Affordable Gorilla Trekking Safaris
Affordable Gorilla Safaris, Whenever Uganda is mentioned, many people’s mind rush to Gorilla Trekking experience as one of the most thrilling adventure experience done at Bwindi impenetrable Forest national Park and Mgahinga gorilla forest National Park both parks are located in the South Western part of Uganda. The Gorillas are kind-hearted most living in the thick green forest vegetation of the Parks and treks to meet them is sometimes challenging due to the fact that since they are wild animals they move freely in their natural habitat and meeting them depends on where they last spent their night from.
They can be met in a company of 8-12 gorilla members and a ranger guide who monitor these apes 24/7 to sturdy their behaviours will escort you during the search for our cousins to ensure safety in a company of an armed ranger guide. The trek to meet the gorillas can last from 3-6 hours and when you meet them, you are strictly allowed only an hour in their presence learning their behaviours as well as taking as many photos and videos with them.
What is the cost for Gorilla trekking Permit in Uganda
The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) put the gorilla trekking fee at $700 per trekking in both parks Bwindi impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga gorilla forest National Park. A gorilla permit is a passport for gorilla trekking, without it no trekking and it’s always advised to book them in advance at least 2-3 months prior to the arrival dates. Gorilla trekking is the most expensive adventurous safari activity perhaps the most done activity, you are likely not to get a gorilla permit if not booked in advance and ending up disappointed
How to Obtain a Gorilla Trekking Permit
One can get a Gorilla Trekking Permit by writing to any Trustworthy Tour operator Agency which books these permits on your behalf since they are given first priority to book them in advance at least 1-2 months or you can contact the Uganda Wildlife Authority directly through emailing them then they reserve your Gorilla Trekking Permit whether of Bwindi impenetrable national park or Mgahinga gorilla National Park, Affordable Gorilla Safaris
Affordable Gorilla Trekking Destinations in Uganda
Affordable Gorilla Trekking, Destinations in Uganda include; Bwindi Forest national Park and Mgahinga National Park both located in the South West of Uganda.
Bwindi impenetrable Forest National Park
Bwindi impenetrable Forest National Park is positioned in the South Western part of Uganda and it was gazetted a National Park in 1991 to conserve and protect the mountain Gorillas which were at the edge of extinction offering amazing. The park can be reached by either road from Kampala or by a chartered plane from either Entebbe airport to Kajjansi airstrip. By road it’s a long day journey driving from Kampala –Masaka – Mbarara to Kabale to Kanungu or Kisoro road about 8/9 hour drive (534km).
Bwindi is known as a home to the endangered mountain Gorillas attracting all kinds of travellers from all over the world. Bwindi is known for housing the highest number of mountain gorillas which are loving of moving from one place to another and are distributed into 12 Gorilla families that are tracked for a period of 3-8 hours depending on where they last spent their night from. Each gorilla trekking session is guided by an experienced ranger guide as well as an armed ranger guide to make sure the all process is enjoyable and safe.
The guide also helps to give relative information to any forest dwellers met on the way and they will always lead the path leading to the gorilla family. When you meet them (the gorillas) you are only strictly allowed an hour in their presence, take various photos to keep for memories. After Gorilla Trekking, you proceed back to the Park headquarters to pick your Gorilla Trekking Certificate.
Other Activities to do in Park apart from Gorilla Trekking
- Bird Watching
- Gorilla habituation
- Batwa Cultural experience
- Hiking and Nature Walks
- Biking/ Cycling
Mgahinga gorilla forest National Park
This park is located in the south-western part of Uganda after the busy town of Kisoro which is sometimes referred to as the ‘’Switzerland of Uganda’’.
The Park is known as Uganda’s tinniest among all the 10 national parks, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park seats an area of 34sqkm. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is an extension of the Virunga Massif (Virunga Conservation Area. The park geographically shares on the borders of three countries Uganda, Rwanda and DRC.
The park was mainly reserved to protect the endangered mountain gorillas that was almost reaching an edge of extinction. It’s popularly known for housing the endangered mountain gorillas, there are only 2 parks in Uganda where these apes are hosted the other one is Bwindi National Park. Mgahinga national park is known to offer amazing Gorilla Trekking Tours to all kinds of travellers from all over the globe. Gorilla trekking in this park is trekked in the stunning Nyakagezi Gorilla Group in the green forest vegetation habitat. The Group is exhilarating to track as it offers remarkable Gorilla expeditions one should not love to miss.
Like gorilla trekking in Bwindi national park, gorilla trekking in Mgahinga also requires you to transfer with a park ranger guide for a period of 3-5 hours in the thick forest vegetation tracking the Gorillas and when you meet them, 1 hour is strictly allowed in their presence taking various photos to keep for memories. After Gorilla Trekking, you will get back to the Park headquarters to pick your Gorilla Trekking Certificate and later transfer back to the lodge for relaxation at the pool side.
Other Activities to do in the Park
- Golden Monkey tracking
- Bird Watching
- Batwa Cultural Encounters
- Volcanic hiking
When to go affordable Gorilla Trekking in Uganda. Gorilla trekking is the activity which can be done any time of the year depending on the client dates of travel and interest. Although there are two weather seasons in the region that’s the dry seasons and wet seasons. The dry season is always the more delightful seasons for an incredible gorilla trekking adventures and these can be en countered in the months of June to mid-September and December to February this is so because the path to meet the gorillas are not so challenging as compared to the rainy season
Affordable Gorilla Trekking and wildlife Safaris in Uganda
5 Days Gorilla Trek Queen Elizabeth
Day 1: Arrival and transfer to queen Elizabeth National Park
Day2: Game drive and boat cruise
Day3: Transfer to Bwindi national park
Day4: Gorilla trekking and Batwa community walk
Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Upon your arrival at the Entebbe International Airport, our company guide/driver will meet and greet you. After he will brief you about the all safari, if you arrive late at night, he will drive you to your pre-booked accommodation in Entebbe or in Kampala. Or you kick off the road to Queen Elizabeth national park, a journey to the park takes you about 4-5 hours. En-route enjoy views of the green terrain vegetation, birds, equator crossing for informative talks and later lunch break at Agip motel (Mbarara). After lunch, proceed to the park reaching in the late afternoon for relaxation at the lodge. If you still have energy, you will go for an evening Game Drive along the various tracks watching various wildlife animals wandering their natural habitat. Dinner and an Overnight stay at Tembo Safari Lodge. Bush Lodge, Mweya Safari Lodge, Irungu safari Lodge
Day 2: Full day Queen Elizabeth national park, Game Drive and Boat Cruise
Early morning breakfast and then after proceed with your guide/driver for a game drive in the park Wake up with your luggage and proceed to the Park to enjoy a Game Drive along the various tracks watching wildlife animals. After the Game drive break off for lunch and later you will you enjoy a boat cruise along the Kazinga channel that connects two lakes Edward and George watching schools of Hippo and crocodiles underneath the waters as well as birds. After the Boat Cruise, return to the lodge for Dinner and Overnight. Tembo Safari Lodge. Bush Lodge, Mweya Safari Lodge, Irungu safari Lodge
Day 3: Transfer to bwindi national park
On this Affordable Gorilla Safaris, After a breakfast at the lodge, you will embark on the transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park passing via the famous ishasha sector and extension of Queen Elizabeth national park. This sector is famously known for housing the rear tree climbing lions which can be spotted sited on fig trees or tree blanches, they are so breathtaking to watch. You will also have a chance to see other species of animals like elephants, bush pigs, leopard, and many bird species, later you will proceed to Bwindi impenetrable national park a home to the endangered mountain gorillas. Arrive in the evening at the park for relaxation dinner and an overnight at Buhoma Lodge, Haven Lodge Buhoma.
Day 4: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest
Affordable Gorilla SafarisWake up have breakfast then transfer to the Park headquarters for briefing on the Dos and Don’ts around the Mountain Gorillas then in groups of 8 with a skilled park ranger transfer into the thick green forest to track the Mountain Gorillas for 3-5 hours and when you meet them only an hour is allowed to stay in their presence taking numerous photos to keep for memories. In the evening if time allows, you will go for batwa pigmy experience and meet the batwa people who have lived in the area for over 500 years. Dinner and Overnight. Buhoma Lodge, Haven Lodge Buhoma.
Day 5: Departure Kampala/ Entebbe
Wake up have breakfast then with your luggage embark on a transfer to Kampala or the Entebbe International Airport to board you flight back home. If scheduled on this day.