Looking for where else to do gorilla tracking safari from? Luckily enough, there are countable number of destinations offering gorilla trekking safaris world over. Surprisingly they are all located in eastern Africa. If you don’t do your mountain gorillas’ safari in Rwanda, Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo are the remaining option destinations where you can do it at in either Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park or Virunga national park respectively.
Bwindi impenetrable national park is one of the only destination game parks in Uganda where you can do gorilla tracking safari in Uganda with over 19 habituated gorilla family groups that are still counting. The mountain gorillas family groups here include: Mubare, Mishaya, Habinyanja, Nshongi, Kahungye, Nkuringo and several others. All these gorilla family groups are situated in the different four sectors/regions of Bwindi impenetrable national park. Bwindi impenetrable alone has a half of the world’s remaining on earth mountain gorillas. Remarkable right? You got rationales to brag after your trip to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park.
Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is located in the south western part of Uganda bordering Rwanda. One needs about 4.5 hours of road drive from Kigali city to Bwindi. And if connecting from Volcanoes national park, one spends about 2hours of road drive. Bwindi impenetrable national park is made up of four different sectors that include: Rushaga with the highest number of habituated gorilla families and only one where to do the habituation of gorillas experience from. It is found in the southern part of the park. Second sector is Buhoma region which has the founding and first ever trekked gorilla family known as Mubare. Its Habituation experience commenced in 1991 and ended in 1993 when it first received its first ever clients. Other sectors include Ruhija and Nkuringo.
Though Bwindi impenetrable forest national park produces several gorilla trekking permits, prior booking is relevant and you can contact us on this issue. Mountain gorilla tracking and habituation permits are issued by Uganda wildlife authority. We can do the bookings and reservations on your behalf. While purchasing these gorilla tracking permits, you have a choice to make the exact gorilla group you want to trek and encounter with and you will be availed with if permits for that particular gorilla group are available and this still calls for early bookings so as to avoid disappointments at last minute booking only to be bounced.
Accommodation wise, Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is so well packed with all sorts of accommodation facilities you need that range from luxury/Upscale, moderate/midrange to Budget or pocket friendly. Some of the lodges here include: Four Gorillas lodge, chameleon hill, silverback, gorilla mist cap, Buhoma lodge and several other like Buhoma community camp.
Bwindi impenetrable national park can be accessed by both road and air. The airstrips available here include Kihihi in Kisoro, road network is not so well developed but well enough to take you to meet with the landlords of this thick impenetrable forest of Bwindi.
In case your travel hype has hiked already, kindly contact us at Gorilla cousins Rwanda for the best of it. And also you can combine the two parks of Volcanoes national park and Bwindi impenetrable national park. You can visit both of them. Due to several; questions that have been asked like; which one offers better experiences. Come and find out by visiting both.
Come feel the wordless experience felt when you encounter with the man’s closest brothers and sisters in the wilderness of Bwindi impenetrable national park.
- Gorilla habituation experience. This gives you an opportunity to spend 4 hours with mountain gorillas at their natural home.
- Birding is one of the remarkable activities that Bwindi is well known for. It is home to the bird species that you have spent almost a fortune looking for yet you could easily see them here.
- Batwa community experience. Uniquely, time with this community is undeniably experiential. Batwa is one of Uganda’s endemically exotic tribe with so rare traits. Want to know what we are typing about? Come and find out.
- nature walks
- Butterfly viewing and several others.
Do you still really feel like not visiting Uganda again even after having told you about all these like up of what to do in one park? Well when the decision to travel has been made, kindly talk to us with Gorilla cousins Rwanda and the rest will be effected as per your specifications. A gorilla tracking permits in Uganda is sold at $700 per person yet very limited produced compared to the number of travellers yearning to but them.
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