Great Adventure Safaris organizes family Gorilla tracking safaris for teenagers, and in this article, we give you what it involves to plan and organize a Gorilla trekking adventure holiday for teenagers.
Great Adventure safaris emphasize that the official Gorilla tracking age limit is 15 years and above, however, some exceptions can be made for your teenager to go Gorilla trekking even when they are not yet 15 years old. We will explain what you need to do to successfully get your son or daughter to track Mountain Gorillas at the early age of 15 years.
Great Adventure Safaris your ultimate Gorilla trekking company will help you to organize a Gorilla trekking holiday for teenagers. During booking, we recommend that you know in advance how many are you in a group and how many days you wish to spend on a safari and then we request you to attach copies of your recent photos and a copy of your passport.
As standard procedure for anyone to indulge in Gorilla trekking, you must be of 15 years and above. The passport copy you are requested to scan and attach is used to verify if you are of age to go Gorilla trekking at the time of booking your Gorilla permits. However, for minors below 15 years and are interested to go Gorilla trekking, extra vetting procedures are deployed.
Great Adventure Safaris will be interested in knowing your budget, time, and interests while doing your Gorilla trekking at the time of booking. Trek through the Impenetrable forest cover and tangled vegetation climbing and descending mountains on the wet and slippery surface that is weather dependent.
Uganda inspires, especially for teenagers, an adventure into the wild that goes beyond the norm. Gorilla trekking, being surrounded by Chimpanzees, walking with the zebra and, game drives that follow giants are just some of the experiences on offer. Uganda is not a destination for teenagers, as the famous wildlife activities have a teenager. This is a great journey into the unknown, this handcrafted safari a wonderful collection of wildlife connections followed by a private island paradise.
Gorilla permits for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park are booked, purchased, and issued at the Uganda Wildlife Authority. All travelers interested in Bwindi Gorillas need a Gorilla permit or pass to spend one hour with the habituated Gorilla Families. Great Adventure Safaris helps you check the availability of Bwindi Gorilla permits and we can reserve them for you as we wait on you to effect payment for them. We accept both credit card and bank-to-bank wire transfer payment methods. Bwindi Gorilla permits cost USD700 for non-foreign residents, USD600 for foreign residents, and UGX250, 000 for East Africa citizens of Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, and Southern Sudan.
Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is only guaranteed when Gorilla permits are booked and paid for at the Uganda Wildlife Authority. Book an all-inclusive Gorilla safari to Bwindi National Park with Great Adventure Safaris and we take care of your Gorilla permit and all your safari services. We normally send you scanned copies of your Gorilla permits for your record once we have secured and picked them on your behalf from the Uganda Wildlife Authority.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is one of the parks which were formerly inhabited by the Pygmies popularly known as the Batwa People. These Pygmies were moved out of the forest when Bwindi forest was declared a National Park and these people have since settled and are living a normal life outside the park. Batwa cultural experience is a journey in the day-to-day life and activities that were done by these Pygmies while still in the National Park. These adventure cultural walks are organized and guided by the still-living members of the Batwa community. They show you where they used to stay, how they used to utilize the park resources for survival and at the end of it they will entertain you as they sing and dance. Great Adventure Safaris can combine for you a safari to Bwindi forest National Park to see the Gorillas, Golden Monkey tracking, and the Batwa experience to assemble a lifetime experience.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park can be accessed by either Air or road. Driving from Entebbe International Airport or Kampala drive takes from 9-10 hours to get to the National Park. The drive will allow you to stop at the Equator line for photos and some informative talks before proceeding to Mbarara city with chances of meeting the Hima grazing Ankore Long-horned cattle.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park can also be accessed from Kigali-Rwanda. One can fly into Kigali International Airport in Rwanda and drive to Bwindi National Park through Katuna or Cyanika border posts. The drive from Kigali International Airport to Katuna or Cyanika border is about 2-3 hours and then to the National park.
For those interested in flying to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, there are both scheduled and charter flights available from Entebbe International Airport to Kihihi or Kisoro Airfield. Great Adventure Safaris organizes internal flights to all those who wish to book a gorilla safari to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
There are many accommodation options available for those planning a safari to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. There are Lodges like Gorilla Forest Camp, Buhoma Lodge, Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge, Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge, Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge, Rushaga Gorilla Camp, Trekkers Lodge, Mahogany Springs, and Haven Lodge Buhoma for a luxury stay. You can also stay at the Ride 4 a woman, Trekkers Tervan, Rushaga Gorilla Haven Lodge, Bwindi Community Rest Camp, and Bwindi View Bandas. Depending on your budget, Great Adventure Safaris will advise the best option for your safari.