Katwe gorilla family is the newest group in the Buhoma sector, and this group took up to 3 years to be fully habituated and ready for visitor tracking, is it possible to block permits and trek Katwe gorilla family exclusively, yes this is possible by booking through Eco Adventure Safaris. The group has one dominant silverback, four females and two babies like other families this gorilla individuals in this group have also increased in number for the last 5 years with newborn gorilla babies. It’s not exactly known how many members this group has as other members keep moving in and out of the group. This group was founded in 2018, and this was done in a bid to increase the number of Gorilla permits available per day hence increase the revenue of the country as well.
Are you planning and interested to trek Katwe gorilla family exclusively alone and you are wondering if Is it possible to block permits and trek Katwe gorilla family exclusively alone, yes this is very possible with Eco Adventure Safaris. Trekking Katwe gorilla family exclusively alone will give you an opportunity to see mountain gorilla members of this family privately that is a given travel group alone or as an individual. For you to block all permits and trek Katwe gorilla family exclusively alone you can either pay 100%, 70% or 30% in advance of 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. If you are planning to travel alone you will need to block and pay for all the gorilla permits trekking that specific day for Katwe gorilla family. Each gorilla permit costs USD700 and Katwe gorilla group has 8 permits available everyday this means you will pay for the entire gorilla permits that is 8 permits ($5600 for foreign non-residents) to block them and this will give you an opportunity to trek this gorilla family exclusively alone in Buhoma sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Important things to consider when planning to block permits and trek Katwe gorilla family exclusively alone
Booking and securing all the gorilla permits for Katwe gorilla family in advance
Katwe gorilla family has 8 gorilla permits available for sell every day. For you to trek Katwe gorilla family exclusively alone you will need to block all these permits in advance so that no other tourists books in to trek in the same gorilla family. 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 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 of this family. We recommend you block the 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 Katwe gorilla family in advance to enable you trek gorillas exclusively alone.
Fully booking a given lodge in Buhoma sector to stay in it exclusively alone
This is very important to consider when planning trek Katwe gorilla family exclusively alone. Buhoma has many lodge options from which you can choose from and options. Luxury options include Buhoma Lodge, Bwindi Lodge and Silverback Lodge among others.
Comfortable travel to Buhoma sector to trek Katwe gorilla family exclusively alone
You should consider travelling in 4×4 Land cruisers this will give you comfort on the road to Buhoma. From Entebbe or Kampala there is also an option of flying to Kihihi Airstrip which is close to Buhoma; 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 Kihihi Airstrip to your lodge in Buhoma. Buhoma can also be accessed from Kigali via Katuna border which is approximately 4-5 hours drive.
What to wear during Trekking Katwe Gorilla Family
You might be probably wondering what to wear for your trek of Katwe gorilla family exclusively alone, below is a compiled list on what to wear;
What is the best time to trek Katwe gorilla family exclusively alone.
The best time to trek Katwe gorilla family exclusively alone 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 mountain gorillas given the vegetation cover is not too much high grown.
How to get Buhoma Sector for Trekking Katwe Gorilla Family
By Air: You can get to the Buhoma by air which is faster and less tiresome. Aero link is a domestic airline offering both schedule and charter flights to Kihihi Airstrip from where you connect to Buhoma. There is no direct flight to Buhoma but you can be dropped off to Kihihi where you will be picked up by our professional guide and dropped at your lodge. The drive time from Kihihi to a nearby lodge is approximately 1 hour. Passengers are always required to check in 90minutes before the scheduled departure time on you flight. It is also important to note that aero links baggage is 15kilograms per person and an excess is charged at 3usd per kilo. There also private charters available for client’s that have different timing requirements and different routings too. You might also want to travel with your kids which are free for an infant below 2years old. Children above 12years are carried at 70% of the adults fare.
By Road: Buhoma can be accessed through the main high-way road from Entebbe/Kampala which approximately 8-9 hours drive. You will pass through Kabale town and proceed to Buhoma. The Park can also be accessed from Kigali, Rwanda which is approximately 4-5 hours drive. You can also get to Buhoma via Queen Elizabeth National Park Ishasha sector
Why book your exclusive trekking of Katwe gorilla family with Eco Adventure Safaris.
Eco Adventure Safaris takes pride in customizing tailor-made safaris. It has a very diligent and trustworthy team. Your queries are answered within 20minutes 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. Feel free to contact us about Is it possible to block permits and trek Katwe gorilla family exclusively.