Checking gorilla permit availability in Bwindi Uganda

Yes, the system of checking the availability of gorilla trekking permits is controlled by Uganda Wildlife Authority.

How To Book a Gorilla Safari To Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda

How to book a gorilla safari to Bwindi impenetrable National Park Uganda? Booking an accurate gorilla tour to Bwindi in Uganda requires you do a lot of research online to find the brilliant tour operator who will handle all your reservations and bookings on your behalf. While searching online, you will find lots of information from different online platforms and different websites but I affirm to you that Africa Adventure Vacation provides, reliable, and accurate information about all gorilla safaris and other activities being carried out in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. the further information about when is the best time to visit Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, the price of gorilla trekking and gorilla habituation experience permits, how to book a gorilla trekking permits, checking for the availability of permits and other services are detailed discussed by Africa adventure vacations all aimed at helping you to have the best gorilla trekking safari. Africa Adventure Vacations takes you through the process of how best you can book gorilla safari including the requirements for successful safari bookings in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park.

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Gorilla trekking is the chief activity in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and sees the gorillas. This activity of gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable forest National park will enable you to see the habituated mountain gorilla families while visiting this conservational park. Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park is home to half of all endangered mountain gorillas in the world and the rest of the mountain gorillas reside in Mgahinga gorilla national park still in Uganda, Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Volcanoes National park in Rwanda. It is only in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park where tour guaranteed over 96% chance of seeing both gorillas. All the 4 sectors of the park are filled with mountain gorillas and in all directions of the park wherein Nkuringo and Rushaga sector in the southern part of the park, Ruhija in the Northeast, and Buhoma in the Eastern part of the park you will be able to trek these magnificent gorilla species.

You must obtain a gorilla trekking permit since it is one of the essentials for you to engage in any gorilla activity in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park. This means that before you set off for your gorilla trekking trip to Bwindi Park in Uganda, make sure that you already have a gorilla permit. The gorilla trekking permit should be booked in advance to cement your spot for gorilla trekking. Once you have booked the permit then, your dates of travel and the space availability are confirmed. In Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, each gorilla family is visited by a group of 8 clients or people per day meaning that there are only 8 gorilla permits per day and this means that you will have to book this permit in advance because of competition, here at Africa adventure vacations we can book for you the gorilla trekking permit inclusive all the road and air trip to Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park from Entebbe. You can as well go ahead and read about the gorilla trekking rules by following our website.

Components of a gorilla tour to Bwindi

The visitors must understand better the components of a gorilla trekking safari package to have a successful gorilla safari package. Once you have understood the components of the gorilla safari package then the next item is how to book for them. Majorly successful gorilla safari package has got 3 major components which include the gorilla trekking permit, transportation, and accommodation. Transport involves that one from and to Bwindi. As long as you understand these requirements then you can go ahead and book them as the next step. Booking can be done by yourself or you can choose Africa Adventure Vacations to book for you at ease. Below I discuss in detail each component of a gorilla tour to visit mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

Selecting a Tour company to book and organize your gorilla safari to Bwindi

Yes, it is crucial that booking with your gorilla safari is a very reliable method. Yes, you will need to do some research about Uganda tour operators. Here you will find a lot and very many tour operators in Uganda but still, the question remains how best can you get a legitimate tour company or operators for booking?. I recommend that you go online and search for the best company with positive reviews on a trip adviser or safari bookings.  After that, you can crosscheck if the company you have selected is registered with the Association of Uganda Tour Operators (AUTO) and continue to verify and check its ownership and consider its experience by checking for how long the company has been in the tours and travel business. You are free to contact AUTO or Uganda Tourism Board) and Uganda Wildlife Authority to crosscheck the company you have selected if it is valid. Africa Adventure Vacations is a member of all those organizations listed above and access the UWA gorilla permit system coupled with distinct reviews of safari bookings and Trip advisor. At Africa Adventure Vacations we have been in operations for a long period and are professionals sticking to our core values.

Booking a gorilla permit for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

The first important step that visitors interested in gorilla tours and an important component of a gorilla tour in Bwindi is having a gorilla trekking permit. A gorilla permit is a card that guarantees you entry into the park is Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park for gorilla trekking and seeing the gorillas on a specified date. You need to find out if the intended dates of travel have got permits available and also you need to get to know how much it will cost you to get a gorilla trekking permit and also which sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park would you like to do your gorilla trekking from. Again I explain in detail the process of booking a gorilla trekking permit for gorilla safaris in Bwindi.

Price of gorilla permits in Uganda/Bwindi National Park

Bwindi gorilla trekking permit costs 700 United States dollars per trek per person. This price is for foreign nonresidents. Foreign residents pay a $600for gorilla trekking permit per person per whole East African citizens to pay Uganda shilling 250000 per person per trek. You can contact us at Africa Adventure Vacations as we organize for you a fantastic gorilla trekking safari to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park to see Gorillas. The above price will allow you to spend only one-hour seeing mountain gorillas. However, visitors interested in staying longer with the mountain gorilla for 4 hours can opt for gorilla habituation experience permits which costs $1500 per person.

Checking gorilla permit availability in Uganda

Yes, the system of checking the availability of gorilla trekking permits is controlled by Uganda Wildlife Authority. However, there are always of how best we can establish whether the gorilla trekking permits on your intended date are available or not. One of the best ways is for you to use the services of a reputable company like Africa adventure vacations. Once you contact us with your preferred dates of gorilla trekking, then we check into the Uganda Wildlife Authority System to provide you with the valid number of permits available and we can reserve the permits on the system for at least seven days as we wait for you to make some payment. Another way of checking availability is for you to contact directly Uganda Wildlife Authority on their website and you find the number of permits however sometimes calling may be disturbing as some may fail to pick. You use an email to communicate to them as you wait for them to respond. There is a possibility that by the time you receive the responses, the chance of the permits being sold out at high and that’s why we recommend that you use the services of Africa Adventure Vacations to help you book your gorilla trekking permit.

Gorilla permit allocation in Bwindi impenetrable National Park

Uganda wildlife authority sells the gorilla trekking permits depending on each sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park has four sectors that you need to be aware of. The four regions include Ruhija Rushaga, Buhoma, and Nkuringo. After your research and establish which sector you would like to track gorillas in,  then the next step is to check if there is the availability of gorilla trekking permits in that particular sector and then secure and obtain your permit.  Then you can still choose the accommodation facility from the sector where your gorilla to trek from. Each gorilla trekking sect in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park has got different lodges and therefore it is good that you book a lodge within your gorilla trekking region. To give you an example, if you book a gorilla trekking permit for the Ruhija sector then, you should book lodges such as located in the eastern park of  Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park to be able to stay near the gorilla trekking sector.

Paying your gorilla trekking permit

At Africa adventure vacations we accept two payment modes. Once you contact us and we confirm the availability of a gorilla trekking permit on your preferred dates, then we send you the invoice online such that you can start making payments. Credit card payment and bank transfers are the only modes of payment we accept at Africa adventure vacations. Once you have cleared payments using the modes highlighted, then make sure that you send us the proof of your payment and then we buy your gorilla permit. Usually, the payment takes about 2 to t3 working days to reflect on our bank account. To prove that to you that we have secured gorilla trekking permits we shall send you the scanned copies of the received that we have been given from Uganda Wildlife Authority bearing your names.

Choosing the right accommodation property for your overnight stay

Yes after you have booked your gorilla trekking permit to Bwindi now the next step is to book your accommodation facility in Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park. Remember at Africa adventure vacations we shall let you know the sector of Bwindi where tour going to trek gorillas from. The gorilla trekking sector determines your accommodation facility /lodge that you will stay at while in Bwindi. If for example, you are going to trek gorillas in Rushaga then you must book along within this sector. Each gorilla trekking region in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park has got lodges ranging from budget, mid-range to luxury. Once you have told us your budget, then we can advise you on which lodge to stay at for your gorilla trekking safari in each region selected. At Africa Adventure vacations we work closely with different lodges within the park and we stand all chances of choosing for you the best lodges ever within the park. The moment we have booked for you services especially accommodation services, then you are free to check for the reviews on the trip adviser and see properly if the booked services serve your interests.  Most lodges we book for our clients are close to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Headquarters offering the services such as WIFI, self-contained rooms, and a three-course meal and have WIFI in public areas.

Organizing Transport to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

At Africa adventure vacations we arrange and organize transport to and from Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. We use 4×4 land cruiser vehicles for luxury road trips and 4×4 safari vans for budget safari trips to Bwindi. Our guides are well trained and sufficient with tours and travel knowledge. All our safari vehicles come along with drinking water, fuel, and a guide. Visitors can also fly from Entebbe international airport /Kajjansi airfield to Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park depending on your budget.  We book the domestic flights and we can as well arrange for you a chartered flight to the park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park can be accessed using two airstrips which include Kisoro for visitors interested in the southern part of the park and Kihihi airstrip for the North and Eastern sector of the park.

Accessing  Bwindi Forest National Park

Bwindi forest national park can be accessed from Entebbe international airport or Kigali international airport in Uganda. Getting to Bwindi Forest National Park via Kigali international airport is so easiest and shortest route as it will take you about 4 to 5 hours to reach the park through Katuna or Cyanika borders between Uganda and Rwanda. Our professional drivers will pick you from Kigali international airport or at the hotel where you slept and traverse with you through the city of Kigali and then start the cross country journey and have your lunch in Kisoro for lunch and a night and then wakeup for gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest park. However, visitors can use 8 to 9 hours to arrive from Entebbe international airport to Bwindi Park with good interesting stopovers. You can as well opt to fly from Entebbe international airport/Kajjansi airfield to Kisoro airstrip which is about two hours Aerolink Uganda limited operated flights in addition to other chartered flights such as that land at Kihihi or Kisoro airstrip and then use an airport transfer to your hotel.

When is the best time to visit Bwindi Forest Park for gorilla trekking?

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is open and can be visited throughout the year because it features the good climatic conditions that Buganda as the country enjoys. most of the visitors visiting Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park prefer doing in in dry season especially in June, July, August and Mid-September, because during this period, the gorilla trekking is much more comfortable and rains are few making the trails passable by the trekkers. During the dry season, the gorilla trekking permits in all sectors tend to sell out quickly and as the result, you might miss theism trip provided you have not booked your gorilla permit early enough in advance. The wet season in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is in March, April, May, November, and October and this tends to the season when fewer visitors visit the park. However, Lodge owners and tour operators tend to give discounts during this season.

Why is gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park expensive?

Yes, this is one of the frequent questions asked by different travelers. What I would like to bring you to tension is that gorilla trekking permit alone cost $700 and visitors will be accorded only one hour to see mountain gorillas in their natural habitat or you can extend your time of seeing gorillas by opting for gorilla habituation experience and the gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi costs $1500 and here you will spend four hours with mountains gorillas that are being habituated.  This is very expensive provided that the fee includes park entrance fees, guide/ranger fee, safety and security, certificate after trekking, and the 1 and 4 hours spend on the activities of gorilla trekking and habituation respectively. However, the fee doesn’t include accommodation and transport. Also, mountain gorillas have been endangered species and you need a lot of conservation and protection strategies to protect them and one strategy of protecting and conserving them is to limit the number of people to see them and this has been done by setting up higher prices for seeing them. The increase in numbers of people at the destination is an expensive venture when it comes to conservation terminology. However, the experience you receive as well contributes to the protection of these species and it is so rewarding.

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