Gorilla trekking

Cathy's verdict
Encountering gorillas in the wild is a mesmerising, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Single supplements are unavoidable but I’ve found some small group journeys with Rainbow Tours that keep the additional charges down for solo travellers, giving you the chance to explore the raw natural beauty and the astonishing wildlife of Uganda.

Recommended tour operator: Rainbow Tours

Rainbow Tours says

A close-up encounter with gorillas in the wild is quite simply breathtaking and it’s definitely an experience best shared with others.

  • fascinating itinerary
  • low single supplement
  • small groups

We operate small group tours every month, year-round, to view primates in Uganda – they may not be cheap but they are truly spectacular.

Called our Uganda Gorilla and Game Safari, it’s an immersive and unique holiday of a lifetime which takes in chimp tracking in Chamburu (Kyamburu) Gorge, the chance to see tree-climbing lions in Ishasha, game-viewing in Mweya, world-class birding and a boat trip on the Kazinga Channel.

However, the main attraction is the two opportunities to track gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Accommodation is in comfortable hotels and lodges with some meals included.

Find out more about our small group tours in Uganda and elsewhere in Africa.

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