150 for the residents, and USD30 for the citizens and this gives you one hour encounter with the chimpanzees. You can as well do the chimpanzee habituation experience which gives you a half-day encounter with the chimpanzees; this is only done in Kibale Forest National Park

Uganda Cycling and Biking safaris.

Wildlife and Game viewing safaris.

Big Game Safari Adventure in Uganda
Big Game Safari Adventure in Uganda

You will be able to do various game drives in the savannah national parks of Kidepo Valley National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, and Uganda’s most popular National Park Queen Elizabeth National Park, wildlife to see includes tree climbing lions, Buffaloes, Elephants, warthogs, Giraffes, Zebras, Leopard, among others.

 Cultural and community encounters.

Uganda is ranked among countries with the most diverse cultures with more than 50 ethnic tribes and languages, you will be able to enjoy various cultural experiences, and you will be able to visit many communities in various national park part of your itinerary where the local community will share with you the hard experience of living near the park and how they have managed to co-exist peacefully with wildlife you will as well enjoy the cultural encounters and traditional dances.

Mountain Climbing adventures.

Mountain climbing is another amazing adventure activity that you can add to your Uganda cycling and biking safari. Uganda is a land of various hills, mountains and various highlands giving you a great opportunity for hiking activities. Mountains include Elgon, Rwenzori, Moroto, Sabinyo, Muhavura, and Gahinga among others which are common for hiking.

Bird-watching safaris.

With over 1000 recorded bird species in Uganda, Uganda is one of the best destinations for birding in Africa; it is home to various migrant birds and Albertine endemics with the Shoebill as one of the must-see bird species. The major birding areas in Uganda include Bwindi Forest, Mabamba swamp, Bigodi wetland, and Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park among others many birds as well can be spotted during game drives in various national parks.

Boat Safari excursions

With various lakes and rivers in Uganda boat trips and excursions are one of another top Uganda safari activities to do, Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park, and River Nile Excursions to the top of the falls and the Delta allow you to enjoy wildlife up-close and various water animals in Murchison Falls National Park.

What is the best time to Visit Uganda for a Uganda cycling and biking safari?

The best time for visiting Uganda is during the months of December to February and then June to October which is relatively drier than March to May and November. Uganda is crossed by the equator making her experience a modified equatorial type of climate with two rainy seasons and because of this people tend to associate drier seasons to be the best time to visit Uganda. This is true because when it is raining, it becomes hard to drive through the park for wildlife viewing because of the heavy rains that make the trails too slippery.

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Preparing for wildlife Safaris to Uganda – How to get the best out of your safari game drive in Uganda

Preparing for wildlife Safaris to Uganda. Like any other safari destination in Africa, national parks and game reserves in Uganda are home to wildlife species, and therefore their movements Are not Controlled in any way.  We never make programs with nature before conducting a safari but our team of experienced guides makes it a point to help you get the best of your expectations out of any safari you conduct with us.

Preparing for wildlife Safaris to Uganda – Things to Consider

Have Realistic expectations.

Uganda safari parks are expansive with wild animals spread over vast savannah plains, which means you’ll be driving over distant game tracks to find a concentration of animals. Irrespective of how much you’ve paid for your safari, sightings are not guaranteed, especially for the big elusive animals.

It’s best you curate your expectations with your expert local guide on which kinds of animals you may encounter. Gather more information about the park you’ll be visiting, what kind of animals are there, and the quality of game drives in that park before you book your trip.

Generally, it’s best to have as few realistic expectations as possible and be rewarded with surprising wildlife drama.

Preparing for wildlife Safaris to Uganda

Gather more information about the destination.

Your safari guide’s primary goal is to make the most of your African safari. Most guides are good at spotting animals, and they can also offer exciting information relevant to the sightings. They’ll undoubtedly have plenty of amazing stories to tell. Engage with them to get a brighter picture of your adventure, and the best position, spot rare animals, ask questions, and collect stories to tell back home. Also, make sure they’ve turned off the at-sightings; sometimes, they get caught up in the moments and forget that you may not be hearing them.

Ultimately, it’s easy to get too focused on the Big 5 and other large mammals on guided safari game drives, partly because the Big Five is heavily marketed. Searching for them seems to be the main aim of any safari drive. However, viewing small animals and birds can be highly rewarding as well. A photograph of a dung beetle or a colorful bird is more evocative than spending 30 minutes watching a sleeping lion. An excellent way to focus on the small stuff is to drive very slowly on the game tracks. 

Preparing for wildlife Safaris to Uganda

Be very patient

The best game viewing moment on the Savannah plains is often a waiting game. Whether you’re sitting by a waterhole or slowly trundling through the bush with your eyes peeled, having patience during a safari game drive is crucial to creating lasting wilderness moments.

So, carry a load of patience with your local safari guide because they must ensure that your sightings are as memorable as possible. Instead of driving from animal to animal, it pays to stay with a potentially good sighting. Spending time will offer an opportunity to see some interesting animal behavior.

Less camera time, more viewing

Safari game drives in Uganda offer excellent wildlife photography opportunities, but hopefully, you’ll have some rewarding interactions with your local guide. You’ll probably make a close bond with your guide, and at the end of the day, it’s the human conversations that will continuously stay with you. So, put the camera down, and you’ll find that great shot.

Best Time to Go for Game Safaris in Uganda

The best time to go for game and wildlife safaris in Uganda wildlife viewing on safari game drive in Uganda’s western savannah parks is during the dry seasons from June to August and December to February and the best time for game drives in Kidepo Valley National Park is immediately after the rainy season in September, October, November, and through the long dry season through December to April.

Things to take on a game safari to Uganda

  • Comfortable layers of safari clothing.
  • Gadgets & Tools that’s a nice Camera, pairs of Binoculars, and animal Guide books
  • Any other personal stuff.

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Gorilla trekking and Golden Monkey Tracking in Rwanda. All you need to know about Combining gorilla trekking with Golden monkey tracking in Rwanda

Gorilla trekking and Golden Monkey Tracking in Rwanda. Are you planning to go gorilla trekking in Rwanda. Are you planning to go gorilla trekking in Rwanda but you would love to add on yet another exciting wild life activity, then gorilla and golden monkey trekking is the right safari for you.

This article gives you detailed information on how in just three days you can be picked up from Kigali international airport, trek mountain gorillas and golden monkeys before departing bac home.

Gorilla trekking in Rwanda only h

appens in one national park and that’s volcanoes national park. The park has only ten gorilla families habituated and open to visitors for the gorilla trekking experience. In the very same national park, is where the golden monkey trekking is most popular and that’s the reason why a combination of gorilla trekking and Golden monkey trekking is such a great choice while planning for a safari to Rwanda.  

Detailed Itinerary for a three days Gorilla trekking And Golden Monkey Tracking in Rwanda

 Your first day of the three days gorilla trekking and golden monkey tracking safari in Rwanda will be highlighted by a pick from Kigali international airport, a tour of Kigali city, and later transfer to Volcanoes National Park.

Very early in the morning, you will meet with a representative from Katland safaris who will brief you about your three days gorilla and golden monkey trekking safari in Rwanda. After the briefing, you will proceed and take a tour of Kigali city that will be highlighted with a visit to the historical and memorial Genocide Museum with stories well narrated of how many lost lives in an ethnic battle and how Rwanda has been able to recover from that dark past in just a couple of years. 

You will later transfer to Volcanoes national game park reaching early evening to check in into the booked lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.

You can choose to have an evening nature walk to the beautiful twin lakes of Ruhondo and Burere.

Gorilla trekking

Gorilla Tours

Your second day of Gorilla trekking And Golden Monkey Tracking in Rwanda will be highlighted with a whole day of gorilla trekking.

You will wake up early in the morning for breakfast and later meet up with a guide from Katland Safaris who will transfer you to the Volcanoes national game park headquarters. Upon reaching the park, you will receive a briefing from the ranger guide on how the trek will be conducted highlighting the dos and don’ts of gorilla trekking. Later after the briefing, you will then embark on a gorilla trek that at times takes anything between 2 to 7 hours depending on where the gorillas where last seen the previous evening. After encountering the gorillas, you be allowed a full one hour to spend with them, take pictures and videos to share with loved ones back home.

After gorilla trekking, you will return to the park headquarters where you will meet a guide from Katland safaris who will transfer you back to the lodge for lunch, evening relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.

Golden monkey tracking

The third and last day of the three days Gorilla trekking And Golden Monkey Tracking in Rwanda will be highlighted by Golden Monkey Tracking, and your Departure back home.

You will wake up early in the morning for early breakfast and a transfer to volcanoes national game park for yet another adventurous activity which is golden monkey tracking.

You will wonder into the jungle with the guide as you look out for other wildlife species until you finally come close to the golden boys of the jungle. When you do, spend some time with them as you take pictures to share with love ones back home.

Return to the lodge for lunch, a check out and transfer to either your hotel in Kigali or to Kigali international airport for your international flight back home.

 Accommodation options

Some of the lodge that you can use for Gorilla trekking And Golden Monkey Tracking in Rwanda Volcanoes national game park include Le bamboo Gorilla Lodge Kinigi Guesthouse, Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Amahoro Guest House and Virunga Lodge among others.

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Top Safari Lodges in Rwanda. Luxury Safari Lodging in Rwanda – game safaris in Rwanda – Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Rwanda

Top Safari Lodges in Rwanda. Rwanda is becoming a very popular destination for travelers from all over the world mostly for adventure seekers interested in gorilla trekking safaris. Accommodation while on a safari through Rwanda should be the very last thing to worry about when on a safari through Rwanda. Whether you want to live in the lap of luxury or just want a little pampering, Rwanda offers you the perfect accommodation while on a safari through the country of a thousand hills.

A List of Top Safari Lodges in Rwanda

Bisate Lodge

Bisate Lodge is a new, luxurious lodge in Rwanda’s Virunga Volcanoes region, which opened in mid-2017. This sumptuous eco-lodge aims to provide guests with more than just a gorilla experience, rather immersing you into the local atmosphere, giving you a greater understanding of the conservation work that helps to protect the gorillas, ecosystems, and the local community.

With just six forest villas spaced across the large but private Bisate site, you will feel as though you are staying within the national park itself.

Top Safari Lodges in Rwanda

Gorilla’s Nest

Gorilla’s Nest is a luxury lodge located at the foot of the Virunga volcanoes and only a 5-minute drive from the park headquarters. Fit with 5-star treatment, rooms are styled like treehouses up stilts, and with a design that draws the outside in. The hotel was imagined by interior designer Hubertus Feit to give a subtle sense of Africa while taking nothing away from the true emphasis of the place: the surrounding landscape. One & Only Gorilla’s Nest is a place that encourages you to gaze into the mirror through eye-opening encounters with majestic mountain gorillas and experience the story of Rwanda.

Gorilla’s Nest is situated close to the entrance to Parc National des Volcans in northern Rwanda and is set within a grove of trees with the rooms set around a large courtyard. On a clear day, the views across to the volcanoes and surrounding area are spectacular. Surrounded by swaying eucalyptus trees, One & Only Gorilla’s Nest awakens a wild spirit of adventure.

Top Safari Lodges in Rwanda

One & Only Nyungwe House

Blending into the local environment – with its natural structural appearance – the lodge overlooks the tea plantation and rainforest, a unique view, and a spectacular area to stay. Aimed at the Western market, lodges have contemporary fittings and interiors, with traditional touches and large windows.

Fantastic for tracking chimpanzees, there is a total of 13 primates in the area, as well as 275 bird species, including the striking giant hornbills, great blue turacos, and red-breasted sparrow-hawks. Enjoy delicious, Fresh cuisine on the lodge terrace.

Ruzizi Tented Lodge

Ruzizi Tented Lodge is a small private luxury tented camp made up of seven en-suite tents on the beautiful shores of Lake Ihema. The camp surrounds a grass-thatched main structure that houses the reception area, the lounge, the dining area, and the bar. The camp is fully powered by solar energy and has hot running water throughout. With a capacity of slightly over 20 people, the camp is an intimate retreat allowing for a relaxing stay while remaining immersed in the wildlife. Proceeds from the lodge go towards conservation and supporting the communities around the park where many of the staff come from.

Top Safari Lodges in Rwanda

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Located close to the headquarters of Volcanoes National Park, this luxurious lodge allows travelers to acclimatize to the altitude of the Virunga Mountains while preparing for a life-changing experience: tracking the mountain gorillas of Rwanda. Spacious rooms, sheltered balconies, 24-hour electricity, hot and cold running water, and the choice of a bar, restaurant, library, and games room ensures every guest is well catered for, no matter how they’d like to spend their stay. Thanks to its proximity to the gorillas’ habitat, Sabyinyo is a fantastic choice for safari-goers who wish to combine their gorilla trekking experience with rest.

Singita Kwitonda Lodge, Rwanda

Designed for those seeking a transformative and purpose-driven safari experience, this new lodge from eco-conscious proprietor Singita opened its doors in August 2019. Located on a stunning 178-acre plot of land on the edge of Volcanoes National Park, Singita Kwitonda Lodge is the latest property to cement Rwanda’s position as the destination for sustainable travel in East and Central Africa. The 15th property in Singita’s portfolio has been carefully curated to embody the gentle, restorative spirit of Rwanda, and its opening will help to protect the precious mountain gorillas that live within the nation’s borders.

Top Safari Lodges in Rwanda

Virunga Lodge

Virunga Lodge is a comfortable eco-lodge located on a hillside overlooking the Virunga Volcanoes and Lakes Ruhondo and Bulera. 360-degree breathtaking views make this one of the top lodge destinations in Africa. 

Ten bands with private verandas offer views over the lakes and volcanoes; open fireplaces in the lounge and dining room are a warm welcome after a day tracking the mountain gorillas. Volcanoes Virunga Lodge is built around eco-friendly concepts with solar lighting and the use of local materials. Approximately a 45-minute drive from the gorilla park of Parc National des Volcans.

Contact us with any inquiries on how to book a stay in one of Rwanda’s Exclusive safari lodges for your adventure Holiday through Rwanda.