Uganda Gorilla Safaris / Gorilla Trekking & Habituation – Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Tours
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Uganda Gorilla safaris is best done in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park where you have opportunity to track the endangered mountain gorillas and visit Lake Bunyonyi known as Switzerland of Africa or home of little birds, this is best for 3 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari or you can choose do more than 3 Days and do a combined safaris visiting gorillas and wildlife for 7 days’ safari Tours and more.
Uganda Gorilla Safari /Gorilla Trekking Uganda Safari
Gorilla trekking Uganda safari; The pearl of Africa is popularly known so because of these great mountain gorillas, scenic nature, diversity of wildlife, beautiful culture and one with hospital people. Gorilla Safaris-Gorilla trekking which is done in nature environment just imagine how beautiful and incredible it is. In regard to that one of the most tourist’s attraction done in the world. Though the population remaining still few in the world with total of 1064 individuals and half of that number can be seen in Uganda’s popular gorilla destination that is Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park which is boosting all over world because of these unique mountain gorillas come along, a visit to Rwanda Gorilla Safaris.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is popularly known as a great location with high number of mountain gorillas and best place to do fabulous gorilla trekking, which can be conducted in four gorilla trekking sectors Buhoma, Nkuringo, Ruhija and Rushanga sector. However, it was gazette as national park in 1991 with the Mubare group as the first group of gorillas in 1993, though the number of mountain gorilla has been reduced in entire world leaving Bwindi a home with half the remaining population of gorillas.
What is all about Uganda Gorilla Trekking?
Uganda Gorilla trekking is an amazing experience done in thick forest of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest while hiking in search of the gorillas as you walk through the impenetrable forest with accompany of an experienced local guide to find a family of habituated gorillas. Just know Gorilla trekking is quite worth a visit thus leaving tourists with unforgettable story to tell the rest.
Where to Find Mountains Gorilla in Uganda Safari Destination.
In Uganda-Mountain gorillas are found in tropical montane rainforest of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park and Virunga mountain of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, then in Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo are found in Virunga mountains. While Uganda contains half the number of mountain gorillas that live in Bwindi Impenetrable national park which is located in the southwestern side of the country and is listed as one of the most popular national parks in East Africa.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest comprises of four gorilla sectors; Buhoma, Nkuringo, Rushaga and Ruhija sector. Each sector or gorilla region have classic accommodation unit and campsites, restaurants, craft stalls and guiding services.
Buhoma Gorilla Sector –North
This sector was the first introduced and is the most popular gorilla trekking on Uganda Gorilla safaris. It is located in north of the park and it gives the most fantastic experience to visitors and comfortable accommodation facility ranging from Luxury, Mid –range and Budget some of the lodges include; Buhoma lodge, Sanctuary gorilla forest camp, Buhoma community rest camp, Silverback lodge among others. The gorilla groups to visit in this sector include Katwe Gorillas, Mubare Gorilla family, Habinyanja Gorilla family, Muyambi Gorilla Family, Rushegura Gorilla Family ,Mubare Gorilla Family and each gorilla family is manage by the silverback.
Nkuringo gorilla sector which was named after a Rukiga word which means ‘’Hill’’. Accommodation in Nkuringo sector is cheap and affordable for example Nkuringo gorilla camp, C loud mountain gorillas lodge, Nkuringo Gorilla Camp, Nshongi camp and Chameleon hill camp among other beautiful lodges.
Rushaga Sector in the South
This Gorilla sector is comprised of more than 8 gorilla groups which are Rwigi Gorilla family, Mucunguzi Gorilla family, Nshongi Gorilla family, Mishaya Gorilla Family, Busingye Gorilla Family, Bweza Gorilla family, Bikingi Gorilla family, Kahungye Gorilla family. Accommodations to stay in on visit to Nkuringo sector include Gorilla safari lodge and Chameleon hill lodge.
Ruhija sector is located in East ,a gorilla group which was named after a river and it consisted of 12 members including 4 silverbacks. Accommodations in this sector include Ruhija Gorilla Safari lodge, Ruhija Gorilla Mist, Trekkers Tavern mist camp and Ruhija Gorilla resort.
What do You Expect on Gorilla Trekking Uganda?
Gorilla trekking begins early morning at the meeting point within the park, brief the trackers about the dos and don’ts. After visitors are divided into small groups of about 8 members assigned to different gorilla families. They group them in small number because they are easy to manage and few people don’t scare the gorillas. The largest gorilla family known as Habinyanja group of gorilla with 17 gorilla members in Bwindi Impenetrable national park.
Where Does Gorilla Trekking Starts from.
The starting point for Gorilla trekking depends on the Gorilla group you’re assigned too. Some assigned groups start from headquarters of the gorilla sectors while others can’t know where their trek will start from not until the day of trekking.
How Long is A Gorilla Trek?
Gorilla trekking experience is unpredictable since the trackers have to go search to locate them depending on their location. But it can take 30 to 7 hours so you need to carry with packed lunch boxes.
What Next After Finding the Gorillas
Tourists are given an hour to spend with them observe learn about their amazing life style of feeding, playing swing around and building their nest in the evening, take photos and videos of the animals and beautiful nature.
And trackers always follow the instruction given by you by the park rangers in order to ensure safety.
After the provided one hour given to the trackers is done, visitors have trek back through the forest because too much time of staying with the gorillas makes them scared and uncomfortable.
Gorilla trekking can be done all year around and it is a daily route activity though to most of tourist enjoy visiting or trekking gorillas during dry seasons of the year which starts from December to February and June to Mid-September because during these dry months’ forest trails can be dry and easy to hike as well as road becomes passable to access the park.
What is The Cost of Gorilla Trekking?
Uganda Gorilla trekking permits costs USD700 for foreign nonresident, USD600 for foreign resident and UGX250,000 for East African Members per person per day. Rwanda Gorilla trekking doubles Uganda’s fees, pays USD1,500 per person trek and Congo USD400.
Uganda Gorilla Habituation Experience costs USD1,500 per person per trek for foreign nonresident and Foreign residents pay USD1,000. It’s a full day activity with four hours provided to the tourist to spend with them observing.
How to Get Gorilla Trekking Permits Acquired?
The best way to get a gorilla trekking permit is to get in touch with the local tour operator on ground to reserve your accommodation bookings, transport, flight, tour package, domestic flight. However, tourists are advised book in their gorilla safari in time because trekking permits are on high sale.
What is Required for Gorilla Trekking in Uganda
Generally, Uganda experiences two dry and wet seasons. However, Bwindi National Park is a tropical rain forest.
On visit make sure you carry long sleeved shirts, waterproof safari clothes, gardening cloves, binoculars, light weight and insect repellent and water prof bag to protect your important documents, cameras, walking stick is given to them to helps in penetrating to the impenetrable forest.
How Gorillas Tour Help to Conserve the Gorillas
Defiantly the money collected in Gorilla /tourism plays a great work of conserving the few remaining gorillas in the nature. The money provided also supports the surrounding local communities among others.