Uganda Gorilla trip can be run for a minimum of 3 days for visitors who prefer ground transportation. The gorilla safari begins from Entebbe International Airport to Mgahinga and Bwindi. From Kigali International Airport to Kigali, it will take you fours hour drive to reach the southern parts of Bwindi Impenetrable national Park.
Uganda Gorilla safari gives you a chance to watch the 600 remaining gorillas in the world and are found in Mgahinga National park and Bwindi Impenetrable National park.
Uganda Gorilla trip takes a full day to reach Bwindi Impenetrable national park as you are from Uganda’s capital Kampala. When you reach the Equator, you can have a stopover on the both ends of the south and north poll of the Equator.
Nkuringo, Ruhija, Buhoma and Rushaga are the four sectors that make up Bwindi Impenetrable National park. A gorilla permits show you were exactly you are going to trek.
Once you are in Uganda for a gorilla safari, a tour operator is available to pick you from the airport and take you to the booked lodge so as later on you break off the journey to the headquarters.
Uganda gorilla safari takes a minimum of 30 minutes and 7 hours to meet gorillas face to face. Do not forget that these are wild animals that move from place to place. Once you meet the gorillas, you are given only one hour to spend with them. When you find them, you will watch them playing, feeding, building nests, grooming each other, interacting with each other and among others. On the gorilla safari, you will spot Bird species, mammals, primate safari, and many others.
Uganda Gorilla trekking trip allows you to see mountain gorillas and when a chance come and you see them, you have to keep a distance of 7 meters from where the mountain gorillas are. Guides and Rangers will be with you in the jungle/forest.
When on Uganda Gorilla safari tour, you should always remember that mountain gorillas are shy animals and endangered primates. You should also know that they can attack you if harmed and they can injure you because they are very strong animals.
On the Uganda Gorilla trip, you need to be energetic and physically fit so as to do hiking through the trails of the forest for Gorilla trekking. Remember that rainforest are slippery and muddy thus physical fitness is required.
Still on the Uganda Gorilla trip and safari, a traveler is required to carry bottle water, long sleeved clothing, jungle boots, walking stick, gloves, rain jackets, packed lunch which you can take from you booked lodge.
After Uganda Gorilla safari in the evening, you can choose to join the community members of the area and do some charity work. When in touch with the Bakiga and Batwa communities, you get a chance to explore and learn from them their lifestyles like ways of cooking food, playing, dancing, singing, taking care of babies and so on. You can provide aid in departments like sponsorship, fees, and cloths, Volunteering and among others.
Gorilla safari in Uganda is not accepted to persons under the age of 15 years. The Uganda Wildlife Authority asks passports before authorizing the issue of your gorilla permit. This is the reason why you are always asked to provide your bio data passport so as to book you a permit for Uganda Gorilla safari.
A mountain Gorilla permit for a trip in Uganda costs 700 USD and for Rwanda it costs 1500USD.
Uganda Gorilla Tours start with an amazing experience in the hearts of the jungle of Mgahinga national parks in Uganda and Bwindi impenetrable National Park.
Uganda Gorilla Tours are the major activities in the park but there are other activities to explore in the park alongside gorilla tours and they include primate’s trek, birding, Golden monkey trekking, mammal viewing, and culture tour.
Uganda Gorilla Tours drive is estimated for 6-7 hours when coming from Kampala the capital city of Uganda. Book a trustworthy tour operator who is under umbrella of Uganda Tour operators to work on you trip arrangements. The tour operator will guide you on the required quotations for a gorilla tour.
A gorilla permit is issued by Uganda Wildlife Authority and it costs 700 USD. It is recommended to book the permit in three months before your traveling date. Remember permits are few or scarce and for example Mgahinga has got one gorilla family for trekking and 8 people are allowed to trek thus 8 permits are required for a particular day.
Bwindi impenetrable forest is made up of 4 gorilla trekking sectors and they are Buhoma, Nkuringo, Rushaga and Ruhija national park. There are 12 Gorilla families in total thus 8 Gorilla permits are issued for each day.
If a permit is booked early no inconveniences met on the way of getting one and the tour operator will guide you on the availability of permits.
When gorilla trekking tour booking and confirming is done, we provide you with an amazing accommodation facilities.
The gorilla tour comprises of guide, car hire, accommodation, permits, and transportation.
Contact us on time for arrangement of your Gorilla tour.
Mountain Gorillas live in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga national parks of Uganda, Virunga national park in Democratic Republic of Congo, volcanoes national park in Rwanda.
Gorilla permit costs 700 USD in Uganda, it costs 1500 USD in Rwanda and 400USD in Democratic Republic of Congo. As you’re on the trail, vegetation’s are cut and gorillas are always uncomfortable with a large crowd of people.
Activities like local community development, construction and maintenance of health facilities, provision of piped water, provision of education facilities and among others lead to the high expenses of mountain gorilla trekking.
Monitoring and also providing safety for mountain gorillas contribute to the reason why gorilla trekking is expensive. Security provided to mountain gorillas is from rangers and guards, therefore they need to be paid for their services and doctors too plus more essential workers in the park. The reason for the security is to halt poaching, trafficking, trappings and killings from human beings.
Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo are the only three homes of mountain gorillas. The demand for gorilla permits is high therefore you are required to book an advance of 8 months before your travel so as to avoid inconvenience at the last hour.
Uganda wildlife Authority is the body responsible for making Uganda’s policies, regulation and conservation for mountain gorillas.
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