Saso Uganda Safaris – Uganda, Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari Trips

Gorilla Trekking Safaris & Tour Trips is the service we offer and we do it best. Saso Uganda Safaris manages and operates Saso Gorilla Trips website. Saso Uganda Safaris is a Ugandan based Tours and Safari Company established to deliver an enriching African holiday experience to our guests. We care about preserving the environment and natural resources, respect local customs and practices, care about the needs of the local people and are dedicated to giving our guests more than the average package deal.

Gorilla Youngstar: Visitors are given one hour to watch the gorillas in their natural habitat

Gorilla Youngstar: Visitors are given one hour to watch the gorillas in their natural habitat

Considering our passion for the wild and the expertise we have acquired over the years in wildlife Safaris and gorilla trekking safaris in the famous jungles of Uganda and Rwanda, our travel products are unquestionably top market. Gorilla Safari Trips’ guides will take you through the thick jungles of 3 of the only habitats of the last 800 remaining mountain gorillas in the world. It’s a life’s dream adventure.

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Uganda Gorilla Trekking: A Guidance For Gorilla Trekkers - trekking news

Gorilla Tracking Safaris

The endangered Mountain Gorillas of Uganda won’t be found in any zoo in the world (they do not survive in captivity and there are no surviving mountain gorillas in zoos), you can only find them and see them in Africa, in the countries of Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Saso ‘Gorilla Trips’ Uganda Safaris offers tailor-made gorilla trekking Safari adventures to the thick jungles of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Nyungwe Forest and Parc Nationals des Volcans (Volcanoes National Park, PNV), the last places you’ll find the last of the Mountain Gorilla families in the world.

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Gorilla Trips & The Pearl of Africa

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Uganda is a tropical country and much of it lies on the African plateau between 900-1,500 meters above sea level. This gives Uganda a nice tropical climate, with temperatures averaging between 21 and 27 degrees Celsius during the day and between 12 and 18 degrees Celsius at night. Dubbed the pearl of Africa, Uganda is home of natural beauty displayed in the vast beautiful landscape and rare animal species like the Mountain Gorillas and the White Rhinos.


Gorilla Trips & The Land of a Thousand Hills

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Rwanda is a landlocked country located in east-central Africa. The country is mostly covered by steep hills and deep valleys with its highest point being Karisimbi (14,187 ft; 4,324 m) in the Virunga mountains. Although well known for the horrible history of the genocide, Rwanda is a nice country, with magnificent people, amazing lakes, mountains, a great climate, good roads, a nice standard of living with cheap things ranging from food to accommodation and lots ofother things.

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Popular Uganda Gorilla Safaris

Uganda Gorilla Trekking chimps Safari

8 Days Ultimate Uganda Gorilla Trekking & Chimps Safari

Lets take you on a gorilla trekking adventure in Bwindi Forest, watch the habituated chimps in their Kibale habitat and go on game drive in the savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park

Tracking Gorillas in Congo

10 Days Uganda Gorilla Tracking Tour, Chimps & Wildlife Safari

You will follow the nile to the thundering Murchison Falls and do a game drive, Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth National Park and gorilla tracking in Bwindi gorilla forest are all in the mix.

Golden Monkeys in Mgahinga National Park

13 Day Uganda Safari – Gorilla Tracking Safari, Golden Monkey Tracking, and Wildlife Safari Adventure

This is a classic Uganda Safari taking you to the most visited traditional Uganda wildlife parks, Murchison Falls, Kibale, QENP, Bwindi Forest, Mghinga for golden monkeys and lake Mburo for a game drive.

This 5 Days Gorilla Tracking Safari and Wildlife in Queen Elizabeth

5 Days Gorilla Tracking & Wildlife in Queen Elizabeth N.P.

The gorilla tracking trip and beyond – traverse the savannah plains of QENP ans catch a glimpse at the famous tree-climbing lions – trek through the jungles og Bwindi forest in search of the mighty gorillas and their families.

Primate Species, Kebale Forest National Park Chimp Trek

5 Days Gorilla Tracking and Kibale Chimps trek safari

You will have an experience of a life time as you watch at close range these majestic apes feed, play and relax but before that you’ll track down the habituated chimpanzee in Kibale – what an experince.

Lake Mburo, Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi and Birding Safari

6 Days Lake Mburo, Gorilla Tracking & Bunyonyi Birding Safari

On this safari we visit the highway park, lake Mburo National park for a short game drive, continue to Bwindi for a gorilla trek and the magnificent lake Bunyonyi for a birding safari adventure.

Murchison Falls, Kibale & Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari

7 Days Murchison Falls, Kibale & Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari

You will have a walk in the Bigodi swamp renowned for rare bird species and crown the safari with Gorilla trekking in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

Kibale chimps, Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest national Park

9 Days Kibale Chimps, QENP Wildife Viewing, Bwindi Gorillas Safari

This Uganda safari that will take you to Kibale Forest for Chimp trekking which is the main attraction. You will conclude the tour with a visit to the source of the Nile for adventure sports and cultural allure.

What You Need To Know About Gorillas

Few animals have sparked the imagination of man as much as the gorilla, the largest of the living primates and the last member of the ape family known to science. Most gorillas live in inaccessible regions in various dense forests in tropical Africa, and only in the last 30 years have scientists learned details of their life in the wild.

Gorillas are broadly divided into mountain and lowland with a few more sub-species within that. We recommend Rwanda, Uganda for mountain gorillas and Republic of Congo for lowland gorillas. It is possible to see the mountain gorillas in the Democratic Republic of Congo but the on-going instability in the east of country makes it difficult. If you are wondering about the difference between lowland gorillas and Mountain gorillas, read “a guide to gorilla trekking in Uganda & Rwanda”

The powerful mountain gorilla is one of four surviving gorilla subspecies. They’re found in just two isolated populations – in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda, and the Virunga volcanoes – which span the borders of Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Mountain gorillas generally live in gorilla groups with several females and their young, and one dominant male. Dominant males are known as ‘silverbacks’ because they have a patch of silver hair on their back and hips – which they develop when they’re about 12-15 years old. They’re found in high-altitude montane and bamboo forests – sometimes at elevations of 4,000m – where they mainly eat leaves, shoots and stems.

Where are gorillas found?

Mountain gorillas are found in two separate locations: the Virunga range of extinct volcanic mountains on the borders of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda and Uganda, and in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda. Some primatologists believe the Bwindi gorillas may be a separate subspecies.

Thanks to conservation efforts, the population of mountain gorillas has increased from 620 individuals in 1989 to around 880 individuals today. This number is likely to be accurate, as these animals have been intensely monitored since the 1950s.

The Virunga population numbers 480, and lives at altitudes ranging from 2,300-4,500 m. Most of these gorillas range within the southern part of Virunga National Park, DRC, and the Volcanoes National Park (Parc National des Volcans), northern Rwanda, while a few use the Mgahinga National Park, southwestern Uganda.

The Bwindi population lives at elevations of 1,500- 2,300 m. A 2011census recorded 440 individuals. Additionally, four orphaned mountain gorillas currently reside in a sanctuary in Uganda.

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Scientific name: Gorilla beringei beringei
Number remaining: Approximately 880
Extinction risk: Critically endangered

This map shows the location of mountain gorillas (yellow) and lowland gorillas (maroon color). Mountain Gorillas can been found in the Virunga mountains on the borders of DRC with Rwanda and Uganda. The Lowland gorillas are found western Africa in Congo.

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