Self drive gorilla tours in Uganda – Driving your own adventure can be a life time experience for many travelers as they dream of coming to experience the gorillas in Africa. Our customized 4xr4 safari cars will help you enjoy your vacation as you drive a cross Uganda or Rwanda. Great Adventure Safaris is the only local tour operator who will help you acquire gorilla permits for your group and we always advise our clients to book gorilla permits in advance to confirm your slots of trekking mountain gorillas in Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga gorilla National Park.
You will have in-depth exploration of the endangered mountain gorillas while in their natural habitat by reserving the 3 days gorilla trekking self-drive tour in Uganda that introduces you to the rainforest of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park straddles between elevation 1160 and 2607 meters, occupying an area of about 331 square kilometers. It hosts not only mountain gorillas but also chimpanzees, black and white Colobus monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, Vervet monkeys, L’Hoest’s monkeys, 220 butterfly species, 350 bird species including the African green pigeon, Ruwenzori Apalis, Regal Sunbird, purple breasted sunbird, western green tinker bird, African green broadbill, Chaplin’s flycatchers, cream banded swallowtail; elephants and many reptiles.
Trekking mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park lets you explore anyone of its four major tracking sectors; Ruhija, Rushaga, Nkuringo or Rushaga. Currently, about 20 habituated are available in Bwindi and they include Bitukura, Habinyanja, Rushegura, Oruzogo, Busingye, Kahungye, Bweza, Nkuringo, Mishaya, Nshongi, Kyaguriro, Mubare, Katwe, Christmas, Mucunguzi, Bushaho, Bikingi, and Mukiza. Your tour begins and ends in Kampala.
Before the start of the tour the travelers must purchase a gorilla permit before the start of the trip and this date will not change it will remain constant un like other days of your trip.
Valid international Driving license.
Like any other country, Uganda and Rwanda by the act of the traffic safety law any individual operating or driving a motor vehicle must possess a valid driving license document, please ensure you acquire one before travelling.
Knowledge in 4×4 vehicle
Basic knowledge about 4×4 is essential as you may need to apply low range in some rough terrains.
Bring a first aid kit
Travelers are advised to carry a small medical kit with basic medication as the health systems outside the main capital in Africa are not good
Bring a map
Local map is as important as your trip. Internet connection in the country is not good so the paper map can do the job.
A drivers dedicated to drive the car must be honest and flexible just in case of police stops or accidents, or damages caused on the motor vehicle resulting from driving error.
Daily vehicle checks
Insure you check your car everyday as roads in east Africa are mostly rough surfaces and small mechanical issues can arise.
Local sim card
Travelers must buy local sim card upon arrival in Uganda or Rwanda. This will help call our 24/7 mechanical department in case of any issues.
Tourists are required to purchase a travel insurance before arriving for the safari, in other circumstances it can be organized for you in Uganda or rwanda,