Ultimate Guide to Gorilla Trekking Uganda from Nairobi -Kenya
Is gorilla trekking possible from Nairobi Kenya? Kenya is a famous destination for wildlife safaris in East Africa. The country hosts large numbers of wild animals in the region with all the famous African Big Five.
Many travellers prefer visiting Kenya for wildlife sighting safaris that is always spiced with the Great Wildebeest Migration.
However, Uganda offers a little more fantastic wilderness experience since it offers one more thing that Kenya doesn’t have, mountain gorilla trekking.
Where to find Mountain Gorillas in Uganda
In Uganda, Mountain Gorillas live in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. trekking mountain gorillas in Uganda require you to have booked a gorilla trekking permit that costs around $ 700 per person per trek for foreigners and 250, 000 UGX for persons within the East African countries.
Is gorilla trekking worth the cost? – In our opinion, Gorilla trekking is worth the cost, energy and time. Past travelers have reviewed the experience as unforgettable, magical and life-changing worth the penny. Despite the high costs, discomfort and time, gorilla watching tours in Uganda remain the best wildlife experience worth doing while on your safari to East Africa.
How do I get to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park?
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is accessible on land and can be reached from Queen Elizabeth National Park to the north (2-3 hours), from Kabale to the south (1-2 hours), or from Kampala via Mbarara (6-8 hours). The roads meet at Butogota, 17km from the Buhoma entrance gate.
Booking a Gorilla safari to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
The impenetrable forest in Bwindi is a typical rainforest with mountainous vegetation with very tall different tree species. If your to get the best of your gorilla safari in Bwindi, it is necessary for you to collect all information about what exactly happens there, where to stay while on your safari, How to get there and what is require on the safari.
The good news is that Kabira Safaris is here with all the necessary information for you to make your Safari more fantastic. We provide updated to rely on when planning to book your Gorilla Safari to Bwindi impenetrable National Park.
The impenetrable forest National Park of Bwindi is located in the south – western park of Uganda, stretching in districts such as Kanungu, Kabale and Kisoro. Bwindi impenetrable Forest National Park is one of the four National Parks with the endangered mountain gorillas, with it hosting almost half of the remaining mountain gorilla population in the world.
There are 19 Gorilla families tin Bwindi that are ready for tracking with 152 visitors allowed per day, and the tracking trailheads to Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga and Nkuringo. The National Park avails 152 Gorilla permits each day, for better experience Kabira Uganda safaris advises you to book your gorilla permit earlier enough to avoid inconveniences
Booking a Gorilla safari to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is a National Park located in the southwestern Uganda, in Kisoro District. The game was established in 1991 stretching on a total land area of about 33.9 square kilometer making it one of the smallest National Parks in the country.
Mgahinga most striking features are its three conical, extinct Volcanoes part of the spectacular Virunga Range that lies along the border region of Uganda, Congo and Rwanda. Mgahinga National Park is part of the large Virunga ecosystem that extent in three countries of Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo where it encompasses the Virunga National Park, Volcanoes National Park and the Mgahinga National Park. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park sits high in the clouds, at an altitude of between 2,227m and 4,127m.
The verdant and tropical slopes, the inclines of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park do not only hide gorillas as its name suggests. Kabira safaris are the experts that can have your gorilla trekking safari well planned with guaranteed gorilla permits.