Even if you’ve been to Africa a hundred times, there’s still something wonderful about gorilla trekking. Coming face-to-face with a wild gorilla is one of the world’s finest wildlife experiences. Access is truly privileged- it can take up to five years to habituate a gorilla family, and a maximum of eight visitors per day are allowed to visit each gorilla family. Once you find them, the hours of trekking are forgotten in a trice as you crouch down beside a family of gorillas, with the silverback lounging amongst the undergrowth, mothers nursing their babies, and youngsters swinging in the trees.
Our essential tip for gorilla trekking? Make sure you pack some gardening gloves- the climb can be slippy and prickly, and with a pair of gloves on you can grab for a handhold more easily.
Gorilla trekking works rather differently from other African holidays, so we’ve put together a quick FAQ, answering where you can go gorilla trekking, who can go gorilla trekking and how a day of gorilla trekking works.
Have more questions?