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A Trip to Zambia, Zambia safari holidays is synonymous with the Africa region and particularly Zambia. When safari is mentioned, it conjures images of the African bush, wildlife watching and experiencing the hospitality of the locals. A safari is meant to leave a memorable and lasting experience hence planning is a very important undertaking.
Deciding the best month for A Trip to Zambia
When is the best time for A Trip to Zambia? This is the question that usually comes to the mind of anybody planning to come to Zambia on a safari or holiday. There is no simple answer to this question. The following information may help you choose which to month to travel:
The tourism seasons in Zambia is roughly divided into 3 categories.
This is the period between April to June. This is the period of the long rains from end of March to June. The advantage in travelling this period is that the safari cost is at its lowest.
This is the period between November to March. There are usually short rains between November to December. January to March is usually rainless with hot weather. In this period, there is less crowding in hotels and parks. This allows for an authentic safari experience as you view wildlife with fewer distractions from a crowded park. Lodge/Camp accommodation and other services are relatively less expensive.
This is the period between July to October. It is the time just after the long rains and it coincides with the Great Migration of wildebeest in Kenya attracting a huge number of tourists. It is advisable to book early if one is planning to travel in this period.
Combining Gorilla Trekking in Uganda with A Trip to Zambia
Are you planning to visit Uganda to go gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and you are interested in Combining Gorilla Trekking in Uganda with Zambia Safari, in this article we explain in detail how this is possible and through Eco Adventure Safaris we are able to help plan and book for you this safari combo of Gorilla Trekking in Uganda and a Safari trip to Zambia?
Gorilla trekking is one of the top activities you should do on your visit to Uganda, you will have an opportunity to visit and trek the mountain gorillas in Bwindi forest located in the far south western part of Uganda. Gorilla tracking in Uganda is done in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. These are one of the only 2 national parks home to the endangered mountain gorillas in Uganda, other national parks include Volcanoes national park in Rwanda and Virunga National Park in DR Congo.
Zambia is often referred to as the best safari holiday destination in Africa for walking safaris, with Luangwa Valley National Park in particular which is home to some of Africa’s finest walking safari trails giving you an opportunity to get close to wildlife. Zambia’s best safari destinations are Luangwa Valley, including North and South Luangwa National Parks, the beautiful breathtaking and stunning Lower Zambezi and the vast wilderness of Kafue National Park. However, there are also a number of lesser-known parks visited by very few travelers.
How to Combine Gorilla Trekking in Uganda with Zambia Safari?
There are many options on how to Combine Gorilla Trekking in Uganda with Zambia Safari, you can start the tour with visiting Uganda for gorilla trekking then after fly to Zambia for safari and vice versa. The flight connects between Zambia and Uganda are operated by different airlines and options include Kenya Airways, Rwandair and Airlink among others
Can I Drive or do a road trip from Zambia to Uganda and Vice Versa?
Yes, it is possible to drive between Uganda and Zambia, the distance between is 2994km, it takes approximately 44 hours to drive from Zambia to Uganda. The best route to take if you are starting this trip from Zambia is driving northwest to Tanzania then proceed north of Tanzania and cross the border to Uganda Via Mutukula border. Eco Adventure Safaris is ready to advise you all through your road trip to get to Uganda.
Gorilla Trekking in Uganda?
Gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest is done in 4 sectors which include Buhoma, Ruhija, Nkuringo and Rushaga. Buhoma sector is located in the northern part of Bwindi and Ruhija sector in the North Eastern part of Bwindi both sectors are located close to Queen Elizabeth National Park making it easy to combine gorilla trekking with game viewing if you are trekking at these sectors. In the southern Part of Bwindi, it is where Rushaga and Nkuringo sectors are located close to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park for gorilla trekking and Golden monkey tracking. Each sector has different habituated mountain gorilla families open for gorilla trekking with Rushaga sector having many families compared to other sectors.
How much is Gorilla Trekking in Uganda
A Gorilla Permit costs USD700 per person per trek for Foreign Non-Residents, USD600 for East African Residents and USD70 for East African Citizens. This Gorilla permit gives you an opportunity to spend one-hour encounter with mountain gorillas in Bwindi forest once you find them on your trek.
How to book Gorilla trekking in Uganda Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
You will need to secure your gorilla permit in advance to confirm you have booked Uganda gorilla trekking. Gorilla trekking permits are purchased from Uganda Wildlife Authority, this can be done at their headquarters in Kampala or Kisoro for tourists arriving in Uganda through Entebbe it is recommended to purchase their gorilla permits from Kampala and for tourists arriving in Uganda through Kigali they can purchase their permits at the branch headquarter of Uganda Wildlife Authority in Kisoro town which is 1-2 hours drive to Bwindi. Eco Adventure Safaris is one of the best gorilla safari companies which can purchase for you your gorilla permit in advance and on short notice, once you confirm your dates and share them with us via email or WhatsApp we will first tentatively reserve the gorilla permits for you online and then send you an invoice for you to make payment and once money comes through on our account we will purchase your gorilla permits immediately and send you scan copies of your permits for your records and perusal and this will confirm you have purchase your gorilla permits for your gorilla
What is the best time to go Gorilla Trekking in Uganda?
The best time to go for gorilla trekking in Uganda is during the drier months of January, February, June to early September, this is makes it easier to travel to the park and gives a clear view of gorillas given the vegetation cover is not too much high grown
Where to stay during Gorilla Trekking in Uganda
Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest National Park is done in the northern part that is Buhoma and Ruhija and in southern part that is Rushaga and Nkuringo sectors. In Rushaga lodges, you can stay at Rushaga Gorilla camp, Four Gorillas Lodge, Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge, Nsongi Camp, Icumbi Gorilla Safari Lodge, Gorilla Safari Lodge, Gorilla Valley Lodge and Karungi Camp. In Nkuringo lodges you can stay at Nkuringo Bwindi gorilla lodge, Clouds Mountain gorilla lodge or Lake Mutanda Resort, all these lodges are close to the start point of Gorilla Habituation and Gorilla trekking.
In the northern part, in Buhoma sector you can stay at Buhoma Lodge, Bwindi Lodge, Buhoma Community Rest Camp, Ride 4 a Woman among others, In Ruhija you can stay at Trekkers Tavern Cottages, Agandi Eco Lodge, Gift of Nature Lodge, Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge, and Broadbill Tented Camp among others.
Why book Gorilla trekking in Uganda and A Trip to Zambia with Eco Adventure Safaris?
Eco Adventure Safaris is a local tour operator in Uganda, we take pride in customizing tailor made Gorilla trekking in Uganda and Safari in Zambia. Including Combining Gorilla Trekking in Uganda with Zambia Safari. We have a very diligent and trust worthy team. Your queries are answered within 20 minutes by our team of professional tour consultants. These consultants will make you a travel plan for you, answer to all your questions and make sure all your services are booked in advance for you to avoid inconveniences. We also have very knowledgeable safari guides depending on your language preferences. Contact us here about A Trip to Zambia.