2022 Gorilla trekking permits in Bwindi impenetrable national park
2022 gorilla trekking permits in Bwindi impenetrable national park; Gorilla trekking permits in Bwindi impenetrable national park are legal cards or documents issued by Uganda Wildlife Authority to any visitor above the age of 15 years allowing him or her to visit any habituated gorilla family in the park. Bwindi impenetrable national park is located in southwestern part of Uganda and one of the most visited gorilla destination in that it harbors the highest number of endangered mountain gorillas. The national park is a home of about 21 habituated gorilla families which are located in four sectors namely Rushaga sector in the south, Buhoma sector in the north, Ruhija sector in the east and Nkuringo sector in the south. A part from Bwindi impenetrable national park, gorilla trekking is also done in Mgahinga gorilla national park in Uganda, Volcanoes national park in Rwanda, Virunga national park and Kahuzi Biega national park in Democratic Republic of Congo
Cost of 2022 gorilla trekking permits in Bwindi impenetrable national park
A gorilla trekking permit in Bwindi impenetrable national park costs 700 USD per person for foreign nonresidents, 600 USD per person for foreign residents and 250,000 UGX per person for East African citizens. A gorilla trekking permit is valid for one day and allows you to spend one hour in the presence of the mountain gorillas.
How to book 2022 gorilla trekking permits in Bwindi impenetrable national park
2022 gorilla trekking permits in Bwindi impenetrable national park can either be booked directly through Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) a government body in charge of wildlife conservation by contacting the head offices in Kampala via email or telephone calls. Gorilla trekking permits in Bwindi impenetrable national park can also be booked through a tour operator like Achieve Global Safaris by contacting us with the date, months and year when you wish to visit the mountain gorillas. After contacting us we will check for permit availability and if there are permits available you will be asked to make a deposit for the permit. Once we receive the money we will purchase the gorilla trekking permit on your behalf and send you a scanned copy of the receipt as confirmation. Booking through Achieve Global Safaris tends to be quicker, less tiresome and we do not only book your gorilla trekking permit but also plan for your entire safari.
Best time to book 2022 gorilla trekking permits in Bwindi impenetrable national park
2022 gorilla trekking permits in Bwindi impenetrable national park can be booked all year round however permits should be booked 3 to 6 months in advance before the trekking date in that gorilla trekking permits are competitive and usually get sold out quickly especially during the dry season in the months of June to September and December to February. Therefore in order to avoid last minute inconveniences, tourists are encouraged to book in advance.
Gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi impenetrable national park
Gorilla trekking is an adventurous activity where tourists get an opportunity to move into the tropical rainforest in search of the habituated mountain gorillas and once found spend one with them in their environment. Chimpanzee trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park is done in four sectors that is Buhoma, Rushaga, Ruhija, Nkuringo and trekking starts with a briefing at the park headquarters where after you will be allocated a habituated gorilla family to trek and a park guide who is well conversant with different gorilla trekking trails. Trekking of the mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable national park takes about 30 minutes to 7 hours depending on where the gorillas are located and during trekking you will be able to view other primate species like chimpanzees, l’hoest monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, view different bird species, plant and tree species among others. once the mountain gorillas are located you will be allowed to spend one hour with them in their natural habitat which gives you an opportunity to learn about their behaviors, habitats, watch gorillas carry out their daily activities like feeding, breastfeeding, take photos and record the interesting moments to show people back home after the Gorilla Trekking safari.
Where to stay in Bwindi impenetrable national park
There are a number of accommodation facilities in Bwindi impenetrable national park where you can stay during your safari including Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge, Wag Tail Safari Lodge, Four Gorillas Lodge, Gift of Nature Lodge, Ruhija Gorilla Mist Camp, Chameleon Hill Lodge, Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge, Cuckooland Tented Lodge, Bwindi Jungle View Lodge, Buhoma Lodge, Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge, Buhoma Community Rest Camp, Bwindi View Bandas, Lake Kitandara Bwindi Camp, Engagi Lodge, Gorilla Resort, Mahogany Springs Lodge, Nshongi Camp, Ruhija Gorilla Friends Resort, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, Silverback Lodge, Buhoma Haven Lodge among others.
How to get to Bwindi impenetrable national park
Bwindi impenetrable national park is a gorilla destination located in southwestern part of Uganda and can be accessed by both road and air transport means.
Air transport, when using air transport means you will book domestic flights from Entebbe international airport or Kajjansi airfield to Kihihi or Kisoro airstrip and then connect to the park headquarters by road.
Road transport, when using road transport means you will drive from Kampala or Entebbe via Masaka, Mbarara, Kabale and then to the park headquarters which takes about 8 to 9 hours’ drive.
Bwindi impenetrable national park can also be accessed from Kigali Rwanda whereby tourists will fly to Kigali international airport and then connect to Bwindi impenetrable national park via Cyanika border in Kisoro or Katuna border in Kabale district which takes about 3 to 4 hours’ drive.