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
We had an incredible trip to Africa thanks to The Gorilla Safari Company. From the moment we arrived in Kigali to the moment we left for home from Kilimanjaro, every detail had been planned and they were all executed to perfection.
There was always a driver waiting (or available) and they were all friendly and professional and helpful. All transfers between hotels went smoothly and the hotels that Gorilla picked for us were all excellent. All of the people that we met along the way were incredibly friendly and sincere and made us feel comfortable in an unknown environment. We would definitely use The Gorilla Safari Company again.
My trip to Uganda was a one of a kind experience. My favourite part was the gorilla trek and observing all the incredible wildlife. The Ugandans are a lovely people that are kind and friendly. The guides and drivers were exceptional and made the group feel at home. I highly recommend this tour if you plan to go on an African vacation
Third trip using the team at Gorilla Safari Co. Always a pleasure working with then. Amazing safaris in Namibia and Botswana. A life time of memories.
The team at Gorilla Safari Company was amazing. They stuck with me from 2020 pre-COVID through our once in a lifetime trip to Uganda in August 2022.
From having us met at the airport, to the recommendations for each of the accommodations, all of the air travel, excursions, and the permitting we felt safe, well cared for, and able to enjoy a lengthy itinerary with every detail covered. I can not thank them enough or refer them enough other travellers. You will not be disappointed!
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.
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.
Gorilla Safari Company put together my short trip to Rwanda. Everything was perfectly organized from start to finish. I was particularly impressed (since not expected) with the personalized and superb arrival service - a gentleman was waiting for me at the bus drop, taking me to the lounge, completing all arrival formalities while I had coffee and croissant, before whisking me through immigration and security in a heartbeat.
I felt very well cared for and looked after throughout the entire trip. Thank you to Jill and Amanda for contributing to a memorable and out of this world experience.