Always Sunday Safaris is a local safari/tour company founded in Kampala, the heart of Uganda, with experience in conducting safaris and tours of several years.

With the guidance of our friendly, knowledgeable and experienced driver guides, at Always Sunday Safaris we organize professionally tailored tours in Uganda as well as offering the best services to travelers/visitors who want to visit Uganda giving them the best of the touring experience as a result. Always Sunday Safaris is your gateway to this vast and stunning experience. We ensure the needs of our travelers are satisfied and their interests too.

Our safari packages range from 1 day tour excursions to any numbers of days of your choice. We also arrange combined African countries safaris that may include the Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania safaris.

Always Sunday Safaris strives to organize trips/tours/safaris for lone tourist's, individuals, groups, honeymooners, students and families putting into consideration their budget, expectations and interests. Always Sunday Safaris employs the services of experienced driver guides who are professionals equiped with the necessary information and facts about the different tour/trip/safari destinations in Uganda.

For those individuals interested in a tour/trip/safari outside Uganda, Always Sunday Safaris will also organize that for you if you request for it. All you have to do is tell us where you would like to go and any other information deemed necessary that will help us plan your trip.

You also have the opportunity to plan your own safari for any number of days. You just choose which places you want to visit and how long you want to stay there and we will advise you expertly and provide you with the necessary budget to make sure you get the best experience.

Always Sunday Safaris also organises volunteer services for those individuals who want to do volunteer work before they can go for a safari. We have local community organisations we work with where you can be placed. If you feel this is what you would like to do please contact us to get more details about this arrangement.

About gorillas

An adult silver back walking

The mountain gorilla was identified on October 17 1902 by Captain Robert Von Beringe. The gorilla group is further classified into three subspecies.

According to Carl Linnaeus's zoological classification system, humans, gorillas, chimpanzees, and orangutans all belong to the order of primates. The gorilla group is further classified into three subspecies:-

i. Western lowland gorillas (Gorillas gorilla gorillas)
ii. Eastern lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla graueri), and
iii. Mountain gorillas (Gorilla Beringe).

An adult silver back walking

Adult male mountain gorillas can weigh between 450-500 pounds. They can eat up to 50-60 pounds of vegetation a day.

The mountain gorilla was identified on October 17 1902 by Captain Robert Von Beringe, and was later made famous by the late anthropologist, Dr. Dian Fossey, and the movie "Gorillas in the mist". Mountain gorillas, who live in the Virunga Mountains of East Central Africa, are the most endangered of the three subspecies, and are seriously threatened by the possibility of extinction. There are about 880 of them (by 2012), left in the world and more than half of them are in Uganda (Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga National Parks).
None of the mountain gorillas survive in captivity

An adult silver back walking

Gorillas share alot in common with humans. They are considered closest in resemblence to humans.

Mountain gorillas are one of our closest relatives, sharing 98% of our genomes, and 99.6% of our DNA.

Like human beings, gorillas are intelligent, playful, emotional and family oriented. They are even capable of learning sign language. Despite our connections however, human beings have remained the mountain gorillas' only effective predators!

An adult silver back walking

Gorilla cubs playing while their mum looks on. Gorillas are known to be very playful.

An adult silver back walking

Gorillas are proven be family oriented as can be noted in the photo above.

Adult male mountain gorillas are known as "silverbacks" because when they reach maturity, they begin to develop a greyish or silver – coloured hair on their backs. In the wild, silverbacks are easily recognisable because of their distinctive colour and large size.

An adult silver back walking

An adult male gorilla famously known as a silverback. Note the greyish stripe on the back.

Adult male mountain gorillas reach typically heights of 5 – 6 feet and can weigh between 450-500 pounds. They can eat up to 50-60 pounds of vegetation a day.