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Bwindi gorilla tours from Qatar

Bwindi gorilla tours from Qatar

Bwindi gorilla tours from Qatar

Bwindi gorilla tours from Qatar: It’s very possible to have Bwindi gorilla tours from Rwanda all you need are the travel dates, the trekking permit, accommodation, and transport to get to the park. Bwindi is home to the endangered mountain gorillas in Africa. Bwindi is located in Uganda and protects more than half of the mountain gorilla population left in the whole world. The national park has been dived into 4 sectors where different mountain gorillas do live and they have different mountain gorilla families.

There are 19 fully habituated mountain gorilla families in Bwindi living in Nkuringo sector, Ruhija sector, Rushaga sector, and Buhoma sector. Travelers have a choice to choose which gorilla sector to trek from and even the gorilla family they want and this is possible when they use a local tour operator to organize their tour. Bwindi can be accessed from Qatar at any time of the year using Kigali international airport or Entebbe international airport.

Booking Bwindi gorilla tour from Qatar

Travelers can book a Bwindi gorilla tour from Qatar by using a licensed local tour operator. Africa adventure vacations is one of the local tour operators to use if you are intending to have a gorilla safari in Bwindi from Qatar. You can book a gorilla safari in Bwindi from Qatar by simply sending us an email containing the dates you want to have your safari and your interests. We shall send you different itineraries to choose from and thereafter do a quotation for you. Next we shall look at booking the gorilla permits which are tickets to allow you be part of the gorilla trekking in Bwindi.

Booking gorilla permits

For a traveler in Qatar to book gorilla permits, they must first look for the days they want to have their gorilla safari and thereafter book the trekking permits direct from Uganda Wildlife Authority or a trusted local tour operator. Africa Adventure Vacations is a licensed tour company that you need to book your gorilla permits. You send us an email containing the dates of the month and year you want to travel and this information shall be used to check for the availability of the trekking permits with the Uganda Wildlife Authority. If the permits are available, we shall direct you on how to send us money and we shall book the permit which you will find with us.

A juvenile Gorilla in Bwindi Forest

A juvenile Gorilla in Bwindi Forest

Costs of Bwindi gorilla permits from Qatar

Travelers to Bwindi buy their permits from the Uganda Wildlife Authority or a trusted local tour operator at $700 for foreign non-residents, $600 for foreign residents, and UGX250,000 East African residents. These gorilla permits allow travelers to be around mountain gorillas for 1 hour only and they include a park entrance fee and ranger guide fee. Travelers from Qatar that want to spend 4 hours with mountain gorillas can buy habituation permits at $1500 for foreign non-residents, $1000 for foreign residents, and UGX750,000 East African citizens.

Bwindi gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi from Qatar

On the day of gorilla trekking, all travelers in the park including those from Qatar will have to wake early for morning breakfast at their lodges and then join their driver guides to gather at the briefing point. At the briefing, points are wardens who check for the right gorilla permits, teach trekkers about the rules and regulations of the gorilla trekking activity, and form groups of trekkers not exceeding 8 people.

Armed ranger guides lead trekkers in the jungle and start looking for the assigned mountain gorilla group. Trekkers get opportunities of meeting different park animals such as buffaloes, elephants, duikers, jackals, otters, pottos, monkeys, baboons, birds, and much more. When the gorillas are located, trekkers are given 1 hour to be around the gorilla family, watch the members do daily activities take photos, and learn about their behaviors.

What to carry on Bwindi gorilla tour to Qatar?

While leaving Qatar for Bwindi gorilla tours, we advise you carry the most important in order to have the best of your safari. These include long-sleeved cloths, long-sleeved pants, rain jacket, sweater, waterproof hiking shoes, a pair of gaiters, cotton stocks, gardening gloves, insect repellents, sanitizer, a camera, a pair of binoculars, drinking water bottle, and energy-giving snacks among others.

A room at Mahogany Springs Lodge

A room at Mahogany Springs Lodge

Accommodation on Bwindi gorilla tour from Qatar

Different sectors of Bwindi have different accommodation facilities and tourists from Qatar will have a variety to choose from depending on their budget because they range from luxury to mid range to budget options.

Accommodation facilities in Rushaga region

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 Buhoma region

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.

Accommodation facilities in Nkuringo region

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 facilities in Ruhija region

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.

A drive through Bwindi Forest

A drive through Bwindi Forest

Accessing Bwindi from Qatar

Tourists in Qatar can access Bwindi gorillas by flying to Entebbe international airport or Kigali international airport. Travelers that fly to Kigali international airport can connect to Bwindi gorilla park using road transport from Kigali to Uganda crossing borders Katuna in Kabale or Cyanika in Kisoro and connecting to the park.

Tourists from Qatar that fly to Entebbe international airport have two options which include flying to Bwindi and driving to Bwindi. Luxury travelers from Qatar can fly to Bwindi by using chattered flights from Kajjansi airstrip or Entebbe international airport, The flights take 2 hours to reach Kihhi airstrip for those trekking gorillas of Buhoma region while those trekking gorillas of Nkuringo, Ruhija, and Rushaga fly to Kisoro airstrip. Road transport users can get to Bwindi from Kampala/Entebbe by connecting to Masaka, Mbarara, Kabale, Kisoro, and connect to any of the gorilla sectors.

When to have Bwindi gorilla tours from Qatar?

Bwindi gorilla tours from Qatar can be done at any time of the year but there are certain months that are better than the rest. The dry months are the best to have Bwindi gorilla tours from Qatar and they do occur from June to September and December to February. They are characterized by little or no rainfall that keeps the trekking trails dry, the vegetation is short and thin with clear views of animals, and roads leading to the park are passable.

Tourists can still come from Qatar and trek Bwindi gorillas in the rainy season to enjoy huge discounts on accommodation facilities. Travelers should know that during the rainy season occurs from March to May and October to November and is characterized by too much 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 poor conditions.

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