Booking A Gorilla Trekking Safari In Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Booking a gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park

Booking a gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park. 

Booking a gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park if you are interested we are available to book with us for intriguing safari activity. We have mastered the art of securing gorilla permits for you throughout the year, regardless of when you plan to go on your gorilla trekking expedition, even during the months of June to September, which are traditionally the most difficult. During this time, there are always a large number of travelers interested in scheduling gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi, which causes the services and gorilla permits to sell out, making it difficult for travelers to complete their treks and causing others to miss out on the experience. Avoid the hassle and contact us for booking and reservation information in just a few minutes.

About Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is one of only four national parks in the world that is a home to endangered mountain gorillas, the others being Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda, Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, and Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Bwindi Forest National Park is one of Africa’s oldest forests with a rich diversity of species, including 350 birds, 310 butterflies, 200 trees, 51 reptiles, 88 moths, and 120 mammals. The park is also home to a number of primates, such as L’Hoest’s monkey, black and white colobus monkeys and the most famous, the Mountain Gorillas.

Booking a Gorilla Permit.

When you want to carry out gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park we are here prepared to assist you in reserving gorilla permits in Uganda, Rwanda, or the Congo. Once you have confirmed the dates for your gorilla trek, you will need to send us an email so that we can verify the availability of gorilla permits online with the Uganda Wildlife Authority for Uganda and the Rwanda Development Board for Rwanda.

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Where is gorilla trekking done in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park?

 Buhoma, Ruhija, Nkuringo, and Rushaga are the four sectors where gorilla trekking safari is permitted in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Buhoma sector is located in the northern portion of Bwindi, and Ruhija sector is located in the north-eastern portion of Bwindi. Both sectors are close to Queen Elizabeth National Park, which makes it simple to combine gorilla trekking with game viewing if you are trekking in these sectors. Rushaga and Nkuringo sectors are located in the southern portion of Bwindi, near to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park for gorilla trekking and Golden monkey tracking. The Rushaga sector has the greatest number of habituated mountain gorilla families available for gorilla trekking safari compared to other sectors.

How much is a gorilla trip to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

A Gorilla trekking permit costs USD700 per individual per trek for non-residents of East Africa, USD 600 for residents of East Africa, and USD70/250,000 UGX for East African citizens. This permit allows you to spend one hour with mountain gorillas in Bwindi forest, should you encounter them during your expedition.

How to purchase a Gorilla trekking permit for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

 Gorilla trekking permits are purchased from the Uganda Wildlife Authority; this can be done at their headquarters in Kampala or Kisoro. For tourists arriving in Uganda via Entebbe, it is recommended that they purchase their gorilla permits from Kampala, whereas for tourists arriving in Uganda via Kigali, the Uganda Wildlife Authority has a branch office in Kisoro, which is a 1-2-hour drive to Bwindi. You can as well contact us for your best gorilla trekking safari as we can purchase your gorilla permit in advance and on short notice. Once you confirm your dates and share them with us via email or WhatsApp, we will first tentatively reserve the gorilla permits online, then send you an invoice for payment, and as soon as the funds clear our account, we will purchase your gorilla permits and send you scan copies of your permits.

What is the best time to book a gorilla trip to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park?

The best time to arrange a gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi is during the dry months of January, February, June, and early September. This allows for easier travel to the park and a clearer view of the gorillas, as the vegetation is not as dense.

What to wear during gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park 

You may be pondering what to wear for your trek; therefore, we have compiled a list of what to wear.

  • A long armed sweater since the park gets cold.
  • 2 pairs of long trousers.
  • Water proof hiking boots.
  • A hat and sun glasses depending on the weather though this is optional.
  • Cameras and long lasting batteries since photography is very important to keep your memories alive. Always remember to keep our flash off.
  • Binoculars. This will help you to see the vast birds Bwindi impenetrable forest has among other primates
  • Gardening Gloves; these will help you when you a holding onto trees are branches through the trek.
  • A rain coat; Since Bwindi impenetrable forest is rainforest, the rain is unpredictable so to be on a safer side, you will be required to carry along a coat.
  • A mosquito Repellent; since it is a forest, it has different dangerous insects so it’s advisable to carry it along or wear it.
  • A sun screen; Well this is optional but depending on the season, it might get too hot and you end up getting sun burns on your skin so to avoid that, you will need a sun screen.
  • You should not wear very bright colors since this will charge or scare away the gorillas.
  • Black and Blue colors are also not recommended since they attract Tsetse flies so I would recommend neutral colors.

How to get Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for gorilla trekking.

By Air: You can reach Bwindi by air, which is both quicker and less taxing. Aero link is a domestic airline that offers scheduled and charter flights to the Kihihi and Kisoro Airstrips, from which you can connect to Bwindi. There is no direct flight to Bwindi, but you can be dropped off at Kihihi or Kisoro Airstrips, where our professional guide will collect you up and drop you off at your Bwindi lodge.

By Road: Bwindi is accessible via the major highway from Entebbe/Kampala, a journey that takes approximately 8-9 hours. You will transit through the town of Kabale en route to Bwindi. The park is also accessible from Kigali, Rwanda, which is approximately four to five hours away by car.

Where to stay during gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest National Park is done in the northern part that is Buhoma and Ruhija and in the southern part that is Rushaga and Nkuringo sectors. In Rushaga lodges, you can stay at Rushaga Gorilla camp, Four Gorillas Lodge, Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge, Nsongi Camp, Icumbi Gorilla Safari Lodge, Gorilla Safari Lodge, Gorilla Valley Lodge, and Karungi Camp.

 In Nkuringo lodges you can stay at Nkuringo Bwindi gorilla lodge, Clouds Mountain gorilla lodge, or Lake Mutanda Resort, all these lodges are close to the start point of Gorilla Habituation and Gorilla trekking.

In the northern part, in the Buhoma sector you can stay at Buhoma Lodge, Bwindi Lodge, Buhoma Community Rest Camp, Ride 4 a Woman among others, Trekkers Tavern Cottages, Agandi Eco Lodge, Gift of Nature Lodge, Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge, and Broadbill Tented Camp are among the accommodations available in Ruhija.

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