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Gorilla spotting in Uganda and Rwanda

Close up image of baby gorilla sitting in a tree close to one of Volcanoes Safaris luxury safari lodges in Rwanda

Fancy channelling your inner Dian Fossey? Tracking for rare mountain gorillas can only be safely undertaken in Rwanda and Uganda and here you can also stay in luxury lodges to make your stay even more epic.

Carefully located for optimum sightseeing results, you can embark on a number
of unique excursions from tracking the endangered mountain gorillas of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to summiting volcanoes, or simply sharing the heritage of the indigenous Batwa tribe.

Stay in the thick of the Bwindi Forest, or choose to stay below the Rwenzori Mountains on the Savannah Plains at the edge of the Queen Elizabeth National Park, or at the foothills of the Virunga Volcanoes - all situated in Uganda. Or stay in the hilltop lodge overlooking the Virunga Volcanoes and shimmering Ruhondo and Bulera lakes in Rwanda. Each lodge has its own breathtaking views and mystical setting.

Tour packages start from £3,890 per person.

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By Staffordshire Living Magazine

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To protect gorillas from disease, no children under 15 years are allowed to go gorilla tracking. For guests booking a stay at Virunga Lodge, please note that the minimum age limit for children at Virunga Lodge is 12 years.
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Safari Activities

Chimpanzee Tracking

Tracking chimpanzees in their natural habitat, as they swing from the branches in the canopy high above the forest floor is nothing short of exhilarating. The chimps effortlessly cross and scamper through the trees above the gorge, and visitors on the other hand must cross the river using natural bridges in order to keep up with the chimps. So although the walk usually lasts only 2–3 hours, descending the steep gorge and crossing the log bridges over the river requires some agility and fitness.

Chimpanzee tracking is also available in nearby Kalinzu, a forest reserve 30 minutes drive from Kyambura Gorge Lodge where there is a community of about 40 habituated chimpanzees.