Uganda Gorilla Safari Tour packages are among the most demanded by many travelers to Uganda. Gorilla trekking is one of Africa’s most profound wildlife experiences that you shouldn’t miss while in Uganda. The experience usually involves travelers indulging deep in the forests to search for the elusive critically endangered mountain gorillas. Uganda has two gorilla trekking parks that you can visit during your Uganda gorilla safari.
Trekking gorillas in Uganda is an amazing activity that many have referred to as a lifetime experience and so refer to it as a privilege. There are several questions that are always asked about gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda and here is the most important information that will help you plan a gorilla safari to Uganda.
Uganda is the only country in the world with two National Parks that are host to mountain gorillas. With these two parks, the country has the highest population of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas. Here is where to trek gorillas in Uganda;
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is located in southwestern Uganda. The park is part of the Impenetrable Bwindi Forest and is located along the Congo border next to Virunga National Park and on the edge of the western Rift Valley. The jungle forests cover 331 square kilometers and contain both montane and lowland forest and are accessible only on foot.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to almost 550 mountain gorillas which is almost half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas. About 19 gorilla families are fully habituated and can be trekked on the Uganda gorilla tour. Minimum age of 15 is allowed to trek mountain gorillas in Bwindi and 8 people trek a single gorilla family.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is Uganda’s smallest national park and home to mountain gorillas with 1 habituated gorilla family known as the Nyakagezi gorilla group. The park is located in Southwestern Uganda. Tracking the Nyakagezi gorilla group is amazing with the fact that this group is big and social compared to many other habituated gorilla groups.
Foreign non-residents require US$ 700 to purchase the Uganda gorilla permit. Foreign residents require US$ 600 to buy the Uganda gorilla permit. East African Residents will still be able to purchase a gorilla permit at UGX 250,000.
Just like any other safari activity, there are rules and regulations that govern gorilla trekking, and each intending tourist has to follow them to have a successful trek. Here are the rules by the Uganda Wildlife Authority that you should follow;
These are the most important tips for planning a gorilla trip to be followed in 2023. However, in case you have any other questions for instance on prices, packages, or the best time to go gorilla trekking contact Acacia Safaris for the most effective response.
To help you better plan your gorilla trekking safari, here is a list of top gorilla packages in Uganda and Rwanda that you can choose from;
Uganda safari, trips & tours from Uganda gorilla trekking tours to exciting game drives in the most visited Uganda Safari Destinations will leave you wanting for more. The perfect Uganda safari for you and your budget. Uganda is considered the Pearl of Africa and has a lot to offer to the world in terms of safari adventures.
Besides, Uganda has such a wealth of attractions that a single visit will not be enough to discover all its wonders. It has 10 National parks namely: Murchison Falls NP, Kidepo Valley NP, Queen Elizabeth NP, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Semuliki National Park, Rwenzori Mountains NP, Kibale Forest NP, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mt.Elgon NP. Each of these offers magnificent and unique fauna and flora, which make visitors always remember memorable moments in the Pearl of Africa.