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Nshongi gorilla family used to be the largest gorilla group in Bwindi and boosted over 36 Gorilla members in the Family, trek Nshongi gorilla family exclusively alone. Over the years the group has broken up twice to form the now Bweza and Mishaya Gorilla Family. At the moment the group has 25 members with Nshongi as the dominant silverback heading the group and other 3 sub silverbacks, 4 blackbacks, 7 Adult females and 6 juveniles and 4 infants like other gorilla groups these numbers increase with new born baby gorillas. The fact that this group has many members makes it a beauty to watch as it’s a jolly and playful group with the infants mostly.
Are you are planning to trek Nshongi gorilla family exclusively alone and you are wondering if it is possible to block permits and trek Nshongi gorilla family exclusively alone, yes this is very possible with Eco Adventure Safaris. Trekking Nshongi 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 Nshongi 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 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. If you are planning to travel alone you will need to block and pay for all the gorilla permits trekking that specific day for Nshongi gorilla family. Each gorilla permit costs USD700 and Nshongi gorilla group has 8 permits available everyday this means you will pay for the entire gorilla permits that is 8 permits ($4000 for foreign non-residents) to block them and this will give you an opportunity to trek this gorilla family exclusively alone.
Important things to consider when planning to block permits and trek Nshongi gorilla family exclusively alone
Booking and securing all the gorilla permits for Nshongi gorilla family in advance
Nshongi gorilla family has 8 gorilla permits available for sell every day. For you to trek Nshongi 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 Nshongi gorilla family in advance to enable you trek gorillas exclusively alone.
Fully booking a given lodge in rushaga to stay in it exclusively alone
This is very important to consider when planning trek Nshongi gorilla family exclusively alone, for you to have a great experience and comfort during your safari it is great to stay in rushaga. Rushaga has few lodge options from which you can choose from and options. Luxury options include Four Gorillas Lodge, Gorilla Safari Lodge and Gorilla Valley Lodge. You can as well opt to stay in the close sector Nkuringo and here options include Gorilla Heights Lodge, Nkuringo Bwindi Lodge and Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge among others.
Comfortable travel to Rushaga
You should consider travelling in 4×4 Land cruisers this will give you comfort on the road to rushaga. There is also an option of flying to Kisoro Airstrip which is close to rushaga; 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 Kisoro Airstrip to your lodge in rushaga. Rushaga can also be accessed from Kigali via Cyanika border which is approximately 4-5 hours drive.
What to wear during Trekking Nshongi Gorilla Family
You might be probably wondering what to wear for your trek of Nshongi gorilla family exclusively alone, below is a compiled list on what to wear;
- A long armed sweater since the park gets cold
- 2 pairs of long trousers
- Water proof hiking boots
- A hat and sun glasses depending on the weather though this is optional
- Cameras and long lasting batteries since photography are very important to keep your memories alive. Always remember to keep our flash off.
- A pair of Binoculars. This will help you to see the vast birds Bwindi impenetrable forest has among other primates
- Gardening Gloves; these will help you when you a holding onto trees are branches through the trek.
- A rain coat; Since Bwindi impenetrable forest is rainforest, the rain is unpredictable so to be on a safer side, you will be required to carry along a coat.
- A mosquito Repellent; since it is a forest, it has different dangerous insects so its advisable to carry it along or wear it
- A sun screen; Well this is optional but depending on the season, it might get too hot and you end up getting sun burns on your skin so to avoid that, you will need a sun screen.
- You should not wear very bright colors since this will charge or scare away the gorillas.
- Black and Blue colors are also not recommended since they attract Tsetse flies So I would recommend neutral colors.
How to get rushaga to trek Nshongi gorilla family exclusively alone
By Air: You can get to rushaga by air which is faster and less tiresome. Aero link is a domestic airline offering both schedule and charter flights to Kisoro Airstrip from where you connect to rushaga. There is no direct flight to rushaga but you can be dropped off to Kisoro Airstrip where you will be picked up by our professional guide and dropped at your lodge. The drive time from Kisoro to a nearby lodge in rushaga is approximately 1 hour.
By Road: Rushaga 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 rushaga. The Park can also be accessed from Kigali, Rwanda which is approximately 4-5 hours drive through Cyanika border and Kisoro town.
What is the best time to trek Nshongi gorilla family exclusively alone.
The best time to trek Nshongi 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.
Why book your exclusive trekking of Nshongi gorilla family with Eco Adventure Safaris.
Eco Adventure Safaris takes pride in customizing tailor made safaris. It has a very diligent and trust worthy team. Your queries are answered within 20 minutes 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.