Luxury Uganda Gorilla Fly in Safari
Luxury Uganda Gorilla Fly in Safari
Mountain Gorilla trekking experience in Uganda is by far one of the greatest wildlife encounters that you do not need to miss on your bucket list while planning a safari holiday to the “Pearl of Africa” trekking the endangered mountain gorillas remains one of the undisputed highlights of any visit to Uganda, meeting this incredible primates deep in the rainforest can only be described as an emotionally overwhelming experience in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park
Uganda’s dense forests are home to over half the world’s 1004 or so mountain gorillas (as of May 2018) – the rest live in neighbouring Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. As they do not survive in captivity, preservation of these fragile habitats is essential for their survival.
Mountain gorilla trekking in Uganda takes place in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. In these areas, tracking takes place at 5 locations Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga, and Nkuringo in BINP and Ntebeko in Mgahinga. All locations combined give a total of over 18 Gorilla groups; however, the permit number is limited because only 8 people are allowed to visit a gorilla family per day for only one hour.
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Uganda has some Luxury lodges located at the edge of the Bwindi forest where you can stay while gorilla trekking in the rainforest, Bwindi impenetrable national park is located near the border of Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo making it easy to access from Rwandan capital Kigali which is famous for the genocide memorials, the drive is only two hours from Kigali to Ugandan border in Katuna and another two hours to Bwindi forest compared to the 10 hours from Uganda main capital Kigali.
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Unlike other safari activities in Africa, gorilla trekking is pretty special due to the Conservation status of the mountain gorillas, the gorillas are considered endangered and there is only over 1000 individuals left in the 3 countries of Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo only so this will call for proper preparation before travelling to see the Mountain gorillas.
Many people would wonder how safe would it be to enter the thick rainforest to trek for such a giant looking Ape and the answer is that the gorillas will trek in Uganda are habituated Gorillas, which are made used to human beings after 3 years of close monitoring before they are made available for Visitors.
Best time to trek Mountain Gorillas in Uganda
The best time for gorilla trekking in Uganda is during the dry season which runs from May to October and from December to February when the trails are drier making the trek in the thick rainforest easier and also with less rainforest the photography is better.
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THINGS TO DO
|Gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi impenetrable NP|
|Gorilla Habituation in Bwindi Impenetrable NP|
|Forest walks in Bwindi impenetrable NP|
|Birding safaris in Bwindi Impenetrable NP|
|Batwa pygmy experience in Bwindi impenetrable NP|
|Village walks in Bwindi impenetrable national park|
|Hiking in Bwindi impenetrable National park|
WHERE TO GO
|Buhoma gorilla region|
|Ruhija gorilla region|
|Rushaga gorilla region|
|Nkuringo gorilla region|
|Ntebeko gorilla region|
WHERE TO STAY
|Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge|
|Gorilla Forest Camp|
|Chameleon Hill Lodge|
|Mount Gahinga Lodge|
|Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge|
|Gorilla Heights Lodge|
WHEN TO GO
|Best time for gorilla trekking in Uganda|
|3 Days Mgahinga gorilla fly in safari|
|4 Days Fly in Mgahinga gorillas and golden Monkey safari|
|5 Days Mgahinga & Bwindi fly in Safari|
|6 Days Gorilla & Chimpanzee Safari|
|7 Days Gorilla, Game & Chimpanzee Safari|