Best African Gorilla Safari Trips to Uganda & Rwanda-Gorilla trekking tours in Africa
Best African gorilla safari trips – Great Adventure Safaris is all about incredible Gorilla adventure safaris and wildlife adventures. We plan, organize and implement affordable and the best Gorilla trips to Uganda and Rwanda all designed to meet our client’s travel expectations. We are a one-stop shop for exceptional Gorilla trips and wildlife safaris in East Africa for memorable affordable adventure holiday packages which leave our price sensitive travelers happy to travel with us again and again.
Our customized Gorilla tracking trips lead you deep into Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks, the Virunga National Park of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda for the most incredible and affordable Gorilla adventure safaris in the East Africa. Our professional driver guides guarantee travelers safe and comfortable transfers to all tourist spots all over
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Booking Gorilla Permits in Uganda
Uganda boosts of 19 habituated Gorilla families found in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Bwindi forest bears the largest group of Gorilla families of 18 families while Mgahinga has only one large Gorilla family. The cost of a Gorilla permit in Uganda as of today is USD700 per person per trek which has enabled the country to receive far more visitors than its counterpart Rwanda.
Kindly note, the price of a Gorilla permit excludes accommodation, air tickets, ground transport, meals and other expenses. A 3 Days Gorilla safari in Uganda can cost around USD1350 per person sharing in a group of 2 people excluding air tickets and Visas.
The advantage with Gorilla tracking in Uganda is the opportunity to take part in the Gorilla Habituation Experience, which costs USD1500 per person per trek where you get to spend more time with the semi habituated Gorillas under the guidance of trackers, park rangers and researchers hence giving you an in-depth study of the Mountain Gorillas. You will spend four hours with the giant primates as opposed to the one hour for regular trackers.
In Uganda, obtaining a Gorilla permit is done only by the Uganda Wildlife Authority at their Kampala headquarters. The Authority issues about 152 Gorilla permits per day for both Bwindi forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. One can book the Gorilla permits with the authority directly but most tourists use the convenience of good tour operator.
It is advisable to use a tour operator to book for you a Gorilla permit particularly during the peak season to avoid any unnecessary inconveniences. Contact Great Adventure Safaris for more information about Gorilla permits booking in Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The Uganda Wildlife Authority issues Gorilla permits according to the region within the park where the habituated Mountain Gorillas are located. This eases movements of visitors especially within Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park which has four regions each with a different habituated Gorilla family.
The regions are; Buhoma in the North, Ruhija in the East, Nkuringo and Rushaga in the South of Bwindi forest hence the Gorilla permits are bought according to the specific location. Of all the four regions, Rushaga has the highest concentration of habituated Gorilla families and the others are distributed in the remaining 3 regions.
Although Mgahinga Gorilla National Park has only one habituated Gorilla family, getting a Gorilla permit there may prove to be more difficult during the low season because all tour operators tend to target it when Gorilla permits have run out from Bwindi forest.