What to pack for Bwindi gorilla trekking safari tours in Uganda?

The following are key things you need to pack for Bwindi gorilla tours in Uganda

Bwindi Gorilla Tours Uganda

Bwindi gorilla tours are the highlights of every Uganda safari itineraries and tours done to Uganda and Rwanda, and to be more honest, mountain gorillas are the main reason why many people visit Uganda. Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is a home to the world’s half population of mountain gorillas which live in the dense forests at the edge of the great rift valley, the park has for sectors for tracking with Buhoma in the north, Rushaga in the lower south, Ruhija in the east and Nkuringo in upper south of the park. Bwindi impenetrable national park is near Lake Mutanda and the beautiful lake Bunyonyi where you can go and relax after gorilla trekking or gorilla habituation experience. It’s also near Mgahinga national park another home foe endangered mountain gorillas.

How to get a Bwindi gorilla trekking permit?

All gorilla permits are issued out by Uganda wildlife authority a government body responsible for all tourism activities in Uganda. The body sells only gorilla permits to registered tour operators like Africa adventure vacations. People intending to trek mountain gorillas are advised to book the permits in advance most especially when they want to trek a particular gorilla group and it’s usually first come first serve.

All permits for Bwindi impenetrable forest and Mgahinga national parks are available at the Uganda wildlife authority are their prices change from time to time or season to season. The gorilla permits in Uganda are now available for USD 700 for non-foreign residents, USD 600 for foreign residents and 250,000 for east African citizens (Uganda, Rwanda, DR Congo, Tanzania, Burundi) but you can contact Africa adventure vacations for updated prices before booking

We strongly commend all clients to book their all-inclusive safari packages in order to ease the hustles of getting the permit themselves as mistakes from Uganda wildlife authority are hard to deal with and this can complicate your African safari.

Uganda wildlife authority issues gorilla trekking permits basing on the Bwindi gorilla sectors of Buhoma, Nkuringo, Ruhija and Rushaga and for Mgahinga national park it is Nyakagezi. Every trekking sector has its own gorilla families of which only 8 people will be allowed to trek a certain gorilla family a day.

You are required to provide your details of your passport to be given a gorilla permit, your full names, passport number and nationality and once we get you a permit we send you a scanned copy for confirmation.

What to pack for Bwindi gorilla trekking safari tours in Uganda?

The following are key things you need to pack for Bwindi gorilla tours in Uganda

Good comfortable waterproof hiking shoes

Bag pack

Light rain jacket

Long sleeves shirts and pants


Water bottle


Insect repellent

Energy snacks

A pair of gloves

Binoculars for bird lovers

When to trek mountain gorilla in Bwindi impenetrable national park

Mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park is done throughout the year in Uganda because of the presence of tropical climate because of the country’s location on the equator. There is the low season when the travelers are low and this is the rainy season which happens in the months of March to May and October to November and these months are good for wildlife viewing because the vegetation is green. There is the dry season when most visitors tend to come in big numbers and these are the drier times of the year happening in the months of June to September and December to February and these are the best months for gorilla tracking before the trails are not muddy and slippery. For more information on when to visit Bwindi impenetrable national park contact Africa adventure vacations

Africa adventure vacations is always available to arrange for you an unforgettable Bwindi gorilla trekking safari and we can book for you a gorilla permit and all other services in the tour package.

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