Magical Mountain Gorilla EncountersNovember 15, 2017
Trekking into the secret emerald world of the rainforests in Rwanda and Uganda, to find the last remaining families of wild mountain gorillas, is truly a magical wildlife experience.
Gorilla trekking is a year-round activity, although they are easier to track in the dry season. Accompanied by expert guides and trackers, this bucket-list worthy hike will take you through the dense and sloped rainforests of Uganda or Rwanda, depending on where you chose to visit. Trekking through the lush green thicket is an enchanting experience on its own, and while it may take several hours to locate a gorilla family, once you lay your eyes on the majesty of a silverback, or witness the robust innocence of a baby gorilla, the effort will be well worth it.
Deb Gilbert recently chose us to help her plan and execute the perfect gorilla trekking safari tailored to their specific requirements. After a wonderful safari with us, here is what she had to say about the experience:
“Our safari was a magical journey, well thought out, planned and executed! The best ever. While we have been on many safaris and thought we might be able to book this very special one ourselves, we were SO happy we didn’t try and instead received the expert guidance from this team at Journey’s Discovering Africa. They spent time getting to know us and the kind of experience we were looking for – they answered all our crazy questions (and we had many!) They provided in-depth lists of what we would need before, during and after our trip and made the entire 10-day extravaganza perfect in every way.
The entire safari was tailored exactly to our needs – finding the gorilla family perfect for us to track in Rwanda, the right dedicated drivers and guides, our timing and our budget. Our drivers and guides in both Uganda and Rwanda were knowledgeable, friendly, shared many mysteries of the bush and enlightened us with historical facts about each of the places we visited. Oh, their knowledge of wildlife and every bird we encountered was nothing less than amazing!
The team certainly provided a memorable experience for us – booking us at lodges where the staff was committed to great service, right down to cleaning our boots after monkey/gorilla trekking! Our ‘glamping’ experience at Little Elephant Camp in Uganda was a sweet end to the Uganda part of our safari. The destinations and accommodations they chose for us were the best.
The part that I knew I could never pull off, they did seamlessly. Lots of little flights to catch along the way that cut our driving time by more than half. Even the flights were pleasant and another magical experience.
We barely had to do any thinking on our own at all! We are ever so grateful for all they put into making this the best safari ever!”
If you’d like help organising your ideal gorilla trekking safari, then don’t hesitate to get in touch with us! We are the experts, after all.
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