A life time experience about Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda-Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
The most rewarding trip you can ever think of in this journey of life is a Uganda gorilla safari. Uganda is one of the places in the whole world where you can find gorilla trekking activities. Gorilla trekking safaris involve a group of tourists hiking hills and beat the bushes trying to follow and find a given family of mountain gorillas.
Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Gorilla tracking safaris in Uganda are done in Bwindi impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Bwindi National park is located in southwestern Uganda in East Africa. It is situated along the Democratic Republic of Congo border next to the Virunga National Park and at the edge of the western Rift Valley.
Experience the perfect meaning of God’s creation by spending days on a Uganda gorilla tour. This is the most astonishing tour activity in Uganda. Only a maximum of 8 people per group are allowed to track a particular group of gorillas per day.
Uganda gorilla safaris are best done from June to September and from December to February but trekking gorillas in Bwindi does not have a limit, it can be done anytime of the year. A gorilla permit costs USD 600 for non-resident foreigners, USD 500 for resident foreigners, Ugsh 250,000 for East Africans. One must be above 15 years of age to get a tracking permit for a Uganda gorilla trekking safari.
A tour to Uganda through the tropical rain forest is one thing that helps you reach and experience Bwindi impenetrable Forest. Bwindi has fifteen familiarized gorilla groups that are visited by the tourists.
Tourists trekking Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Tourists are advised to come with walking boots good for hiking, extra layers of cloth for when it gets cold, a Rain Coat, Gloves. Thick trousers and a long-sleeved top are also ideal for trekking.
Where to stay in Bwindi National Park
There are very many lodges near Bwindi Impenetrable Forest that provide comfortable accommodation to tourists who visit Bwindi for Gorilla trekking. These lodges range from low budget to high-end luxury facilities which means that the lodges tourists stay at will depend on their ability to afford them. Safari lodges in Bwindi include; Gorilla Forest Camp, Buhoma lodge, Mahogany Springs, Clouds Mountain Gorilla lodge, Silverback Lodge among others.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park can be accessed either by road from Kampala, Uganda’s capital or by air from Entebbe Airport or Kajjansi Airstrip. Scheduled flights from Entebbe to either Kihihi or Kisoro take about 2 hours to get there whereas traveling by road takes up to 9 hours to reach Bwindi.
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