Luxury gorilla trekking safari in Uganda; Uganda is one of the most visited gorilla destination due to the fact that it harbors the highest number of mountain gorillas which are found in two national parks Mgahinga gorilla national park and Bwindi impenetrable national park. The luxury gorilla trekking safari in Uganda highlight or feature the lavish amenities which include the upmarket or high end accommodations, luxury 4 WD safari vehicles during the safari and the personalized service of a professional driver guide which will allow the visitors to enjoy their gorilla trekking safari in Uganda. During the luxury gorilla trekking safari in Uganda with Achieve Global Safaris, travelers will be able to visit other destinations and engage in interesting activities like chimpanzee trekking, wildlife viewing, cultural experiences, bird watching, lion tracking experience, nature walks among others and all this depends on the clients interest and time.
Luxury gorilla trekking experience in Uganda
Gorilla trekking in Uganda is done in two national parks that is Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park. Gorilla trekking in both destinations starts very early in the morning with a briefing about the rules and regulations to follow during trekking. After the briefing, you will be sub-divided into groups of 8 people where each group will be allocated a habituated gorilla family to trek and an experienced park guide who is well conversant with gorilla trekking trails.
Trekking of mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park takes about 30 minutes to 7 hours depending on where the gorillas are located because they like to move from one place to another in search of food. During trekking, you will be able to view different bird species, other primates among others and once the mountain gorillas are found, you will be allowed to spend one hour with them in their natural habitat which gives you an opportunity to learn more about their behaviors, habits, watch them carry out their daily activities like feeding, breastfeeding, grooming young ones, take photos and record videos to show people back home after the safari.
Cost of gorilla trekking permits in Uganda
Gorilla trekking permits in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park cost 700 USD per person for foreign non residents, 600 USD per person for foreign residents and 250,000 UGX per person for East African citizens.
How to book a gorilla trekking permit in Uganda
Gorilla trekking permits in Uganda can either be booked directly through Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) whereby you will contact the head offices in Kampala via email or telephone calls. Gorilla trekking permits in Uganda can also be booked through a trusted tour operator like Achieve Global Safaris where you will contact us with the date, month, year and gorilla destination you wish to visit. After contacting us, we will check for permit availability and if there are permits available on your preferred dates, you will be asked to make a deposit for the permit. Once we receive payments, we will purchase the permit on your behalf and send you a scanned copy of the receipt as confirmation.
Booking gorilla trekking permits through Achieve Global Safaris is the best option to use in that we will not only book your gorilla permit but also organize your entire luxury gorilla trekking safari which includes luxury accommodations, luxury safari vehicle, full time English speaking driver guide and other interesting to engage in after gorilla trekking.
Best time to go for luxury gorilla trekking safari in Uganda
Travelers can go for the luxury gorilla trekking safari in Uganda all year round though the best time is during the dry season in the months of June, July, August, September, December, January and February. During the dry season, there is less or little rainfall in the national parks therefore vegetation will be thin which helps you to view the mountain gorillas and other wildlife species clearly, access roads and gorilla trekking trails will be dry and passable which make trekking easy compared to the wet season when the gorilla trekking trails are muddy and slippery which make trekking difficult.
Where to stay during your luxury gorilla trekking safari in Uganda
There are several luxury accommodations in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park where you can stay during your safari including Nkuringo Bwindi gorilla lodge, Volcanoes Bwindi lodge, Silverback lodge, Trackers safari lodge, Buhoma lodge, Clouds mountain gorilla lodge, Four gorilla lodge, Sanctuary gorilla forest lodge, Gorilla heights lodge, Engagi lodge, Gorilla safari lodge, Rushaga gorilla lodge, Chameleon hill lodge, Mutanda Lake Resort, Ruhija safari lodge, Mahogany springs lodge, Gorilla forest camp, Mount Gahinga safari lodge among others.
What to pack/ carry for your luxury gorilla trekking safari in Uganda
There are a number of items that travelers should pack or carry when going for a luxury gorilla trekking safari in Uganda including hiking boots, garden gloves, insect repellent, long sleeved shirt and trouser, camera and extra batteries, energy snacks and drinking water, hat and sunglasses, waterproof rain jacket/ poncho, walking stick, a pair of binoculars, warm sweater, waterproof back pack among others.
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