Coming eye-to-eye with an enormous, hairy primate in the wild is one of life’s most memorable experiences, not least for the trek it might take to reach them! The luscious Virunga Mountains (accessible from Rwanda and the DRC) is the gorilla-trekking spot du jour, but snapping at its heels is Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home to both gorilla and a remarkable concentration of chimpanzee. And in Tanzania’s Mahale Mountains, chimp-trekking is combined with dhow trips on Lake Tanganyika and G&Ts on the beach. Get involved in the planning of your own Africa gorilla trek online. Mix and match lodges to create a safari that suits your style and budget.
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Look below at our suggested gorilla trek ideas in Africa or read our guides on planning your own Africa safari and how to save money using Timbuktu.