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Gorilla Trekking Safaris

Nestled deep in the forests of East Africa are some of Africa’s most endangered and majestic wildlife creatures: the great mountain gorillas of Uganda and Rwanda. Come face to face with a proud silverback gorilla as he watches over the playful and curious youngsters. Perfect for those who love hiking and active adventures, embark on a transformative and intimate wildlife encounter of a lifetime.

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Sample Itineraries

You can have any trip tailor made for your private travel.

Tanzania Safari & Gorilla Trekking Adventure

13 Day Custom Tour

From $6,820

East Africa is filled with legends, luxury, and majesty during your 13-day Tanzania and Rwanda adventure. You will scour the Serengeti grasslands for lions and find the Big Five in the Ngorongoro Crater on Africa safaris. You will wander through dense volcanic forests in search of mountain gorillas hidden in the mist. Your Africa adventure takes you inside five celebrated national parks revealing the marvels of Tanzania and Rwanda.
Luxury Uganda Gorilla Trekking & Horseback Safari...

11 Day Custom Tour

From $5,495

Travel is as much about the journey as it is the destination, and that is the mantra for this charming 11-day Ugandan safari. Spend seven days on horseback to ride through the rich landscapes of the River Nile and Lake Victoria, and then canter through the rural charms of the country. Explore next on two feet as you trek through the wild rainforest to find mountain gorilla troops. Every moment will be blissful and yet there is a thrill to each step you take in Uganda as it is a country untouched by time. 
Gorilla Trekking Itinerary for Wildlife Photographers...

9 Day Custom Tour

From $4,945

Wild mountain gorillas, black eyes fluttering seductively, redolent faces poking from trees. There's a whole troop and an entire storyline of images, a memoir to nature and evolution. The photos don't seem real and the experience becomes surreal. Yet gorillas are Africa's most challenging wildlife subject. Evoking their beauty on film requires skill, practice, and tutoring. This safari experience does just that, taking you on three gorilla treks with expert photographic tuition and guidance.
Best of Uganda Gorilla Trekking & Wildlife Safari...

13 Day Custom Tour

From $6,495

Welcome to Uganda, a land where gorilla troops play in the mist and lions climb trees; where wild hippos frolic in the River Nile and large chimpanzee troops give you a curious stare; where rare and exclusive encounters fill almost every day of the vacation. With two days of gorilla trekking as the centerpiece, this 13-day safari visits five unique Ugandan national parks, revealing the mystical beauty of a country that is full of wildlife surprise and intimate encounters. 
Exclusive Uganda Chimpanzee & Gorilla Trekking

8 Day Custom Tour

From $4,795

Gorillas stand resplendent in the thick and mystical forests of Bwindi. Chimpanzees jump through the tropical colors of Kibale as hippos and elephants surround the remote waters of the Kazinga Channel. Western Uganda will take you into a strange world to provide some of the world's most inspiring natural encounters. With two gorilla trekking experiences included, this luxury 8-day safari connects Kibale, Queen Elizabeth, and Bwindi National Parks and the wildlife highlights of Uganda.
Best of East African Safari: Gorilla Trekking, Maasai...

14 Day Custom Tour

From $6,995

On your 14-day best of East Africa safari, you will experience the legends of wild mountain gorillas, migrating wildebeest, evocative grasslands, and utopian volcanic terrain. Local myths shared for generations will become real as you scour the jungle for silverbacks or witness a leopard hunting unsuspecting zebra. Your luxury tour will immerse you in celebrated national parks and highlight the natural splendor in Kenya, Rwanda, and Tanzania.
Best of Rwanda Tour: Gorilla Trekking, Chimpanzees,...

9 Day Custom Tour

From $5,395

Rwanda enchants. From the mountain gorillas that occupy its forests to the inspiring communities that welcome you with smiles, this small country is one of Africa's great surprises and greatest success stories as you will be embraced by a journey that combines cultural connections with surreal primate encounters. Over your 9-day itinerary, you will see the best of Rwanda with two gorilla treks and the chance to see many endangered species.
Classic Uganda Safari 2020

9 Day Custom Tour

From $4,495

The “Pearl of Africa” glistens with natural wonder. Gorillas enchant, lions climb trees, and elephants use trunks as snorkels. This 9-day signature safari connects Uganda’s unique highlights from gorilla trekking to discovering untamed nature. Journey into redolent forests, where mist swirls and chimpanzees are among the residents. Game drive across iconic East Africa savannah, where giant mammals make haunting calls. Fly across a mystical landscape by light aircraft, and then settle into exquisite lodges deep in the wilderness. 
Hidden Uganda: Safari to East Africa’s Untouched Destinations...

14 Day Custom Tour

From $6,995

Chimpanzees walking on two legs, wild dogs hunting down waterbucks, lions basking on the desert savannah; Uganda may be famous for gorillas, but its mystical array of national parks celebrate the unique and exotic of an African safari. This 2-week adventure connects the country’s hidden destinations, from Kidepo Valley in the northeast to the Semuliki rainforest and a deserted island in Lake Victoria, without forgetting an evocative gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. 
The Complete Uganda Safari: Gorillas, Chimpanzees,...

21 Day Custom Tour

From $10,495

Mountain gorillas thump their chests, tree-climbing lions survey the savannah, while wild rhinos and chimpanzees are tracked on foot. Uganda is filled with the most exquisite of wildlife experiences, a range of national parks offering a seductive mix of endangered species and unique activities. This 3-week safari explores the best of this mystical country, culminating in two gorilla treks and a few days of peaceful serenity on Lake Bunyonyi and Lake Victoria.
VIP Uganda Safari Tour: The Finest Lodges & Travel...

11 Day Custom Tour

From $10,995

Cruise across Uganda in a private jet to connect exquisite world wonders with some of Africa’s finest lodges. Touch down, and the country will dazzle with exceptional wildlife encounters including gorilla trekking, chimpanzee experiences, sunset cruises past hippos, and game drives on the baked savannah. This itinerary is a VIP tour and will take you on an exclusive journey into Africa’s remote and mystical regions where wildlife will provide the soundtrack to your 11-day adventure.
Rwanda Safari for Seniors: Gorilla Trekking, Luxury...

8 Day Custom Tour

From $10,395

Rwanda excels in intimate wildlife encounters; the rhythmic pounding of a silverback beating his chest, playful chimpanzees digging with sticks, a dozen monkey species swinging past your lodge, wild mountain gorillas returning your gaze. This handcrafted safari makes these natural wonders accessible to senior travelers, combining the country’s highlights with its best lodges and finest guides. Enchanting and exclusive, it’s a week-long journey into the heart of Africa.
Exhilarating East Africa Tour: White Water Rafting,...

9 Day Custom Tour

From $4,495

Legends create electrifying experiences in remote Uganda. White rapids surging on the River Nile, silverback gorillas drumming their chests, endangered chimpanzees clambering above your head. Moments of pure adrenaline are matched by soul-soothing encounters, like infant gorilla twins or a golden monkey troop's peculiar gaze. Featuring two gorilla treks and stunning micro flights, this 9-day Uganda safari contrasts untrammeled thrills with the country's ambiance of charm.
Nature’s Secret: Highlights of Rwanda Safari

11 Day Custom Tour

From $6,595

Charming Rwanda has a captivation that knows no boundaries. Gorillas play amongst the mist of volcanic mountains, lions and hippos roam in the savannah, and verdant rainforests capture the exotic allure of another world. This country combines the evocative landscapes of both East Africa and Central Africa, creating an enchantment that stretches from chimpanzees to elephants, 700-strong monkey troops to flocks of rare birds. And all these natural highlights are wonderfully off the beaten track. 
Great Apes & Great Wildebeest Migration Safari:...

8 Day Custom Tour

From $3,795

East Africa's two greatest spectacles of the Serengeti and Uganda create personal experiences; a silverback gorilla intently returning your gaze, lions hunting beside the vehicle, and mystical calls heard from your camp. They're both famous for their size, either the two million mammals or the muscled brilliance of the great apes. Yet they're also remembered for the exquisite details. Combining the Serengeti and Uganda, this 8-day safari unravels all the thrilling intimacy of gorilla trekking and the great wildebeest migration.
Rwanda Gorillas & Masai Mara Great Migration Itinerary...

8 Day Custom Tour

From $4,195

Combine two of East Africa’s most iconic experiences during your one week tour of Kenya and Rwanda. Follow wildebeest during the Great Migration as they travel through the Maasai Mara accentuated by the surrounding theater of wildlife. Trek through volcanic forests to discover the beauty of active gorilla troops. Your immersive luxury safari will be tailored to your goals to uncover the marvels of East Africa’s untouched wilderness.
A Couple’s Private Getaway to Rwanda: Luxury Lodges,...

11 Day Custom Tour

From $6,595

Rwanda’s natural rhythm evokes a romantic poetry. Volcanic hills seduce the eyes, gorillas enchant like rhyming couplets, and mystical forests capture the soul. In the heart of Africa, this Land of 1000 Hills is written just for two, providing seclusion and serenity while offering experiences that jump off the page. It’s where you can enjoy some of the world’s most famous and unique travel experiences, and yet still easily escape the beaten track. Welcome to 11 days of amorous bliss.
Exclusive History of Rwanda Tour

11 Day Custom Tour

From $6

Rwanda’s history dances with charm and intrigue, unraveling tales from the heart of Africa. Locals guide you through haunting genocide memorials but Rwanda’s history doesn’t just start in 1994. Wind back in time to the Nyanza kings and the indigenous Batwa pygmies, discover all the tales from the pre-colonial era and immerse yourself in rural communities. Including a gorilla trek, this exclusive 11-day tour takes you on an intimate journey through a fascinating nation.  
East Africa Gorilla Trekking Safari to Uganda &...

8 Day Custom Tour

From $4,395

Exquisite and evocative, East Africa's mountain gorilla troops always dance to their own beat. Each is different, and showcase contrasts in size, social structure, behavior, and emotion. On this luxury gorilla trekking safari, you will visit three distinctive troops in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park. With luxurious accommodation perched high above the canopy, this is an immersive 7-night itinerary full of gorilla subtleties and complexities.
Remarkable & Rare Primates of Rwanda Including...

9 Day Custom Tour

From $5,395

Rwanda's forests are full of the rare and the remarkable. Silverback gorillas beat their chests, golden monkeys shine with blue faces, chimpanzees hold out their human-like hands and mangabeys, and colobus monkeys are on display from the Congo Basin. This exclusive 9-day primate safari will take you off of the main forest trails and into a realm that is mostly unseen and undocumented. It is a journey of discovery that blends surprise and adventure as you intimately encounter over a quarter of Africa's primate species.
Giants of Africa: Gorilla Trekking Plus Tanzania &...

13 Day Custom Tour

From $6,495

Deep within East Africa's landscapes, the giants thrive. Mountain gorillas beat their chests in Rwanda's forests, elephants march between the baobabs of Tarangire, and wildebeest form huge herds in the Serengeti. Hippos, black rhinos, giraffe and lions and on an East Africa adventure these incredible mammals become the landscape. Combining two gorilla treks with three Tanzanian parks and Kenya's Masai Mara, this 13-day safari focuses on encounters with these enormous animals.

Gorilla Trekking Safaris

How to Book a Gorilla Trekking Safari

There are three ways to plan and book a trip:

1. Get a customized safari tour planned and booked by a travel professional. Travel independently on your own schedule.

2. Book a group safari tour. Join an escorted group tour with a fixed departure date.

3. Plan and book a safari yourself.

Zicasso offers the best solution for a customized tour by matching you with top travel specialists who plan and book the trip for you. Our travel agency division, Marageti, specializes in helping you book an escorted group tour. There is no extra cost to you for either service.

Custom Safari Tours

A customized tour is one that is planned by a travel specialist according to your specific interests, preferences, and schedule. Whether you desire a family-friendly adventure or a romantic getaway, each of the accommodations, activities, and destinations is tailored to your preferences.

The knowledge and experience of your travel specialist make a big difference. Zicasso has spent thousands of hours vetting the best travel partners. We act as a referral service, matching you with specialists that best meet your goals and priorities.

Escorted Group Safari Tours

A group tour offers the advantage of convenience at a great value. The schedule is fixed, the itinerary is pre-planned, and a dedicated tour director travels with the group throughout the trip. A group tour can be 30 - 50% less expensive than an equivalent customized tour.

Out of the many hundreds of group tours, how do you select the right one for you? Our travel agency division, Marageti, has sales agents who specialize in helping travelers weigh the pros and cons of each group tour. We give you personalized recommendations to find the best tour for you.

Goals and Priorities

What are your goals and priorities for the trip? These should drive your decision for either a customized tour or a fixed departure group tour. We are here to help you make the right decisions to make your dream trip a reality.

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