Luxury Gorilla Trekking
Tracked lions in Tanzania? Witnessed the migration in the Mara? Walked with wildlife in Zambia? Now it’s time for one of the most unique and utterly breathtaking wildlife experiences possible: Tracking rare Mountain Gorillas courtesy of luxury holidays provider Exsus.com.
Without a doubt one of the most moving wildlife experiences on earth, Mountain gorillas are astonishingly human in their actions and can be found in the misty mountains of Rwanda or Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Typically trekking in a group of up to eight people (including trackers and armed rangers) you can spend anywhere from three to eight hours tracking, and an hour in the company of these incredible primates.
Each night, rangers track the gorillas until they make their nest so you have a good idea of where they’ll be for your adventure the following morning.
Uganda or Rwanda?
Home to some 300+ Mountain Gorillas, Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable forest is a beautiful ancient forest that holds nearly half the world’s Mountain Gorilla population, as well as 350 chimpanzees. If you’re looking to combine your Gorilla trekking as part of a longer trip Uganda is the place to head to.
There’s huge diversity in the country, stunning landscapes and countless other safari options to further boost your wildlife wanderlust.
Slightly more accessible than Uganda, Rwanda is the better option for a shorter trip to track the Gorillas. The trekking can also be slightly on the easier here though the rewards are just as fantastic.
Rwanda is also perfect to combine with a safari in Kenya or with the stunning beaches of Zanzibar in Tanzania.