Gorilla tracking Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (BINP) – is best known for its Mountain Gorilla populations and gorilla tracking. There are 4 locations for tracking gorillas in BINP these are Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga, and Nkuringo. The 4 locations have a total of about 18 families as of December 2018. Tracking permits need to be bought prior to tracking by booking directly with the reservations office at Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) Headquarters or through Great Adventure Safaris. Permits can be paid for up to two years in advance. Read more about the best region for gorilla trekking in Bwindi
Only 8 visitors are allowed to view the gorillas for one hour per day, participants must be aged 15 or over. And they will be accompanied by UWA guides while with the Gorillas.
Tracking the gorillas can last from 30 minutes to a whole day, depending on how far the group has moved since it was observed nesting up the previous evening. Read more about gorilla trekking age limit in Uganda
The moment you visit the park, the welcoming atmosphere is an evidence of adventure filled of natural beauty. A day ‘trek through the forests of bwindi with a well-trained guide who explains the gorillas’ behavior along the way is a lifetime experience.
Normally, Gorilla trekking Safari starts from Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga and Nkuringo Entrance gates starts around 8:00amin the morning daily taking 2-4 hours. A visitor is expected to budget for his/her time well while with a gorilla family since the maximum time allowed to spend with them is one hour.
The best time to visit the place for tracking is during the two dry seasons when the park is easily accessed. It is during this time that the thick forests can be penetrated easily and when the paths are not as muddy as it is in the rainy season. The two dry Seasons best for Gorilla Safari are; mid-December to end of February and June to October. However, gorilla tracking tourism is possible throughout the year.
There are scheduled public bus transport from kampala to Buhoma,kabale and kisoro please for more information contact Great Adventure Safaris
Private 4×4 car
You can also drive to any of the sectors of Bwindi in a 4×4 car as the road to the park entrance are not paved
There are daily scheduled flights which must be booked long in advance with your local Uganda safari operator Africa travel specialist Great Adventure Safaris.
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