Bwindi gorilla safari booking from Dubai and UAE
Bwindi gorilla safari booking from Dubai and UAE: Are you in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates planning to do a gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi? Well in this article we are going to look at different information that will help you to plan a once in a lifetime memorable safari in Bwindi from Dubai and the United Arab Emirates. Bwindi gorilla park was gazetted in 1991 and protects the highest number of mountain gorillas in the whole world. The national park is found in the southwestern part of the country and can be accessed by road transport or air transport in just a single day.
Bwindi has over 19 mountain gorilla families and 2 mountain gorilla families that travelers from Dubai and the United Arab Emirates can trek while on a safari in the park. These mountain gorilla families are seen in Nkuringo sector, Ruhija sector, Buhoma sector, and Rushaga sector. travelers from Dubai and the United Arab Emirates have an opportunity to choose which gorilla family to trek or a region to trek mountain gorillas only if they book in advance.
Bwindi gorilla safari booking from Dubai and UAE
Using a trusted local tour operator
Using a local tour operator is the best way to book a Bwindi gorilla safari from Dubai and the United Arab Emirates. The tour operator does not only book the gorilla permits but goes ahead to book the accommodation facilities as well as transport you shall use throughout the whole safari. Getting a good local tour operator is not an easy thing but these days you can get one by asking a friend which company they used when they visited the park or you can good different tour companies and look for one that is licensed by Uganda Tourism Board.
Africa Adventure Vacations is one of the local tour companies that do organize memorable safaris in Bwindi for travelers from different parts of the world including those from Dubai and the United Arab Emirates. To book a gorilla safari with us, you will contact us via email telling us the number of people that will be on the safari, your budget, and areas of interest. We shall use this information to design for you an itinerary that suits your budget and later send it to you. If you are okay with our price, we shall ask you to send some deposit which we shall use to book the permits, accommodation, and transport.
Booking the gorilla safari yourself
A traveler can now book a gorilla safari themselves from Dubai and the United Arab Emirates. This can successfully be done if a person is able to book the gorilla permit, accommodation, and transport online. However much booking a gorilla safari yourself saves some little money, it’s very hectic because finding the trusted service providers who won’t scam your money is very difficult. Always get a service provider that has good reviews.
When a traveler decides to book the gorilla safari themselves what they have to first do is book a gorilla permit. To book a gorilla permit a traveler will have to contact the reservations office at Uganda Wildlife Authority via email. The email should contain the dates of the month and year you want to travel and the information shall be used to check for the availability of the permits. Once the permits are available, you will be sent an email containing the price of each permit and different banking details where you will send money. After sending the money, you will have to send a scanned copy for the receipt and later your permit shall be booked and you will be able to trek gorillas on that day.
After securing a gorilla permit, you can think about where you will stay while on a safari. You will search lodges of your budget and contact them via email. The email should contain the room type you want and the dates of the month and year you want to stay at their lodge. Once they have received the email, they will send you an email telling you if the rooms are available or not and once they are available, you will be sent banking details of how you will send money and after sending it and they get notified, your room shall be booked. After booking accommodation you will look at the transport service providers and book with them as well.
When to book a Bwindi gorilla safari from Dubai or the United Arab Emirates
For convenience, Bwindi gorilla safari booking from Dubai and UAE should be 3-4 weeks early in advance. Early booking gives you a chance to choose which sector or mountain gorilla family to trek. Booking in advance also gives you an opportunity to book an accommodation of your choice. A traveler from Dubai or the United Arab Emirates should book the gorilla permits early because there are times when they are sold out especially in the dry season because they are sold on a first come first serve basis.
How much is a Bwindi gorilla permit from Dubai or the United Arab Emirates?
Travelers from Dubai or United Arab Emirates can get Bwindi gorilla trekking permits at a fee of $700 for foreign non-residents, $600 for foreign residents, and UGX250,000 citizens of East Africa. Those that are interested in habituating mountain gorillas can buy Bwindi gorilla habituation permits at a fee of $1500 for foreign non-residents, $1000 foreign residents, and UGX750,000 citizens of East Africa.
Travelers from Dubai or the United Arab Emirates are advised to book Bwindi gorilla permits in advance of 3-4 months and this is because there are times when these permits get done especially in the high season. Gorilla permits for Bwindi are sold on a first come first serve basis by Uganda Wildlife Authority. Travelers that buy the gorilla permits early have an opportunity to choose which gorilla family they want to trek and also the region they want to visit.
When to visit Bwindi from Dubai or the United Arab Emirates?
Travelers can have a gorilla safari in Bwindi from Dubai or the United Arab Emirates at any time of the year but there are months that are better than the rest. The dry months (June to September and December to February) are the best to visit the country and trek Bwindi gorillas because they are characterized by little or no rainfall that leaves the roads leading to the park in good condition, the trekking trails are dry and less slippery, and the vegetation is short and thin with good views of the park animals.
Travelers from Dubai and the United Arab Emirates can still visit Bwindi gorilla park in the rainy season of March to May and October to November to enjoy the huge discounts on accommodation facilities. The lodge owners reduce the price to attract the few customers that are always in the park. The rainy season is however characterized by plenty of rainfall that makes the trekking trails muddy and slippery, the vegetation is tall with unclear views of the park animals and the roads leading to the park are in bad conditions.
The gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi from Dubai and the United Arab Emirates.
Travelers from Dubai and the United Arab Emirates can trek mountain gorillas in 4 sectors of Bwindi which are Nkuringo, Ruhija, Rushaga, and Buhoma. The gorilla trekking activity in all sectors of the park starts early in the morning at the sector offices where trekkers must be to attend the briefing. The briefing is conducted by park wardens who teach about the rules and regulations of the trekking activity, group trekkers, and get armed ranger guides to lead them in the jungle.
The gorilla trekking in Bwindi takes trekkers through different trekking trails where you get chances of meeting different park primates, mammals, and birds. The trekking activity in Bwindi takes 2-7 hours and this time depends on the location of the mountain gorillas and the speed of the hikers. Once the mountain gorillas have been found, trekkers will be given 1 hour or 4 hours to be around mountain gorillas and this will give an opportunity to learn about their habits, watch the members do daily activities, take photos, and record videos. Trekkers doing habituation will be part of the activities that make mountain gorillas get used to human life.