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Bwindi gorilla tour from the United Kingdom

Bwindi gorilla tour from the United Kingdom

Bwindi gorilla tour from the United Kingdom

Bwindi gorilla tour from the United Kingdom starts in the United Kingdom comes to Uganda and ends in the United Kingdom. The tour brings tourists to Bwindi gorilla park located in the southwestern part of Uganda. Bwindi gorilla tour from the United Kingdom enables travelers to encounter mountain gorillas and spend some quality time with them in their natural habitats.

Bwindi gorilla park is located in the southwestern part of Uganda in Kanungu, and Kabale district near Mgahinga national park. Apart from Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, mountain gorilla tours in the world can be done in Mgahinga national park Uganda, volcanoes national park Rwanda and Virunga national park DR Congo.

Bwindi gorilla park is the best place to trek mountain gorillas when you are from the United Kingdom and attracts a lot of tourists simply because it has the highest number of habituated mountain gorilla families in the world. The national park is home to the highest population of mountain gorillas that can be seen in four sectors of the park namely Nkuringo, Ruhija, Rushaga, and Buhoma. Bwindi gorilla park can be visited from the United Kingdom at any time of the year as long as one has a gorilla trekking permit.

To book a Bwindi gorilla safari from the United Kingdom, you need a trusted local tour operator such as Africa Adventure vacations limited to help you out on all it takes to have a good safari in Bwindi gorilla park. We do book the gorilla permits first and look for the accommodation of your choice and budget and for the case of transport we have all kinds of safari vehicles.

Booking a gorilla trekking permit for Bwindi gorilla park from the United Kingdom

Booking a gorilla permit for Bwindi gorilla park from the United Kingdom can be done directly through the Uganda Wildlife Authority or a local tour operator like Africa Adventure Vacations. To book the gorilla trekking permit, you will send an email containing the dates of the month and year you want to have gorilla safari in Bwindi. We shall check for the availability of the trekking permits and then send you an email.

When the permits are available, we shall send you banking details so that you send the money. Once we have received the money, we shall book a permit for you. You will be then sent a scanned copy of your gorilla permit for conservation. Travelers from the United Kingdom are advised to book their trekking permits in advance of 3-4 months most especially if they want to travel in the high season.

A juvenile gorilla captured in Bwindi Gorilla Park

A juvenile gorilla captured in Bwindi Gorilla Park

Cost of a gorilla permit for Bwindi from the United Kingdom

All tourists intending for a gorilla safari in Bwindi gorilla park from the United Kingdom must have a gorilla trekking permit which is issued by Uganda Wildlife Authority allowing a person to trek a habituated gorilla family. Each gorilla trekking permit for Bwindi gorilla park costs $700 for foreign non-residents, $600 for foreign residents, and UGX250,000 East African citizens. The gorilla permits for Bwindi gorilla park are cheaper compared to those of volcanoes national park which is $1500.

The gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi gorilla park

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi gorilla park starts early in the morning at the sector offices. Park wardens gather the trekkers and teach them about the rules and regulations of the trekking activity and group them not exceeding 8. Armed ranger guides move the trekkers into the dense forests in search of the assigned mountain gorilla family.

Finding a mountain gorilla family in Bwindi gorilla park takes 2-7 hours depending on the location of the mountain gorillas and the speed of trekkers. While searching for the mountain gorilla family, the trekkers get opportunities to see animals such as duikers, golden cats, elephants, duikers, giant forest hogs, buffaloes, monkeys, olive baboons, and birds among others.

When the mountain gorilla family is found, the trekkers are given 1 hour to be around the gorilla group and this will enable them to learn about their behaviors, take photos and watch them d daily activities like hunting, nesting, coupling, eating, breastfeeding and grooming young ones.

What to carry for Bwindi gorilla tour from the United Kingdom?

There are so many essentials you can carry on your gorilla safari from the United Kingdom ad some of them include insect repellents, sanitizer, gardening gloves, rain jacket, long-sleeved pants, long-sleeved shirts, a pair of gaiters, waterproof hiking boots, cotton stocks, a light backpack, camera, and extra batteries, drinking water bottle and energy-giving snacks among others.

Trekkers searching for a Gorilla family in Bwindi Gorilla Park

Trekkers searching for a Gorilla family in Bwindi Gorilla Park

The Best time to have Bwindi gorilla tour from the United Kingdom

A gorilla safari in Bwindi gorilla park from the United Kingdom can be done throughout the year but the best time is the dry season. The dry season occurs from June to September and December to February and is characterized by little or no rainfall that leaves the trekking trails dry, vegetation is short with good views of the animals and the roads leading to the park are in good conditions.

Tourists from the United Kingdom can still tour gorilla in the rainy season that occurs from March to May and October to November to enjoy huge discounts on accommodation facilities. Travelers should however know that in the rainy season, there is plenty of rainfall that makes the trekking trails muddy and slippery, the vegetation is tall with bad views of the mountain gorillas and the roads leading to the sectors are in poor conditions.

Accommodation on Bwindi gorilla tour from the United Kingdom

Accommodation in the Bwindi gorilla park ranges from budget to mid-range to luxury options. Travelers must stay in accommodation facilities that are with the sectors they are to trek.

Accommodation in the Nkuringo sector

Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge, Gorilla Heights Lodge, Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge, Bwindi Backpackers Lodge, Mutanda Eco Community Centre, Nshongi Camp, Crested Crane Bwindi Hotel, Lake Mulehe Gorilla Lodge, and Virunga Campsite

Accommodation in the Rushaga sector

Rushaga Gorilla Lodge, Four Gorillas Lodge, Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge, Rushaga Gorilla Camp, Bwindi Jungle Lodge, Gorilla Valley Lodge, Lake Mulehe Gorilla Lodge, Nsongi Camp, Rushaga Gorilla Haven Lodge, Rushaga Gorilla Resort, and Wagtail Eco Safari Lodge.

Accommodation in the Ruhija sector

Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge, Ruhija Community Rest Camp, Bakiga Lodge, Gorilla Mist Camp, Broadbill Forest Camp, Agandi Lodge, Gift of Nature Lodge, Ruhija Gorilla Friends Resort, Chameleon Hill Lodge, Cuckoo Land Tented Lodge, Ecomarvels Gorilla Lodge, and Trekkers Tavern.

Accommodation in Buhoma sector

Buhoma Lodge, Engagi Lodge, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, Bwindi Forest Lodge, Mahogany Springs Lodge, Bwindi View Bandas, Ride 4 women Guest House, Silverback Lodge, Buhoma Rest Camp, Haven Lodge, and Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge.

Travel by air with Aerolink Uganda

Travel by air with Aerolink Uganda

Getting to Bwindi gorilla park from the United Kingdom

Travelers from the United Kingdom can get to Bwindi gorilla park by first flying to Entebbe international airport or Kigali international airport. Road transport users can drive from Kigali city and connect to Bwindi gorilla park using Katuna border in Kabale or Cyanika border in Kisoro. Travelers can also land at Entebbe international airport and use Kampala via Masaka, Mbarara, Ntungamo, Kabale, and Kisoro road to connect to the different sectors of the park.

Luxury travelers can fly to Bwindi gorilla park by using different airline companies such as Aerolink Uganda, Uganda Airlines or Bar Aviation Uganda. The flights start from Kajjansi airstrip or Entebbe international airport and land at Kihihi airstrip for those heading to Buhoma region while for those going to Ruhija, Nkuringo, and Rushaga the flights land at Kisoro airstrip.

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