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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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Mountain Gorillas

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
Buhoma Lodge
Mahogany Springs
Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge
Gorilla Heights Lodge

WHEN TO GO

Best time for gorilla trekking in Uganda

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KNOW BEFORE YOU TRAVEL

How to book Uganda Gorilla Permits
How to book Domestic Flights to see Mountain Gorillas
Best time for Gorilla Trekking in Uganda
Top Places to stay during Gorilla Trekking in Uganda
What to Pack for your Gorilla Trekking Safari in Uganda
Gorilla trekking age limit in Uganda
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