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Gorilla Trekking in Uganda with your own transportation adds an extra layer of freedom and flexibility with your itinerary through Uganda. Just make sure your vehicle is up for the challenge of navigating through varying terrains, and be prepared for some bumpy rides. Have you planned out your itinerary or secured the gorilla permits yet? You can plan book your gorilla permits through Eco Adventure Safaris even though you plan to do a self-drive trip with your own transportation through Uganda.
Gorilla Trekking in Uganda is done in two national parks is Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Both National parks are located in the western part of Uganda close to Rwanda. These can be accessed from Entebbe/Kampala and Kigali, Rwanda. Bwindi is a UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site that provides habitat to Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzees two great African Apes both of which are listed as endangered animals. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park provides habitat for the Mountain Gorillas and Golden Monkeys the two worlds’ rare and endangered apes. Gorilla tracking is the major activity at both National parks giving you an opportunity to spend one hour encountering the endangered apes. In Bwindi, there is as well an option to spend more time with the Mountain Gorillas through doing the Gorilla Habituation Experience which gives you an opportunity to spend 4 hours with the Mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat.
Things to consider when booking Gorilla Trekking in Uganda with your own transportation
Gorilla Permit booking
When planning a Gorilla Trekking Tour in Uganda, you should consider booking your gorilla permits in advance at least 3 months before your trekking day. A Gorilla permit in Uganda costs USD700 per person per trek.
Consider doing Gorilla Habituation Experience than Gorilla Tracking.
When planning Gorilla trekking tour in Uganda, you should consider going for the Gorilla Habituation Experience than for the normal gorilla trek given the fact Gorilla Habituation gives you much more privacy was the trek is done in a group of only 4 people compared to the normal trek which is done in a group of 8 people. Gorilla Habituation gives you an opportunity to spend more time with the Mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat which is 4 hours compared to 1 hour encounter for the normal trek. Like for Gorilla tracking you as well have an opportunity to book an exclusive Gorilla Habituation Experience where the trek is done privately, you will need to pay for all the 4 gorilla habituation permits for you to be allowed by Uganda Wildlife Authorities to trek a given group alone.
Luxury accommodation in Bwindi
Luxury accommodation is another element that should be considered when booking a Luxury and VIP Gorilla Trekking Tour in Uganda. Luxury options include Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge, Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge, Four Gorillas Lodge, Gorilla Heights Lodge, Buhoma Lodge, Bwindi Lodge, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, Trackers Lodge and Mahogany Springs Lodge among others. In Mgahinga Gorilla National Park luxury options include Gahinga Lodge and Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge. Their price range from USD500 to USD1000 per person per night give you the best time ever during your stay during your gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. They have great hospitality, clean rooms, VIP rooms and all have put in place the set SOPs for prevention of the spread of the corona virus and all are ensuring safety and health of their clients.
During your VIP Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi, 4×4 luxury land cruisers/jeeps are recommended to use for transportation given the fact these are well customized to suite this class of travel offering you comfortable travel.
Enough porters for Gorilla trekking
During VIP Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi we advise you do your gorilla trek with enough porters, porters help by giving you a push and a pull during the trek, they also help in carrying you back pack all through the trek. For elders we advise you book the sedan chair services were you will be carried all through the hike in Bwindi forest to search for the mountain gorillas. This can be booked on the same day of your trek or in advance
Security provided by Uganda Tourism Police
Given the fact the VIP travelers are of a high class and some are multi-millionaires, these will need to be highly protected by the Uganda government security that is Uganda Tourism Police all through their tour in Uganda to ensure they are safe throughout their travel. Pinnacle Africa Safaris and Logistics will help organize this through the Ministry of Security and Internal affairs of Uganda.
What is the Best time for Gorilla Trekking in Uganda
Gorilla trekking in Uganda is done throughout the year and the best time to go for Gorilla trekking in Uganda is during the dry months of December to February and then June to October during this time viewing Mountain Gorillas is easy given the vegetation is not fully grown compared to wet seasons of March to May and Later October to November.
Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi is best during the start and end of high season to avoid crowds and competition for the gorilla trekking permits, with this it is good to book during the months of March to May and November.
Why book Gorilla Trekking in Uganda with your own transportation through Eco Adventure Safaris?
At Eco Adventure Safaris we aim at providing personalized service with the utmost dedication to the safety and enjoyment of our clients. We are committed to the well-being of our staff and guests as well as to having a positive impact on the communities and wild places that our operations reach. Contact us here to book Gorilla Trekking in Uganda with your own transportation.