Ride 4 a Woman was set up in 2009 to support local women struggling at home with issues associated with HIV, domestic violence and poverty. Visitors are invited to view the women working at the local centre – sewing, weaving and learning new skills for making a living and helping towards an education for their children.
You can visit Ride 4 a woman after your gorilla trek or during your stay in Buhoma region of Bwindi where you can take part in some of the activities like cooking, busket weaving and souvenier making, this helps support this women.
Cost and Getting Gorilla permits in Uganda
The Gorilla permit in Uganda Costs $700 Per person per trek for Foreign nonresidents, $600 Per person for residents and $70 for East African Citizens (Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya, Burundi and South Sudan), this gives you an opportunity to spend one hour encounter with the mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Uganda has 17 habituated gorilla family groups with 16 found in Bwindi and 1 in Mgahinga this means 136 Gorilla permits are available every day for gorilla trekking in Uganda. Gorilla trekking in Uganda also gives you an option to spend more time with the mountain gorillas through Gorilla habituation experience which is only done in Bwindi forest, a gorilla habituation permit costs $1500 per person giving you an opportunity to spend 4 hours encounter with the semi habituated mountain gorillas under the guidance of trackers and researchers as opposed to one hour for the normal trekking. Getting gorilla permits in Uganda can be done directly by booking them through Uganda Wildlife Authority or through a trusted tour operator in Uganda like Eco Adventure Safaris as well as booking the stay at Ride 4 a Woman in Buhoma region
Best time when to reserve gorilla trekking in Buhoma and staying at Ride 4 a Woman
The best time to book your gorilla trekking in Buhoma is 3 months before the start date of your trip. Always endeavor to start scheduling your gorilla trek a year or so in advance so that you do not lose out on items like gorilla permits. If you are reading this blog post now, please send us the dates when you want to trek gorillas and we will check the availability of all services including gorilla permits.
As for the case of gorilla permits, once we establish how many permits are there on that date, we will with no wasting time inform you by email. If we agree, you will be directed to make a payment on to our Bank account to enable us to pay your gorilla permit. Eco Adventure Safaris operates a Dollar account where payment will be received. We accept Bank or wire transfers as well as Debit and Credit Card payments much as the later attracts a surcharge that will be communicated to you.
To confirm you are visiting Africa for Gorilla trekking in Buhoma and sleeping at Ride 4 a Woman with Eco Adventure Safaris, we will request you to pay for gorilla permits in full and so that we secure them. Then the balance must be paid 3 weeks to the start of the safari. We hope that such an arrangement is good enough to allow you organize the balance well knowing that your gorilla permit which is a basis of your summer holiday gorilla safari is already paid for and secured.
Eco Adventure Safaris is one of the few registered and trusted Uganda tour operators who have access to the Uganda Wildlife Authority gorilla permit database. While in our office, we can check the availability of gorilla permits in all regions of Mgahinga and Bwindi impenetrable National Park as well for Rwanda and Congo anytime during day and night. Very few tour operators have access to UWA gorilla permit portal. We are therefore in a position to view, hold and advise you on availability of gorilla permit at any time any day.
Once payment is made, we will send someone at Uganda Wildlife Authority head office in Kampala which will make the payment, get a booking ID as well as a receipt which we shall scan and send you for your records and perusal. When your gorilla permits are printed, we will go ahead and pick or collect your gorilla permit cards from UWA and keep them safely at our office until the day you start your summer holiday gorilla safari tour with Eco Adventure Safaris. Your gorilla permit card usually carries all details and should be presented at Bwindi on the day of trekking. Your guide with have it and will hand it over on your behalf. Would you like to know what is included and excluded in all our summer holiday gorilla trekking tours? Continue reading our conversation below.
What is included in our Tours for gorilla trekking in Buhoma
All Eco Adventure Safaris gorilla trekking packages for summer holidaymakers are all-inclusive of gorilla permits Ride 4 a Woman in Buhoma region as well as the transport to and from Entebbe or Kigali to Bwindi impenetrable National Park. We prefer assisting with all components of the tour or your holiday so that while travelling with us in Africa, your holiday is stress-free having trusted the experts to do it for you. Let’s look at all individual components of our summer holiday gorilla trekking safari.
Transport to and from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Eco Adventure Safaris operates a fleet of both Luxury Land cruisers for our high-end clients and Customized safari vans for those who want to spend less but travel comfortably. All our vehicles are 4×4 and are customized for the rough terrain in Africa. They come with drinking water and are driven by well trained and professional local driver guides. We will make sure that your travel with us is comfortable and foots the bill.
Flying to Kigali, Rwanda or Entebbe international Airport, Uganda
You will have an option of flying into Kigali or Entebbe to visit Uganda, Rwanda or Congo for gorilla trekking. Many people prefer flying into Kigali and trek mountain gorillas in Bwindi. The main reason for this is to avoid long drives involved from Entebbe. Check our Uganda safaris from Kigali and get back to us. Those that fly into Entebbe will enjoy a scenic drive that will see you stop at the equator crossing, a chance to have a look at the ankle long-horned cows as well as the rolling hills of Kigezi. Whichever Airport you will use, we will assist in airport transfers as well as the transport to and from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Why book staying at Ride 4 a Woman in Buhoma region with Eco Adventure Safaris?
Eco Adventure Safaris has positioned herself as one of the leading tour operators offering authentic and value for money gorilla treks to Bwindi impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga National Park, Virunga National Park and Volcanoes National Park. We endeavor to provide accurate and timely information that you can rely on to organize Gorilla trekking in Africa. Our staff are always on standby to assist you with all the arrangements, and if you need more information about our service, please visit our trip advisor page for more information and options about Ride 4 a Woman in Buhoma region.