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Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Uganda Safaris & Africa Hiking Tours

Trekking with gorillas ranks as the most important part of any Uganda safari Itinerary.  The once-in-a-lifetime experience takes you through the dense forests of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National park on the slopes of the Virunga ranges in search of the gentle giants.

Gorilla trekking in Uganda is usually done in groups of 8 individuals that launch into the forest tracking a particular gorilla family. Each of this trekking party is led by a professional and highly experienced ranger guide who keeps on giving you an elaborate review of the entire jungle ecosystem with and all its habitats.

Gorilla trekking in Uganda can last for as low as 1 hour before sighting the tracked gorilla family to as long as 8 hours and this majorly depends on the location of the gorilla family that you are tracking. Gorilla trekking activities in Uganda are conducted in the two protected parks of Bwindi National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National park Uganda Wildlife Authority are for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

In Uganda, each and every gorilla permit is sold at US$700. However, it’s equally important to note that Uganda no longer has discounted gorilla permits hence the standard price of 700USD is charged on each Uganda gorilla trekking permit throughout the year in Uganda.

As of today, Uganda is home to 18 gorilla families in both Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which has 17 gorilla families and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park has 1 gorilla family.  This means Uganda has the capacity to issue out 144 gorilla permits on a particular day.

We strongly recommend you book your Uganda gorilla permit with a Ugandan Tour Operator agent as early as a 3-5 month in advance. The most common blunder which travelers make is booking a Habituated gorilla family which is located far distance from their choice of the lodging facility.

What you should note is that the road network to Bwindi Impenetrable and its different Uganda gorilla trekking regions is mostly on bumpy maram road since this is a remote area hilly area and hence if you book a lodge located far away from the gorilla family you are going to trek, it becomes hard to catch up with gorilla trekking safari activity which starts very early in the morning.

For travelers who would wish to plan and do gorilla trekking safari to Uganda on their own in order to save costs, they might end up spending more on their safari compared to if they used Ugandan based safari tour operators.

2022/2023 Guide for Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

We offer tailored mountain Gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda but one can choose from a variety of our Uganda gorilla tour safari sample packages. Gorilla Safaris in Uganda are currently among the prime Uganda safari products that have taken the world by storm. Gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda are conducted in two habitats where mountain gorillas are known to exist and have been habituated for human encounter.

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