Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tours – Gorilla Safaris to Bwindi and Mgahinga National Park
Uganda gorilla trekking tours to Bwindi Impenetrable forest or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in south western Uganda are amazing safaris for a majority of visitors to the country. At Gorilla Trekking Services, we organize affordable budget gorilla safaris for you to visit gorillas in the wild. To trek gorillas in Bwindi and Mgahinga national parks, you must have a gorilla trekking permit issued by the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA). UWA gorilla permits cost USD 700 per permit. Read extensively about our gorilla safaris in Uganda, the best time for gorilla trekking before making a permit booking. After securing a gorilla permit, then try to understand the gorilla trekking rules and regulations for safety reasons when you are with the primates. Before you buy a permit, try to know more about the available options for gorilla trekking in Uganda. The routes to use to reach the parks and the modes of transport are very vital. You want to go through Kigali to Uganda or Kampala to Bwindi by road or fly to the gorilla habitats? What to carry or wear on a gorilla trek is equally essential for any visitor.
Our available tour categories and options include the 3 days gorilla safaris plus those Uganda gorilla tours from Kigali in Rwanda. We also have flying gorilla safaris to Bwindi and Mgahinga starting from Entebbe. Our list of budget trips also entail any of the above as long as they are customized to suit the visitors’ price and safari preferences. In short, we offer overall gorilla trekking adventure tours in Uganda including the thrilling gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi.
Gorilla Trekking in Uganda is the major safari activity that the country offers to local and foreign visitors. Gorillas in Uganda constitute half of the world population of about 1000 individual gorillas left. Gorilla Trekking Safaris take place in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga National Park. Other Gorilla tracking alternative safaris are in Rwanda and Eastern DR Congo. Bwindi Gorilla trekking is organized in sectors and groups that are visited by travelers. The park is divided into gorilla trekking sectors where various gorilla families are found. Covering an area of about 331 square kilometers (128 square Miles) with thickets of the impenetrable rain forest, Bwindi is also a home to other primates plus a variety of forest birds and insects. Gorilla Permits in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest are sold according to the sectors that make up the forest. Each of Bwindi’s gorilla trekking sectors has a meeting point where tourists meet for briefing on the gorilla trekking rules and regulations plus allocation of a group for trekking.
Mgahinga National Park, with only one gorilla trekking group, the Nyakagezi Family is found on the extreme south western corner of Uganda on the slopes of the Virungas. Apart from gorilla trekking tours, one can enjoy and experience the highlights and sounds of the leopard, bush buck, buffalo and the golden monkeys plus other primate species.
Gorilla Trekking Permits in Uganda
After confirming the gorilla permit availability with the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), then that permit is booked with a tour operator. This confirms a gorilla trek for a particular date. The cost of a single gorilla permit in Uganda is at USD 700 per person. However, gorilla permits do vary in price according to the country. Rwanda Permits are the most expensive at USD 1,500 and DR Congos being the cheapest at USD 400. A gorilla habituation experience permit in Uganda costs USD 1,500 per person for the unique experience in Bwindi National Park only.
Safari Trips to Watch Gorillas in Bwindi Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Select a gorilla trip from a variety of 3 days gorilla tours in Uganda. You either start from Kigali, Entebbe by flying or Kampala by road.
This is one of the cheapest ways to trek gorillas in Uganda. Book a one-day trip, leave Kigali early, trek gorillas and return by evening.
Take a scheduled flight from Entebbe to Kihihi Airstrip near Buhoma. Enjoy Buhoma gorilla trekking and fly back to Entebbe on day 3.
With this trip, drive from Kigali, stay overnight in Bwindi, then see gorillas on day 2 followed by an evening transfer to Kigali.
This trip is specifically for visiting gorillas in Mgahinga National Park. The trip begin from Kampala or Kigali to Mgahinga forest.
The tour begins from Kigali to Bwindi or Mgahinga in Uganda. This safari is among the many gorilla trekking options that visitors ask for.