Planning Uganda gorilla tracking tour, tips and steps you need to know when planning Uganda gorilla safaris, it is important to know what to expect during your gorilla safari in Uganda, know the permit prices, what you need to know when choosing gorilla trek.
Where to go for gorilla tracking in Uganda?
Mountain gorilla tracking in Uganda can only be seen in both Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park; it can be easily accessed via Kigali Rwanda or via Entebbe airport and many other border entries. For all those planning gorilla tracking safaris in Uganda have to come to either Bwindi forest or Mgahinga as it is the only two gorilla trekking locations in Uganda.
What is the current security situation in Uganda for tourists going for gorilla tracking?
About the security for the tourist while on gorilla trek, Uganda is very safe and one of the most stable country in Africa and in the whole world which has led to the increasing the number of tourists visiting Uganda for gorilla tracking every year.
How much is gorilla permit price in Uganda?
When Planning Uganda gorilla tracking tour, please keep in mind that Uganda gorilla tracking permit price $700 per person which is more affordable compared to other countries like Rwanda where gorilla permit cost $1500 per person which means if you trek gorillas in Uganda instead of Rwanda saving $800 on each gorilla permit, contact us for more details about affordable Uganda gorilla tracking tours and other wildlife safaris in other national parks of Uganda. If you book your gorilla tacking tour through us, we will give you 100% assurance of seeing gorilla in either Bwindi forest or Mgahinga but one must be physical in order to have successful gorilla tracking in Uganda.
Gorilla tracking starts with briefing from park ranger/guide of Ugandan Wildlife Authority, this briefing is all about on what to expect during your gorilla trek, normally groups/families live in different parts of forest and after briefing, officer from Uganda wildlife Authority will allocates each gorilla family to 8 people, gorilla tracking is led by armed park rangers/guides who will help to find the gorilla group that has been allocated to you in its natural habitat.
How long will it take to find gorillas in Uganda?
gorilla trek is known as once in life time experiences, gorilla tracking involves hiking through hills and valleys in the impenetrable forest which makes gorilla tracking very challenging because it’s not just about hiking, it also depends on the moment of the gorilla family you will be tracking but normally the whole experience takes between 2 hours to 7 hours and once you have located the gorilla family you be allowed to spend one hour with them, taking photos, video as they do their daily activities, see them feeding and young ones plying with each other, you must follow what the ranger guide tells to do, him questions in order for you enjoy the experience. We advice our clients to prepare both mentally and physically l before the tracking date
Can I book gorilla tracking safari on arrival at Entebbe airport in Uganda?
Gorilla tracking requires you book at list 6 month in advance, but if had no chance of booking in advance you can still contact us we will do our best to get gorilla permit for your preferred date you want to see mountain gorillas in Uganda.
As i’m Planning Uganda gorilla tracking tour is it a must to have gorilla permit?
Before any one is allowed to access the park to see the mountain gorillas, you will all to producer your gorilla tracking permits, a gorilla tracking permit is the one that gives you access to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park where mountain gorillas live in its natural habitat.
And also you must take NOTE that each gorilla permit is issued by Uganda Wildlife Authority is for a specific date, month and year which means that one purchased and paid for gorilla permit it’s not refundable either way booked through a local tour operator or directly by yourself from Uganda wildlife Authority headquarters in Kampala the capital city of Uganda.
When is the best time to go for gorilla safari in Uganda?
Gorilla tracking in Uganda can be done any day of the month throughout of the year, and all tourists get the same experience, some tourists tend to avoid rainy season and forget that Bwindi forest is found in an Equatorial Forest where it can rain at any time of the day.
To most tourists, the best time to trek mountain gorillas in Uganda is during the dry season in the months of June, July, August, September and December. It’s during these dry season that most tourists prefer booking for their gorilla tracking safari in Bwindi forest Uganda which makes it had to get gorilla permits because everyone trying book at making it sell out quickly so we highly recommend that you book your gorilla permits in advance to avoid despoilment. Booking during what some people call wet season in the month of January, February, March, April, May and November some it’s the best time because there is less compaction for gorilla permit.
How and when to choose where to go for gorilla safari?
For those who are planning to go for gorilla safari in Africa, there is only three choices you either got to Uganda, Rwanda or DR-Congo gorillas, mountain gorillas are only found in those three countries in the whole world but some tourists don’t consider going to Congo gorilla tracking because of insecurity there, so you find that you are only left with only two choices Uganda or Rwanda.
When choosing where to go for your gorilla tracking safari one of the main thing you have to consider is gorilla permit price because each country has its own permit price, for example most tourists will choose trekking gorillas in Uganda because gorilla permit is more affordable costing only $700 per person while in Rwanda, gorilla permit costs $1500 per person which manes when you choose to track gorillas in Uganda instead of Rwanda you be saving $800 on each permit, Congo has the cheapest gorilla permit price costing only $500 per person but with the currently security situation we don’t recommend it to our clients, we remain at your disposal for any other information you may need, send us email or call we will respond in seconds minuets.