We put everything into everything we do!
At The Gorilla Safari Company, we have been providing gorilla trekking safaris to Rwanda and Uganda for over 10 years. When we tailor a trip for you, we do so by drawing on the memories of our own personal experiences to help create your own ultimate wildlife encounter of a lifetime. Every one of our team is totally dedicated to making your dreams come true.
“You must justify why you are on this earth. Gorillas justify why I am here. They are my life.”
– Andre Bauma, Ranger at Senkwekwe Gorilla Orphanage
An opportunity to visit the precious few remaining mountain gorillas is more than a holiday, it is a lifetime experience. When you travel with us, you benefit from our depth of experience in this small corner of Africa that we have attained over many years, accompanied by a deep understanding and appreciation of the delicate environments in which we operate.
Why book with us?
PASSION: we LOVE gorillas and the company is the product of love and respect for these amazing animals.
CONSISTENT & RELIABLE SERVICE: each client will work alongside a dedicated specialist that will be on hand from start to finish.
VALUE: we have negotiated the best rates with our partners in Africa, ensuring that we remain competitive with our pricing, whilst adding value to your trip.
NO CREDIT CARD FEES: unlike almost every other travel operator we do not charge any credit card fees including Visa, MasterCard or AMEX.
INDEPENDENT: we are a privately owned and independent company which gives us complete freedom to recommend the very best itinerary for you.
FLEXIBILITY: we welcome your input and work with you to create your perfect “Bucket List” experience.
PEACE OF MIND: we have a 24-hour emergency line for use whilst travelling and we also provide emergency contact numbers for our partners on the ground.
FINANCIAL PROTECTION: we are a registered California Seller of Travel in the US #2116014-40.
INFORMATION: we provide all the information required to help you prepare for your trip, from guidance on visas, vaccinations, currency and how much to tip.
THE BEST PARTNERS: we have established excellent relationships with all of our partners in each country that we operate. Our professional safari guides and drivers are hand-picked by us and are as friendly as they are knowledgeable.
MULTI-COUNTRY: if you are thinking of linking your gorilla adventure with a safari elsewhere in Africa, we tailor-make itineraries to suit any budget.
The Gorilla Safari Company is rated ‘Excellent‘ on Trustpilot by 95% of our clients
“The trip to Rwanda was awesome! The accommodations were great especially the Bwindi Lodge. The atmosphere there and the employees were so nice. the gorillas were unbelievable. I trekked with the help of the porters. They were definitely worth their weight in gold!
Tanzania was also a grand experience. I loved the Ilbouru Lodge…The food there was excellent and the gift shop quite reasonable. Willy, our fearless driver was so personable and caring. Loved him. He really knew his animals and went the extra mile to seek them out…“
“It was totally AMAZING! I thought the silverback was going to be the star of the show but there was a young, clumsy baby that was totally hilarious. Ride 4 Woman is also a very special place, and I feel privileged to have stayed there. What a cool mission, and the staff there could not have done a better job taking care of us. Thank you again for all your hard work!“
“Wow! Is about all I can say at this moment. It was truly a well planned and amazing trip. The guides and drivers were all fantastic. The accommodations were beautiful. We felt well taken care of and everything went as planned. Thank you for your help and we will certainly be recommending The Gorilla Safari Company to others.”
“LOVED the whole trip! I did the Nyamirambo women’s centre guided walk and cooked lunch along with one of the ladies at her house and that was fascinating. Someone I met did the basket weaving there and cookery class the following day and said that was excellent too.
Magashi has a very special feel and fabulous guides that are professional with great ideas to suit my interests. I was very impressed.”
“Every single transfer went like clock work. Even the Kazangula border crossing which involves leaving one guide, taking an unaccompanied boat ride and then meeting the guide the other side was all very seamless and straightforward. We felt very informed due to the information documents supplied pre-departure. We will definitely use the Gorilla Safari Company again.”
“This was the most relaxing trip knowing all reservations and details were taken care of. No worries at all. Donna and Amanda were excellent in answering all questions on a very timely manner. Very helpful people helping us out all trip. Excellent Co. You can put your trust in that they want you to have the easiest and best one of a lifetime trip.”
“A true once in a lifetime experience seeing the gorillas. Donna organized a great trip to Rwanda and it exceeded all my expectations. Highly recommend making the trip and using The Gorilla Safari Company to help organize it.”
“It is rare when you plan a trip and everything is PERFECT. Our trip to Uganda planned by Donna was excellent. Working with Donna is a reason to book with The Gorilla Safari Company. We have traveled extensively and I have never had a travel agent that followed up so efficiently.”