Gorilla trekking safaris from Mombasa Kenya – Budget Gorilla trekking safaris – Guaranteed Gorilla permits
Gorilla trekking safaris from Mombasa – Moi International Airport is an International Airport in Mombasa and the second-largest city in Kenya. The other three important international airports in Kenya including Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Kenya’s capital city Nairobi, the Kisumu International Airport in Kisumu, Kenya’s third-largest city, and the Eldoret International Airport in Eldoret. It is located in Mombasa County in a township called Port Reitz, and features regional as well as intercontinental flights.
Fly from Moi International Airport to Entebbe International Airport in Uganda for an adventurous and memorable Mountain Gorilla trekking in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks. This safari can start either from Mombasa or Uganda. After a flight to Mombasa, take some time of relaxing at Mombasa beaches (Dian beach holidays) to take off the tiredness of Mountain Gorilla trekking.
You can enjoy Mombasa with amazing landscapes and Mountain Gorilla trekking in Uganda. You can as well start with Mountain Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park where you can spend days with on Gorilla trekking safari and then fly to Mombasa in Kenya.
The Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) is one of two subspecies of the Eastern Gorilla (Gorilla beringei). It is listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List, as the total population is estimated to comprise 1,004 individuals in two populations as of 2018. One population lives in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and the other in the Virunga Mountains in three adjacent National Parks, which are Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda, Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, and Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Uganda’s dense forests are home to over half the world’s 1004 or so Mountain Gorillas. As they do not survive in captivity, preservation of these fragile habitats is essential for their survival.
Mountain Gorilla tracking takes place at 5 different regions such as Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga, Nkuringo in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, and Ntebeko in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. All locations combined give a total of over 19 habituated Gorilla families, however, the permit number is limited because only 8 people are allowed to visit a habituated Gorilla family per day for only one hour.
Prior booking is recommended and this can be done through us at Great Adventure safaris. Gorilla Permits can be booked up to two years in advance.
Gorillas display uncanny human characteristics. The close-knit families are headed by a silverback a mature male, who selects places for the family to eat and sleep, and has many privileges, including the right to feed first. This privilege pays off for the rest of the family as if the family is threatened, the silverback weighing up to 120kg (260lbs) – will defend them to the death, if necessary.
Generally, though, the Gorilla is a gentle species. They are considered to be highly intelligent and have been observed using tools like other great apes, and communicate using a variety of vocal sounds. Talk to our safari expert now and plan your gorilla trekking safaris from Mombasa in advance to avoid inconveniences of missing availability of Gorilla permits, but still, we do last minute gorilla trekking safaris but this also depends on the availability of gorilla permits
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All these safari itineraries can be customized to suit your travel dates and budget