Authentic Gorilla & Wildlife Safaris

Find the best gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda and Rwanda, wildebeest migration in Kenya and Tanzania, Big 5 animals, and Zanzibar beach escapes.
Taking You on Great Journeys...

Welcome to Stingers Africa Safaris. We are enthusiastic travelers who love to help travelers like you experience our wonderful continent in a remarkable way. We will show you Africa from edge to edge by curating for you incredible journeys and experiences in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda.

You can share with us how you wish to journey with us, and we will help you design a trip that’s right for you, or you can choose from a wide range of our tailor-made safaris and make a few changes to it to match your travel style.

An all-inclusive African safari yields some of the world’s best safari experiences such as gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda, wildebeest migration in Kenya and Tanzania, chimpanzee tracking in Uganda and Rwanda, big 5 game viewing in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, Zanzibar beach escapes, bird watching, hiking, cultural encounters, and honeymoon safaris, among others.

Enjoy the creature comforts of staying in exotic lodges and tented camps as we create lifelong memories on your safari vacation. Book a safari with ease at a competitive price. Let all your African adventure dreams come true through us.

Start planning your dream safari with us. You can book one of our suggested tailor-made safari itineraries, create one from scratch with the help of an African safari expert, or customize it to suit your travel preferences.

Why Travel With Us?

Local Expertise

We're a proud team of Africa safari experts with extensive knowledge of every safari destination, attraction, and facility we recommend. We spend our own holidays on safari.

Customer Support

We have quick responses to travelers, and our help and support don't end once you've booked and paid. We'll walk with you every single step of the way.

Proceeds Stay Home

We are an African safari company ensuring all proceeds from excursions stay in Africa, and also make significant impact by supporting local communities and conservation projects.

Best Price Promise

We work with travelers to help them plan awe-inspiring encounters tailored to their style of travel at the best possible rates without compromising value.

Popular Safari Vacations For 2024-2025

Best destinations to visit


Spectacular scenery, lush green vegetation with tropical rainforests, dramatic waterfalls, primates in the jungle, and classic safaris. You can embark on gorilla trekking, chimpanzee tracking, wildlife viewing (the big five), boat safaris, mountaineering, nature walks, and culture.


Breathtaking landscapes, a friendly local population, pleasant year-round weather, and a wide range of wildlife. Embark on the Big Five experience, including the famous wildebeest migration. Perfect for family safari holidays, honeymoons or anniversaries, and beach holidays.).


Big five wild game, wildebeest migration, beaches, friendly people, and fascinating cultures. You can go hot-air ballooning, Summit Mt. Kilimanjaro, spend the night in an underwater room off the coast of Pemba, and go diving and snorkeling in Zanzibar.


Stunning scenery, extraordinary biodiversity, incredible wildlife living throughout its volcanoes, montane rainforest, sweeping plains, and warm, friendly people. You can embark on gorilla trekking, chimpanzee and golden monkey tracking, culture, and so much more.

top wildlife experiences

Africa’s home, home’s Africa! We’re here to help you adventure home with top wildlife experiences. Whether it’s your first encounter with Africa’s big game—the Big 5, getting up close and personal with the endangered mountain gorillas, witnessing the world’s largest and last mass terrestrial wildlife movements, or simply relaxing on a sugar white, palm-fringed pristine beach—our experts will share with you how and where to have them.

Trips to inspire

Stingers Africa Safaris offer dozens of tours to diverse destinations and attractions. Regardless of how much time you’ve spent in Africa, our expert planners will reveal to you some of the best destinations for you to visit and also craft a trip according to your interests to make it incredible and unforgettable.

16 Days Best of Uganda Safari – Wildlife and Primates (Drive & Fly in).

Activities: Gorilla, chimpanzee and Rhino tracking, Bigodi swamp walk, Batwa cultural experience, animal sightings…

15 Days Best of East Africa Fly-in Safari (Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania).

Activities: Gorilla and Chimp trekking, Intense game drives, cultural encounters (Batwa and Masai), and Balloon flight.

6 Days Rwanda Gorilla and Chimp Safari

Activities: Gorilla trekking in Rwanda’s premier Volcanoes National Park, chimpanzee tracking, canopy and nature walk in Nyungwe Forest…

10 Days Tanzania Classic Safari

Highlights: Mount Kilimanjaro hiking, excellent wildlife viewing and big five sightings, wildebeest migration experience…

7 Days Kidepo Valley and Murchison Falls Northern Odyssey

Activities: Excellent game viewing, view Murchison’s dramatic waterfalls, big five sighting, Karamojong encounter

10 Days Best of Rwanda Safari – Premier Destinations

Activities: Gorilla and chimpanzee tracking, excellent game viewing, big five sighting, canopy walk…

10 Days Kenya Wildlife and Beach Family Holiday – (Drive & Fly in).

Highlights: Game drives and excellent game viewing, big five sightings, cultural encounter, beach experience…

14 Days Uganda Wildlife and Primate Safari

Highlights: Excellent wildlife viewing and big five sightings, gorilla trekking, chimpanzee tracking, golden monkey tracking…

Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda and Rwanda

Our gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda and Rwanda will take you on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure in the rainforest jungles of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda and Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. This exciting journey offers you the opportunity to see a habituated family of the endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.

A gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Volcanoes National Park starts with reporting to the park headquarters for registration and briefing about the activity. You’ll be told the dos and don’ts when trekking the gorillas – usually an introduction before going to the forest jungle. After the briefing, you and other trekking travelers up to a maximum of eight individuals will be led by armed ranger guides (for your safety) into the forest to look for the gorillas.

The time you’ll spend looking for the gorillas may be between 2 to 6 hours but after finding them, you’ll be allowed to spend a maximum of one hour in their presence. This time seems little, but it is enough to allow you observe the sheer gentle yet powerful nature of these gentle giants. You will see them playing, munching and grooming the young, a once in a lifetime experience that will last forever. You will also take amazing photos which you will share with friends and family when you return home.

After this thrilling encounter with the gorillas, you will return to the park headquarters to pick your gorilla trekking certificate (a token for a successful gorilla trekking activity) and proceed to your lodge. We will take care of all the hustle and bustle of seamlessly arranging your trip including curating an incredible gorilla safari trip (free), booking a gorilla trekking permit, selecting the best accommodation facilities to stay in and road transfers in a 4×4 safari land cruiser.

Uganda Gorilla Permit Cost 2024

A gorilla permit in Uganda costs US$ 800 for foreign non-residents per person per trek, US$700 for foreign residents (with work permits) per person per trek and UGX 300,000 for East African residents per person per trek. 

Rwanda Gorilla Permit Cost 2024

A gorilla permit in Rwanda costs US$ 1,500 for foreign non-residents, US$500 for foreign residents and UGX US$ 300 for East African residents, each per person per trek. The minimum age for obtaining a permit is 15 years old. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Gorilla trekking is way cheaper in Uganda than in Rwanda since a gorilla permit in Uganda costs US$ 800, which is half the price of Rwanda, which costs US$1500. Besides, Rwanda markets itself as a luxury gorilla trekking destination, and accommodations are high-end, while Uganda positions itself as an affordable gorilla trekking destination with affordable accommodation options.

Going gorilla trekking in Uganda costs between $1,500 and $2,500 per person sharing for a budget and mid-range 3 days gorilla trekking safari. A luxury gorilla trekking safari can cost between $2000 and $6000, depending on the accommodation option you choose. The overall cost of gorilla trekking is usually determined by the accommodation option, the gorilla permit, the number of people traveling, and the transportation option, among others.

Gorilla trekking is worth the money because you will be meeting the endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Mountain gorillas are not kept in zoos, nor can they survive in captivity. You can only find them by going gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda and Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda to have the opportunity to see them face-to-face. This is why meeting the gorillas in their natural habitat is referred to as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Besides, you will also have the opportunity to meet the Batwa pygmies, who are believed to be one of the earliest tribal groups to have lived in Bwindi Forest for thousands of years.

Gorilla trekking requires some level of physical fitness, regardless of whether you trek in Uganda or Rwanda. Healthy individuals are usually more than able to take up the challenge of hiking. You will be hiking at altitudes of between 2500 and 3000 metres above sea level, meaning oxygen will be thinner and the lungs will demand more.

Wearing the most supportive waterproof boots with good traction, lightweight and breathable clothing that protects you from the elements, a rain jacket, thin moisture-wicking socks covered by thicker cotton socks to prevent blisters, trousers, and long-sleeved shirts to protect against scratches and insect bites will ensure a comfortable gorilla trek.

15 years is the age limit for gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda. The Uganda Wildlife Authority in Uganda and the Rwanda Development Board in Rwanda have set this age limit in both countries because these are mountainous regions, which makes it very difficult for those below the age of 15 to undertake the trek, and at the same time, it is quite difficult for them to manage being in the presence of the gorillas since they are wild animals and may be scary to them.

Customize your trip with us!

To realize a captivating experience, you can customize your safari to only gorilla trekking or combine gorilla trekking in Uganda or Rwanda with the Big Five animal sightings which are elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion, and leopard. The wildebeest migration in Kenya or Tanzania combined with gorilla trekking delivers a perfect African safari experience. Sleeping in elegant safari lodges will most likely turn your vacation dreams into reality, offering you a worthwhile stay, and you will get to enjoy a vast array of exclusive facilities in return.

With our vast knowledge and experience, we will take care of all the hustle and bustle of arranging your dream vacation in Africa. Our booking process is seamless and hustle-free. So, feel free to contact us about how to book Uganda gorilla permits or Rwanda gorilla permits, accommodations, park entrance fees and transfers, or arranging an authentic yet affordable safari. We look forward to delivering the most unique safari experiences Africa has to offer.

Safari in three Simple Steps

1. Contact an Expert

Reach out to one of our travel experts through mail, a call or chat and let them know your preferred destinations and expectations.

2. Craft Your Own Trip

Get your trip crafted to suit your style of travel by adding and making little changes to it with the help of your personal travel expert.

3. Travel with Confidence

Experience an incredible and unforgettable African vacation with peace of mind as your personal expert makes your safari a dream come true.