Bespoke Mountain & Low Land Gorilla Safaris

Uganda | Rwanda | DRC | Gorilla trekking Experience

Primate Journeys Africa is a locally owned Ugandan tour operator with her offices in Entebbe, Uganda and a handling office in Kigali – Rwanda; we specialize in bespoke journeys to countries across East & Central Africa. We take pride in the creativity of our trips, and a holiday with Primate Journeys Africa is reliable to be inspired, original, and perfectly tailored to suit your needs. We offer something for just about everyone from private tours through the Tropics of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park “with the Gorillas in the Mist” to a month-long journey through the horizons of the Serengeti watching & following the Wildebeest migration in Tanzania. If adventure is more your style we organize Lifetime experiences that won’t leave your mind & leaps every time you meet friends! Our clients are very diverse and include families, groups of friends, couples on their honeymoon and corporate business travelers. Whether it’s finding the coolest camping safari in the Virunga’s, the most lavish resort and spa on Lake Kivu, our local knowledge is second-to-none in the region. Above all, we offer a highly personalized service not found with main-stream travel agents or when booking online. Additionally, Primate Journeys Africa only uses properties we have personally experienced and would wish to stay in ourselves, so when we recommend something, you can rest assured that it is extremely first-rate.

Our Most Popular Safaris

We create exclusive, tailored African Gorilla safaris for families, couples and small groups. We have access to the best safari guides and safari camps/Lodges. We navigate you away from the crowds, and into the wildest, most spectacular wildlife areas. No two safaris are ever the same, because your family is unique. Every safari we put together aids in the conservation of Africa’s wildlife and wilderness and helps to uplift and empower local communities. Whether the appeal of a safari revolves around the wildlife, such as watching the Great Migration, Trekking the Gorillas or spotting the Big Five, or you want to mark a special occasion, we can create an itinerary to match your tastes. We’ll suggest ways to tailor it depending on your interests, such as added time on the beach or experiences geared around your family.

Where to Go?

Want to see East Africa’s most popular and iconic destinations? Or perhaps you are more interested in the remote retreats and hidden gems. Whatever your travel needs and wishes are, our Safari Experts will tailor-make your dream vacation. Choose from our recommended countries and let us guide you on where to go in East Africa.

Gorilla Trekking, Uganda or Rwanda?

Gorilla Trekking is one of the most ranking activities that travelers give priority while planning their African safaris. In the whole of Africa this exception gorilla activity can only be experienced in only three countries i.e Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. In Uganda, there are two protected and conserved national parks which are famously known for these endangered primate species. Travelers coming to Uganda should expect to visit Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and mountain Mgahinga national park in the western part of the country which are popularly known destinations for mountain gorilla tours. Rwanda also known as the land of a thousand hills is also home to the Mountain Gorillas. The Mountain Gorilla in Rwanda can be found in Parc National Des Vulcans (Volcanoes National Park). Rwanda Gorilla trekking currently attracts several visitors to Rwanda which has rebranded itself as a luxury Gorilla Trekking Destination

Our Gorilla Safaris

Meet the mountain gorillas in Uganda, Rwanda or D.R Congo with any of our gorilla trekking safaris

Our Blog

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Gorilla in Volcanoes national park Rwanda

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What to Pack for your Gorilla Trekking Activity

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Frequently Asked Questions..

1How much Should I tip on my Safari?
Tipping in Uganda is not obligatory but many travelers do leave tips – and this extra money really helps boost the income of people working in the tourism industry. For restaurants, you can tip 10% for good service, and if you want to tip a taxi driver, then you can round up your fare.
2Are Vaccinations recommended before any Safari?
Different types of vaccinations are recommended and required besides bringing mosquito repellents, we advise you to carry malaria prevention medications. Vaccination against yellow fever is mandatory, just as a cholera stamp in your vaccination passport. Immunizations against DTP (Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio) and Hepatitis A are recommended as well. Please consult your local doctor or health department for a detailed and updated advice.
3Can i travel alone to East Africa?
Yes you can since Primate Journeys Africa arranges safaris for Lone travelers. However from our experience, lone travelling can be expensive compared to the other tours.
4Where can i find the mountain gorillas?
Mountain gorillas can be found in three countries and that is Uganda, Rwanda & Congo. Primate Journeys Africa arranges gorilla tours to all the three countries.

When is the best time to Travel?

Officially Uganda has a rainy season from September-November and from Mid March-may and a dry season from January-Mid March and June-mid September. Dry season months are most popular with tourists, with July and August as the peak season. Most rain falls in October-November and Mid March-May. However, this does not mean that it rains all day. Usually it is a tropical shower at night or shortly during the day, but in Uganda you can trust that after rain, comes sunshine. The weather is no reason to avoid traveling in the wet season. Like in the rest of the world, climates seem to be changing thus difficult for us to predict the weather during your safari. On the contrary, the temperature is very stable and pleasant, with sunshine 365 days a year. During the day the temperature averages between 26°CC, though in some places it can cool down in the night. One remarkable aspect about coming to Uganda is, whether you travel in the dry, dusty months or in wet season, you will never find the crowded tourism. If you spot a lion or leopard, it is very likely that you will be the only one, even during the peak season!