Each year, millions of tourists book their trip to Africa to see mountain gorillas in their natural habitats. Of all these gorilla tours and safaris, Bwindi gorilla trekking Uganda safaris are the most common, followed by mountain gorilla trekking tours within the Virunga Mountains (Rwanda & DR Congo). Most of the gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda take place in Bwindi Forest at an affordable cost with discounted prices depending on the season. Also, most Uganda safari tours highlight Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in their itineraries.
Looking for thrilling Uganda safaris and tours and African vacations in East Africa? Do you want to visit gorillas in Uganda, Rwanda or Congo? We are a mountain gorilla trekking company that specializes in organizing Uganda gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, gorilla tracking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Rwanda & Congo gorilla trekking in the Virunga Mountains (Virunga Conservation Area).
Bwindi Forest National Park is located in South-Western Uganda. It was formed to protect Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a renowned mountain gorilla habitat for Ugandan gorillas that was formed for savings gorillas from poachers, habitat loss, natural predators and any other threats that made the mountain gorilla species endangered. Most Uganda gorilla treks take place from here. Please note that there are no eastern lowland gorillas in Bwindi gorilla park.
The weather in Bwindi Park is very cold; which favors mountain gorillas. Gorillas adapt to the rain forest environment in so many ways hence, they are able to manage to survive in such cold environments. This also partly contributes to their behavior.
Since its inception, the mountain gorilla conservation status has been boosted. The mountain gorilla population in Bwindi National Park alone is over 500; out of the 1000 mountain gorillas left in the wild (as per the most recent gorilla census). Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is one of the places that saved mountain gorillas from becoming an extinct gorilla species.
There are four sectors of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and these include Buhoma Sector, Ruhija Sector, Rushaga Sector and Nkuringo Sector. Uganda gorilla permits are allocated per the sector that you are going to trek in. Once gorilla permits are booked, tourists have to undergo a gorilla family allocation process during their Bwindi gorilla tours as they make their way to the forest to search for these giant apes.
Each gorilla family is headed by a silverback gorilla; also referred to as a giant gorilla and an alpha male. This silverback protects its families from all forms of threats and has the only right to mate with the females in the group.
Uganda gorilla trekking safaris can start from Kigali, Nairobi, Arusha or South Africa, depending on where you intend to begin from. However, most of the times you will have to book a flight to Entebbe (Except for Rwanda) and then travel from Entebbe to Bwindi either by flight or road.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has so many gorilla safari lodges where you can stay at and some of these include Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, Mahogany Springs Lodge, Rushaga Gorilla Safari Lodge and many more facilities.
Besides Uganda gorilla safaris, there are lots other activities and attractions in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. These include forest hikes, bird watching, nature walks, community walks, biking tours and more. If lucky during your nature walks and forest hikes, you stand a chance of seeing some forest animals like elephants through this is a rare sight.
Book your mountain gorilla safari with us today and enjoy the exceptional Bwindi national park gorilla trekking experience, wildlife safaris in wildlife Uganda National Parks, honeymoons, group travel experiences and more. We have a couple of Uganda tourism packages below that you can choose from. Let us create you the best Uganda safari holidays today at highly discounted prices. See our Uganda safari packages below.
Do you want to visit gorillas so bad? Do you want to book Uganda gorilla trekking tours? We specialize in organizing authentic gorilla treks to any of the gorilla parks destinations at very friendly prices.
All our gorilla tours are private but occasionally we organize small group safaris as well. We are one of those tours and travel companies that offer huge discounts on safaris.
We offer very price sensitive tour packages and will help you save a lot on your gorilla tours. When you choose us, your comfort comes top of our priority list as we endeavor to feature very comfortable facilities and services in each of our gorilla packages.
Booking gorilla trekking in Uganda from Kigali is a very common thing nowadays. No client prefers to sit in the car for eight to ten hours transferring from Kampala or Entebbe to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest yet you can spend an average of 4 hours when you arrive through Rwanda.
The first day also becomes much more interesting when you visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial Monument in Gisozi. The biggest advantage is arriving and transferring to Bwindi on the same day irrespective of the time of arrival.
This cannot happen when you are departing from Kampala unless your flight arrives very early in the morning. Below are some of the benefits of booking Bwindi gorilla trekking from Kigali.
It is only 4 hours from Kigali to Bwindi unless you make a few stop overs on the road or delay at the border. If you applied for your East African tourist visas online then you will spend little time at the border.
Distance is one of the the main reasons why clients prefer to arrive in Rwanda and trek Uganda gorillas. When you travel for less time, you feel less fatigued.
Rwanda is an expensive destination for gorilla trekking. A gorilla permit in Rwanda costs $1500 but only costs $600 in Uganda.
The gorillas are the same; Mountain Gorillas and surprisingly Uganda has way more gorillas than Rwanda. Over half the remaining population of gorillas live in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park making it the best destination for gorilla tracking tours. This is actually the main reason why clients book gorilla trekking Uganda from Kigali.
Uganda gorilla trekking encounters are apparently the best and cheapest as well. Mainly luxury tourists book Rwanda gorilla safaris. Trekking in Congo is apparently the cheapest as their gorilla permits cost only $400 all year round.
So many comparisons have been made before about these different destinations and most of the credits are given to Rwanda always. The biggest edge Volcanoes National Park has over the rest of the safari parks is its proximity to Kigali City.
The distance is just 2 to 3 hours by road making it possible to carry out gorilla adventures that can even last for a day. All in all, the gorilla trekking Uganda has is so unique and enjoyable.
The tour operator you choose for your safari matters a lot. Your odds are good if you trust your gorilla tour with a gorilla trekking company. That is exactly what we specialize in much as we also offer other types of safaris.
This way, we have been able to gain so much experience, knowledge and expertise in organizing gorilla experiences though the years. We assign to you tour guides who are very knowledgeable in this field and so do we have influence over choosing specific mountain gorilla families for our clients to track.
Our local knowledge and specialty in organizing gorilla safaris makes us the best gorilla trekking company Rwanda has for you or rather the best gorilla trekking company Uganda has for you too.
Lets take you to the wilderness of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda, Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda or Virunga National Park in Congo for the best gorilla trekking holidays. Get in touch with us today for a magical experience.
Mountain gorilla trekking is one of the most interesting safari activities to engage in while in Africa. The adventure is truly rewarding, unique and challenging.
Unlike other tour activities, each gorilla permit you buy contributes to mountain gorilla conservation. The money is used to conserve this unique species of gorillas and help them grow in numbers.
Our gorilla trekking company offers great offers and discounts for gorilla trekking. We mainly specialize in organizing gorilla trips in Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo and because of this specialty, we are able to entend great offers to travelers.