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Gorillas, in their midst

"It doesn’t matter how many times you play the famous clip of David Attenborough reclining among mountain gorillas while attempting to communicate in gorilla language or watch the award-winning 80s film Gorillas in the Mist, because nothing can prepare you for your first face-to-face meeting with a 198kg silverback in the wild."

We recently had the pleasure of hosting Kate Wickers at our lodges in Uganda and Rwanda. Kate wrote a series of articles sharing her experience, the first of which you can see here: Gorillas, in their midst.

"What an incredible experience it was to spend time with mountain gorillas and how uplifting to witness at first hand the impressive, yet still immensely challenging, conservation work by rangers and conservationists within the national parks."


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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.