Welcome to Encounter Africa Safaris, your gateway to unforgettable wildlife encounters in the heart of Africa. We are thrilled to introduce our exclusive Gorilla Habituation Experience Safaris, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the remarkable world of mountain gorillas up close and personal.

Immerse yourself in the lush landscapes of southwestern Uganda as you embark on this extraordinary adventure to meet Africa's endangered gorillas. Our Gorilla Habituation Experience Safaris offer a unique chance to participate in the habituation process of wild gorillas, allowing you to observe their natural behaviors and contribute to vital conservation efforts.

During your safari, you'll be accompanied by highly knowledgeable and experienced guides who will lead you through dense forests, following the trails of these majestic creatures. As you traverse the breathtaking terrain, you'll be captivated by the sights and sounds of the gorilla families, gaining a deeper understanding of their social dynamics, feeding habits, and intricate communication systems.

Under the guidance of expert researchers and trackers, you'll have the opportunity to spend up to 4 hours with a gorilla family, gradually conditioning them to human presence. Witness their playful interactions, tender family bonds, and the sheer power and grace that define these incredible animals. It's an awe-inspiring experience that will leave an indelible mark on your soul.

At Encounter Africa Safaris, we are committed to responsible tourism and conservation. By participating in our Gorilla Habituation Experience Safaris, you actively contribute to the protection and preservation of these endangered species and their fragile habitats. We work closely with local communities and conservation organizations to ensure that our safaris have a positive and sustainable impact on the environment and the well-being of the gorillas.

Whether you are a wildlife enthusiast, a nature photographer, or someone seeking a life-changing adventure, our Gorilla Habituation Experience Safaris are tailored to meet your individual interests and preferences. 



The reviews speak for themselves - our past adventurers have been moved, inspired, and transformed by their encounters with the gorillas on our Gorilla Habituation Experience Safaris. Read directly from those who have embarked on this incredible journey. Read the heartfelt testimonials from our satisfied travelers who have experienced the magic of observing gorillas in their natural habitat. Their words of wonder, gratitude, and appreciation will give you a glimpse into the profound impact these safaris have on people's lives. Discover why Encounter Africa Safaris is the trusted choice for creating unforgettable gorilla experiences and let their stories ignite your own sense of adventure.

  • star ratingWe did the 3 day Gorilla Tracking Safari and it was a truly once in a lifetime experience. Leading up to the event, Dennis was wonderful for communicating and Godwin,... read more

    August 27, 2023

    star ratingAn amazing lifetime experience to see the most beautiful animals. Loved it! - I can wholeheartedly recommend this tour. It was awesome! My guide and driver for the 5 days was Stephen. He was friendly and knowledgeable. It was great meeting him. The... read more

    Jonathan B
    August 3, 2023

    star ratingAmazing trip to Uganda - I booked my trip with Encounter Africa Safaris. It was a five das trip As a solo traveller. Dennis, the organiser, was extremely helpful and caring during the whole... read more

    July 25, 2023

    star ratingGreat Safari Tour - Wow, what an amazing tour we had. Gorillas, chimps, tree climbing lions, elephants and much more. Our guide Jason was really knowledgeable and very easy going. Thanks alot for a... read more

    Lewis B
    July 28, 2023

    star ratingOUR TRIP WAS INCREDIBLE - My partner an I had the most incredible vacation! It is difficult figuring out which safari company to choose since there are so many. BOOK THIS ONE!! We travel the... read more

    July 21, 2023

    star ratingUganda the Beautiful - Writing for my husband as he did a solo tour in Uganda: Absolutely amazing journey and wonderful country. Encounter Africa delivered everything that they said they would, and Patrick... read more

    Kristine K
    August 14, 2023
  • star ratingWorth every penny! - We did the two-day Gorilla Trek excursion from Kigali, Rwanda to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and back.

    July 10, 2023

    star ratingExcellent experience with Encounter! - Seamless experience from start to finish. Great communication with Denis when booking. Denis gave me several options for lodges/tours and provided guidance along the way when deciding which was the... read more

    July 9, 2023

    star ratinggreat agency - we had an amazing experience using Encounter Africa, very professional staff, super reactive, reliable and friendly. the hotel selection that was proposed was very good value for money and the... read more

    edouard h
    August 21, 2023

    star ratingThe whole experience, from start to finish, was absolutely amazing. Adams is THE MAN!! Everything ran seamlessly, from pick up to drop off. Adams was great at keeping us entertained... read more

    Sarah B
    July 28, 2023

    star ratingExceptional service and an amazing experience!  - Excellent service - Was able to curate my own trip with assistance from the company. Everything was so easy and payments safe too. Easy booking, great communication, great driver/guide, really... read more

    August 12, 2023

    star ratingAmazing experience!  - My husband and I did the three day gorilla trekking tour. We had an amazing time! Our driver Martin really made the experience. When we travel we like to try... read more

    Serene S
    July 4, 2023

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