Short Gorilla Trekking Tours and Safaris To Uganda Rwanda And Congo

Short gorilla trekking safaris and tours can be done in Bwindi, Mgahinga, Volcanoes and Virunga national park in Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo

Short Gorilla Trekking Trips To Uganda Rwanda And Congo

Short gorilla trekking trips to Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo give clients a better way to trek the view of the endangered mountain gorilla in the tropical rains forests and raised highlands of the African continent. Because of a busy business schedule, many of the visitors have no enough time at their fingertips and therefore short gorilla trekking safaris are convenient for them to see gorillas. These short gorilla trekking trips to Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo are organized by Africa adventure vacations to come and see these gorillas. There are 4 destinations in Africa where short mountain gorilla trekking safaris are conducted and these include Virunga national park found in the democratic republic of Congo, Volcanoes National park situated in Rwanda, Bwindi impenetrable forest National park, and Mgahinga Gorilla National park that are both situated in the southwestern part of Uganda at the border with Rwanda and the democratic republic of Congo. At Africa adventure vacations we operate short gorilla trekking safaris majorly to Rwanda and Uganda and we organize trips to Congo when we are sure that the situation is good and safe for visitors. The gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda and Rwanda are explained in detail below.

Where can you take a short gorilla trekking trip to/in Africa?

Africa is the only continent of the whole world where you can find mountain gorillas and see them in their natural habitat. For visitors to see the endangered mountain gorillas one has to plan a trip to either Uganda, Rwanda, or Congo to interact with these gorillas. The three destination countries are all found in the eastern part of Africa and provides a convenient atmosphere /habitat for the endangered mountain gorillas. The Virungas mountain ranges house thousands of these primates who live in groups/families some of which have been habituated for gorilla trekking safaris in Rwanda, Congo, and Uganda. At Africa Adventure Vacations we are experienced in organizing Short gorilla trekking safaris in all destinations. The choice of taking short mountain gorilla trekking safaris will depend on the time you have, your preferences, and the budget.

Short gorilla trekking trips/safaris to Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda

In Rwanda, endangered mountain gorillas are only found in Volcanoes National Park located in Musanze town. Volcanoes national park features ten (10) habituated gorilla families which are available for gorilla trekking. Most of the visitors prefer taking mountain gorilla trips to Rwanda and it is the only country where one can do gorilla trekking in just a single day or two days because of the easy accessibility of the park near the capital city Kigali. One drive for only two hours from Kigali to volcanoes national park and can trek gorillas and if he or she wishes to go back home on the same day but we encourage you to have more time in the country to explore more wildlife safaris. Visitors wishing to stay for two days on a shorty gorilla trekking safari to Rwanda Virunga can drive from Kigali then stay at one of the lodges in Kinigi for a night then go for gorilla trekking in the morning and drive back to Kigali for the flight back home. People taking short gorilla trekking safaris in Africa particularly in Rwanda need to be well prepared with all the details ready since short gorilla trekking is always in a rush.

Short gorilla trekking trips/Safaris to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park is one of the magnificent national parks where you can go for short gorilla trekking safaris. Here you can organize short trips ranging from 2 days to 3 days. Visitors can arrange for a three-day short gorilla trekking trip when coming from Entebbe and two days when they fly to Kigali International airport to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Pak. At Africa adventure vacations, we organize a short gorilla trekking safari for 3 days via Entebbe international airport/Kajjansi and 2 days short gorilla trekking trip to Bwindi from Kigali International Airport. The journey from Entebbe to Bwindi is approximately 8t 9 hours on the road and that from Kigali to Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park is approximately 4 to 5 hours. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park has 4 sectors where gorilla trekking is carried out. The sectors include Rushaga, Ruhija, Buhoma, and Nkuringo located in the south. Each gorilla trekking sector has got well-habituated family available for gorilla trekking. Gorilla trekking can be done all time throughout the year but it is best done during the dry season.

Visitors interested in taking short gorilla trekking tours to Africa but not in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park Uganda and Volcanoes national park Rwanda, you can take short gorilla trekking tours to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park still located in Uganda. This the smallest part of all but rich in primates and it shared border with Volcanoes national park in Rwanda. Because of this, some of the gorilla families tend to cross from one park to another. Nyakagezi gorilla family is the only habituated gorilla family that is found in Mgahinga Forest National Park and it has caught visitor attention especially when it comes to taking photos.

Booking your gorilla trekking permit for a short trips

One must in advance book a gorilla trekking permit for him or her to participate in gorilla trekking short trips in Uganda, Congo, and Rwanda. In Uganda, the gorilla trekking permits are obtained and issued by Uganda Wildlife Authority and as the trusted tour company, Africa adventure vacations arranges and books for you the permit from Uganda wildlife Authority provided you avail us with your details of the date you intend to go for mountain gorilla trekking, the months of the year you would like to go and your passport details. Once you have paid then we book and reserve your permit including all the tour packages activities such as accommodation, and transportation for you. You can contact us by sending us an email as we give you more information

Rwanda Development Board is the body responsible for the issuing of gorilla trekking permits to volcanoes national park in Rwanda and visitors can book their gorilla trekking permit through this agency or via a reputable local tour company in the country. The same procedure is similar to the gorilla trekking procedure in Uganda. We can as well secure for you the Rwanda gorilla trekking permit after you have booked and conformed to us of your safari trip dates, months, and then your passport details. We have all that it takes to make your short gorilla trekking excursion so amazing.

Challenges of organizing short gorilla trekking safaris in the Covid 19 era.

The most pressing challenge in organizing short gorilla trekking trips to the above-mentioned countries is that short trips come in a hurry/rush to ensure that no activity is missed by the client. To illustrate this, if it is a short trip from Kigali to Volcanoes or Bwindi National Park, the driver has to drive very fast and wake just early so that he can get to the park headquarter for briefing before heading for gorilla trekking. The tension created by this rush may crate anxiety and inefficiencies. It is always good at least to have a medium gorilla trekking safari such that both parties i.e. the driver and the client has got enough time to drive comfortably to the park headquarters, do the briefing and take part in gorilla trekking. At Africa adventure vacations we recommend that you book medium gorilla trekking safari trips to increase your opportunities of trekking and seeing mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.

Another complication associated with having short gorilla trekking safaris for instance a two days gorilla trekking trip to Bwindi and then stopping in Kigali-Rwanda is the paperwork especially at the border crossing and now the covid-19 rules and procedure of different countries which end up consuming a lot of times. This leads to waiting for long distances of crosschecking covid19 tests, immigration procedure which makes visitors for short gorilla trekking trips as illustrated above to waist for a bit longer.

How to get to Uganda and Rwanda for gorilla trekking safaris/trips

Entebbe international airport is the main airport of entry for visitors coming to and from Uganda. From this Entebbe International airport, visitors will drive for about 9 hours to Mgahinga or Bwindi Forest National Parks for gorilla trekking safaris, however, visitors can as well use the domestic chartered flights from Entebbe to Bwindi or Mgahinga parks by flying to Kisoro or Kihihi airstrip. The safari trip to Bwindi and Mgahinga starts very early in the morning so that you can get to your lodge on time. Two flights on daily basis are available both in the morning and afternoon and this will make to reach the parks in about 2hours. In Uganda, Kigali international airport is the major airport 2whwere you land and then proceed to volcanoes national park for just 2 to 3 hours on good tarmac roads. You can trek gorilla one day and go back home to Rwanda. Please feel free to contact Africa adventure vacations for more information about gorilla trekking in all of these countries.

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