Uganda luxury gorilla tracking safaris from Australia – Are you looking to trek a little bit cheaper mountain gorillas in Uganda from Australia? Great adventure safaris is your top safari operator in organizing African safaris to see the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.
East Africa is the only destination where the remaining 1080 mountain gorillas are currently surviving in the world, their habitat is restricted to the areas of the great Virunga massif and the Bwindi impenetrable national park.
The Virunga massif is area shared between 3 countries of which 2 are East African countries and one being West African countries. The east African countries are Uganda and Rwanda and the West African country is the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Uganda currently has the highest number of mountain gorillas in the whole world which is estimated over 450 mountain gorillas.
Besides organizing luxury Uganda gorilla safaris we also organize top safaris to Okavango delta Botswana and Chobe national park or you can also do an add with Etosha national park in Namibia or you can choose to visit the widest water falls as part of the Ultimate Zambia safaris.
Uganda luxury gorilla tracking safaris from Australia – Bwindi impenetrable national park is located south western uganda, it covers an area coverage of 331 sq kms and it’s a home to 18 habituated mountain gorillas which are open for tourism in uganda and the 18 families are found in the 4 sectors of northern part (Buhoma sector), Eastern part (Ruhija sector), Lower southern (Rushaga sector) and the Upper southern part (Nkuringo sector).
Mgahinga is the smallest national park in Uganda bordering Rwanda and democratic republic of Rwanda, the park covers 34 square kilometers and it’s a home to 0ne gorilla family which has 9 members and it’s one of the popular gorilla families to trek as it has 4 silverback gorillas.
Gorilla habituation is a process by which wild mountain gorillas are made used to human beings, the process takes 3 years where a research group goes in to the rain forest to find and the wild mountain gorillas and start following them from morning to evening until they make nests and the research group stays with the mountain gorillas every day until they get used to humans before a group of tour operators are taken to see the group to confirm it’s safe for tourists and then the group is confirmed ready for tourism.
Wild mountain gorillas are gorillas which are not used to humans and they are deemed dangerous if encountered on trails while in the tropical rain forest, this is why usually during gorilla tracking tourists are escorted by armed rangers armed with the famous AK47 riffle.
It’s the real adventure when it comes to tracking mountain gorillas in Uganda clients will need to ensure they do physical activities before travelling to Uganda as the Bwindi impenetrable national park is made up of step hills and deep valleys which will require real hiking once the mountain gorillas are in the top of the hills.
Average tracking time in Uganda has been 4 hours compared to Rwanda’s volcanoes national park which stands at 2 hours.
Uganda luxury gorilla tracking safaris from Australia will involve clients flying from Entebbe to Bwindi impenetrable national park the flight takes 1:30-2 hours and 1 hour transfer to the nearby luxury lodges near the rain forest, the transfers are done using 4×4 safari Landcruiser jeep.
-Clouds mountain gorilla Lodge.
-Sanctuary gorilla forest camp.
-Chameleon hill lodge.
–Gorilla height Lodge.
Uganda’s mountain gorilla permits are second cheapest in the region costing worth USD 700 per mountain gorilla permit.
However you may struggle to book the gorilla permits directly from Uganda wildlife authority as the process is easy for safari operators please feel free to contact Great adventure safaris team of experts who can help you secure the gorilla permits and organise other safari related services like booking the lodges and Domestic flights.
The luxury Uganda gorilla safari is official a tailor made safari package which the duration can be from 4 days to 7 days you can easily combine this experiences with Masai Mara wildebeest migration or exclusive Tanzania safari experience.
Uganda is open for tourism all year around, it’s location on the equator has given uganda one of the best weather and climate conditions in east Africa.
Due to the countries massive difference in altitude which ranges from 600 meters at the Albertine rift valley to 5109 at the Rwenzori mountains bordering the Congo basin
This time of the year will see the country receive relatively low rain fall which can make gorilla tracking experience much easier as the hiking trails in the rain forest are drier and less slippery. However this is the time for summer holidays in Europe usually the tourist population is high making it difficult to make last minute bookings.
This is slightly off the summer holidays and usually Christmas holiday makers and senior citizens travel around this time making it possible to get gorilla permits and there is less tourist numbers and the less rain fall is received in this months.
This are the months when the national parks receives the highest amounts of rains however if you do not mind about about rain it’s a perfect time to visit as the tourist population is really low and you can have some exclusive experiences.
Here there are rains fall is not so bad and the it’s the best time to see wildlife Uganda as the first rains bring back the natural green grass for gorilla tracking the trails may be slippery but you can still have the best safari experience. Great Adventure safaris helps you arrange Uganda luxury gorilla tracking safaris from Australia, and we help you arrange an all inclusive safari package to Bwindi impenetrable National Park.