Uganda Gorilla safaris
You will be picked from your hotel in Kampala after your breakfast and head to the biologically diverse and unique magnificent green swathe impenetrable rainforest in southwestern Uganda,which sustains almost half of the world’s mountain gorilla populationMORE INFO
We execute a number of Uganda gorilla safaris tour and unravel the thrill of wildlife, birds and primates. Gorilla trekking in Uganda with us is more flawless with the help of our professional guides for ultimate unforgettable experiences. Our journeys take you to major national parks in Uganda such as Murchison Falls National Park, which is the largest park with a strongest waterfall in the world, Queen Elizabeth National park, Kidepo National park and Lake Mburo National park for wildlife safaris in Uganda. Explore Gorilla safaris and tours in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park Uganda.
On your Uganda gorilla safaris and tours, you will also get the opportunity to visit Kibale forest national park- capital of primates for chimpanzee tracking and Queen Elizabeth national park for wildlife safari
Are you planning of a visit to Uganda for a gorilla safari holiday? We are here to arrange and organize a fantastic gorilla trekking safari and wildlife adventures in the pearl of Africa. Explore our unique Uganda gorilla safari packages and go gorilla trekking in either Bwindi or Mgahinga. Regardless of how you plan your safari, whether as an individual, family or a group; Uganda gorilla tours and safaris are always exceptional experience ever!
Guests have to be well prepared for a Uganda gorilla trekking safari and tour since it is a forest adventure. The weather in Bwindi and Mgahinga national parks Uganda is very unpredictable and the forest cover is always slippery with dense undergrowth accompanied with thorny bushes. Therefore, we advise visitors to pack hiking boots, long-sleeved shirts, and panties, sun hat, hand gloves, and raincoats to help in case of unpredictable weather changes.
Endeavor to carry your non flash light camera for photography during your gorilla safari holiday in Uganda!
Uganda is endowed with tropical climate with heaviest rain fall between March to May and October to December. January and February are recorded the hottest and the driest months of the year in Uganda and June to September is also a dry season. Gorilla trekking safaris and tours can be done through the year however, we advise visitors to plan their visits during dry seasons due to drier trails and trekking tends to be easier while in the wetter months the tracks tend to get washed out. The leverage of trekking gorillas in Uganda during the wet season is that gorillas stick to the lower slopes where temperatures are milder and food plentiful, which means trekking times will be shorter.
With fewer than 1004 mountain gorillas remaining in the world, Uganda is a home to a half of these giant primates making it one of the only three countries in the world where mountain gorilla trekking safaris and tours are conducted. Other countries include; Rwanda in Volcanoes national park and Democratic Republic of Congo in Virunga national park.
In Uganda, a total of 18 gorilla families are habituated and already for trekking safaris and tours, 17 are tracked in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and 1 family in Mgahinga gorilla National Park.
In Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park, gorilla trekking safaris and tours start from anyone of its 4 major gorilla trekking sectors of;
Ruhija sector. The sector has Mukiza, Oruzogo, Bitukura, Kyaguliro gorilla families for tracking experiences
Buhoma sector. Has Habinyanja, Katwe, Mubare and Rushegura mountain gorilla families
Nkuringo sector. This is located in the southern part of the park with Christmas, Nkuringo and Bushaho as gorilla families ready for gorilla trekking safaris and tours in Uganda
Rushaga sector. This is also in the southern part of the park with a number of habituated families such as Kutu, Bikingi, Mishaya, Busingye, Kahungye, Rwigi, Bweza, Nshongi and Mucunguzi gorilla group.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is nestled at the extreme southwestern part of Uganda, approximately 8-10 hours’ drive from Kampala. The Park covers the northern slopes of Virunga Volcanoes ie Mount Muhavura (4,127 m), Mount Gahinga (3,474 m) and Mount Sabinyo (3,645 m)
Nyakagezi gorilla family is the only habituated group set for visitation in Mgahinga gorilla national park. However tourist tend to combine a number of activities on their visit to Mgahinga such as Golden monkey tracking, Batwa cultural encounter and mount Sabinyo hiking experiences
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is the main Uganda’s national park that accommodates mountain gorillas in the jungle. Travelers use Entebbe International Airport when flying to Uganda since it is Uganda’s main airport. From there, a tour operator picks you up and you proceed to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park in south western Uganda.
Another traveler can decide to use Kigali Rwanda gateway to access the south western national parks in Uganda. It is in fact good to use the Kigali Rwanda gateway to enter Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park because it is closer to the park than using Entebbbe. When coming from Kigali to Bwindi, it will take you 4 hours to reach.
Traveling to Bwindi from Kampala takes you 9 hours maximum. When traveling, you will encounter a lot of things on the way like rolling hills, the equator, cattle and among others.
To first get a break off but still enjoy an amazing wildlife and game, a safari to Lake Mburo may be added thus breaking long hours on nonstop drive.
You can also decide to fly into Rwanda as you’re going to trek in Uganda.
When you reach Entebbe airport, our driver and tour guide will take you to Kajjasi airstrip so as to board Aerolink airline to take you to Kihihi in Buhoma town or Kisoro that are located in the southern regions of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The flight takes one hour and are convenient daily.
Travelers always buy a Tourist visa from Rwanda and then apply for an online East Africa visa. About 70% of clients like flying into Kigali Airport so as to later fly out in Entebbe.
Unique gorilla trekking safari begins at Entebbe and later it flies to Kisoro. 10% of our clients like using air travel option.
Planes also chart to savannah Airstrip or Kayonza as it is served by 3 airfields at Kayonza, Nyakabande and Kihihi in Kisoro, this permits easy access to trek in Mishaya, Nshogi and Nkuringo.
Scheduled Flights to Bwindi suit some travelers. Traveling from Entebbe airport to Bwindi forest is estimated drive of 9 hours and to some travelers, it is regarded as a long journey and that is why they decide to use a Scheduled flight or domestic flight to the park.
The Scheduled flight to Bwindi Impenetrable National park is got from Kajjansi airstrip and takes you direct to Bwindi Impenetrable National park.
The scheduled flight provides a chance to a tourist a chance to experience amazing Uganda safari through flying to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and some other safari destinations.
Aerolink provides affordable rates to make your flight to Bwindi successful. In Uganda, flights resume from Entebbe or Kajjansi and then proceed to other airstrips in the country. The good thing is that flights are adjusted to fit the time travel schedule of a tourist. Flights cut long distances shorter thus making the journey to Bwindi more interesting.
Those travelers who have interest in trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National park should know that their flight begins Kihihi airstrip. The flight takes 1 hour and will take you to Buhoma sector which is in the northern parts of Bwindi so as to enjoy gorilla trekking. It will take you 10 hours’ drive from Kampala to Kabale.
The flights to Bwindi Impenetrable are the easiest ways to be used by travelers who have limited time to trek the mountain Gorillas.
If you want any of the scheduled flights to Bwindi Park, you can contact us.
Budget Gorilla tours are tours that are offered at low costs so as to fit the budget of a traveler who wants to travel on a low budget.
Do a comparison of what is the best offer to you on the services of your gorilla trekking tour included in the budget. This is because some tend to offer cheaper budget gorilla trekking tour yet the services like accommodation are poor and not pleasing at all. Try to visit trip advisors page to pick the best accommodations offered.
Some tour operators provide you with a cheaper gorilla trekking tour but without meals included. Always observe and be careful when inquiring from certain tour operators as you a trying to confirm your gorilla trekking tour.
Gorilla trekking costs are sometimes determined by the season of travel for a traveler. For example in the low and rainy seasons of the months of April, May and November, the lodges are affordable at low prices. A traveler may decide to join a group so as to share, accommodation, fuel, vehicle, transport, guides and this will lower prices of your gorilla trekking tour.
Book with Africa Adventure Vacations for your budget gorilla trekking tours to Bwindi forest national park
Mountain gorillas reside in African parts of Uganda Bwindi impenetrable and Mgahinga National, Democratic Republic of Congo in Virunga National park, and Rwanda in Volcanoes.
These national parks are rainforests and hence they require one to be with comfortable clothes in the bag for every weather change. Rwanda and Uganda have got lower altitudes that are sometimes coldly due to the mountainous and hilly areas. Some of the requirements that you need to carry alongside with are boot shoes, rain jacket/coat, and walking stick that are picked from park headquarters or from the lodge. Gorilla trekking begins in the morning and it is always predicted that it might rain in the morning therefore you need to carry long sleeved wears that include long sleeve shirts, trousers, gloves so that you are protected from nettles and many more.
When going for essential gorilla trekking, know the weather can change anytime and therefore you are requested to carry light cloths, bottled water, waterproof jackets, packed lunch, camera, binoculars. Also you will hire a guide to take you through the forest plus also helping you to carry you heavy bags of luggage when hiking in the steep terrain.
Some of the needs for successful gorilla trekking include light waterproof, dress, breathable jackets, wind proof, sweaters, bush hat for sun protection and pair of shoes and many more. You can also carry other thing like sunscreen, Towel, sunglasses, day pack, insect repellent, ear plugs, Binoculars, extra batteries, Ear plugs, alarm clock, film, camera, chargers, wash cloths, wet wipes, torch, plastic bags, sewing kit, First Aid Kit, note books, aspirin, ear drops, eye drops and personally medication, photocopies of Credit card, visas, airline tickets and many more.
Mountain gorillas stay in mountainous places and one will need to first exercise before trekking so as to be physically fit.