Luxury Gorilla Trekking in Uganda
Luxury gorilla trekking in Uganda is what some travellers that do engage in Uganda gorilla trekking safaris do opt for, for an exclusive and high end gorilla trekking experience. Gorilla trekking in Uganda is a worthwhile experience that you should opt for if you do have that much disposable income to part with, and be rewarded with lifetime memorable experiences in the jungles of Uganda which inhabit the mountain gorillas.
Mountain gorillas are an endangered primate species that can only be found in three African countries that straddle the Virungas namely Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. With a little over 1000 mountain gorillas still left in the entire world, encountering these gentle giant apes in their natural habitat is an amazing and worthwhile experience, especially with a luxury gorilla trekking in Uganda safari experience. With the prevailing Covid-19 situation ravaging the world and still lurking, a private luxury gorilla trekking in Uganda safari is even more appropriate and highly recommended for your safety.
Luxury gorilla trekking in Uganda can be done in any of the 2 gorilla destinations of Uganda including Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park hosts over half the total world population of mountain gorillas, with the rest being distributed in the other three gorilla destinations including Mgahinga Gorilla National Park of Uganda still, Virunga National Park of the Congo and Volcanoes National Park of Rwanda.
Of the two Uganda gorilla destinations, gorilla trekking in Uganda often takes place in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park the most. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park however gives exclusivity the more chance given there is only the Nyakagezi gorilla family that is fully habituated and available for travellers to encounter on a gorilla trekking safari, allowing only 8 trekkers per day. If you do opt for exclusivity therefore, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is the best option for you can be the only ones to trek the mountain gorillas, with few or no other tourists in the park. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has about 19 habituated gorilla families that tourists encounter on a gorilla trekking safari. A gorilla trekking in Uganda basically entails the following;
Given that Uganda is a relatively large country, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park are quite a distance away from Kampala the capital city and Entebbe International Airport, the country’s main point of entry. Driving to access Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park can take about 8-10 hours on about 90% tarmacked roads. Accessing Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla by road is quite scenic and gives travellers an opportunity to encounter the typical Ugandan countryside. Luxury 4 by 4 safari land cruisers are what travellers on a luxury gorilla trekking in Uganda safari would use if they do choose to travel by road. However, most luxury travellers do opt to do a fly in gorilla safari instead for yes, they really are after luxury. Aerolink Uganda operates scheduled flights to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, usually in Kihihi or Kisoro airstrips and be transferred to your already booked accommodation.
Alternatively, luxury travellers on a luxury gorilla trekking in Uganda safari can fly into Kigali International Airport and get to be fly into any of the available airstrips in Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks, or drive on a 3-4 hours’ drive through Cyanika or Katuna border points.
Luxury accommodation by far is what actually makes a luxury gorilla trekking in Uganda safari. There are luxury accommodation in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park that travellers after extreme luxury as well as exclusivity can actually stay in while on a luxury gorilla trekking in Uganda safari. Luxury accommodation in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park include the exclusive Clouds Mountain Lodge, luxury or high end Gorilla Safari Lodge, Mahogany Springs Lodge, Chameleon Hill Lodge, among others, all of which offer great high end services and comfort. Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is great luxury and exclusive accommodation to opt for. Luxury accommodation in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park like the Gorilla Safari Lodge is a great option that most travellers enjoying luxury gorilla trekking in Uganda safari in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park do opt for. These luxury accommodation do have great amenities and facilities that shall have you enjoying your stay, as well as extra activities like camp fires with folk tales and cultural performances if necessary, which add a spice to your luxury gorilla trekking in Uganda safari.
Luxury travellers can actually have a choice of doing a private and luxury gorilla trekking in Uganda option, where the gorilla trekking session includes only you the luxury traveller, as well as rangers and your porters if at all you do need them.
In addition to gorilla trekking in Uganda safari experience, travellers can actually add on an extended primate or wildlife safari in any of the national parks of Uganda, or even include a Kenya safari tour, Tanzania safari or include a Rwanda gorilla safari if you still would do with another gorilla trek in another destination.