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Are you are you interested in trekking Mountain gorillas in Nkuringo sector of Bwindi exclusively alone and you are wondering if it is possible to book all permits and trek Nkuringo gorillas exclusively alone, yes this is very possible with Eco Adventure Safaris. Trekking mountain gorillas exclusively alone will give you an opportunity to see mountain gorillas in Bwindi privately that is a given travel group alone or as an individual. For you to block all permits and trek Nkuringo gorillas exclusively alone you can either pay 100%, 70% or 30% in advance the total of each permit. Each gorilla permit costs USD700 for Foreign non residents, USD600 for Foreign residents and 250,000 Uganda Shillings for East Africa Citizens and this gives an opportunity to spend one hour encounter with the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi.
About Nkuringo sector, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Nkuringo sector is located in the southern part of Bwindi, Nkuringo is home to Nkuringo family, Bushaho family and Christmas family available for trekking. Nkruingo is located on higher altitudes, which make trekking in this region very strenuous and hard. The sector is recommended for the young, adventurers and energetic travelers and those interested in something beyond just seeing gorillas but also hiking. While in this area it’s clear and straightforward to see the Virunga Volcanoes in Uganda and Rwanda and may give you ideas to visit the region. Is it possible to book all permits and trek Nkuringo gorillas exclusively alone
Important things to consider when planning to book all permits and trek Nkuringo gorillas exclusively alone
Booking and securing all the gorilla permits for Nkuringo in advance
Nkuringo sector has 3 Gorilla groups open for trekking and with this there are 24 permits available for sell every day. For you to trek Nkuringo gorillas exclusively alone you will need to block all these permits in advance so that no other tourists books in to trek in the same region. For you to block these permits you can either pay 100%, 70% or 30% in advance the total of each permit. Each gorilla permit costs USD700 for Foreign nonresidents, USD600 for Foreign residents and 250,000 Uganda Shillings for East Africa Citizens and this gives an opportunity to spend one hour encounter with the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi. In this case if you are a foreign non-resident you will need to pay for all the available 24 permits which is $16800 for 100%, $11760 for 70% and $5040 for 30% payment and once this payment is done you will be eligible to trek Nkuringo gorillas exclusively alone. We recommend you book your gorilla permits atleast 3 to 4 month prior your gorilla safari date. This is because during high season permits sell out in advance on first come first serve basis. Contact us here for more details on how to book all gorilla permits for tracking in Nkuringo in advance.
Fully booking a given lodge in Nkuringo to stay in it exclusively alone
This is very important to consider when planning trek Nkuringo gorillas exclusively alone, for you to have a great experience and comfort during your safari it is great to stay in Nkuringo. Nkuringo has few lodge options from which you can choose from and options. Luxury options include Gorilla Heights Lodge, Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge, Lake Mutanda Resort and Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge, there are few budget lodges and best option is cmaping. You can as well opt to stay in the close sector Rushaga and here options include Four Gorillas Lodge, Gorilla Valley Lodge and Gorilla Safari Lodge among others.
Comfortable travel to Nkuringo
You should consider traveling in 4×4 Land cruisers this will give you comfort on the road to Nkuringo. There is also an option of flying to Kisoro Airstrip which is close to Nkuringo; this will help cut the long drive from Entebbe/Kampala which is normally 8-9 hours drives to only 2 hour drive that you spend from Kisoro Airstrip to your lodge in Nkuringo.
What to wear during Gorilla Trekking in Nkuringo
You might be probably wondering what to wear for your trek, below is a compiled list on what to wear;
- A long armed sweater since the park gets cold
- 2 pairs of long trousers
- Water proof hiking boots
- A hat and sun glasses depending on the weather though this is optional
- Cameras and long lasting batteries since photography are very important to keep your memories alive. Always remember to keep our flash off.
- A pair of Binoculars. This will help you to see the vast birds Bwindi impenetrable forest has among other primates
- Gardening Gloves; these will help you when you a holding onto trees are branches through the trek.
- A rain coat; Since Bwindi impenetrable forest is rainforest, the rain is unpredictable so to be on a safer side, you will be required to carry along a coat.
- A mosquito Repellent; since it is a forest, it has different dangerous insects so its advisable to carry it along or wear it
- A sun screen; Well this is optional but depending on the season, it might get too hot and you end up getting sun burns on your skin so to avoid that, you will need a sun screen.
- You should not wear very bright colors since this will charge or scare away the gorillas.
- Black and Blue colors are also not recommended since they attract Tsetse flies So I would recommend neutral colors.
How to get Nkuringo Sector for Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi
By Air: You can get to Nkuringo by air which is faster and less tiresome. Aero link is a domestic airline offering both schedule and charter flights to Kisoro Airstrip from where you connect to Nkuringo. There is no direct flight to Nkuringo but you can be dropped off to Kisoro Airstrip where you will be picked up by our professional guide and dropped at your lodge. The drive time from Kisoro to a nearby lodge is approximately 1 hour.
By Road: Nkuringo can be accessed through the main high-way road from Entebbe/Kampala which is approximately 8-9 hours drive. You will pass through Kabale town and proceed to Nkuringo. The Park can also be accessed from Kigali, Rwanda which is approximately 4-5 hours drive.
What is the best time to trek Gorillas in Nkuringo.
The best time to trek Gorillas in Nkuringo is during the drier months of January, February, June to early September, this makes it easier to travel to the park and gives a clear view of the mountain gorillas and golden monkeys given the vegetation cover is not too much high grown.
Why book your exclusive gorilla trekking in Nkuringo with Eco Adventure Safari.
Eco Adventure Safaris is experienced in organizing amazing gorilla trekking safari experiences to Uganda and Rwanda. We are also highly rated and reviewed on trip Advisor. We combine gorilla trekking safaris with eco-friendly and unforgettable high-end adventure and wildlife safaris that help preserve biodiversity, conserve wildlife and uplift local communities, these include chimpanzee trekking, Big 5 safaris and game viewing, Mountain Hiking, Boat cruises excursions and Cultural encounters to give you a memorable and best African Safari experience including popular and great African safari destinations Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana and Namibia. Feel free to contact us about Is it possible to book all permits and trek Nkuringo gorillas exclusively alone.