Are you interested in Joining one of the Scheduled Group Tours in Uganda, Eco Adventure Safaris understand that the budget held by travelers in groups is not big enough to afford expensive private gorilla trekking tours? If you lay in this category, take heart, Eco Adventure Safaris is ready to listen to all Universities, Schools and organizations arranging small group tours to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. We will make sure that we work with your budget, cater for your group and study interests, do research on what is cheap and affordable yet value for money. Let us use our summer holiday break to visit Africa and discover the experience that lasts for a lifetime.
Best time for joining the Scheduled Group Tours in Uganda
It so happens that summer holidays in Europe and elsewhere in the northern hemisphere coincide with drier seasons in Uganda and Rwanda. It should also be noted that drier seasons in Uganda are at the same time high seasons where things like gorilla permits and rooms in selected lodges tend to sell out quickly. The best time to book your summer holiday gorilla trek is now. Always endeavor to start scheduling your summer holiday treks 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 your dates and month in June up to September when you want to trek or visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga National Park for gorilla trekking, and we will check the availability of all services including Bwindi and Mgahinga gorilla permits.
As for the case of gorilla permits, once we establish how many permits are there on the specified 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 have booked joining one of the Scheduled Group Tours in Uganda 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 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 the 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 Scheduled Group Tours in Uganda
All Eco Adventure Safaris gorilla trekking packages for summer holidaymakers are all-inclusive of gorilla permits, accommodation 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.
Gorilla permit and what is included or excluded
As earlier noted, now summer holiday gorilla trek trip to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mghinga National Park will be possible without a gorilla permit. Are you planning to visit Africa during summer to see mountain gorillas in the jungles of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park? If so, kindly contact us now to book your gorilla permit in advance to avoid losing out due to competition.
A gorilla permit is a card issued by Uganda Wildlife Authority that allows you to go to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga National Park home to endangered mountain gorillas to have a chance of viewing them for one hour. Gorilla permits are only valid for the date booked and once expired cannot be used. Make sure that you are available on the day of trekking. This gorilla permit includes spending one hour with a given habituated mountain gorilla family. During this one hour, you will be allowed to take still photos as wells simple videos. Please read our dos and don’ts while with mountain gorillas. You will also listen to an informative talk from your guide or the day. Included as well is services of a ranger guide and tourism police to ensure that security in the forest is guaranteed. The ranger from Uganda Wildlife Authority will be carrying a gun probably an AK47 to scare away any stray animal that may misbehave along the way. Park entry fees for Bwindi impenetrable National Park and or Mgahinga national park is also included in the pre-purchased gorilla permits and is valid for 24 hours.
Gorilla habituation permit and what is included or excluded.
Those interested in spending more hours with mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable National Park, we have you covered for this. Instead of booking the standard gorilla trekking permit that allows you to spend one hour, we advise you to consider booking gorilla habituation experience permit which will enable you to spend up to four hours with mountain gorillas still under habituation in Bwindi impenetrable National Park. At the moment, Uganda Wildlife Authority is having two gorilla families located in the southern parts of Bwindi impenetrable National Park reserved for gorilla habituation experience. Unconfirmed reports also indicate that another family is being habituated in the northern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to cater for the people staying in Buhoma and Ruhija regions of Bwindi forest.
In all the above situations, you will be awarded a certificate to confirm that at one time you visited Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for gorilla trekking and also to support the rare mountain gorillas since part of your gorilla permit fee goes to the conservation of mountain gorillas as well as paying the staff of Uganda and Wildlife Authority. By trekking gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable National Park, you will also benefit the locals since part of the gorilla permit fee is channeled to projects that develop the community such as establishing schools, hospitals as well as creating jobs.
While a gorilla permit includes the benefits as mentioned above, it does not cater for accommodation as well as the transport to and from Bwindi. Eco Adventure Safaris will take care of all your accommodation and transport requirements to make sure that your summer holiday gorilla trekking tour is done without hassle.
Choices of Lodges for Joining Scheduled Group Tours in Uganda
Eco Adventure Safaris works with selected Lodges in and around Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, and we are in a position to suggest the best option when it comes to where you will spend your nights in Bwindi impenetrable National Park. Depending on your budget, we will recommend a budget, Deluxe or Luxury Lodges. Bwindi has four sections of Buhoma, Rushaga, Ruhija and Nkuringo, and in each of the mentioned region, we do have at least two options for each of the categories mentioned. Our lodges are assessed annually, and we keep monitoring their performances and service by visiting them physically as well as checking their reviews on trip advisor. Tell us your budget, and we will advise you accordingly. Our advice is just a call or email away.
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
When you book on our Summer Holiday gorilla trekking safaris, you will have an option of flying into Kigali or Entebbe. 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 joining Scheduled Group Tours in Uganda 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 and Volcanoes National Park. We endeavor to provide accurate and timely information that you can rely on to organize Summer Holiday gorilla trekking safaris 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 Uganda Gorilla Group Tours.