Gorilla trek

Eye to eye with the Mountain Gorillas

This is peerless, and possibly the most poignant experience on earth. Mountain gorillas’ lives in montane forest of Uganda, Rwanda and Congo as well as West and Central Africa.

There is a about 1000 mountain gorillas remaining on Earth, in fact the only mammal species whose population is increasing; thanks to concerted conservation efforts and sustainable tourism in the regions. About half of the population live in the montane forests of the Virunga mountains, a volcanic chain that covers Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The tracking experience is just as exciting as the actual gorilla viewing, you might see other species of monkeys, rare birds and tropical flowers along the way.

At a glance

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In the latest assessment from the IUCN, Mountain gorillas have been reclassified from critically endangered to Endangered. Population jumped from 680 individuals by 2008, to over 1,000 individuals.


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Mountain gorillas generally live in harem unit consisting of several females with their offspring’s and one dominant adult male. The dominant Male is known as “the silverback” since they develop a pronounced saddle-shaped area of silvery fur on their backs.


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In 1967, a well-known American primatologist, Dian Fossey, arrived in Virunga where she established the Karisoke Research Center in the Volcanoes National Park where she studied Gorilla for 18 years. Her 1983 autobiography Gorillas in the Mist became a best seller and was later turned into a movie of the same name in 1988.

In detail

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This is peerless, and possibly the most poignant experience on earth. Mountain gorillas’ lives in montane forest of Uganda, Rwanda and Congo as well as West and Central Africa.

There is a about 1000 mountain gorillas remaining on Earth, in fact the only mammal species whose population is increasing; thanks to concerted conservation efforts and sustainable tourism in the regions. About half of the population live in the montane forests of the Virunga mountains, a volcanic chain that covers Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The tracking experience is just as exciting as the actual gorilla viewing, you might see other species of monkeys, rare birds and tropical flowers along the way.

Rwanda is naturally our first choice for gorilla experience, the region offers an easy access and good choice of good quality accommodation therefore easy to combine with Serengeti Safari extension.

Uganda might be appealing for adventurous folks who want to see more of the country.

Why Nale Moru

We know the land.

We seek to show you the authentic Africa. The one that’s at once beautiful and raw, honest and unpredictable. In a place like this, you want to travel with experts. We are a boutique travel company run by experienced guides who have worked these lands for a combined total of 20 years and counting. We take you to our favourite spots, stay at boutique properties in exquisite locations and will never take you somewhere we haven’t been (and loved) already.

We design experiences like no other.

We delight in offering travelers some of the most rare and fascinating moments East Africa has to offer. Group tours and tourist trails are not our style – our itineraries are designed to maximise your safari experience. This includes access to remote areas where you’re likely to have the sunrise to yourself, encounter prominent ecologists and wildlife researchers or receive complimentary room upgrades. Whether it’s the laidback luxury of a casual tented bush camp, the refined elegance of the Singita’s or a boutique house on a remote private concession – we match the flavour of each experience to your style and preference.

We take care of you.

Your experience is our priority. We match you with the most knowledgeable and skilled naturalist guides and meticulously craft your itinerary with the finer details of VIP airport visa service, private transport, necessary permits, and luxury accommodation among many others. We choose only the most reliable suppliers and safest of routes, and we’re always on call to assist you throughout your journey. We understand that your time is precious and take care of everything, so all that’s left for you to do is immerse yourself in the adventure.

We travel responsibly.

We care about the local communities and ecological integrity of the areas we visit. We tread as lightly as possible, use no plastic on safari and provide eco-friendly meal hampers with BPA-free stainless-steel water bottles for your comfort. We are committed to helping East African communities through considered and respectful tourism – and give back as much as we can. That includes carbon offset options, as well as community donations and tree planting. Our commitment to sustainable tourism ensures that African ecosystems thrive and benefit future generations.

We have you covered.

We understand that safaris can be a big investment. So to offer you full financial protection and peace of mind, we carry comprehensive tour operator liability insurance as well as passenger liability insurance. Our safaris also include flying doctor medical evacuation premium.

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Nale Moru

Nale Moru Experiential Travel Co.
1215, Old Farm House 2,
Kiranyi, Arusha, Tanzania
Telephone +255 788 835 575
Registration No.140481
Liability Insurance: T10691