Uganda gorilla trekking safaris 2023-2024 – Guaranteed Gorilla permit at $700 – Budget Gorilla trekking safaris
Enjoy our Uganda Gorilla trekking Safaris 2023-2024 organized by Great Adventure Safaris. We offer reliable information about Gorilla trekking and safaris in Uganda, which helps you learn more about Uganda Gorilla Safaris, the cost of Gorilla permits, Gorilla family to trek, what to pack for your Uganda Gorilla safari, the best time to visit the Mountain Gorillas and booking your Gorilla trekking permits. Our Gorilla safaris range from budget, mid-range, to luxury basing on the accommodation you prefer during your Uganda Gorilla safari. Send us an email and we shall send you the best offer for your desired tour package.
At Great Adventure Safaris, we have one focus, and that is simply to make your Uganda Gorilla trekking safari the experience of a lifetime without breaking the bank. To create that unique and authentic safari experience, we brought together expert local guides, like-minded fun-spirited travelers, premium accommodation, incredible prices, and wonderful destinations from exotic places in Uganda such as Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Murchison Falls, Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth National Parks, Kampala City to the adrenaline capital Jinja city at the source of the mighty Nile River and the restless cultures of Uganda, nightlife, dance, food or the sounds of the authoritative Silverback Mountain Gorilla. We give you the experience of your life.
We provide luxury, moderate, and budget Uganda Gorilla safaris and other wildlife safari activities in Uganda. We also offer hotel bookings in and outside Kampala. We also take care of your Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzee permits booking, bird watching safaris, cultural packages, honeymoon trips, white water rafting adventures, sport fishing, and others.
Apart from Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzee tracking adventures and wildlife safaris activities, we organize volunteering opportunities for different communities in Uganda.
What is Gorilla trekking in Uganda?
Gorilla trekking in Uganda is a long walk into the thick forest of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks in search of the Mountain Gorillas. The hike involves getting a bit untidy, getting tired, and walking into the bush through the “impenetrable” forest with an experienced ranger guide to finding a family of habituated Mountain Gorillas. Gorilla trekking is awesome and leaves tourists with an unforgettable story to narrate in life.
Best time for Gorilla tracking in Uganda
Gorilla trekking is done throughout the year and Gorilla tracking permits are issued day by day but most tourists enjoy trekking during the dry months of the year which are January-February and May-September. During these months, the land is drier though some little raindrops are experienced it’s more comfortable for the tourists due to the less muddy conditions and clear sky.
Gorilla trekking permit cost
Gorilla permit cost for Gorilla trekking in Uganda is USD700 per person and Gorilla habituation permit is USD1500 per person per trek. The Gorilla permit can be got from Uganda Wildlife Authority through us at Great Adventure Safaris.
What to wear
You should dress decently in light clothes during the day and warm sweaters at night. If you are going to trek the Mountain Gorillas, consider carrying;
Long-sleeved shirts and blouses
Sunglasses and hat
How the acquire a Gorilla Permit?
The most convenient way of getting a Gorilla trekking permit is through a local tour operator of Uganda like us at Great Adventure Safaris. However, tourists are advised to book early enough such that we can check to tell you the Gorilla Trekking permit availability and thus reserve it for you.
Endeavor to have a valid Visa. You can apply for a visa online or through immigration. Those doing Uganda safari through Rwanda can apply for an East African Tourist Visa which allows you to travel within Uganda and Rwanda with no difficulty.
Money to carry
US dollar note is the most acceptable currency by travel operators in Uganda. Most local transactions in Uganda shops and local markets are done in Uganda Shillings by cash Please carry newer dollar notes since Banks here do not accept older ones. Remember to carry some local currency with you.
Tipping your driver-guide, porter, room attendants, waiters, waitresses and local people in communities is optional but highly appreciated. The amount to tip is your choice depending on the quality of service received. Tipping motivates service providers encouraging them to work harder and ensure quality service delivery.
Uganda, the Pearl of Africa, has a tropical type of climate with temperatures ranging between 25-29°C (77- 84°F); the rainy season in South of Uganda ranges between mid-September to November and March to May. The dry season stretches between December to February and June to July. The northern areas of Uganda: Murchison falls national park and Kidepo Valley National Park, have higher temperatures while south-western Uganda, especially around Lake Bunyonyi, Bwindi forest, and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is generally cooler. Remember to dress appropriately depending on which region you are traveling to.
Requirements for Gorilla tracking in Uganda
Uganda generally experiences two dry and wet seasons. However, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is a little moist even during the dry season because the nature of Bwindi National Park is a tropical rain forest.
Tourists are advised to carry at least two long-sleeved shirts, lightweight and waterproof safari clothes, binoculars, gardening gloves, insect repellent with DEET, and a good-sized back bag for keeping in all your belongings. Cameras are also recommended for taking pictures and forever have a sweet memory of the unforgettable adventure in Uganda.
Walking sticks are provided at your respective campsites and lodges by the local operators to enable easy penetration into the “impenetrable” national park.