Are you planning and interested in visiting Antarctica and you are searching online to know more on the best way how to visit Antarctica? There is at least one place left on earth where you really can disconnect and this is Antarctica. There is no mobile phone service, no ATMs, no souvenir stores, and no tourist traps. The local “airports” are really just ice or gravel landing strips. The main tourist attraction at Antarctica are the Penguins.
Antarctica is nearly twice the size of Australia and mostly covered with a thick sheet of ice. It’s one of the most remote destinations on earth and the trip of a lifetime for many travelers. It’s also easier to travel to Antarctica than one might think. Lars-Eric Lindblad first took a group of 57 visitors to Antarctica in 1966. “At that time it was more or less like accomplishing a moon landing,” his son Sven-Olof Lindblad said. “In those days, we were not as prepared as we are now. There were no satellite ice charts. You were not that different navigationally from the early explorers.”
The Best Times to go to Antarctica
The best time to visit Antarctica lasts from November through March, the Antarctic summer. Temperatures can range from around 20 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
The best time for penguin spotting is late December or early January. Wait too long and previously pristine penguin colonies get dirty and smelly, said Nik Horncastle, a regional specialist with Audley Travel. For peak whale watching, try February or March.
Other activities including snowshoeing, kayaking, skiing, camping, snorkeling, diving, and visits to historic sites from earlier expeditions can be experienced throughout the season.
How to Get to Antarctica
One of the more common routes to Antarctica is by ship via Ushuaia, a city at the southern tip of Argentina. You need at least 9 to 24 days to fully explore Antarctica there are various cruises that sail to Antarctica from Ushuaia
How to visit Antarctica. On board, expect to mingle with scientists, naturalists, historians, and underwater specialists. The onboard experience is a conversation around where you are and what does this place mean. Internet service via satellite is available but comes with a hefty price tag.
You can combine your trip to Antarctica with Visiting gorillas in Uganda
3 Day gorilla tour road trip to Bwindi National Park is the best to visit Bwindi impenetrable National Park to see the Mountain Gorillas. The Cost of a gorilla tour to Bwindi Forest National Park is inclusive of Transportation for 3 days, gorilla permits for Bwindi, Accommodation and service fee. The fair price can be estimated with a breakdown of each cost and the estimated number of people on the safari. Eco Adventure Safaris will help you plan and organize Bwindi gorilla holidays considerate of your budget, choice of means of transportation and interests of activities
About a Road Trip to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Bwindi Forest National Park is located in the southern part of Uganda sharing boarder with Congo, it is one of the only two national parks in Uganda where you can trek and see the magnificent Mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat in the world, it is home to more than half of the only remaining Mountain Gorillas in the wild making it famous and best place to trek the Mountain Gorillas. Bwindi Forest National park is divided into different sections/sectors where you can do the Gorilla tracking experience namely Rushaga, Buhoma, and Ruhija and Nkuringo sector. Bwindi Forest National Park has different habituated gorilla families open for gorilla tracking experience, each gorilla family has different gorilla individuals, and each gorilla family is headed and controlled by the dominant male gorilla the Silver back. For you to go on the trek, you are required to have a Gorilla permit valid for trekking that day. Gorilla permits are limited in number per day given it is only 8 people allowed to trek per gorilla family per day in Bwindi Forest National Park. Book you gorilla life time safari with Eco Adventure Safaris
Cost of Gorilla trekking in Bwindi
Bwindi impenetrable National Park has four gorilla trekking regions namely Ruhija, Buhoma and Rushaga gorilla regions of Bwindi impenetrable National Park. Gorilla trekking means visiting the gorillas in their natural habitat in the forest, the trek in Uganda starts at 7:00am with briefing on the dos and don’ts while moving in the forest and with the gorillas. After briefing, the park guides, rangers, and trackers lead you to the forest to find the gorillas. You are allowed one hour of viewing the gorillas when found and later you return to the starting point to receive a certificate for the successful gorilla trekking in Uganda.
The gorillas are amazing to watch as they have 95% of the human DNA. Only eight visitors allowed to see gorillas per habituated family per day according to Uganda wildlife Authority policy so as to conserve the gorillas. To be allowed to do gorilla trekking, you must be aged 15 years and above as per the policy and minors are not allowed to trek since they may not easy be controlled in the forest and may easily transmit diseases to the gorillas. Uganda is good for gorilla trekking, policies and guidelines are in place for trekking and conservation which as Eco Adventure Safaris we always share with you while planning your 3 day gorilla tour to Bwindi National Park with a fair price.
What is the cost of transportation to Bwindi National Park?
Trip to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Transportation costs always helps you to determine the approximate cost of 3 day gorilla safari from to Bwindi. Transportation costs is inclusive of Fuel for the round trip, Vehicle hire, Driver guide fees. The cost can reduce per person when you are more than two persons going on the trip, it ranges from USD150per day and fuel can cost USD280 for the round trip, Guide allowance ranges from USD50 per day and it also depends on what other destinations you are visiting after Bwindi. We do use 4X4 Safari Vehicle for transport with our experienced driver guide who are professional and knowledgeable about the fauna and flora as you drive to Bwindi and on your stay there.
What is the cost of accommodation in Bwindi?
On a trip to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, you will spend two nights in one of the regions in Bwindi impenetrable National Park and this determines the fair price of the safari.
In Bwindi, depending on the sector where you are going to trek the gorillas, it is recommended to stay in lodges within that selected sector for ease to access the park headquarters in time. In Rushaga, you can stay at, Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge Rushaga gorilla camp, Gorilla safari lodge, four gorillas lodge, in Nkuringo you can stay at Nkuringo Bwindi gorilla lodge, Clouds Mountain gorilla lodge, Gorilla Heights lodge. In Buhoma sector you can stay at Buhoma havens, Buhoma lodge, Bwindi lodge, Buhoma community rest camp. In Ruhija sector you can stay at Trekkers tavern Lodge, Bakiga lodge and Ruhija community Rest camp. The lodges are very many in Bwindi but they require to be booked in advance as they can be fully booked during high season. The Luxury lodges range from USD400 -1000per person per night, the midrange lodges range from USD150-300 per person per night and Budget lodges range from USD70-100 per person per night
How to book Bwindi gorilla holidays with a fair price?
Budget trip to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park can be inclusive of various tourism destinations and activities and sometimes can only have gorilla trekking or gorilla habituation. Eco Adventure Safaris will help you book all permits and services and make it as cheap as possible to meet your expectations. Booking a gorilla safari can be done via email to keep records and also through WhatsApp for quick communication.
Why book gorilla safari holidays with permits through Eco Adventure Safaris
Eco Adventure Safaris offers amazing gorilla safari experiences to Bwindi impenetrable National Park. Contact us on here for our discounted packages and also tailor made Gorilla trips from Kampala/Entebbe to Bwindi, Cultural experiences. Our magic in organizing authentic experience stems from the fact that we have overtime assembled a team mixed with young and energetic staff guided by well experienced mature managers and directors who are Ugandans and passionate about what they do. Eco Adventure Safaris is highly rated and reviewed on trip Advisor and safari bookings to help you learn on the experiences of the other travelers who have traveled. Contact us about gorilla safari holidays with permits