Booking a Gorilla Safari to Uganda.
Booking a Gorilla Safari to Uganda.

Booking a gorilla safari to Uganda – Gorilla trekking – Gorilla Habituation – Uganda – Rwanda

Booking a Gorilla Safari to Uganda. Uganda is a top destination for gorilla trekking in the world. This is because the country is home to more than half of the remaining population of the gentle giants. The gorilla trekking adventure in Uganda can only be done from two destinations, that’s from Bwindi impenetrable national game park and Mgahinga’s gorilla national game park. Both parks are located in western Uganda and are part of the Virunga conservation area shared by three countries, Rwanda Uganda, and the democratic republic of Congo.

When booking a gorilla safari to Uganda, a lot of things are supposed to be put into a plan for a swift and adventurous gorilla trekking safari.

Gorilla booking starts with deciding to take Uganda as a gorilla trekking destination. When the decision is taken, we at all times advise that the traveler uses a trusted-on-ground tour and travel agent to put all safari logistics in check.

Booking a gorilla permit.

A gorilla permit is the official government document that allows you access to two of Uganda’s gorilla trekking destinations and that’s Bwindi and Mgahinga gorilla national game parks.

A gorilla permit also gives you an hour on normal gorilla tracking and four hours when it’s gorilla habituation. Within this time frame, a client is allowed to spend time with the gorillas, observe their ways of life, and take memorable pictures to share with loved ones back home. Travelers can book using a trusted tour operator to book in advance for three months before the travel to the country and it can be done by sending your biodata passport and the day of the month you are planning to travel.

Alternatively, a client can book his or her gorilla permit directly by contacting Uganda wildlife Authority by either male or direct contact for reservation of gorilla permits on particular dates. However, this process has proven to be challenging to many visitors as compared to using a trusted tour and travel company like Katland safaris.

The cost of a gorilla permit.

Only a maximum of 8 people is allowed to trek a gorilla group in a single day. Because gorilla trekking is a very popular tourist activity, very few gorilla trekking permits are released in a year and they at most times get finished very quickly. That’s why we at all times advise booking your gorilla permit early enough for easy planning for your gorilla adventure safari to Uganda.

A gorilla trekking permit costs USD 700 for normal gorilla trekking. Gorilla habituation permits cost 1500 USD and also only eight visitors are allowed for the habituation process for each group.

Bwindi has got four gorilla trekking sectors and including Buhoma, Nkuringo, Ruhija, and Rushaga gorilla sector. Bwindi has 12 gorilla families whereas Mgahinga has 1 gorilla family known as the Nyakagezi family.

 Best time for booking a gorilla safari t Uganda.

The best season for gorilla trekking is during April May, October, and December when trekkers are few. During these months, a visitor can easily get the permits however we advise you to book your gorilla trekking permits early enough, four to six months in advance. Important to note is that gorilla trekking goes on throughout the year.

What to carry for the gorilla trekking safari.

  • A rain jackets
  • Comfortable hiking shoes
  • Long-tour trousers and long sleeves protect you from thorny and sharp things in the forest.
  • Huts
  • Lotions and repellants
  • Sunglasses
  • A camera for memory pictures to share with loved ones back home

Contact us for any inquiries about booking a gorilla safari to Uganda, and do not forget to move with your rain jackets.

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April 2, 2024
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