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Uganda gorilla tours to Bwindi

Uganda gorilla tours to Bwindi

Uganda gorilla tours to Bwindi

Uganda gorilla tours to Bwindi take you to southwestern Uganda in Kabale and Kisoro districts. The Uganda gorilla safari takes place in the famous Bwindi gorilla park that harbors endangered mountain gorillas in the world. Mountain gorillas share 98% human DNA a reason they attract thousands of travelers from different parts of the world. The Uganda gorilla tours to Bwindi give you an opportunity to encounter the endangered gorillas that live in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. There are 19 fully habituated mountain gorilla families and 2 semi habituated gorilla families in Bwindi.

Bwindi is located in the southwestern part of Uganda bordering Mgahinga national park which also harbors mountain gorillas. Other mountain gorilla national parks are the volcanoes national park in Rwanda and Virunga national park in DR Congo. Planning to visit Africa for mountain gorilla trekking, Bwindi is the best national park to visit for it hosts the highest population of gorillas, 120 mammal species, 350 bird species, and 10 primate species.

Booking Uganda gorilla tours to Bwindi

At Africa adventure vacations we have a team of experienced and knowledgeable personnel that does help travelers book Uganda gorilla tours to Bwindi from different parts of the world. All you have to do is send us an email containing the dates of the month and year you want to travel and using these dates we shall check for the availability of the trekking permit or habituation permits with the Uganda Wildlife Authority.

When we find the permits available, we shall send you an email containing our banking details, and when you send money and we get the notification we shall book the kind of permit you want. We shall later send you a scanned copy for your confirmation. After securing the gorilla permit then next is book accommodati0on based on your budget and for transport, we shall use our cars.

Watching gorillas in Bwindi forest

Watching gorillas in Bwindi forest

How much are gorilla permits for Bwindi?

Bwindi gorilla trekking permits cost $700 for foreign non-residents, $600 for foreign residents, and ugshs250,000 East African citizens. The gorilla habituation permits for Bwindi cist $1500 for foreign non-residents, $1000 foreign residents, and ugshs750,000 East African citizens. The gorilla permits are sold at Uganda wildlife authority on a first come first serve basis.

Trekking gorillas in Bwindi

On a Uganda gorilla tour to Bwindi, you will trek mountain gorillas in any of the four sectors of the park which are Nkuringo, Rushaga, Buhoma, and Ruhija. Gorilla trekking starts early in the morning at the sector offices where armed ranger guides led the trekkers through different trails of the park searching for mountain gorillas.

Gorilla trekking or gorilla habituation in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park takes 2-7 hours of passing through different trekking trails, meeting different park primates, mammals as well as birds. During the gorilla trekking activity, the trekkers must keep rules and regulations until they trek out of the jungle.

When trekking mountain gorillas as soon as the rangers locate the mountain gorilla family, they will give you 1 hour to be allowed the apes, watch them do daily activities, take photos, and learn about their habits. For the case of gorilla habituation, the trekkers will be given 4 hours to be with mountain gorillas, make them used to human presence, take samples, be part of the naming if any, learn about their habits, take photos and encounter them do daily activities.

When to have Uganda gorilla tours to Bwindi

Uganda gorilla tours to Bwindi can be done at any time of the year but there are months that are better than the rest. The dry months are the best to be part of the gorilla tours in Bwindi because they are characterized by little or no rainfall that makes the trekking trails dry, the vegetation is dry and short with a clear view of the apes, and the roads leading to the park are passable

Tourists most especially the budget travelers can have their Uganda gorilla tours in Bwindi during the rainy season in order to have huge discounts on accommodation facilities. During the rainy season however, there is plenty of rainfall that makes the trekking trails muddy and slippery, the vegetation is wet and tall with unclear views of the mountain gorillas and the roads leading to the park are impassable.

Travel by air transport to Bwindi park

Travel by air transport to Bwindi park

Getting to Bwindi for a gorilla tour

Bwindi can be accessed using air transport from Kajjansi airstrip or Entebbe international airport in just 2 hours. Aero Link Uganda organizes flights on a daily basis to Kihihi airstrip inside Bwindi impenetrable forest national park or Kisoro airstrip where tourists are picked up by their safari guides to the park. Travelers intending to visit Bwindi using chartered flights must inform their tour operators in advance so that they book seats for them.

Travelers can access Bwindi for gorilla tours using road transport. The journey starts from Entebbe or Kampala and takes you through Kampala – Masaka – Kisoro or Kabale. Using road transport to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park takes you 9-10 hours of having beautiful countryside views as well as stopovers. On the way to Bwindi, tourists are able to encounter some of the park animals for Lake Mburo, a stopover at the equator as well as great views of hills and plantations.

Accommodation on a Uganda gorilla tour to Bwindi

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.

Accommodation in 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 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 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.

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