An Experience: Silverback Gorilla Trekking Safaris (with Prices & Reviews From Clients)

The 10 best Silverback Gorilla Trekking Safaris & tours (with Prices & reviews) by Kabira Safaris. Silverback Gorilla Tours in Uganda and Silverback Gorilla Safaris in Rwanda. Silverback Gorilla Trekking is the Best Uganda Safari and Rwanda Safari activity in the country. Kabira Safaris offers the latest information on all the relevant and must-know facts about Silverback Gorilla Safaris. Whether you would love to keep in the know or want to plan your next trip.

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Silverback Gorilla Trekking Safaris and Reviews

Silverback Mountain Gorilla trek

Reviewed October 9, 2011: vivek0210 From (Bengaluru, India)

The trek up the Virunga mountain is a wonderful and unique experience. The trek could take an hour or two depending on where the family has been located. The anticipation of seeing the gorillas makes the trek very easy. Its recommended to wear gumboots, full sleeve Tee shirt & a good pair of leather gloves to protect yourselves from a possible brush with stinging nettles along the way. A rain coat will be useful to carry. An hour in the midst of the gorilla family (usually 11 to 15) is an absolutely brilliant & a bucket list experience. The trek back would take about the same time. People with health problems should trust that the beauty of the mountain the purity of the nature and the hospitality of the gorillas will miraculously cure you of any ache of pain. Rwanda is a beautiful country also called a Land of a thousand mountains. Extremely safe and vibrant people. Read More

Amazing Silverback Gorillas!!!!

Reviewed July 10, 2017: Flute18: From (Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota)

If you can afford the hefty price tag ($600/person), go on a gorilla trek at Bwindi. All the park fees go to conservation and local communities, and help to prevent poaching. (It costs double that in Rwanda, and seeing the gorillas in Congo is risky.)
Come prepared: neutral coloured long sleeved shirts and pants tucked into your hiking socks, gaiters over your water resistant/water proof hiking shoes/boots to prevent red ants from crawling up your pants and a rain coat/jacket. Read More

Silverback Gorilla trek was an experience of a lifetime

Reviewed December 10, 2017: 975DougB975 (Vancouver, Canada)

It’s quite unnerving sending a large deposit to someone you don’t know and wondering if they’ll even be there to pick you up. We were in good hands from the beginning choosing Kabira Safaris. Anna were very accommodating to my specific requests and William, the North American representative followed up when needed. This is a very professional company. Gavis, our driver and guide for the 3 day adventure, was very knowledgeable and was intent on making this experience exactly what we wanted. This young man is mature beyond his years and will go far in the industry. Request him if you can.
The food and accommodations exceeded our expectations and we suggest that you go with the mid-range, as they are the best value.
Due to the increased Gorilla permit cost in Rwanda from $750 to $1,500, we went through Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (only $600) to see the gorillas. We then traveled back to Rwanda into the Volcanoes National park to spend time with the Golden Monkeys, getting the best of both worlds. Read More

Frequently Asked Questions about Silverback Gorillas

  1. Silverback gorilla lifespan: In the wild, a gorilla’s lifespan is around 35-40 years, but they often live longer in captivity, sometimes for over 50 years.
  2. Silverback gorilla weight: Silverback gorillas weigh between 300 and 500 pounds while females are between 150 and 250 pounds.
  3. Silverback gorilla strength: Gorillas have exceptional strength. The average silverback gorilla strength is equivalent to 20 adult human beings. Silverbacks can lift or throw up to 1796.77 lb (815 kg), which is the average weight of more than 20 adult humans combined; whereas a well-trained human can only lift up to 881.849 lb (400 kg).
  4. How many silverback gorillas have left: Only around 1,000 individuals remain in the wild, making the mountain gorilla one of the planet’s most endangered animals.
  5. Where do silverback gorillas live: A bit more than half live in the Virunga Mountains, a range of extinct volcanoes that border the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda. The remainder can be found in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda.
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