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Enjoy the Uganda gorilla safaris organized by Adventure in the wild safaris your Uganda safari experts as we assist you to make your gorilla trekking dream come true in the African jungle. Our tailor made Uganda gorilla safaris offers guarantees you a gorilla trekking permit depending on which national park the traveler is interested to trek the mountain gorillas, our gorilla safari offers are flexible to change and they can be customized depending on travelers interest.
Gorilla trekking Uganda is one of the key activity and safari that offers travelers exception experience of the true African Safari. Don’t miss out on spending your holiday vacations, leave, celebrating your birthday with the mountain Silverback gorilla that is surviving in the high altitude natural environment in Bwindi forest national and Mgahinga. We welcome and awe are glad to receive your inquiries about the mountain gorilla trekking experience on a Uganda safari.
Where to enjoy the Uganda gorilla safaris?
Uganda is among the three African countries that have got the remaining endangered mountain gorilla in world and the rest of the other African countries include Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Uganda has been ranked as the best gorilla trekking destination due to the fact she is a home to almost half of the mountain gorilla population on the world.
Uganda has only two national parks that is a home to the mountain gorillas surviving in their natural habitat in the high altitude areas of tropical rain forest such as Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park and they are all situated in the south western region of the country.
Gorilla trekking experience is famously best done in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park which is a home to almost half of the remaining mountain gorilla population in world. According to statics, there are about 880 remaining mountain gorilla population and Bwindi forest is a home to about 400 mountain gorillas.
Uganda is as well a home to 18 mountain gorilla families but Bwindi forest is a habitat to 17 mountain gorilla families and there is only one gorilla family in Mgahinga forest national park which has permanently settled in the park but before it used to make a lot of movements to Rwanda and Congo.
Bwindi forest has been divided into four sectors that are home to various mountain gorilla families such as Buhoma sector, Nkuringo sector, Rushaga sector and Ruhija sector. Buhoma is the best gorilla trekking sector that every traveler would like to trek; the sector has got about four mountain gorilla families and its permit are very competitive and they get sold out very fast compared to other sectors.
For travelers searching for the most fascinating and exceptional gorilla adventure, book with adventure in wild safari one of the best leading safari company in organized incredible gorilla trekking safari experience. Our gorilla trekking experience can be customized with other activities that will give you an insight to explore the pearl of Africa at an affordable cost.
Where to stay on Uganda gorilla safari?
As earlier mentioned, the famous top destination for gorilla trekking experience Bwindi forest has been divided into four sectors, and each of these sectors has got its own accommodation facilities that range from budget facilities to mid-range and luxury lodges.
The gorilla trekking accommodation will depend on the choice of the traveler, however we advise travelers to always wait to book their accommodation until they have got the gorilla trekking permit which indicates which sector a traveler is going to trek.
Some of the accommodation facilities Bwindi forest include; Budget accommodation are Trakkers Tarvern lodge in Ruhija sector, Rushaga gorilla haven in Rushaga sector, Buhoma community lodge in Buhoma sector.
Mid-range facilities include; Ichumbi gorilla lodge in Rushaga sector Buhoma Haven Lodge in Buhoma sector among others.
Luxury accommodations include, chameleon hill lodge in Rushaga sector, Ruhija gorilla safari in Ruhija sector, Nkuringo Bwindi gorilla lodge in Nkuringo sector, Mahogany springs lodge in Buhoma among others accommodation.
What is the cost of a gorilla safari in Uganda?
A gorilla trekking safari cost in Uganda is influenced by a gorilla trekking permit charge as well as the type of accommodation and transportation means. The Uganda wildlife authority charges 600 USD per person per day for the gorilla trekking experience and 1500 USD per person per day for gorilla habituation experience. The gorilla trekking permit is a document or card that is issued to travelers to allow them to trek the mountain gorillas in either Bwindi forest or Mgahinga national park.
The gorilla trekking permit are purchased only at the Uganda wildlife authority headquarter offices in Kampala, its unfortunately that Uganda gorilla trekking permit cannot be purchased online, traveler have to either walk directly to the head office, book directly with UWA but the easiest procedure and simplest way is to book with a Uganda safari experts and that has got the experience in organizing the Uganda gorilla safari for an exceptional gorilla trekking experience in the pearl of Africa.
What is the best time for Uganda safari gorilla?
Uganda gorilla safaris is an experience that is offered to travelers throughout the year however there is the best time to enjoy gorilla trekking in Uganda.
The best time to explore the mountain gorillas is during the dry season which is known as the peak/high season since Bwindi forest is a tropical rainforest and receives rainfall throughout the year. However although it is a dry season it is always hard to predict rainfall, we therefore advise travelers to always carry a water proof rain jacket in case it rains while trekking.
During the rainy season, the trekking trails are muddy, wet and slippery thus hiking the rolling hills of Bwindi forest to trek the mountain gorillas becomes difficulty and will require some physical fitness to search for the mountain gorilla family. However if the travelers has difficulties in climbing, there is an alternative to be allocated to the nearby gorilla family.
In conclusion since Uganda gorilla safari are operated throughout the year, it is important to known what to carry on your gorilla safari depending on which season you are to do the gorilla family.