Mountain Gorillas

Mountain Gorillas are a primate species found in the parts of East and Central Africa and are amazing to trek and watch.

The Mountain Gorillas live in the densely populated green forest jungles of Bwindi Forest National Park known to be impenetrable requiring travelers to be physically fit to get to watch the Gorillas and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park with bamboo vegetation.

In Rwanda, Mountain Gorillas are watched in the stunning Volcanoes National Park located in Ruhengeri District of Rwanda and in DR Congo, these are trekked and watched at Virunga National Park.

The Mountain Gorillas have another sub species known as the Eastern Lowland Gorilla which can be trekked and watched at Kahuzi Biega National Park located a few kilometers off Bukavu Town in the Southern Province. There are also Western Lowland Gorillas that are trekked and watched as you ascend to Western Africa in countries like Cameroon, Republic of Congo and at Maiko National Park. There are also cross river Gorillas which are fond of traversing various regions through Congo to Northern Africa.

Gorilla Trekking Permits in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo.

The Gorilla Trekking expedition in Africa requires you to have a valid Gorilla Trekking Permit (a valid document that allows you to trek and watch the Gorillas in the differing countries). The Gorilla Trekking Permits are obtained from the valid organizations in these countries and their cost varies from one country to another.

How to Obtain the Gorilla Trekking Permits

For every traveler around the world looking to trekking the Gorillas, MUST have a Gorilla Trekking Permit. To obtain the Gorilla Trekking Permit, you shall have to get online and make research about the organizations offering them.

After finding them online, you contact these organization direct through emailing them or calling them to book and reserve you the Gorilla Trekking Permit. However, in some countries like Uganda and Rwanda the Gorilla Trekking Permits are obtained through Authentic Tour Operator Agencies who get these on your behalf.

So you go ahead and contact a Tour Operator Agency requesting for a Primates and Wildlife Tour seeking to trek Gorillas and watch wildlife then they will book and reserve the permits on your behalf before the Date of Arrival.

After booking and reserving the permits, they will inform you about it. This will enable you enjoy your Gorilla Trekking Adventure in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo without any inconveniences.


DESTINATION      National Park Gorilla trekking Permit Cost




Bwindi Forest National Park

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park



US $800 per permit




Volcanoes National Park



US $1500 per permit


DR Congo



Virunga National Park

Kahuzi Biega National Park



US $400 per permit


Best Time to trek the Gorillas in Africa

Mountain Gorillas in Africa can be trekked anytime around the year in Africa although the Best time to trek and watch these primates on Primates and Wildlife Tour in Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo is during the short rain and dry season of the year in the months of June to September and mid-December to early February.

Gorilla Groups in Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo


Bwindi Forest National Park



Buhoma Sector

·      Mubare Gorilla Group

·      Rushegure Gorilla Group

·      Habinyanja Gorilla Group

Rushaga Sector

·      Nshongi Gorilla Family

·      Mishaya Gorilla Family

·      Kahungye Gorilla Family

·      Busingye Gorilla Family

·      Bweza Gorilla Family

Ruhija Sector

·      Bitukura Gorilla Family

·      Oruzogo Gorilla Family

·      Kyaguriro Gorilla Family


Nkuringo Sector

·      Nkuringo Gorilla Family

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park



·      Nyakagezi Gorilla Family


Volcanoes National Park


·      Susa Gorilla Group (Susa A Family)

·      Karisimbi Gorilla Group (Susa-B)

·      Sabyinyo Gorilla Group

·      Amahoro Gorilla Group

·      Umubano Gorilla Group

·      Agashya Gorilla Group

·      Kwitonda Gorilla Group

·      Hirwa Gorilla Group

·      Bwenge Family Group

·      Ugenda Gorilla Family


DR Congo


Virunga National Park


·      Kabirizi Gorilla group

·      Humba Gorilla Group

·      Rugendo Gorilla Group

·      Mapuwa Gorilla Group

·      Lulengo Gorilla Group

·      Munyaga Gorilla Group

·      Nyakamwe Gorilla Group

·      Bageni Gorilla Group


Kahuzi Biega National Park

·      Chimanuka

·      Mpungwe