Book Gorilla Tours in Uganda, Rwanda & Congo with Maranatha Tours and Travel
Looking for a gorilla tour in Uganda, Rwanda or DR Congo? Book gorilla tours in Uganda, Rwanda & Congo with Maranatha Tours & Travel. Maranatha Tours & Travel offers tailormade gorilla tours to the different national parks that protect the mountain gorillas in Africa. We invite you to explore with us unique and captivating destinations on the most popular mountain gorilla watching adventures, unique experiences cannot be enjoyed in only three countries in the world. Our trips take you deep into Africa’s forested jungles of Bwindi impenetrable forest in Uganda, Volcanoes national park in Rwanda and Virunga national park in DR Congo.
Explore East Africa with carefully planned tour itineraries to deliver custom exciting safari holidays based on each client’s personal interests. Are you planning a short gorilla excursion? Want to combine your gorilla safari with an exciting mixture of wildlife viewing, chimpanzee tracking, white water rafting, birding, golden monkey tracking, mountain hiking or cultural adventure? Would you like to combine a visit to Rwanda Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo? We offer our clients complete flexibility and power to decide your perfect gorilla tour in Africa with an added advantage of advice from our expert tour reservation team.
Feel free to select from our assorted comprehensive safari itineraries provided on our website, or read through to get some ideas for your perfect trip, and contact us to help you put your ideas together to come up with your personal itinerary. We cater for all kinds of travelers. Our tour pricing system is completely flexible, offering visitor’s alternative to choose from budget, deluxe or luxury tours packages hence giving you an affordable safari choice.
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Why Go Gorilla Trekking with Maranatha Tours & Travel?
At Maranatha Tours and Travel, we believe that every holiday should be an adventure to learn and experience new things. Safaris with us provide the perfect combination of excitement, education, relaxation, safety, and comfort. Feel free to call us on +256 772 636412 for direct contact with our travel consultants.
We have been in operation for 10 years with the principle idea of being a local tour operating office focused on offering travelers to Uganda Rwanda & Congo. We have knowledge and skills necessary to provide the best service and tour guiding, giving tourists the opportunity to see the beauty of Africa.
Planning a Gorilla Tour in Africa – What you need to know
Visiting endangered silverback mountain gorillas can only be done in the Volcanoes National Park – Rwanda, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest & Mgahinga National Park in Uganda and Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The 1-5 hour hike for a life changing encounter with a gorilla family is administered in a very organized and strict manner so as to protect the endangered species.
Very advisable to visit more than 1 gorilla group for a different gorilla encounter if you can afford it, or better to cross to the different gorilla parks – since its most probably the only time you will ever see mountain gorilla in Africa.
Mountain gorilla groups can comprise of members between 10 and 30, with a fully grown male silverback gorilla which is the head of the group. Hikes to see Gorillas into the Bwindi national park, Volcanoes National Park and the Virunga NP start with a brief orientation at the park offices, where groups of 8 people are guided up the forest with the assistance of a tracker guides and porters to track an individual gorilla group. Depending on the different starting points where the group starts their hike, trekkers may encounter large plantations, fields of pyrenium crops for locales. On your hike your tracker guide describes the surrounding flora and how the indigenous Batwa tribes use it for local medicine and food.
Because the gorilla families constantly move around the forest searching for food, a hike could last from 1hr – 5hrs, depending on their current location in the forest. When you finally meet your gorilla family, surprisingly the gorillas will be playful and relaxed at your presence. The primates will be playing and eating, not affected by arrival of questioning human audience. The guides use certain vocalizations around the mountain gorillas that researchers for example the late primatologist Dian Fossey found to communicate a message of harmony.
Sensing lack of danger, mountain gorillas will come out from their perches and rub past you as they play or look for bamboo stalks and other plants that silverbacks feed on which include berries, herbs, celery, nettles, thistles and succulent.
Infants and Juvinile gorillas will freely roll past visitors or even touch pants legs if they get close enough. The most fundamental memory about this adventure is watching their human-like emotions and mannerisms.
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- Gorilla Trekking – How a Gorilla Trek is Conducted
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