$4,785 – $5,630
There may be nothing as exciting in the wild as trekking to see the mountain gorillas. The hour spent with these gentle giants is remarkable for the scenery, the joyous story of this conservation effort, and most of all the unbelievable ability of man and beast to sit virtually within touch of each other! This program can be easily appended at either the beginning or the end to virtually any other safari in East Africa.
Mountain gorilla visits are available to tourists in all three of the countries that span the seven volcanoes in which they’re found: The Congo, Rwanda and Uganda. The Congo remains too unsettled for a safe visit. Parc de Volcans in Rwanda is far superior to the several locations available in Uganda, the principal of which is Bwindi. The scenery, the number of gorillas, the travel to and from the park entrances, and especially the guides are all significantly better, easier and more rewarding in Rwanda than Uganda. Details of the actual trek and encounter are in the daily itinerary.