Bwindi gorilla tracking by bus – Gorilla tours in Uganda – Budget Gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda – Gorilla permits at $700
Bwindi gorilla tracking by bus – Uganda being a remote country in the center of the east African rift valley, its access to most of the national park visitor centers is hard to reach except the northern part of the Bwindi impenetrable national park in Buhoma town where the bus stops at the park gate .
However travelers from Kigali can take bus stop in Kabale town and hire a small vehicle which can take them to the Eastern part of the park Ruhija region or to Kisoro that takes you to Mgahinga National Park or south of Bwindi Rushaga region and Nkuringo region respectively.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE TAKING A BUS.
- Small language
It’s advisable to pack portable back packs/duffel bags as the buses in Africa do not have a lot of luggage room and usually they are full to the maximum or even more
- Local currency
Most bus operators will take local currency while taking bus fares at the entrance of the bus so please change your money before departure as forex bureaus are limited up country and many locals do not understand international currency.
- Ready to use harsh or basic washroom
There are no designated places with 5 star washrooms for public buses to stop in most Uganda however Gas station wash rooms are usually used and are mostly basic in an avoidable circumstances non busy areas are used for a quick stop if a passenger is about to wet their cloths this means going next to the bus in the presence of other passengers.
- Pack your food and snacks before departure.
Road side quick bite places are used by buses where the passengers buy take away food like meat, chicken, liver on sticks and roasted banana or chapatti which is considered safe but may not be safe for your stomach is accustomed too so pleases pack your food before the journey.
- Out of conversation for entire trip
Most travelers prefers to use local language to communicate during the trip including the bus operator so in a long day transit you may sit next to people who don’t speak any English, so this an keep your trip lonely or silent.
- Plan an extra day before gorilla trek.
Out of experience some bus companies do not have a lot of back up buses at the station so in case of mechanical break downs you could lose up-to 24 hours before you reach the destination.
- Book accommodation in advance
Most towns near Bwindi are full day transit by public means so please ensure your place of stay is booked earlier to avoid inconveniences upon arrival.
- Take ear phones and good music
A nice MP3 with your best music will feel like Christmas in the bus trip.
- Remind the bus operator of your final destination.
It’s extremely important to remember your final destination before departure as some buses may not reach the agreed destination and please check with the bus operator regularly after covering most hours of the day.
- Power bank.
Bring a portable power charger as there are no charging pots in most of the buses.
- Local sim card.
For internet connection and local phone calls it’s cheaper with a local sim card than an international card.
What can Great Adventure Safaris help me with?
- Book for you gorilla permits and budget accommodation.
- Help you with important contacts of help and ground people.
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