Mountain Gorilla Safaris

We arrange Gorilla Safaris to Uganda and Rwanda with DISCOUNTED GORILLA PERMITS AT $400and we will be venturing in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the near future. Budget, mid range or luxury Gorilla safaris can be done all year round and we a glad to organize a gorilla safari to suite your budget, interests and time.

We do operate in two countries of Uganda and Rwanda and you can choose gorilla safaris in Volcanoes National Park located in the Northern part of Rwanda in the Virunga ranges or Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park located in south western Uganda districts of Kisoro, Kanungu and Kabale.

Whether you prefer tracking gorillas in Uganda or Rwanda, we will help you organize all services including gorilla permits. Currently, Rwanda Development Board (RDB) charges $1500 for a gorilla permit per person while Uganda charges $600 for Foreign Non Residents, $500.00 for foreign Residents and UGX250,000 for East Africans.

We are very proud to have a team of expert consultants who will not only answers all your inquiries in time, but will also discuss with you all possibilities and options to make sure that you get a tour that is value for money. All our safaris are guided by professional and experiences driver guides knowledgeable in Uganda’s animals, plants and cultures of people and we feel that this is very essential on any gorilla safari to Uganda or Rwanda. Talk to our experts or first browse through our selection of gorilla trips bellow to make your choice simpler.


These gorilla tour packages are some of the most requested ones. Encounter Africa can customise any one of them to suite your preferences.


Things You Should Know

Best Time To Go

On paper, the best time to trek gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda is during the drier months of June, July, August and early September. During these months, these months experience less rainfall compared to months such as April, May and November.

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Gorilla Permit Booking

A gorilla permit is a must have document to be allowed into the jungles to track these wonderful creatures. Encounter Africa Safaris provides relevant gorilla permit booking information for Rwanda and Uganda to enable you plan your gorilla safari well.

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What Should You Pack?

One of the most asked question about gorilla trekking is what to pack for a gorilla trek in Uganda or Rwanda. You need Hiking boots, a rain jacket, garden gloves, long sleeved shirts, a backpack, drinking water, energy giving foods among others for you to successfully prepare for your gorilla trek.

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General Gorilla Tracking Rules

If you’re planning a gorilla trip (which of course you are because you’re here), you need to know the tracking rules and regulations to avoid getting in trouble with the law makers. Be quiet, don’t throw gabbage in the forest, don’t get so close, avoid camera shatter sound and bla bla …

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