Explore Uganda & Rwanda with Kabaffulo Safaris

Welcome to Kabaffulo Safaris, the reliable travel agency for your Uganda and Rwanda safaris. We offer customized African safaris comprised of gorilla tours and other excellent wildlife experiences. Are you a family, a team of mates, or a solo traveler? Kabaffaulo safaris have a suitable package for you! Our professional guides take you deep into Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park to meet up with the endangered primates on your gorilla trekking experience. Other gorilla safaris take place in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda, Virunga National park Congo, and Mgahinga gorilla national park Uganda. Gorilla trekking is one of the best travel experiences you must do on your African trip. We draft gorilla packages such as 1 Day Gorilla tour to over 5 days double gorilla safari including double trekking.

Besides gorilla trips, Kabaffulo safaris offer you guided chimpanzee tours to Kibale Forest in Uganda and Nyungwe Forest National parks in Uganda. Chimpanzees are believed to possess over 98% of human genes which makes them our close relatives. You will be amazed at the humanlike social characters of chimpanzees in their communities.
Explore big game ou our game-viewing experiences in the savannah park of Uganda and Rwanda. Akagera National park in eastern Rwanda is home to the big five game and other wild animals which you will see during game drives. In Uganda, game viewing is best done in Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth, Kidepo Valley Park, and Lake Mburo National Park. Game viewing in these parks can be done along with other experiences such as boat cruising, nature walking, bird watching, and community visits among others.

For adventure travelers Kabaffulo safaris offer you tailored mountain climbing safaris to conquer the snow-capped Mount Rwenzori in Uganda and Mt Karisimbi in Rwanda. Other mountains to hike include Mt Gahinga, Mount Biske, Mt Sabyinyo, Mount Muhabura, Mt Elgon, and many more.

Trust us with your Rwanda or Uganda safari and we shall offer you the best of these two countries!

Featured 2023 Uganda & Rwanda Safaris

3 Days Uganda Gorilla Tour

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Guided 3 days Uganda gorilla safari to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park with Kabaffulo safaris. The 3 Days Bwindi gorilla trek brings you close to primates. Read More

5 Days Uganda Gorillas & Wildlife

Be part of this customized 5 Days Uganda gorillas & wildlife safari with Kabaffulo Safaris. The 5 Days safari includes game viewing, lion tracking in Queen Elizabeth plus mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest. Read More

5 Days Uganda Gorillas & Chimps

Kabaffulo SafarisEnjoy this 5 Days Uganda primates safari to trek mountain gorillas and chimpanzees with Kabaffulo Safaris. The 5 Days Uganda primates safari takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Kibale Forest National parks. Read More

3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trek

Kabaffulo safarisBook this 3 Days Rwanda gorilla safari to Volcanoes National park with Kabaffulo Safaris. The 3 Days Rwanda gorilla safari also entails trekking golden monkeys. Read More

4 Days Uganda Double Gorilla Trek

Kabaffulo safarisEnjoy a 4 Days Uganda double gorilla trekking safari to meet two different gorilla families. The 4 Days Uganda gorilla safari entails 2 gorilla treks one in Bwindi Forest and the other one in Mgahinga gorilla National park. Read More

6 Days Double Gorilla Safari

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Enjoy 2 gorilla treks in Uganda and Rwanda on this 6 Day double gorilla safari. The 6 Days adventure offer you chance to trek two gorilla families in Bwindi Forest Uganda and Volcanoes National Park Rwanda. Read More

4 Days Gorillas & Dian Fossey Hike

Kabaffulo safarisExplore Rwanda on this 4 Days Rwanda gorillas & Dian Fossey graveyard hike with Kabaffulo Safaris. The 4 Days Rwanda gorilla safari takes you to Volcanoes National park. Read More

9 Days Uganda & Rwanda Safari

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Be part of our guided 9 Days Uganda & Rwanda safari with Kabaffulo Safaris. The 9 Days safari offers you the best of Uganda and Rwanda like gorillas, big game, and chimpanzees. Explore top parks in Uganda & Rwanda. Read More

7 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari

Kabaffulo SafarisThe 7 Days offers you the best of Rwanda. Explore the attractions and activities in Rwanda’s top destinations on this 7 Days safari. Go gorilla trekking in Volcanoes, game viewing in Akagera, and chimps. Read More

Gorilla Trekking Guide

Getting up close and personal with mountain gorillas in the wild is an experience that comes once in a lifetime. Seeing these massive apes in Rwanda is only possible on a guided gorilla trekking tour. Gorilla trekking to see mountain gorillas isn’t done anywhere except only in the 3 countries: Rwanda, Uganda, and D.R. Congo.

How many gorillas are left on earth today?
A total of only 1063 mountain gorillas still survive in the wild and these apes roam freely within the misty montane areas of Ruhengeri. There is something special about getting up close and personal with the unique mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. These large apes share over 98.2% of their DNA with humans making them our closest relatives in the wild.
Planning a Rwanda gorilla tour this 2023? Here is a complete guide to gorilla trekking in Rwanda –where to go for gorilla trekking, best time, what to carry and accommodation, etc.

Where to see Rwanda gorillas?
There is only one place to be visited for gorilla trekking in Rwanda and that is Volcanoes National Park. This is where 30% of the world’s 1063 endangered mountain gorillas all reside. The park lies within the Virunga Conservation Area (VCA) which also covers the Congo’s Virunga & Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

Volcanoes National Park location
Volcanoes National Park Rwanda is found on the Northwestern side of the country, and it is where Dian Fossey carried out her research study for 18 years. The plight of the now-endangered mountain gorillas got known thanks to Dian Fossey’s conservation efforts. Volcanoes National Park Rwanda was gazetted in 1925 and features in the Gorillas in the Mist film (1988). 12 (twelve) gorilla family groups live within this park and each is visited by a maximum of eight (8) guests.

The best time to visit Rwanda Volcanoes National Park
The best time to visit Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park is during the dry season when there is low or no rain; the habitat is drier and easier to trek through the steep slopes. The dry season to travel for gorilla trekking Rwanda is around June, July, August, to September and December, January to February. The treks to see gorillas are also open during the wet or rainy season which is March, April, May & October, and November.

What to expect on a gorilla trekking Rwanda
Normal gorilla treks in Rwanda begin early in the morning after briefing at Kinigi offices. You will leave the park offices at 8:30 am with an experienced guide leading you through the whole adventure. The trek is lengthy and unpredictable often lasting for about 2-6 hours but includes one hour of a close encounter with a family of mountain gorillas.
A reasonable fitness level is required for you to have a successful gorilla trekking experience in Rwanda. Gorilla families often move to long distances and the ground can be muddy if it has rained. These and more are some of the important factors that determine the length of your gorilla trek.

An encounter with the mountain gorillas in Rwanda
Upon meeting the family of mountain gorillas, the park official or guide will allow you to stay for one hour enjoying a close interaction and taking pictures of these massive creatures. When interacting with gorillas, a distance of about 8 meters must be maintained at all times.
Minimal noise must be kept while on a gorilla trek in Rwanda. No flash camera should be used for taking pictures of gorillas as it can scare or make them irritated. You turn off the flashlight before you begin any photography.

Gorilla trekking permits/price of gorilla permits in Rwanda
All visits to see mountain gorillas require guests to have valid gorilla permits. A single Rwanda gorilla permit costs USD 1500 per person and this applies to guests with plans to visit Volcanoes National Park for gorilla trekking. 12 gorilla families are available for booking by visitors on the Rwanda gorilla trip and these translate to about 96 gorilla permits.

What to carry gorilla tracking tour
You must carry essentials if you are to have a successful gorilla trekking safari. Some of the items to pack or have on an actual gorilla tour include a waterproof daypack, waterproof jackets, long-sleeved shirt, waterproof jackets, socks, a wide-brimmed hat, gardening gloves, insect repellents, sunscreen, bottled drinking water, trousers, first aid kit, extra batteries, and many more.

The best places to visit on Rwanda gorilla trekking
The recommended accommodation facilities to stay on a gorilla trekking safari include budget, luxury, and midrange. They include Virunga Lodge, Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, Bisate Lodge, Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Gorilla’s Nest Lodge, Kinigi Guesthouse, Hotel Muhabura, Garr Hotel, Five Volcanoes Hotel, Best View Hotel, and others.

Getting to Rwanda Volcanoes National Park (Northern Province)
Distance from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park is 104 km about 2-3 hours’ drive. The park is located in Ruhengeri, the Northern Province of Rwanda and from Uganda, you can cross via Katuna or Chanika border.