Uganda Gorilla Trekking tour

Uganda Gorilla Trekking tour is a highlight among all Safari Uganda Packages where travelers get a chance to visit Bwindi & Mgahinga to see gorillas. The gorilla trekking is the highlight of all the safari packages that are done in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda. The rare mountain Gorillas is a major reason why very many travellers visit Uganda. The Gorilla trekking tour is a lifetime safari package that leads you to the eyes of the human cousins. This gorilla trekking tour is done in two Ugandan national parks those are Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park and Mgahinga Gorilla national park. The two parks all lie in the Virunga ecosystem that extends from Rwanda through Uganda to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour

Uganda has over 15 gorilla families that are found in the four sectors of Bwindi impenetrable national park. The four sectors include Ruhinja sector, Buhoma sector which are all found in the Northern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park. The other two sectors are Nkuringo sector and Rushaga sector which are found in the Southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park. In Mgahinga Gorilla national park there is only one Gorilla family. 

Our Gorilla trekking tour starts from either Entebbe International Airport in Uganda or Kigali in Rwanda. The guests can also be picked from any agreed destination where they are currently found before the Uganda Gorilla trekking tour starts. Our Gorilla trekking tour itineraries are customized and well planned to meet the exact interest of our guests after years of experience in the field of Tourism. The packages are cost-friendly that meets all the budgets of the travellers who wish to realize their dreams. 

When to do Uganda Gorilla trekking tour?

The Gorilla trekking tour can be done at any time of the year, Uganda climatic conditions are favorable for all tourism activities throughout the year. Uganda is covered by Equatorial climate which receives two rain fall seasons. The early rains which are always longer and start from March to May and the other second rains that are witnessed in November. The location and nature of the national parks where mountain gorillas inhabit are raised elevation with rainforests hence making it possible for rainfall any time of the day or year. Guests mostly prefer trekking Gorillas during the dry months that start from June to October and December to February. This is when the rainfall expectation is low in a day but due to the nature of vegetation in these parks guests are encouraged to have rain jackets during Mountain Gorilla trekking. Other parking lists for Uganda Gorilla trekking tours include the Gardening gloves, hiking waterproof shoes and many others.

Which company should I use for my Gorilla trekking tour?

There are many credible local tour operators that offer Uganda Gorilla trekking tour. It may seem hard to choose the good reputable company that can provide great Uganda Gorilla trekking tour. There are many active online operators but you need to check on the credibility of the operator. Check on our article on the details of the steps to follow when choosing Uganda Gorilla trekking tour operator

Gorilla trekking permits

For one to do the Gorilla trekking tour, you have to book the Gorilla trekking permits in advance. You can book a gorilla permit a month early or more before the time of the Gorilla trekking tour. You can book the gorilla permit directly from Uganda wildlife Authority or through a reputable local tour operator. The gorilla permit costs currently 600$ though an increment has been made from July 2020 to 700$. If one wants to do Gorilla habituation the permit costs 1500$. There are only two gorilla families that are used for gorilla habituation in Bwindi impenetrable forest. It is only in all the three Countries with Mountain Gorillas that Gorilla habituation is done. It’s encouraging to book your Gorilla trekking tour with tour operator where the cost includes your Gorilla permit. This reduces the hustle of booking the Gorilla permit for you. The operators make work easy for you as they secure your gorilla permit easily and very fast.

The added advantage if you use a tour operator to organize all the Gorilla trekking tours. He will check and advise you on the availability of the gorilla permits according to proposed dates of your safari.

Mountain Gorilla Trekking

The mountain gorilla trekking starts early in the morning with a general briefing after clearance from the head office. After general group briefing guests are divided into groups of 8 people which are given one Gorilla family. The group will be led by the game rangers who will add more detailed gorilla family like the name, meaning of the name, how many silverbacks in the family, how many female gorillas or young ones and other vital information. Mountain Gorilla takes between 1 to 8 hours. The trekking starts from 8 am in the morning and may last for the whole day or half a day depending on the gorilla family your trekking and the movement of the Gorillas. You need to carry much water when going for gorilla trekking safari.

Parking list for Uganda Gorilla trekking tour

For a successful Uganda Gorilla trekking tour, one has to have all the necessary packing list. Like any other safari, Uganda Gorilla trekking tour has the key parking list that are amendatory for the guest to come with. Below are the highlighted items one has to carry during his or her Uganda Gorilla trekking tour.

  1. Long sleeved shirt 
  2. Gardening gloves
  3. Camera
  4. Rain jacket
  5. Sunglasses
  6. Hut
  7. Insect repellent 
  8. Waterproof hiking shoes
Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour
Gorilla in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

The Gorilla trekking tour, realize your wildlife safari dreams come true, the safari cost ranges from Budget, Mid-range to Luxury costs. We have a different Gorilla trekking tour that ranges from 3 days Uganda Gorilla trekking safari, 3 days Uganda Gorilla trekking from Kigali, 5 days Uganda Gorilla trekking safari and many more. If you need tailor-make your planned safari feel free to contact our tour consultant.

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