Luxury Gorilla Trekking Tours in Uganda with Explore Rwanda Tours: Uganda is a popular gorilla destination since it has the most mountain gorillas, which can be found in two national parks: Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The luxurious gorilla trekking safari in Uganda emphasizes or features lavish amenities such as upmarket or high-end accommodations, luxury 4 WD safari vehicles during the safari, and personalized service from a professional driver guide, allowing visitors to enjoy their gorilla trekking safari in Uganda.
During the luxury gorilla trekking safari in Uganda with Explore Rwanda Tours, travelers will be able to visit other destinations and participate in interesting activities such as chimp trekking, wildlife viewing, cultural experiences, bird watching, lion tracking experience, nature walks, and so on, depending on the clients’ interests and time constraints.
What to expect during Luxury Gorilla Trekking Tours in Uganda with Explore Rwanda Tours?
In Uganda, gorilla trekking is done in two national parks, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Both sites begin gorilla trekking early in the morning with a briefing on the laws and regulations to be followed throughout the journey. Following the briefing, you will be separated into groups of eight individuals, with each group assigned a habituated gorilla family to hike and an experienced park guide who is familiar with gorilla trekking trails.
Mountain gorilla trekking takes between 30 minutes and 7 hours in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, depending on where the gorillas are found because they prefer to migrate from one location to another in search of food.
During the trek, you will be able to see various bird species, other primates, and once the mountain gorillas are found, you will be allowed to spend one hour with them in their natural habitat. You will be able to learn more about their behaviors, habits, and watch them carry out their daily activities such as feeding, breastfeeding, and grooming young ones, as well as take photos and record videos to show people back home after the safari.
How much is a gorilla trekking permit in Uganda?
Gorilla trekking permits in both Bwindi and Mgahinga gorilla national parks cost 700 USD per person for non-residents, 600 USD for foreign residents, and 250,000 UGX for East African citizens.
How to book your gorilla trekking permit in Uganda?
Gorilla trekking permits in Uganda may be obtained directly from the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) by contacting the head office in Kampala by email or phone calls. Gorilla trekking permits in Uganda may also be obtained via a reputable tour operator, such as Explore Rwanda Tours, by contacting us with the day, month, year, and gorilla destination you plan to visit.
After you contact us, we will check for permit availability, and if permits are available on your desired dates, you will be requested to submit a deposit. We will purchase the permit on your behalf after we receive payment and will send you a scanned copy of the receipt as proof.
Booking gorilla trekking permits bought through a registered tour operator company like Explore Rwanda Tours is the best option because we will not only book your gorilla permit but also organize your entire luxury gorilla trekking safari, including luxury accommodations, a 4×4 land cruiser safari vehicle, a full-time English-speaking driver guide, and other activities to do after gorilla trekking.
When is the best time to go on Luxury gorilla trekking Tours in Uganda?
Visitors may embark on a luxury gorilla trekking safari in Uganda at any time of year, but the optimum time is during the dry season, which includes June, July, August, September, December, January, and February.
During the dry season, there is less or no rainfall in the national parks, so the vegetation is thin, allowing you to see the mountain gorillas and other wildlife species more clearly. Access roads and gorilla trekking trails are also dry and passable, making trekking easier than during the wet season, when the gorilla trekking trails are muddy and slippery, making trekking difficult.
Luxury Lodges to stay at during Luxury gorilla trekking tours in Uganda?
Nkuringo Bwindi gorilla lodge, Volcanoes Bwindi lodge, Silverback lodge, Trackers safari lodge, Buhoma lodge, Clouds mountain gorilla lodge, Four gorilla lodge, Ruhija safari lodge, Mahogany springs lodge, Gorilla forest camp, Mount Gahinga safari, Sanctuary gorilla forest lodge, Gorilla heights lodge, Engagi lodge, Gorilla safari lodge, Rushaga gorilla lodge, Chameleon hill lodge, Mutanda Lake Resort, Mutanda Lake Resort, Mutanda Lake Resort, Mutanda Lake Resort, and Mutanda Lake Resort to mention but a few. These are some examples of luxury lodges that you can stay at during your luxury gorilla trekking tour in Uganda with Explore Rwanda Tours.
What to pack on a luxury gorilla trekking tour in Uganda with Explore Rwanda Tours?
Hiking boots, garden gloves, insect repellent, long sleeved shirt and trouser, camera and extra batteries, energy snacks and drinking water, hat and sunglasses, waterproof rain jacket/poncho, walking stick, a pair of binoculars, a warm sweater, and a waterproof back pack are among the items that travelers should pack or carry when going on a luxury gorilla trekking safari in Uganda.
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