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Uganda Mountain gorilla trekking travel articles

Uganda Mountain gorilla trekking travel articles

The East African country is currently a home to half the world's Mountain Gorilla population living in the dense forest covers of south western Uganda. Encountering these gentle giants up close in their natural habitat is one of the greatest wildlife encounters in Africa. Visiting the gorillas directly supports conservation efforts and population growth.

Our expert guides have been leading expeditions into Bwindi impenetrable national park, Mgahinga gorilla national park and even across the borders to Rwanda, DR Congo and Congo Brazzaville in search of Mountain gorillas, western and Eastern Lowland gorillas in some of Africa’s finest rainforests in Africa.

Uganda has a very developed but less explored tourism infrastructure making it one of the best places to trek the endangered mountain gorillas in Africa, the lodges bordering the forest are perfect base for gorilla trekking in Uganda.

What our experts say!

Gorilla trekking holidays can be very expensive depending on how you plan it, it’s very important to note that Uganda gorilla permits cost $700 per person per trek and this excludes the other safari essentials like international flights, domestic flights or road transfers to Bwindi or Mgahinga gorilla national park, accommodation, drinks, tips for guides and hotels,4x4 safari vehicles, guides and Fuel however with vast experience on African continent our Africa Travel experts will tailor a gorilla trekking holiday based on your budget and interest as far as you provide all the necessary safari expectations to us and we shall advice on the best way to do it.

Please note we do not sell Mountain gorilla permits independently as Endless Plains Africa Limited but we purchase them on behalf of our clients from the government of Uganda through Uganda wildlife Authority meaning we cannot guarantee you gorilla permits upon request but we can make an instant Enquiry on behalf of our clients.

Secondly gorilla permit purchase will depend on where they are available as the park is divided in to 4 gorilla trekking regions of Buhoma in the North, Ruhija in the East, Rushaga in the Lower south and Nkuringo in the upper south and finally Ntebeko in Mgahinga gorilla National parks.