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Jewel of Africa Safaris is a family owned, South African, luxury tour operator offering you effortless access to personalized, tailor-made safaris in Southern and East Africa.

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Gorilla Trekking Safaris

Visit the Pearl of Africa, Uganda to track and photograph the legendary endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi Forest National Park. This is a once-in-a-lifetime close-up animal interaction.

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African Gorilla Trekking Safari Experience

Travel to Bwindi Forest National Park in Uganda for an exclusive and unforgettable gorilla trekking safari allowing you to get close to these majestic, now-endangered creatures.

Explore the Misty Forested Mountains of Bwindi

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in the southwestern part of Uganda on the rim of the Rift Valley. The mist-covered hillsides are sheltered by an ancient and biologically diverse rainforest comprising about 400 plant species. The word “Bwindi” means “darkness” and taking a hike in this magnificent forest will reveal why. In addition to the mountain gorillas there are 346 bird species and more than 200 butterfly species, about 324 tree species – 10 of which are only found in this area in the whole of Uganda. Bwindi is prime habitat for more than half the world’s population of mountain gorillas.

Meet the Rare Mountain Gorillas

Follow rangers into the forest and track a family of gorillas. This could involve hiking deep into the forest, along slippery terrain for up to three hours or longer. Once located, the gorillas will likely leave you more breathless than the hike itself. Spend up to an hour with the gorillas and get your once in a lifetime photographs.

Support Local Conservation to Save the Species

Every permit sold for a gorilla trek adds much-needed funds to local conservation initiatives striving to protect this species. Part of the revenue from your gorilla permit is used to pay the salaries of game and park rangers, guards and tour guides, many of whom had no economic opportunities previously. By providing an alternative income, locals are deterred from engaging in poaching and anti-conservation activities. Over the past 20 years, tourism has been the most successful means of protecting gorillas in Uganda. Tourism has created jobs and generates direct revenue from the sale of goods and services such as guiding, transportation, and more.

Top African Gorilla Trekking Safaris

This is a selection of our top gorilla-trekking safaris on offer. Any aspect of these safaris can be changed to suit your preferences.

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An Incredible Gorilla Interaction

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Top Reasons to Travel to Africa

Africa may be famed for its wildlife, but there are so many more reasons why the continent is rated as a 5-star safari experience.

Wildlife & Game Viewing

While sighting the Big 5 is top of most people’s safari lists, Africa will also introduce you to a fascinating variety of wildlife beyond elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard.

Scenery & Landscape

From the majestic Mosi-oa-Tunya (smoke that thunders), a waterfall so impressive it’s been named as a natural world wonder, to colourful coral reefs in the Indian Ocean, Africa offers unsurpassed natural scenery.

Cultural Experiences

Learn about the origins of humankind or visit cave paintings made by our predecessors. Africa’s rich cultural heritage adds depth to any Africa safari.

Wine & Dine

Africa’s bush lodges and hotels offers 5-star cuisine, while many of the fine wines from the Cape compete with the best in the world.

Guided Safari Tours

View wildlife from a luxury 4x4 vehicle, or get up close and personal on a walking safari. All guides are accredited professionals, dedicated to the safety and comfort of every traveller.


Hides overlooking wildlife-rich water holes as well as guides who are eager to take you off the beaten track, make Africa a photographer’s dream.