Best Gorilla Trekking Tours and Safari Packages

Discover the gorilla trekking safari of your dreams in the magical, cloud-draped mountains of Rwanda and Uganda. Watch in awe as these endangered creatures emerge from the trees and approach near enough to touch, interacting with each other in their natural jungle habitat.

You can enjoy gorilla trekking tours in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda or Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda. Uganda also offers chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Forest and Big 5 safaris in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

The best part? Your gorilla trekking safari directly benefits endangered mountain gorillas, as well as the local communities surrounding them.

Our Africa travel experts have personally vetted our gorilla trekking tours and accommodations. We’re thrilled to share our love of Africa with you and design your life-changing safari of discovery!

Best Time for Gorilla Trekking

  • Dry Season (Easiest Trekking): December to February and June to August
  • Rainy Season (Slightly More Difficult): April to May and September to November

Rwanda or Uganda?

  • Rwanda is a small country with well developed roads, offering an “in-and-out” gorilla safari
  • Uganda has more to explore, with chimpanzee trekking, Big 5 safaris, boat cruises, white water rafting, and more

Sample Vacations

13 days

Rwanda and Tanzania Vacation: Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration, and Beaches

This Rwanda and Tanzania vacation allows you to go gorilla trekking, witness the Great Migration, and visit beautiful African beaches.

18 days

Ultimate East Africa Safari: Kenya, Tanzania, and Gorillas

Discover some of Africa’s most famous, sought-after wildlife experiences on this bucket list East Africa safari. See rare rhinos and the Big 5 in Kenya, witness the Great Migration of wildebeest, track endangered mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, and much more. This is a trip you’ll remember for life!

10 days

Classic Gorilla Trekking Tour: Uganda and Rwanda

Experience the best gorilla trekking safari in Uganda and Rwanda! This trip includes two gorilla trekking tours: one with a fully habituated gorilla family and one with a semi-habituated family (a more wild and authentic experience). Not to mention chimpanzee trekking and an African wildlife safari!

13 days

Highlights of Uganda: Gorillas, Chimps, & Lions

Explore the wild, beautiful, and diverse landscapes of Uganda on this amazing gorilla trekking safari. Discover the unique wildlife of Africa in Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Lake Mburo. Plus, enjoy chimpanzee trekking in Kibale and gorilla trekking in Bwindi!

12 days

Gorilla Trekking and Tanzania Safari Birthday Vacation

Encounter wild mountain gorillas in the Rwandan jungle; see lions, cheetahs, elephants, and much more on a Serengeti safari; and explore the Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara on this bucket list safari birthday vacation!

13 days

Ultimate Ugandan Wildlife Safari

See nature’s most fascinating creatures, chimpanzees and gorillas, in their natural habitat on this Ultimate Ugandan Wildlife Safari.

9 days

Chimpanzees & Gorilla Trekking: Uganda Adventure

The is our premier primate safari, featuring 2 full days of gorilla trekking tours as well as chimpanzee trekking.