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To catch a glimpse of the endangered Mountain Gorilla in it’s natural habitat is an experience that will remain with you forever. The Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda’s Virunga Mountain Range and the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest are home to the last remaining populations if this magnificent species and regulations are tight surrounding trekking expeditions – and rightly so. In recent years it appears that the numbers of these critically endangered great apes, and our closes relatives, are gradually starting to increase due to eco-tourism and conservation initiatives. Permits are hard to come by and and very expensive, and do not attempt one of the treks if you are in ill-health or are unfit. Climbs are steep, through dense vegetation and in hot & humid conditions. Gorillas are also susceptible to human-diseases so you will not be allowed to trek if you have a cold or other contagious illness. You will be led by highly trained professional guides and trackers, and there is a 90% success rate in finding the habituated families on these guided treks. Only small groups are allowed at a time and once you reach the gorillas you must stay at a regulated distance, for your safety and for their protection. Groups are usually allowed to spend an hour watching the gorillas as they play and groom each other, feed and climb the trees. It’s astonishing how human-like their behaviour is, and the sight is not only humbling & amazing but a true privilege. Trekking the volcanoes to see the mountain gorillas is a once in a lifetime, and often life-changing, experience that simply cannot be beaten. Africa&You can arrange gorilla trekking expeditions and all necessary permits, and we can assure you it will be one of the best things you ever do.

THE BEST DESTINATIONS IN AFRICA FOR GORILLA TREKKING

Off-the-beaten track, remote and wild, the volcanoes of East Africa are home to the last remaining mountain gorillas

Volcanoes National Park



One of the most remarkable wildlife encounters on Earth

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest



The most ecologically diverse forest in Africa

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