Gorilla trekking in Uganda.
Uganda safari Gorilla
Gorilla Trekking Uganda is an impressive experience which tends to be quiet the main activity and safari that presents a magnificent opportunity to tourists to enjoy a lifetime venture of the real safari in the pearl of Africa. There will always be questions like where can we find and trace mountain gorillas on our Uganda Safari Gorilla and here is a hint for you below.
Where to find and enjoy Gorillas on Uganda Safari Gorilla
In Africa Gorilla Trekking is Ultimately done in Countries like Uganda, Rwanda and DRC but there are still other countries where you can have sight of these gentle giants and in this case Uganda makes it the ranking Destination in Africa where you can sight almost half of the world’s endangered species of mountain gorilla population than anywhere else. It is here(Uganda) where you can find the true experience of mountain gorillas and where ultimate gorilla trekking is done.
In Uganda, National Parks like Bwindi Impenetrable for instance shelters about 4 habituated gorilla groups for tourism. With the facts statically provided the outstanding mountain gorilla population totals to about 880 and of which the 400 of this total resides in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Yet also Mgahinga Gorilla is another having 2 more that are habituated to handle the demand.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has gotten sections in which these gentle giants stay like Buhoma section (North) of the park famous for tourists, while in the South is Ruhiji section, Nkuringo section & Rushaga section also do introduce you to other gorilla families.
Monumental Expeditions ensures that you enjoy and get a very wonderful setting for this Experience. Our gorilla trekking venture can be customized with other various activities that will give you an insight to discover the Pearl of Africa at such a friendly and affordable rate.
Cost of Uganda Safari Gorilla
When we talk about the cost we look at 2 key factors that is the Gorilla Tracking Permit which costs $600(foreign residents) per person, per day and only allowed to stay with these endangered species for strictly 1 hr.Foreign Non-residents pay $700 and East African citizens are charged Ugx 250,000. Gorilla Habituation Experience safaris which take place in the section of Rushaga in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park goes for $1500 a permit and a duration of for 4 hrs.
Remember if you ought to enjoy this incredible encounter with the gorillas you must have a licence/card allowing you to trek these creatures which is the ‘Gorilla Permit’ and only issued by Uganda Wildlife Authority at their headquarters. That’s why you are recommended to book in advance to avoid inconveniences and this can best be done by UWA directly or through any safari Company-Monumental Expeditions safaris, that’s why we want you to book with us.
When is the Best time for Uganda Safari Gorilla?
The peak season is considered best and usually fits in months between May, June, July, August, September, early October, December, and January. This is because during this time the forest grounds are less slippery and not muddy. Not forgetting that Bwindi Impenetrable forest receives rainfall year in, year out that’s why you are advised to carry water proof jackets, wear water proof boots, etc.
The Wet season of months like February, March, April, and November has also a bright spot for tourists, its own advantages as well. In this season accommodation rates tend to reduce. Hotels and lodges in Bwindi forest and other gorilla places usually give discounts on room rates hence the best time to transfer for cheap visitors. However, mountain gorillas can be toured year in, year out.
What should you pack for your Uganda Safari Gorilla?
This being an exciting and a life changing experience travelers tend to under look the factor of what is needed and required of them to pack. Well this is so paramount because most of the gears you are recommended to pack do give a larger portion and bigger participation in this particular venture (Uganda Safari Gorilla).
Pack and carry with your gears like water proof boots, Jackets, Sturdy gloves, long sleeved shirts, long trousers, a hat for the sun rays not to directly hit you, sun glasses, binoculars, cameras for taking photos while on your venture, Energy giving snacks, etc.
Where to stay while on your Uganda Safari Gorilla
The good news is that in such destinations where mountain gorillas reside like Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park there exists Hotels and lodges of all levels and can suite every traveler. They are fitted in levels of Luxury, Mid-range and Budget as below:
Mahogany Springs lodge-Buhoma, Chameleon Hill lodge-Rushaga,Ruhija Gorilla Safari lodge-Ruhija,Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge under the luxurious level while those that fall under Mid-range are Buhoma haven lodge-Buhoma, Iachumbi gorilla lodge-Rushaga and Gorilla Mist Camp-Ruhija. Trackers Tavern-Ruhija,Rushaga Gorilla Haven-Rushaga all under Budget.