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Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour
Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour is such a thrilling primate experience that anyone shouldn’t miss out. Though Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour is a very captivating activity, it is important to plan well your trip. Gorilla trekking in Uganda is done in two national parks. The are 18 gorilla families that have been habituated and already set for tourism purposes, 17 of which are tracked in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and only 1 is found in Mgahinga National Park. Our customized gorilla trekking tours lead you deep into Bwindi impenetrable forest and Mgahinga gorilla national parks in Uganda; the Virunga wilderness in DR Congo and Volcanoes national park in Rwanda for the most incredible and affordable gorilla trekking safaris in the East and central Africa.
Mountain gorillas live in the jungles of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and the Virunga conservation area shared by Mgahinga gorilla, Volcanoes and Virunga National parks in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo respectively. A combined gorilla safari to both parks offers you with an exceptional experience. Each park is different from the other in terms of location, access, and the number of habituated gorilla families. Bwindi has the highest number of mountain gorillas with 17 gorilla families habituated for trekking, Volcanoes has 10 gorilla families, Mgahinga has one gorilla family while Virunga national park has 8 gorilla families habituated for trekking.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour
This ancient rain forest is one of the few forests in Africa to have flourished throughout the last Ice Age. The national park has 90 mammal species, including 11 primates, of which the black-and-white colobus, with its lovely flowing white tail, is prominent. In Bwindi National Park, gorilla trekking starts from anyone of its 4 major trekking regions;
Mgahinga National Park – Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is set in the extreme southwestern side of the country about 8-10 hours’ drive from Entebbe or Kampala. The Park covers the northern slopes of the three northernmost Virunga Volcanoes: Mt. Muhavura (4,127 m), Mt. Gahinga (3,474 m), and Mt. Sabinyo (3,645 m).
Best time to go for Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour
Gorilla trekking in Uganda can be done any time of the year. Uganda experiences two significant seasons; the dry and wet season. Visitors intending to trek mountain gorillas should put in mind that Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour is an intensive experience that can take the whole day. The guide leads you through the gorilla’s world, explaining aspects of their ecology and behavior along the way.
The dry season is the best time for gorilla trekking in Uganda when the ground is dry. Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour starts in June, July, August, September and December, January, February. During the dry season, the habitat is kept drier and makes it easier for trekkers to hike through dense vegetation and steep slopes to search for mountain gorillas unlike during the wet/rainy season when there is plenty of rainfall which makes the ground muddy and slippery.
If your dream is mountain gorilla trekking, Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour is the place to go. Apart from Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour, there are lots of other things to do in Uganda. The country is home to many primates and Kibale NP offers amazing chimpanzee trekking and habituation experiences. Kidepo, Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls NP are great for game drives in a savannah environment with plenty of lion, buffalo and elephant, as well as a range of antelope species. The country is particularly scenic and has a lot to offer to people with a keen interest in natural history and who enjoy active holidays.
We specialized in tailor-made Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour safari and holidays in Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Congo and African safaris in selected East African destinations. we can find the perfect Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour experience for you. Wander the mesmerizing East African savanna, hike through the rainforest jungles or experience the magic of the African culture – we offer the very best that African safaris have to offer.
Seeing gorilla’s in the wild during your Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour
Getting up close and personal to these majestic creatures truly is a once in a lifetime experience. Tracking them can take anything from one to six hours and once located you have one hour to watch them. The trek is not easy – you will need clothing that covers your arms, hands and ankles to protect from scratches from trees and a lot of the trek will be uphill. However, the moment the porter announces “we have found them!” will send tingles down your spine!
When to book for gorilla permit?
Gorilla permit booking should be at least 6 months in advance. The high demand for gorilla permits require travelers to book as early as possible and secure them in time. Last time bookings stand limited chances of accessing permits. You also pay a 30% booking fee to deposit on their permits and avoid any disappointments in the last hour.
Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari Packages
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• 3 Day Gorilla Trekking Adventure Safari
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