Booking a gorilla holiday from Australia
Booking a gorilla holiday from Australia: Are you in Australia planning to trek mountain gorillas in Bwindi? In this article, you are going to learn all that is necessary to book a holiday from Australia. From Australia, Bwindi gorilla park is the best place to trek mountain gorillas and these are seen in different sectors of the park. The national park has 19 gorilla families and 2 semi-habituated mountain gorilla families that live in Buhoma, Ruhija, Nkuringo, and Rushaga regions.
Travelers from Australia are always welcome each day in Bwindi gorilla park for gorilla trekking activities. The park is in the southwestern part of Uganda and can be accessed from Australia by flying to Entebbe international airport or Kigali international airport where they connect to the park in a single day. If you are in Australia and want to have a gorilla safari in Bwindi you can use African adventure vacations to organize the best safari holiday for you.
Booking a gorilla holiday from Australia
Travelers can book Bwindi gorilla holidays from Australia using a trusted tour operator and this will save them from looking for the different service providers. Africa Adventure Vacations is one of the best local tour operators in Uganda that does help travelers from different parts of the world including those from Australia in booking gorilla holidays. What travelers from Australia will do is contact us via email showing areas of interest and the number of days they want their safari to go on? The information will be used to get the best activities to do on the safari, see if permits are available, look for the best lodges for your budget, and in the end, we shall create an itinerary for you. We shall do the quotation for your safari and send to you via email and if you like it, we shall book a holiday for you.
Booking a gorilla permit for a safari holiday from Australia
After confirming to do with us a gorilla safari from Australia, what comes next is booking a gorilla permit. To book the gorilla permit, we shall use the days in your safari to check for the availability of the trekking permits with the Uganda Wildlife Authority. Once the permits are available, we shall send you an email that has banking details and when you send money and we have received it, we shall book the permit for you which you will find with us on arrival in the country. The good thing with booking for gorilla permits with us is that you can even tell us the sector you want to trek or a particular gorilla family want and we shall help you achieve your dream.
Travelers from Australia can still book gorilla permits direct from Uganda Wildlife Authority which is a government body responsible for issuing out of permits. Travelers from Australia will contact reservations off via an email containing the days they want to travel and this information will be used to check for the availability of the permits, if you are very lucky and permits are available, you will be asked to send your passport details, dates of the month and year you want to travel and also banking details. When you are done sending money, you can then a scanned copy of the receipt or if they receive it, your permit will be booked and you will collect it at Uganda Wildlife Authority offices.
Gorilla permit prices from Australia
Travelers from Australia buy gorilla permits the same money other people from different parts of the world buy the permits. The gorilla permits are sold at $700 for foreign non-residents, $600 for foreign residents, and UGX250,000 citizens of East Africa. Travelers from Australia that would want to stay with mountain gorillas for 4 hours can buy their permits at $1500 for foreign non-residents, $1000 for foreign residents, and UGX750,000 for citizens of East Africa.
Gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi from Australia
On the day of gorilla trekking, travelers from Australia and those from other parts of the world will wake up early in the morning and meet their drivers to transfer them to the sector offices. Here they will meet wardens who will teach them about the rules and regulations of the gorilla trekking activity before being grouped with not exceeding 8 people. The armed ranger guides will take them through different trekking trails until they meet the mountain gorilla family assigned. During the search, tourists will get opportunities to meet different mammals, primates, and birds. The trekking activity can take 2-7 hours and this depends on the speed f trekkers as well as the location of mountain gorillas. When the gorillas are located, trekkers will be given 1 hour to be around the gorilla members and this will give them an opportunity to learn about their habits, watch them do daily activities, and take photos.
What to pack when booking for a gorilla holiday from Australia?
What to pack for Bwindi gorilla holiday from Australia includes waterproof hiking shoes, cotton stocks, gardening gloves, a pair of gaiters, long-sleeved shirts, long-sleeved pants, insect repellents, sanitizer, sweater, rain jacket, light backpack, camera, a pair of binoculars, a hat, sunscreen, energy-giving snacks, and drinking water bottl
When to have a gorilla holiday from Australia?
Travelers from Australia can have a gorilla holiday in Bwindi at any time of the year but there are certain months that are better than the rest. Although the park is always open, the dry months are the best for travelers from Australia to have holidays and these happen from June to September and December to February. They are characterized by little or no rainfall that makes the trekking trails keep dry, the vegetation is thin and scattered with good views of the mountain gorillas and the roads leading to the park are in good condition.
Travelers from Australia can still visit Bwindi gorilla park in the rainy season of March to May and October to November to enjoy huge discounts on accommodation facilities. Travelers are informed that in the rainy season, there is plenty of rainfall that makes the trekking trails muddy and slippery, the vegetation in the park is tall and thick and the roads leading to the park are in poor conditions.
Getting to Bwindi from Australia
Travelers from Australia can get to Bwindi gorilla park by first flying to Kigali international airport of Entebbe international airport. Travelers from Australia using Kigali international airport to access Bwindi gorilla park will use road transport through Cyanika border in Kisoro and Katuna border in Kabale to get to any of the sectors of Bwindi. The journey is short taking 3-4 hours.
Travelers from Australia to using Entebbe international airport to get to Bwindi can either fly to the park or use road transport. By road transport, travelers can drive from Kampala/Entebbe via Masaka, Mbarara, Kabale to Kisoro where they will connect to any of the Bwindi sectors. The journey takes 9-10 hours full of different stopovers and beautiful views of attractions along the way.
From Australia through Entebbe international airport, travelers can fly again to Bwindi gorilla park. They must have booked their seats in advance with their tour operators. The flights start from Kajjansi airstrip or Entebbe international airport and take you to Kihihi airstrip for those visiting Buhoma region or Kisoro airstrip for those visiting Ruhija, Buhoma, and Nkuringo sectors.