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Ultimate Gorilla Safari

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Whether you're preparing for your upcoming gorilla trek or just want to learn more about Uganda & Rwanda, be sure to check out these useful resources. Learn about mountain gorillas and other African species, browse helpful packing tips and read thrilling travel stories that will leave you yearning to visit the Pearl of Africa and the Land of a Thousand Hills.

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Wildlife Guide

Wildlife Guide

Learn about mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, tree-climbing lions and the other wildlife you may encounter on your Uganda & Rwanda safari.
Conservation & Community

Conservation & Community

Read on to discover how our initiatives in Uganda & Rwanda help protect mountain gorillas, preserve culture and support community development.
Primates Trivia

Primates Trivia

Take our quiz to put your knowledge to the test, then share it with friends to see who knows the most about mountain gorillas, chimpanzees and more!
Weather & Climate

Weather & Climate

Find out the typical weather conditions of Uganda & Rwanda's ecosystems in this month by month breakdown of temperatures and rainfall. 
Packing List

Packing List

We’ve made a comprehensive list of all the clothing and gear you’ll want to pack so you'll be well prepared for your gorilla safari.
Travel Stories & Articles
A Wild Gorilla Trek in Uganda

A Wild Gorilla Trek in Uganda

–By John Holahan
The ascent starts immediately. You stare up at the mountainside and know that the next few hours will be a strain and exertion on your legs and chest. The heat of Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is bearing down, laying a...
Uganda Travel Tale: A Safari Full of Smiles (Even from a Gorilla!)

Uganda Travel Tale: A Safari Full of Smiles (Even from a Gorilla!)

—By Sarah Raby
The close wildlife encounters with the primates are exceptional, the countryside is simply breathtaking, and the people I encountered along this journey are the cherry on top!
Seven Animals to See in Uganda and Rwanda Besides Gorillas

Seven Animals to See in Uganda and Rwanda Besides Gorillas

—By Marsea Nelson
There’s no question: Seeing mountain gorillas in the forests of Uganda and Rwanda is, for many wildlife enthusiasts, the apex of their globetrotting adventures. But that’s not the...
Q and A: Mountain Gorilla Trekking

Q and A: Mountain Gorilla Trekking

—By Whitney Kent
We were walking through the forest and then suddenly came upon a clearing where about 15 gorillas of all ages. Most of the gorillas were eating and some would put their mouths to...
See and Save Endangered Gorillas in the Mist

See and Save Endangered Gorillas in the Mist

—By Peter Davis Krahenbuhl
If you want to join this crusade to save the giant gorilla while having a life-changing adventure, be sure to join an incredible photo safari in Uganda and Rwanda with Natural Habitat Adventures...
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