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Wondering what the Uganda gorilla experience is like? You can never know the experience until you be part of it! Gorilla trekking is undoubtedly an amazing activity and you shouldn’t hesitate to include it among your list of activities if you are planning a safari in Uganda soon or later. There is nothing better than bonding with primates that share over 90% of your own DNA, face the same threats you do and have similar traits like you. We have a couple of Uganda gorilla safaris above that will help you schedule your trip to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, the best place for mountain gorilla trekking in the whole world. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest harbors over half the total population of the remaining endangered mountain gorillas in the whole world, reason why it has greatly transformed into a very popular destination in Africa over the years. These gorillas are divided into families across the various sectors of the forest with each family being led by a Silverback. However, you need a gorilla permit to track these primates for a certain amount of time implicating you have to spend $450 and $600 on permits in the low and peak seasons respectively to reserve your spot for trekking a respective family.
Why book our Uganda gorilla tours? All the packages above come with excellent lodging options that range from budget to mid-range and luxury (slumber). However, due to our partnerships with various safari lodges, we are able to provide mid-range accommodation facilities for budget travelers on full board, and luxury (high-end) facilities for typical mid-range packages so that our clients still get the best services irrespective of their budget. All our budget or luxury gorilla trekking safaris are customized in a way that you have more days of activities than driving time unlike the rest of the packages from other operators that might just have the opposite. We are more than ready for your next gorilla safaris in Uganda! Select a package above, inquire about it and be rest assured of a superb quotation with an unbeatab
BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST NATIONAL PARK – GORILLA TREKKING
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is located in southwestern Uganda, on the edge of the rift valley. Commonly referred to as the impenetrable forest, Bwindi is bordered by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on the western side; Kabale town to the southeast is the nearest main town to the park, 29 kilometers away by road. It covers an area of 331 square kilometers and is located in the highest parts of Kigezi highlands with an altitude of 1,190 to 2,607 meters above sea level and 60% of this magical park has an elevation of over 2,000 meters above sea level. The highest elevation in the park is Rwamunyonyi hill at the eastern edge and the lowest part of the park is located at its most northern tip. Bwindi currently has six sectors namely; Buhoma, Nkuringo, Ruhija, Rushaga, Nyundo and Rubugiri with Buhoma and Nkuringo emerging as one of the most visited sectors. The proximity of the national park to the border of Rwanda has long made it possible for tourists to combine Uganda gorilla trekking and Rwanda gorilla trekking experiences in a single itinerary. Such trips can begin either way depending on a client’s preference making it possible to do Gorilla trekking in Bwindi from Rwanda – about (4 – 5 hours drive) from Kigali.
Bwindi impenetrable forest is a typical tropical rain forest with an annual mean temperature range of a minimum of 7–15°C to a maximum of 20–27°C. Its annual rainfall ranges from 1,400 to 1,900 millimeters. The heavy rains climax from March to April and from September to November. Bwindi forest plays a key role in regulating the outside area’s environment and climate. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Parkwas designated as a national park in 1991 and in 1994, it was listed as a UNESCO world heritage site because of its ecological importance and a 10 square kilometer area was incorporated into the park. The lush forest became popular to the world because of Gorilla trekking! It is a habitat for more than half of the world’s remaining Mountain Gorilla population. These gentle primates are highly endangered species and the forest possesses more than 360 individuals of the plausible 800 plus mountain gorillas in the entire world. They are highly endangered because of poaching, habitat loss and diseases. This national park generates one of the highest revenues to Uganda Wildlife Authority among st all the safari parks in Uganda. Gorilla trekking here requires a permit that costs $600 each and can be purchased from Uganda Wildlife Authority offices in Kamwokya, Kampala – Uganda. This money goes towards the further conservation of mountain gorillas hence, try to look at the money you are spending on permits in a perspective of helping these endangered mountain gorillas grow and multiply in numbers.
Bwindi is approximately an 8 hour or 9 hour drive from Entebbe by road and just 1 hour away by chartered flights. Usually the first and last days of Uganda gorilla tours are reserved solely for traveling and a few other minor activities along the way. The journey is quite long especially when you are traveling by road but definitely worth it after when you experience a close encounter with the mountain gorillas in it’s forests. There is just a lot behind this destination appearing among the most visited Uganda safari parks and am sure you will see it when you travel. Please check out the list of recommended gorilla safari companies that can organize for you exceptional safari expeditions in the wilderness of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You can also browse through some of our most popular safari packages below;
Safaris to Bwindi
3 Days Bwindi Uganda Gorilla Safari
3 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari – Bwindi
Day 1: Drive to Bwindi impenetrable forest
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi
Day 3: Back to Entebbe and Departure
QUOTATION: Based on per person. Single, Double or Twin room