Gorilla Trekking in Africa

The sheer size of mountain gorillas – especially the male silverback – is enough to engender awe, but the first thing you’ll probably notice when you come face to face with these astonishing primates is their intelligence and lack of fear. Unlike other wild animals, which are naturally cautious in the presence of humans, gorillas, along with chimpanzees, have no such fear.


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Kampala is a relatively safe city with friendly locals who are always willing to help with directions or restaurant recommendations. With that in mind, please take the usual precautions, such as not flashing your expensive belongings and avoiding walking around alone at night.

Kampala is Uganda's capital city. It is situated near the shores of Lake Victoria in the country's south-central region.

Uganda's main international airport is Entebbe International Airport. It is about 6 kilometres southwest of Entebbe, on the northern shores of Lake Victoria.

The Ugandan Shilling (UGX) is the official currency, and it is divided into 100 cents. Foreign currency can be exchanged at banks and bureaux de change; the best currencies to exchange are US dollars, Euros, or British pounds sterling, but only at official establishments.

Entebbe is a city in Uganda's south-central region. Entebbe is located 21 miles (34 kilometers) south of Kampala, at the tip of a peninsula jutting into Lake Victoria.

Akagera National Park is a protected area in eastern Rwanda that spans 1,122 square kilometres (433 square miles) along the country's border with Tanzania.

June to August and December to February - during the dry season. Great wildlife viewing - animals congregate around the lake. The Migratory birds are also present.

The best time to visit Rwanda for a gorilla trek is during the long dry season of June to September or during the short dry season of mid-December to early-February. These seasons offer easier hiking conditions.

During the drier season, periods between December to early March and June to September - the excellent weather makes it easier to spot the wildlife and trek gorillas.

The highlight of the Rwandan experience is arguably getting to have a glimpse of the endangered and famed mountain gorillas. However, Rwanda also has some amazingly green areas and boasts forests and a vast array of birdlife. Many people refer to Rwanda as ‘the land of a thousand hills’.

Although some of the game parks have become quite overrun with tourists during certain times of year, there are still many very remote and untouched areas to view game in Africa two examples of this are in Northern Mozambique and Uganda.

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