Embark on an Unforgettable Gorilla Trekking Adventure in Africa!

Posted on March 20, 2024, featured in Experiences

Let’s dive into the enchanting world of gorilla trekking in Africa, where the magic of meeting these magnificent creatures calls out to us. Imagine walking with some of the most human like, beautiful and majestic creatures on earth.. having a baby nonchalantly roll over your foot, sit and watch a family eat together, play together, have a ‘father’ (silverback) look at you man to man… this is all possible with what is often a once in a life time trip…

Where do these incredible creatures live? 

Well, we’re fortunate to partner with exceptional operators in both Rwanda and the Congo, each offering a unique and unforgettable gorilla trekking experience. Whether you’re drawn to the mountain gorillas of Rwanda or the lowland gorillas of the Congo, there’s something truly special waiting for you.

Rwanda, known as the “land of a thousand hills,” boasts the breathtaking Volcanoes National Park, home to 12 distinct gorilla families. With its accessibility from Kigali and the incredible diversity of wildlife in Nyungwe National Park, Rwanda is a gem waiting to be explored.

Now, let’s talk about the Republic of Congo, home to the adventurous Odzala-Kokoua National Park. Nestled within the Congo Basin, this park is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts, offering sightings of western lowland gorillas, chimpanzees, and a plethora of other primate species. The diversity here is simply astounding, making every moment an adventure to remember.

But why stop there? Uganda holds its own magic, but when it comes to gorilla encounters, Rwanda and the Congo steal the spotlight. With 98% chances of spotting gorillas in either country, the thrill of the adventure awaits.

As we reflect on these experiences, it’s impossible not to feel a sense of awe and inspiration. Encountering gorillas in their natural habitat is akin to witnessing giants of the wildlife world—like whales, polar bears, or rhinos—for the first time. It’s a moment that transcends words, a sensory experience that stays with you forever.

Ready to embark on this extraordinary Gorilla tracking with us? 

Whether you choose to join us in the Congo or explore Rwanda’s wonders, we promise an adventure filled with fun, knowledge, inclusivity, and empathy. Led by Danni, the Director of Sikeleli Travel, our small-group trips ensure personalized experiences that cater to every explorer’s needs. 

Gorillas and Safaris

Budget Friendly Option:

11 Nights

Land in Kigali / 1 night at the Retreat

Drive to Volcanoes National park 3 x nights at Virunga Inn Resort – with either 1 or 2 gorilla experiences 

Drive back to Kigali and visit the Genocide museum

Fly to the Serengeti from Kigali and go to Cherero Camp 4 x nights (including a hot air balloon should you choose one)

Finale at Gibbs farm in the Ngorongoro Crater for 3 x nights and a flight back to either Arusha or Kilimajaro with a transfer to the airport

Highlights: amazing affordable Gorilla Treking, Secluded safari away from the madding crowds at Cherero with outstanding wildlife, Ngorongoro privacy in stay Gibbs organic farm and gatway to the Crater


Five Star Option:

10 Nights

Land in Kigali / 1 night at the Retreat

Drive to Volanoes National park 3 x nights at The One and Only Gorillas Nest – with either 1 or 2 gorilla passes 

Drive back to Kigali and visit the Genocide museum

Fly to Samburu to Sasaab Lodge for 3 x nights

Fly to the Masai Mara to Sala’s Camp for 3 x nights

Finale at Giraffe Manor or Karen Gables in Nairobi and transfer to the airport

Highlights: Super Luxe and Gorillas at The Nest, Genocide museum private tour and Hotel Rwanda tour, Samburu Special Five’ (five species unique to the area): the Beisa oryx, reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, Gerenuk antelope and Somali ostrich, incredible predators in complete privacy, Migration best camp Sala and hot air balloon!

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to connect with nature and witness the wonders of the gorilla world. Reach out to Danni at danni@sikelelitravel.com, and let’s make your dream adventure a reality in 2025!

Get ready to embark on an adventure of a lifetime—where every moment is an invitation to marvel at the beauty of our natural world.

Until then, keep dreaming, keep exploring, and keep embracing the magic of our planet.

Adventure awaits!

Danni, Director of Sikeleli Travel

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