Gorilla trekking safaris

Uganda is one of the countries that have got the best kind of attractions that truly make thrilling unforgettable memories to each and every one who get the chance to experience it.

Uganda is just one of the best countries in East Africa giving you thrills to all its visitors in just a single venture hence giving you one the greatest Uganda memories.

Uganda has so very different kinds of attractions starting from flora and fauna all these make Uganda a nova of attractions and fascinations.

Uganda is recorded for having so very many kind of wildlife and some off these include the big five and in the five involves the lions, leopards, buffalos and so on but amongst the world life there is the most sought for and that is the great mountain gorilla.

Mountain gorillas being the most sought for wildlife this makes gorilla trekking the most famous safari activity in Uganda, despite of all kinds of safari activities that are in Uganda.

Gorilla trekking a unique experience that can only be experienced on the African continent while visiting countries like: Uganda, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Central African Republic, Congo Brazzaville, Equatorial Guinea, Angola and Cameroon.

Gorilla trekking safaris involves trekking both Mountain (Western) and Eastern lowland gorillas and most sightseers who want to engage in this activity they usually visit Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Achieve global safaris mainly offer clients gorilla trekking tours in Uganda, Rwanda and DRC and see to it that they have the best kind of safari adventures.

Gorilla trekking safaris is an activity which entails visitors searching for gorillas in their natural habitat and normally involves trekkers hiking mountains and through forests, tracking gorilla footprints, fresh feces and broken plant shoots with the aim of tracing a gorilla group.

Gorilla trekking safaris frequently originate early in the morning and the activity can take about 4-8 hours of tracking, with an hour billed to trackers once the gorillas have been located to have some time with them.

Gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda can be done in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and obtaining a gorilla trekking permit will cost about USD 800 dollars in Uganda.

Gorilla trekking safaris are advisable to adult starting from the age of 15 years and above in Uganda because the activity can mean to be so tiresome and even the gorillas may seem to be scary at first approach.

Gorilla trekking safaris is safe to do in Uganda because Achieve Global Safaris sees to it that the activity is surely well looked out for by the best guides in the activity.

Gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda gave rules that have to be followed and observed while embarking on this venture and these rules where set up for the goodness of the endangered species in their natural habitats.

While on a gorilla safari in Uganda expect to experience the best kind of safari activities after the experience while in the thick forests be ready to encounter lots more of thrilling ventures.

Achieve Global Safaris is ready to give you the best kind of gorilla trekking right from permit processing to accommodation arrangements and transportations at large and all these can be done for you through a booking with a Trusted Tour operators

Uganda gorilla trekking permits in 2024/ 2025

Uganda gorilla trekking permits in 2024/2025; Gorilla trekking permit is a legal card or document that is issued by Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) a government body in charge of tourism in Uganda to travellers above the age of 15 years allowing them to visit habituated gorilla families and spend one hour with them in their habitat. Gorilla trekking is an interesting activity in Uganda that is done in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park both located in south western region.

Apart from Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park, gorilla trekking is also done in Volcanoes national park in Rwanda, Virunga national park and Kahuzi biega national park in Democratic Republic of Congo.

Cost of Uganda gorilla trekking permits in 2024/2025

A gorilla trekking permit in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park costs 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.

The gorilla trekking permit in Uganda was however increased to 800 USD per person for foreign non residents, 700 USD per person for foreign residents, 500 USD for the rest of African countries and 300,000 UGX per person for East African citizens effective 1st/July/2024.

How to book Uganda gorilla trekking permits in 2024/2025

Gorilla trekking permits in Uganda 2024/2025 can be booked through a trusted tour operator like Achieve Global Safaris where you will contact us with the date, month, year and gorilla destination that you wish to visit. After contacting us, we will check for permit availability through Uganda Wildlife Authority and if there are permits available on your preferred dates, you will be asked to make a deposit. Once the payment has been made, we will be able to purchase the gorilla trekking permits on your behalf and send you a scanned copy of the receipt as confirmation.

When to book Uganda gorilla trekking permits

Uganda is a home of over 24 habituated gorilla families which are equivalent to 194 gorilla trekking permits which are available daily in Mgahinga gorilla national park, buhoma sector, ruhija sector, nkuringo sector and rushaga sector in Bwindi impenetrable national park.

Gorilla trekking permits in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park should be booked 3 to 6 months in advance before the trekking date because they are competitive and usually get sold out quickly especially during the peak season in the months of June, July, August, September, December, January and February therefore in order to avoid las minute inconvenience, you are advised to book in advance.

What is included in a Uganda gorilla trekking permit

A gorilla trekking permit in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park includes one hour with the mountain gorillas, services of an experienced park guide, security from armed park rangers and park entrance fees to Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park.

Gorilla trekking experience in Uganda

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park starts early in the morning with a briefing about the rules, regulations and expectations at the park headquarters. After the briefing, you will be subdivided 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 trekking trails in the jungle. Trekking of mountain gorillas takes about 2 to 7 hours depending on where the gorillas are located because they like to move from one place to another in search of food. Once the gorillas are found, you will be allowed to spend one hour with them in their natural habitat where you will be able to learn more about their behaviours, habits, watch them feed, breastfeed, play, groom young ones, take photos and record videos to show people back home.

Best time to go for gorilla trekking safari in Uganda 2024/2025

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park can be done all year round though the best time is during the dry season in the months of June to September and December to February because during this period there is less or little rainfall in the parks therefore gorilla trekking trails will be dry and passable which makes trekking easy compared to the rainy season when the trekking trails will be muddy and slippery which makes gorilla trekking difficult.

You can reach out to us at Achieve Global Safaris for more information about Uganda gorilla trekking permits in 2024/2025 or visit our website for affordable gorilla trekking packages.

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