3 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari in Bwindi NP.

10 days Rwanda Safari

10 days Rwanda Safari

Let's Start Planning

Book Now
First
Last

What our customers Say ?

Headspun
Headspun
2023-07-16
Unforgettable Rwanda Emerald tailored our 5 day trip to Rwanda to all our many and frequently changing requests without any fuss. Chris, our driver/guide for the duration, could not have been more helpful and professional
Nic
Nic
2022-10-25
Amazing holidays! Great holidays! Even my special wishes were included into the planning although time was short. Our guide and driver City Tyson Magezi was caring and responsible. We traveled for four weeks and stayed in different accommodations from hut to tent to amazing hotels.
Susanne
Susanne
2022-08-19
Just amazing It felt so safe and comfortable and exciting to travel with emerald. Our guide was so caring, so experienced and always friendly and an a great mood. He showed us so many animals included lions and leopards. That was just amazing . We saw wonderful landscapes like waterfalls and had contact to people . No Uganda or Eastern Africa without emerald . I m deep in love with Uganda and will come back as soon as possible.
Jose Murta
Jose Murta
2022-05-13
Memorable Family Trip in Uganda Fantastic Trip that exceeded our expectations! Travelled to Uganda with wife and 2 children (9 and 10y old) for 7 days. Since the start (at planning stage) got a great support from Bob (company owner) and Edmund (our guide) via WhatsApp. They tailored a program to our needs including the unforgettable mountain gorillas hike, general hikes to waterfalls, safari including boat trip to see hipos!! Edmund, our guide, always super polite and the kids enjoyed him a lot! All our hotels, meals included in the package so no hassle on this….we just paid for drinks! The only regret I have is not staying one extra day in the Mburo National Park to explore a bit more 😉 Memorable trip with so much nature and a super-humble people that made the experience even more enjoyable!! Super recommend!! The whole family just feeling we need to get back to explore more 😉
Dwayne B
Dwayne B
2022-05-13
Great Experience With Emerald!! It was an amazing experience! My guides Lucky and Hillary made me feel as if I was family and took care of everything I needed. They were very knowledgeable as we trekked to gorillas in Bwindi and a ride a wildlife safari through Queen Elizabeth. I learned so much from them about the animals, the terrain and the surrounding people. They we also incredibly helpful in helping me find activities around Buhoma, where I stayed, all of which were great. By the time I left I knew I had made friends who I will continue to stay in touch with. Can’t wait to come back with my family!
Dávid B
Dávid B
2022-05-12
Feeding python - 9 lions on a tree - leopard vs. lion We saw all animals and extremely special situations in a short period of time, good organization and friendly guide Paul with lots of knowledge.
Rachmurta
Rachmurta
2022-05-10
Unforgettable trip! We spent one week in Uganda travelling by the guidance of Gorilla Experience safari. The whole experience were definitely above our expectations. Edmand was a friendly, polite and kind guide the whole time!
Vit Siv
Vit Siv
2022-04-22
Ultimately Unique Experience of Uganda! It was unbelievable unique experience, one in a life time. Everything right from arrival to minor ditals was taken care of, too service! Itinerary was compiled/tailor to our wishes and needs as well as to include as much activities as possible. Tyson was our guide. He is an amazing guide, but even better person. He did an incredible job to put this all together, and make it all happen. We managed to do everything we wanted and even more. Definitely a trip to remember!!
Emmanuel OKalany
Emmanuel OKalany
2022-01-08
A rewarding experience for a family visit to queen Elizabeth National Park My family and I had an excellent guided tour to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The itinerary planning provided was good and the costing of items was realistic. The care and hospitality of the team was excellent. They were also flexible to make time adjustments brought about because of traveling with children
Gordon Y
Gordon Y
2021-06-23
Trip to Kaiso Tonya Game Reserve The guide/driver was too keen to find out my interests. That way, we always had something to talk abouts. Thank you
3 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari in Bwindi NP.

5 Days Uganda Double Gorilla Trekking

5 Days Uganda Double Gorilla Trekking

Let's Start Planning

Book Now
First
Last

What our customers Say ?

Headspun
Headspun
2023-07-16
Unforgettable Rwanda Emerald tailored our 5 day trip to Rwanda to all our many and frequently changing requests without any fuss. Chris, our driver/guide for the duration, could not have been more helpful and professional
Nic
Nic
2022-10-25
Amazing holidays! Great holidays! Even my special wishes were included into the planning although time was short. Our guide and driver City Tyson Magezi was caring and responsible. We traveled for four weeks and stayed in different accommodations from hut to tent to amazing hotels.
Susanne
Susanne
2022-08-19
Just amazing It felt so safe and comfortable and exciting to travel with emerald. Our guide was so caring, so experienced and always friendly and an a great mood. He showed us so many animals included lions and leopards. That was just amazing . We saw wonderful landscapes like waterfalls and had contact to people . No Uganda or Eastern Africa without emerald . I m deep in love with Uganda and will come back as soon as possible.
Jose Murta
Jose Murta
2022-05-13
Memorable Family Trip in Uganda Fantastic Trip that exceeded our expectations! Travelled to Uganda with wife and 2 children (9 and 10y old) for 7 days. Since the start (at planning stage) got a great support from Bob (company owner) and Edmund (our guide) via WhatsApp. They tailored a program to our needs including the unforgettable mountain gorillas hike, general hikes to waterfalls, safari including boat trip to see hipos!! Edmund, our guide, always super polite and the kids enjoyed him a lot! All our hotels, meals included in the package so no hassle on this….we just paid for drinks! The only regret I have is not staying one extra day in the Mburo National Park to explore a bit more 😉 Memorable trip with so much nature and a super-humble people that made the experience even more enjoyable!! Super recommend!! The whole family just feeling we need to get back to explore more 😉
Dwayne B
Dwayne B
2022-05-13
Great Experience With Emerald!! It was an amazing experience! My guides Lucky and Hillary made me feel as if I was family and took care of everything I needed. They were very knowledgeable as we trekked to gorillas in Bwindi and a ride a wildlife safari through Queen Elizabeth. I learned so much from them about the animals, the terrain and the surrounding people. They we also incredibly helpful in helping me find activities around Buhoma, where I stayed, all of which were great. By the time I left I knew I had made friends who I will continue to stay in touch with. Can’t wait to come back with my family!
Dávid B
Dávid B
2022-05-12
Feeding python - 9 lions on a tree - leopard vs. lion We saw all animals and extremely special situations in a short period of time, good organization and friendly guide Paul with lots of knowledge.
Rachmurta
Rachmurta
2022-05-10
Unforgettable trip! We spent one week in Uganda travelling by the guidance of Gorilla Experience safari. The whole experience were definitely above our expectations. Edmand was a friendly, polite and kind guide the whole time!
Vit Siv
Vit Siv
2022-04-22
Ultimately Unique Experience of Uganda! It was unbelievable unique experience, one in a life time. Everything right from arrival to minor ditals was taken care of, too service! Itinerary was compiled/tailor to our wishes and needs as well as to include as much activities as possible. Tyson was our guide. He is an amazing guide, but even better person. He did an incredible job to put this all together, and make it all happen. We managed to do everything we wanted and even more. Definitely a trip to remember!!
Emmanuel OKalany
Emmanuel OKalany
2022-01-08
A rewarding experience for a family visit to queen Elizabeth National Park My family and I had an excellent guided tour to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The itinerary planning provided was good and the costing of items was realistic. The care and hospitality of the team was excellent. They were also flexible to make time adjustments brought about because of traveling with children
Gordon Y
Gordon Y
2021-06-23
Trip to Kaiso Tonya Game Reserve The guide/driver was too keen to find out my interests. That way, we always had something to talk abouts. Thank you
3 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari in Bwindi NP.

3 Days Rwanda Chimpanzee trekking tour

3 Days Rwanda Chimpanzee trekking tour

Let's Start Planning

Book Now
First
Last

What our customers Say ?

Headspun
Headspun
2023-07-16
Unforgettable Rwanda Emerald tailored our 5 day trip to Rwanda to all our many and frequently changing requests without any fuss. Chris, our driver/guide for the duration, could not have been more helpful and professional
Nic
Nic
2022-10-25
Amazing holidays! Great holidays! Even my special wishes were included into the planning although time was short. Our guide and driver City Tyson Magezi was caring and responsible. We traveled for four weeks and stayed in different accommodations from hut to tent to amazing hotels.
Susanne
Susanne
2022-08-19
Just amazing It felt so safe and comfortable and exciting to travel with emerald. Our guide was so caring, so experienced and always friendly and an a great mood. He showed us so many animals included lions and leopards. That was just amazing . We saw wonderful landscapes like waterfalls and had contact to people . No Uganda or Eastern Africa without emerald . I m deep in love with Uganda and will come back as soon as possible.
Jose Murta
Jose Murta
2022-05-13
Memorable Family Trip in Uganda Fantastic Trip that exceeded our expectations! Travelled to Uganda with wife and 2 children (9 and 10y old) for 7 days. Since the start (at planning stage) got a great support from Bob (company owner) and Edmund (our guide) via WhatsApp. They tailored a program to our needs including the unforgettable mountain gorillas hike, general hikes to waterfalls, safari including boat trip to see hipos!! Edmund, our guide, always super polite and the kids enjoyed him a lot! All our hotels, meals included in the package so no hassle on this….we just paid for drinks! The only regret I have is not staying one extra day in the Mburo National Park to explore a bit more 😉 Memorable trip with so much nature and a super-humble people that made the experience even more enjoyable!! Super recommend!! The whole family just feeling we need to get back to explore more 😉
Dwayne B
Dwayne B
2022-05-13
Great Experience With Emerald!! It was an amazing experience! My guides Lucky and Hillary made me feel as if I was family and took care of everything I needed. They were very knowledgeable as we trekked to gorillas in Bwindi and a ride a wildlife safari through Queen Elizabeth. I learned so much from them about the animals, the terrain and the surrounding people. They we also incredibly helpful in helping me find activities around Buhoma, where I stayed, all of which were great. By the time I left I knew I had made friends who I will continue to stay in touch with. Can’t wait to come back with my family!
Dávid B
Dávid B
2022-05-12
Feeding python - 9 lions on a tree - leopard vs. lion We saw all animals and extremely special situations in a short period of time, good organization and friendly guide Paul with lots of knowledge.
Rachmurta
Rachmurta
2022-05-10
Unforgettable trip! We spent one week in Uganda travelling by the guidance of Gorilla Experience safari. The whole experience were definitely above our expectations. Edmand was a friendly, polite and kind guide the whole time!
Vit Siv
Vit Siv
2022-04-22
Ultimately Unique Experience of Uganda! It was unbelievable unique experience, one in a life time. Everything right from arrival to minor ditals was taken care of, too service! Itinerary was compiled/tailor to our wishes and needs as well as to include as much activities as possible. Tyson was our guide. He is an amazing guide, but even better person. He did an incredible job to put this all together, and make it all happen. We managed to do everything we wanted and even more. Definitely a trip to remember!!
Emmanuel OKalany
Emmanuel OKalany
2022-01-08
A rewarding experience for a family visit to queen Elizabeth National Park My family and I had an excellent guided tour to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The itinerary planning provided was good and the costing of items was realistic. The care and hospitality of the team was excellent. They were also flexible to make time adjustments brought about because of traveling with children
Gordon Y
Gordon Y
2021-06-23
Trip to Kaiso Tonya Game Reserve The guide/driver was too keen to find out my interests. That way, we always had something to talk abouts. Thank you
What to do at Murchison Falls National Park?

What to do at Murchison Falls National Park?

Murchison Falls National Park is a natural wonder that beckons adventurers and wildlife enthusiasts from around the world. Spread across approximately 3,840 square kilometers, this park is a testament to the breathtaking beauty of the African wilderness. From awe-inspiring waterfalls to diverse wildlife, Murchison Falls National Park offers a wealth of experiences for those seeking to immerse themselves in the splendor of nature.

The park is a gem of East Africa, has a very scenic landscape and in this article, we shall explore what to do at Murchison falls National Park, how to get there and ensuring you get the most of your visit to this pristine wilderness area.

Getting to Murchison Falls National Park.

Before we delve into the incredible experiences awaiting you at Murchison Falls National Park, let’s talk about how to get there. The park is conveniently located approximately 305 kilometers northwest of Uganda’s capital, Kampala, making it accessible by various means of transportation.

By Air:

The quickest way to reach Murchison Falls National Park is by taking a domestic flight from Entebbe International Airport or Kajjansi Airfield to Pakuba Airstrip. This short flight offers a bird’s-eye view of Uganda’s diverse landscapes, setting the stage for the adventure that awaits you.

By Road:

If you prefer a more ground-level experience, a road trip to the park is an excellent option. The journey takes approximately 5-6 hours from Kampala, and it’s advisable to hire a 4×4 vehicle to navigate the rugged roads. The drive is an adventure in itself, as it offers the chance to witness the changing scenery and rural life of Uganda.

Exploring Murchison Falls National Park.

Now that you’ve arrived at Murchison Falls National Park, it’s time to dive into the myriad of activities and experiences this pristine wilderness has to offer.

The Magnificent Murchison Falls:

Your visit to Murchison Falls would not be complete without witnessing the park’s namesake attraction. The Murchison Falls, also known as Kabalega Falls, is a stunning natural wonder where the Nile River narrows and forces its way through a 7-meter-wide gorge before plunging 43 meters down. To get a close-up view of this incredible spectacle, embark on a boat cruise to the base of the falls. The sight and sound of the rushing water are awe-inspiring, and the refreshing mist adds to the experience.

Game Drives:

Murchison Falls National Park is renowned for its abundant wildlife. Game drives are a must-do activity for wildlife enthusiasts. The park is home to the Big 4 of the “Big Five” – lions, elephants, buffalos, and leopards. During your game drive, you’ll also have the opportunity to spot giraffes, hippos, crocodiles, antelopes, and numerous bird species. The best times for game drives are early morning and late afternoon when the animals are most active. For those that want to complete the Big 5, you can do the visit to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for the Rhino Tracking activity.

Bird watching:

With over 450 bird species, Murchison Falls National Park is a paradise for birdwatchers. The park’s diverse habitats, including savannah, riverbanks, and forests, attract a wide range of avian species. Keep your binoculars handy as you explore the park, and you might spot the iconic African fish eagle, Goliath heron, and the rare shoebill stork.

Chimpanzee Tracking:

While Murchison Falls is known for its savannah and wildlife, it also offers a unique opportunity to encounter our closest relatives in the animal kingdom – chimpanzees. The Budongo Forest Reserve, located within the park, is home to a thriving population of chimpanzees. Join a guided trek through the forest to observe these intelligent primates in their natural habitat.

Hot Air Balloon Safari:

For a truly unforgettable experience, consider taking a hot air balloon safari over Murchison Falls National Park. Soaring above the savannah, you’ll have a bird’s-eye view of the park’s wildlife and landscapes. The early morning balloon ride offers a peaceful and surreal perspective of the African wilderness. But this activity is currently not available now.

Nature Walks and Hiking:

Exploring the park on foot is another way to connect with its natural beauty. Guided nature walks offer a chance to learn about the park’s flora and fauna while experiencing the sights, sounds, and scents of the wilderness up close. For more adventurous hikers, the Rabongo Forest and the top of the falls offer challenging trails and rewarding vistas. Also the walk on the Baker’s trail offers an amazing view of the falls.

Sport Fishing:

This is a great opportunity to get the biggest of the Nile Perch that dwell in the Nile River. Each year there is a competition for fishing at the park and a number of anglers turn up for the event. The adventure can be booked through operators like us.

Where to Stay in Murchison Falls National Park?

Murchison Falls National Park offers a range of accommodation options to suit different budgets and preferences. From luxury lodges overlooking the Nile to budget-friendly campsites, you’ll find a comfortable place to rest after your adventures in the park.

Paraa Safari Lodge, Chobe Safari Lodge, Nile Safari Lodge: These are luxurious lodge offers stunning views of the Nile River and provides a perfect blend of comfort and natural beauty.

Pakuba Lodge, Sambiya Lodge, Budongo Eco Lodge, Murchison River Lodge, Twiga Safari Lodge, Murchison Bamboo Lodge: These are Situated inside the park and at top locations and outside the park Fort Murchison is an amazing one.

Red Chilli Rest Camp: If you’re traveling on a budget, this campsite provides affordable accommodation and is a popular choice among backpackers. Same as Hornbill Bush lodge, Parkside Safari Lodge.

Tips for a Memorable Visit in Murchison Falls National Park.

Pack Light: Remember to pack comfortable clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and sturdy hiking shoes.

 Respect Wildlife: While observing the animals, maintain a safe distance and follow your guide’s instructions to ensure your safety and the well-being of the animals.

 Stay Hydrated: The African sun can be intense, so carry plenty of water to stay hydrated during your excursions.

 Local Guides: Hiring local guides is highly recommended, as they have extensive knowledge of the park and can enhance your experience with their insights.        

Murchison Falls National Park is a true gem of Uganda, offering a rich tapestry of natural wonders and wildlife encounters. Whether you’re a wildlife enthusiast, a birdwatcher, or simply seeking the tranquility of the African wilderness, this park has something to offer everyone.

With its accessibility and diverse range of activities, a visit to Murchison Falls National Park promises to be an unforgettable journey into the heart of Africa’s untamed beauty. So, pack your bags, embark on your chosen adventure, and prepare to be captivated by the magic of Murchison Falls.

Rwanda’s Culture and Heritage: A Tapestry of Tradition and Resilience.

Rwanda’s Culture and Heritage: A Tapestry of Tradition and Resilience.

Located at the heart of East Africa, Rwanda is a country that boasts a rich tapestry of culture and heritage. Known as the “Land of a Thousand Hills” for its breathtaking landscapes, Rwanda is equally remarkable for the diversity and depth of its cultural traditions. From its ancient rituals to its modern renaissance, Rwanda’s cultural heritage is a testament to the resilience and unity of its people.

A mosaic of Ethnic Groups

Rwanda is home to several ethnic groups, with the Hutu, Tutsi, and Twa being the most prominent. These ethnic distinctions, however, do not define the entirety of Rwanda’s cultural identity. In fact, one of the most remarkable aspects of Rwandan culture is the strong sense of national unity that transcends ethnic boundaries.

The historical roots of ethnic diversity can be traced back centuries. The Tutsi, historically cattle herders, and the Hutu, primarily farmers, have coexisted in Rwanda for generations. Each group brought its own unique customs and traditions, which over time blended to create a distinctive Rwandan identity.

Ubunyarwanda: The Spirit of Togetherness

Despite the tragic events of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, which left deep scars on the nation’s psyche, Rwanda has made impressive strides in reconciliation and unity. The philosophy of “Ubunyarwanda” has been instrumental in this healing process. Ubunyarwanda emphasizes the shared identity of being Rwandan above ethnic divisions. It promotes dialogue, understanding, and forgiveness, fostering an environment where all Rwandans can coexist harmoniously.

Traditional Rwandan Arts

Artistic expression is integral to Rwandan culture. Traditional music, dance, and crafts play a significant role in conveying the stories, history, and values of the Rwandan people.

• Intore Dance: The Intore dance is one of Rwanda’s most iconic cultural expressions. It’s a high-energy dance that showcases the strength, agility, and grace of the performers. With rhythmic drumming and intricate footwork, the Intore dance is a visual and auditory delight.

• Imigongo Art: Imigongo art is a unique Rwandan art form that involves creating geometric designs using cow dung. These intricate patterns are not only aesthetically pleasing but also deeply symbolic. They represent themes of transformation and regeneration.

• Traditional Music: Traditional Rwandan music is characterized by its use of traditional instruments like the inanga (a stringed instrument) and the umuduri (a flute). The songs often tell stories of love, history, and everyday life in Rwanda.

Imigongo Art Patterns

Cuisine: A Flavorful Journey

Rwandan cuisine is a delightful reflection of the country’s agricultural heritage. Staple foods like plantains, sweet potatoes, beans, and cassava are central to Rwandan meals. The most famous dish is called “Ugali,” a type of porridge made from maize or cassava flour. It’s usually served with a variety of vegetables and meat, if available.

A popular Rwandan snack is “Brochette,” skewered and grilled meat, often enjoyed with a side of spicy sauce. In Rwanda, sharing food is a symbol of unity and hospitality, reflecting the culture’s emphasis on community.

Language: A Bridge between People

Kinyarwanda is the national language of Rwanda and serves as a unifying force in this diverse nation. While French and English are also official languages, Kinyarwanda is the primary mode of communication for most Rwandans. This language binds people from different backgrounds, fostering understanding and solidarity.

Religion and Spirituality

Rwanda is a predominantly Christian country, with the majority of the population being either Catholic or Protestant. However, traditional Rwandan beliefs and practices, which include ancestor worship and belief in spirits, continue to play a significant role in the lives of many Rwandans.

The harmony between Christianity and traditional beliefs is a testament to Rwanda’s ability to synthesize different cultural and religious elements into a cohesive whole. This fusion of faiths has contributed to the unique spiritual fabric of the nation.

Conservation Efforts: Preserving Natural and Cultural Heritage

Rwanda’s commitment to preserving its natural and cultural heritage is evident in its conservation efforts. One of the most famous examples is the conservation of mountain gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park. This initiative not only protects a critically endangered species but also preserves the rich cultural heritage of the Batwa people, who have a deep connection with the forest and its inhabitants.

Rwanda has also made substantial efforts to preserve its historical sites related to the Rwandan Genocide. The Kigali Genocide Memorial is a somber but essential place for remembrance and reflection. It stands as a testament to Rwanda’s commitment to never forget the past and to ensure that such a tragedy is never repeated.

Rwanda’s Cultural Renaissance

In recent years, Rwanda has experienced a cultural renaissance, with a renewed focus on the arts, education, and cultural exchange. Initiatives like the Ubumuntu Arts Festival have brought together artists from Rwanda and around the world to explore themes of humanity, reconciliation, and unity through the medium of performance art.

Additionally, institutions like the Rwanda Art Museum and the Ivuka Arts Center have provided platforms for local artists to showcase their talents and connect with a global audience. These efforts not only promote the cultural richness of Rwanda but also contribute to its economic development through tourism and the creative industries.

Rwanda’s culture and heritage are a testament to the resilience of its people. Despite a history marked by challenges and tragedy, Rwanda has emerged as a nation that celebrates unity, diversity, and the indomitable spirit of its citizens. Its culture is a living, breathing testament to the power of reconciliation, forgiveness, and the human capacity for renewal. As Rwanda continues to write its story, its culture and heritage remain central to its identity and its vision for a brighter future.

3 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari in Bwindi NP.

Planning for gorilla trekking in Rwanda.

Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is an exhilarating and unique wildlife experience that allows you to observe these magnificent creatures up close in their natural habitat. It is mainly done in Volcanoes National Park, located in the northwestern part of Rwanda. It is one of Rwanda’s top tourist activities

To participate in Rwanda gorilla trekking, you will need to obtain a permit from the Rwanda Development Board (RDB). These permits are limited and it is recommended to book them in advance. The cost for a gorilla tracking permit in Rwanda is currently $1,500 per person.

Preparing for Rwanda Gorilla Trekking: What to pack?

When preparing for gorilla tracking, it is important to wear appropriate clothing and gear. Here are some recommendations:

1. Comfortable Clothing: Wear lightweight, long-sleeved shirts and long pants to protect you from scratches, insect bites, and vegetation.

2. Waterproof Jacket: Carry a waterproof jacket or raincoat as weather conditions can be unpredictable in the forest.

3. Sturdy Hiking Boots: Invest in a good pair of hiking boots with ankle support to provide stability and protect your feet during the trek.

4. Gloves: Wearing gloves can come in handy for gripping vegetation and protecting your hands.

5. Hat and Sunglasses: Protect yourself from the sun by wearing a hat and sunglasses.

6. Insect Repellent: Apply insect repellent to avoid mosquito and other insect bites.

7. Backpack: Carry a small backpack to store essentials such as water, snacks, camera, and personal items.

8. Camera: Bring a camera with extra batteries and memory cards to capture the incredible moments with the gorillas. However, keep in mind that flash photography is not allowed.

During the gorilla tracking experience, you will be accompanied by experienced guides and trackers who are familiar with the gorilla families and their movements. The trek can vary in duration, ranging from 1 to 5 hours, depending on the location of the gorilla group you are assigned to track. Once you locate the gorillas, you will be allowed to spend up to one hour observing and photographing them from a safe distance.

It is important to note that gorilla tracking is a sensitive activity, and strict rules are in place to ensure the safety and well-being of the gorillas. These rules include maintaining a distance of at least 7 meters from the gorillas, avoiding direct eye contact, and not touching the gorillas or their surroundings.

How to get Rwanda gorilla Trekking Permits?

To obtain a permit for gorilla Trekking in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, you will need to follow the necessary steps:

1. Contact the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) or a reputable tour operator like us: They can provide you with information on availability, pricing, and reservation procedures.

2. Decide on the date and duration: Gorilla permits are limited, so it’s advisable to book well in advance. Determine how many days you would like to spend tracking gorillas.

3. Provide necessary personal details: You will be required to provide your full name, nationality, passport details, and any other details requested by the RDB or tour operator.

4. Pay the permit fee: The gorilla permit fee in Rwanda is quite substantial and serves as a conservation measure. Make sure to inquire about the current permit fee and payment methods. Payments are typically made in advance to secure your spot.

5. Obtain confirmation: Once your payment is received, you will receive a confirmation letter or email with details of your permit, including the date and park entrance.

6. Travel arrangements: Plan your travel to Volcanoes National Park accordingly. You may need to arrange transportation to the park entrance.

It is important to note that gorilla permits are in high demand, and availability can be limited, especially during peak seasons. Therefore, it’s best to plan and book your permit well in advance to ensure availability on your preferred dates.

Overall, gorilla tracking in Rwanda offers an incredible opportunity to witness the endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. It is a truly unforgettable experience that allows you to contribute to gorilla conservation efforts while creating memories that will last a lifetime.

3 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari in Bwindi NP.

7 Days Rwanda Primate Trekking Safari.

3 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari in Bwindi NP.

Let's Start Planning

Book Now
First
Last

Our Partners

Uganda Tourism Board

.

Uganda Wildlife Authority

.

The Buhoma Gorilla Camp

.

The Bwindi Kids Charity

.

What our customers Say ?

Headspun
Headspun
2023-07-16
Unforgettable Rwanda Emerald tailored our 5 day trip to Rwanda to all our many and frequently changing requests without any fuss. Chris, our driver/guide for the duration, could not have been more helpful and professional
Nic
Nic
2022-10-25
Amazing holidays! Great holidays! Even my special wishes were included into the planning although time was short. Our guide and driver City Tyson Magezi was caring and responsible. We traveled for four weeks and stayed in different accommodations from hut to tent to amazing hotels.
Susanne
Susanne
2022-08-19
Just amazing It felt so safe and comfortable and exciting to travel with emerald. Our guide was so caring, so experienced and always friendly and an a great mood. He showed us so many animals included lions and leopards. That was just amazing . We saw wonderful landscapes like waterfalls and had contact to people . No Uganda or Eastern Africa without emerald . I m deep in love with Uganda and will come back as soon as possible.
Jose Murta
Jose Murta
2022-05-13
Memorable Family Trip in Uganda Fantastic Trip that exceeded our expectations! Travelled to Uganda with wife and 2 children (9 and 10y old) for 7 days. Since the start (at planning stage) got a great support from Bob (company owner) and Edmund (our guide) via WhatsApp. They tailored a program to our needs including the unforgettable mountain gorillas hike, general hikes to waterfalls, safari including boat trip to see hipos!! Edmund, our guide, always super polite and the kids enjoyed him a lot! All our hotels, meals included in the package so no hassle on this….we just paid for drinks! The only regret I have is not staying one extra day in the Mburo National Park to explore a bit more 😉 Memorable trip with so much nature and a super-humble people that made the experience even more enjoyable!! Super recommend!! The whole family just feeling we need to get back to explore more 😉
Dwayne B
Dwayne B
2022-05-13
Great Experience With Emerald!! It was an amazing experience! My guides Lucky and Hillary made me feel as if I was family and took care of everything I needed. They were very knowledgeable as we trekked to gorillas in Bwindi and a ride a wildlife safari through Queen Elizabeth. I learned so much from them about the animals, the terrain and the surrounding people. They we also incredibly helpful in helping me find activities around Buhoma, where I stayed, all of which were great. By the time I left I knew I had made friends who I will continue to stay in touch with. Can’t wait to come back with my family!
Dávid B
Dávid B
2022-05-12
Feeding python - 9 lions on a tree - leopard vs. lion We saw all animals and extremely special situations in a short period of time, good organization and friendly guide Paul with lots of knowledge.
Rachmurta
Rachmurta
2022-05-10
Unforgettable trip! We spent one week in Uganda travelling by the guidance of Gorilla Experience safari. The whole experience were definitely above our expectations. Edmand was a friendly, polite and kind guide the whole time!
Vit Siv
Vit Siv
2022-04-22
Ultimately Unique Experience of Uganda! It was unbelievable unique experience, one in a life time. Everything right from arrival to minor ditals was taken care of, too service! Itinerary was compiled/tailor to our wishes and needs as well as to include as much activities as possible. Tyson was our guide. He is an amazing guide, but even better person. He did an incredible job to put this all together, and make it all happen. We managed to do everything we wanted and even more. Definitely a trip to remember!!
Emmanuel OKalany
Emmanuel OKalany
2022-01-08
A rewarding experience for a family visit to queen Elizabeth National Park My family and I had an excellent guided tour to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The itinerary planning provided was good and the costing of items was realistic. The care and hospitality of the team was excellent. They were also flexible to make time adjustments brought about because of traveling with children
Gordon Y
Gordon Y
2021-06-23
Trip to Kaiso Tonya Game Reserve The guide/driver was too keen to find out my interests. That way, we always had something to talk abouts. Thank you
3 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari in Bwindi NP.

3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari.

3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari.

Let's Start Planning

Book Now
First
Last

Our Partners

Uganda Tourism Board

.

Uganda Wildlife Authority

.

The Buhoma Gorilla Camp

.

The Bwindi Kids Charity

.

What our customers Say ?

Headspun
Headspun
2023-07-16
Unforgettable Rwanda Emerald tailored our 5 day trip to Rwanda to all our many and frequently changing requests without any fuss. Chris, our driver/guide for the duration, could not have been more helpful and professional
Nic
Nic
2022-10-25
Amazing holidays! Great holidays! Even my special wishes were included into the planning although time was short. Our guide and driver City Tyson Magezi was caring and responsible. We traveled for four weeks and stayed in different accommodations from hut to tent to amazing hotels.
Susanne
Susanne
2022-08-19
Just amazing It felt so safe and comfortable and exciting to travel with emerald. Our guide was so caring, so experienced and always friendly and an a great mood. He showed us so many animals included lions and leopards. That was just amazing . We saw wonderful landscapes like waterfalls and had contact to people . No Uganda or Eastern Africa without emerald . I m deep in love with Uganda and will come back as soon as possible.
Jose Murta
Jose Murta
2022-05-13
Memorable Family Trip in Uganda Fantastic Trip that exceeded our expectations! Travelled to Uganda with wife and 2 children (9 and 10y old) for 7 days. Since the start (at planning stage) got a great support from Bob (company owner) and Edmund (our guide) via WhatsApp. They tailored a program to our needs including the unforgettable mountain gorillas hike, general hikes to waterfalls, safari including boat trip to see hipos!! Edmund, our guide, always super polite and the kids enjoyed him a lot! All our hotels, meals included in the package so no hassle on this….we just paid for drinks! The only regret I have is not staying one extra day in the Mburo National Park to explore a bit more 😉 Memorable trip with so much nature and a super-humble people that made the experience even more enjoyable!! Super recommend!! The whole family just feeling we need to get back to explore more 😉
Dwayne B
Dwayne B
2022-05-13
Great Experience With Emerald!! It was an amazing experience! My guides Lucky and Hillary made me feel as if I was family and took care of everything I needed. They were very knowledgeable as we trekked to gorillas in Bwindi and a ride a wildlife safari through Queen Elizabeth. I learned so much from them about the animals, the terrain and the surrounding people. They we also incredibly helpful in helping me find activities around Buhoma, where I stayed, all of which were great. By the time I left I knew I had made friends who I will continue to stay in touch with. Can’t wait to come back with my family!
Dávid B
Dávid B
2022-05-12
Feeding python - 9 lions on a tree - leopard vs. lion We saw all animals and extremely special situations in a short period of time, good organization and friendly guide Paul with lots of knowledge.
Rachmurta
Rachmurta
2022-05-10
Unforgettable trip! We spent one week in Uganda travelling by the guidance of Gorilla Experience safari. The whole experience were definitely above our expectations. Edmand was a friendly, polite and kind guide the whole time!
Vit Siv
Vit Siv
2022-04-22
Ultimately Unique Experience of Uganda! It was unbelievable unique experience, one in a life time. Everything right from arrival to minor ditals was taken care of, too service! Itinerary was compiled/tailor to our wishes and needs as well as to include as much activities as possible. Tyson was our guide. He is an amazing guide, but even better person. He did an incredible job to put this all together, and make it all happen. We managed to do everything we wanted and even more. Definitely a trip to remember!!
Emmanuel OKalany
Emmanuel OKalany
2022-01-08
A rewarding experience for a family visit to queen Elizabeth National Park My family and I had an excellent guided tour to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The itinerary planning provided was good and the costing of items was realistic. The care and hospitality of the team was excellent. They were also flexible to make time adjustments brought about because of traveling with children
Gordon Y
Gordon Y
2021-06-23
Trip to Kaiso Tonya Game Reserve The guide/driver was too keen to find out my interests. That way, we always had something to talk abouts. Thank you
3 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari in Bwindi NP.

4 Days Rwanda Gorillas and Kigali City Tour.

4 Days Rwanda Gorillas and Kigali City Tour.

Let's Start Planning

Book Now
First
Last

Our Partners

Uganda Tourism Board

.

Uganda Wildlife Authority

.

The Buhoma Gorilla Camp

.

The Bwindi Kids Charity

.

What our customers Say ?

Headspun
Headspun
2023-07-16
Unforgettable Rwanda Emerald tailored our 5 day trip to Rwanda to all our many and frequently changing requests without any fuss. Chris, our driver/guide for the duration, could not have been more helpful and professional
Nic
Nic
2022-10-25
Amazing holidays! Great holidays! Even my special wishes were included into the planning although time was short. Our guide and driver City Tyson Magezi was caring and responsible. We traveled for four weeks and stayed in different accommodations from hut to tent to amazing hotels.
Susanne
Susanne
2022-08-19
Just amazing It felt so safe and comfortable and exciting to travel with emerald. Our guide was so caring, so experienced and always friendly and an a great mood. He showed us so many animals included lions and leopards. That was just amazing . We saw wonderful landscapes like waterfalls and had contact to people . No Uganda or Eastern Africa without emerald . I m deep in love with Uganda and will come back as soon as possible.
Jose Murta
Jose Murta
2022-05-13
Memorable Family Trip in Uganda Fantastic Trip that exceeded our expectations! Travelled to Uganda with wife and 2 children (9 and 10y old) for 7 days. Since the start (at planning stage) got a great support from Bob (company owner) and Edmund (our guide) via WhatsApp. They tailored a program to our needs including the unforgettable mountain gorillas hike, general hikes to waterfalls, safari including boat trip to see hipos!! Edmund, our guide, always super polite and the kids enjoyed him a lot! All our hotels, meals included in the package so no hassle on this….we just paid for drinks! The only regret I have is not staying one extra day in the Mburo National Park to explore a bit more 😉 Memorable trip with so much nature and a super-humble people that made the experience even more enjoyable!! Super recommend!! The whole family just feeling we need to get back to explore more 😉
Dwayne B
Dwayne B
2022-05-13
Great Experience With Emerald!! It was an amazing experience! My guides Lucky and Hillary made me feel as if I was family and took care of everything I needed. They were very knowledgeable as we trekked to gorillas in Bwindi and a ride a wildlife safari through Queen Elizabeth. I learned so much from them about the animals, the terrain and the surrounding people. They we also incredibly helpful in helping me find activities around Buhoma, where I stayed, all of which were great. By the time I left I knew I had made friends who I will continue to stay in touch with. Can’t wait to come back with my family!
Dávid B
Dávid B
2022-05-12
Feeding python - 9 lions on a tree - leopard vs. lion We saw all animals and extremely special situations in a short period of time, good organization and friendly guide Paul with lots of knowledge.
Rachmurta
Rachmurta
2022-05-10
Unforgettable trip! We spent one week in Uganda travelling by the guidance of Gorilla Experience safari. The whole experience were definitely above our expectations. Edmand was a friendly, polite and kind guide the whole time!
Vit Siv
Vit Siv
2022-04-22
Ultimately Unique Experience of Uganda! It was unbelievable unique experience, one in a life time. Everything right from arrival to minor ditals was taken care of, too service! Itinerary was compiled/tailor to our wishes and needs as well as to include as much activities as possible. Tyson was our guide. He is an amazing guide, but even better person. He did an incredible job to put this all together, and make it all happen. We managed to do everything we wanted and even more. Definitely a trip to remember!!
Emmanuel OKalany
Emmanuel OKalany
2022-01-08
A rewarding experience for a family visit to queen Elizabeth National Park My family and I had an excellent guided tour to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The itinerary planning provided was good and the costing of items was realistic. The care and hospitality of the team was excellent. They were also flexible to make time adjustments brought about because of traveling with children
Gordon Y
Gordon Y
2021-06-23
Trip to Kaiso Tonya Game Reserve The guide/driver was too keen to find out my interests. That way, we always had something to talk abouts. Thank you
12 Days Combined Rwanda Uganda Safari.

12 Days Combined Rwanda Uganda Safari.

12 Days Combined Rwanda Uganda Safari.

Let's Start Planning

Book Now
First
Last

Our Partners

Uganda Tourism Board

.

Uganda Wildlife Authority

.

The Buhoma Gorilla Camp

.

The Bwindi Kids Charity

.

What our customers Say ?

Headspun
Headspun
2023-07-16
Unforgettable Rwanda Emerald tailored our 5 day trip to Rwanda to all our many and frequently changing requests without any fuss. Chris, our driver/guide for the duration, could not have been more helpful and professional
Nic
Nic
2022-10-25
Amazing holidays! Great holidays! Even my special wishes were included into the planning although time was short. Our guide and driver City Tyson Magezi was caring and responsible. We traveled for four weeks and stayed in different accommodations from hut to tent to amazing hotels.
Susanne
Susanne
2022-08-19
Just amazing It felt so safe and comfortable and exciting to travel with emerald. Our guide was so caring, so experienced and always friendly and an a great mood. He showed us so many animals included lions and leopards. That was just amazing . We saw wonderful landscapes like waterfalls and had contact to people . No Uganda or Eastern Africa without emerald . I m deep in love with Uganda and will come back as soon as possible.
Jose Murta
Jose Murta
2022-05-13
Memorable Family Trip in Uganda Fantastic Trip that exceeded our expectations! Travelled to Uganda with wife and 2 children (9 and 10y old) for 7 days. Since the start (at planning stage) got a great support from Bob (company owner) and Edmund (our guide) via WhatsApp. They tailored a program to our needs including the unforgettable mountain gorillas hike, general hikes to waterfalls, safari including boat trip to see hipos!! Edmund, our guide, always super polite and the kids enjoyed him a lot! All our hotels, meals included in the package so no hassle on this….we just paid for drinks! The only regret I have is not staying one extra day in the Mburo National Park to explore a bit more 😉 Memorable trip with so much nature and a super-humble people that made the experience even more enjoyable!! Super recommend!! The whole family just feeling we need to get back to explore more 😉
Dwayne B
Dwayne B
2022-05-13
Great Experience With Emerald!! It was an amazing experience! My guides Lucky and Hillary made me feel as if I was family and took care of everything I needed. They were very knowledgeable as we trekked to gorillas in Bwindi and a ride a wildlife safari through Queen Elizabeth. I learned so much from them about the animals, the terrain and the surrounding people. They we also incredibly helpful in helping me find activities around Buhoma, where I stayed, all of which were great. By the time I left I knew I had made friends who I will continue to stay in touch with. Can’t wait to come back with my family!
Dávid B
Dávid B
2022-05-12
Feeding python - 9 lions on a tree - leopard vs. lion We saw all animals and extremely special situations in a short period of time, good organization and friendly guide Paul with lots of knowledge.
Rachmurta
Rachmurta
2022-05-10
Unforgettable trip! We spent one week in Uganda travelling by the guidance of Gorilla Experience safari. The whole experience were definitely above our expectations. Edmand was a friendly, polite and kind guide the whole time!
Vit Siv
Vit Siv
2022-04-22
Ultimately Unique Experience of Uganda! It was unbelievable unique experience, one in a life time. Everything right from arrival to minor ditals was taken care of, too service! Itinerary was compiled/tailor to our wishes and needs as well as to include as much activities as possible. Tyson was our guide. He is an amazing guide, but even better person. He did an incredible job to put this all together, and make it all happen. We managed to do everything we wanted and even more. Definitely a trip to remember!!
Emmanuel OKalany
Emmanuel OKalany
2022-01-08
A rewarding experience for a family visit to queen Elizabeth National Park My family and I had an excellent guided tour to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The itinerary planning provided was good and the costing of items was realistic. The care and hospitality of the team was excellent. They were also flexible to make time adjustments brought about because of traveling with children
Gordon Y
Gordon Y
2021-06-23
Trip to Kaiso Tonya Game Reserve The guide/driver was too keen to find out my interests. That way, we always had something to talk abouts. Thank you