Uganda Gorilla Tracking

Uganda Gorilla Tracking is a highlight of all visits done in Uganda and Rwanda. Uganda Gorilla Tracking is conducted in Bwindi National Park or in Mgahinga National Park. But because of the inconsistency of gorillas in Mgahinga, majority of the sold permits are for Bwindi NP. In Uganda, every gorilla permit goes for US $ 600. In the past years, April, May and November used to cost US $ 450.Please note that these offers no longer exist. Mountain gorillas are the major reason as to why very many people visit these 2 destinations Find information about gorilla trekking holidays to see gorillas in the wild.

Uganda Gorilla Tracking is all about incredible gorilla safaris and wildlife adventures. We plan, organize and implement bespoke Uganda Gorilla Tracking tour packages to Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo all designed to meet our clients travel expectations. We are a one-stop shop for exceptional Uganda Gorilla Tracking and wildlife safaris in East Africa for memorable affordable holiday packages which leave our price sensitive travelers happy to travel with us again and again.

Our customized gorilla trekking tours lead you deep into Bwindi impenetrable forest and Mgahinga gorilla national parks in Uganda; the Virunga wilderness in DR Congo and Volcanoes national park in Rwanda for the most incredible and affordable gorilla trekking safaris in the East and central Africa. Our professional driver guides guarantee travelers safe and comfortable transfers to all tourist spots all over Africa.

Uganda offers the intrepid traveler a chance to enjoy a more adventurous level of safari. Boasting over 1000 species of birds, and wildlife not found anywhere else, it is the original Eden. Rub shoulders with mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Only eight visitors are allowed to view each gorilla family every day and our expert guides will explain the etiquette involved in meeting a giant silver back.

Gorilla Trekking in Uganda is surreal and unlike any other experience in Africa. The atmosphere of the trek through the jungle mist is unreal. With each step your anticipation builds and the reward of seeing the last remaining mountain gorillas in the world is spectacular. The setting, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, is arguably one of the most mystical in all of Africa. Gorilla trekking is a hike into Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a jungle that is home to mountain gorillas. The trek involves getting a little dirty and bushwhacking through thick jungle with an experienced local guide to find a troop of habituated gorillas.

What about Gorilla Trekking in Uganda habituation experience?

Gorilla Habituation Experience allows you 4 hours or 240 minutes along with researchers and park rangers in the presence of the primates. Visitors are limited to 4 persons which enhances the experience. A visitor is not a mere observer but an active participant in the habituation process. It is only in Rushaga that a gorilla family has been put aside for research purposes and thus opens to Gorilla Habituation Experience. A gorilla ticket, in this case, costs $1500.

Can I trek Uganda gorillas from Kigali?

YES, you can trek mountain gorillas in Uganda from Kigali Rwanda. Nowadays, Rwanda Uganda gorilla safaris are weldone helping travelers in Rwanda to cross and trek gorillas in Uganda. Here you can fly into Kigali international airport and drive for four hours to Bwindi forest national park/Mgahinga gorilla national parks through Cyanika border in kisoro district. Travelers doing a 1 day Uganda gorilla trek from Kigali transfer from Kigali at 3:30 am to reach Bwindi at 7:00 am and catch up with the pre trekking briefing. After trekking, travelers drive back to Kigali for their return flights.

What if I fail to see gorillas?

In rare cases where travelers fail to see mountain gorillas, respective park management give a second chance to trek visit gorillas the next day to trek again without paying. However, if a traveler fails to see gorillas due to his/her physical unfitness or sickness, he or she is not refunded anything since its not the fault of the respective park management.

What are the chances of seeing mountain gorillas?

The chances of seeing mountain gorillas are 99.9% if not 100%. At Gorilla Trek Africa, we have never experienced a scenario where travelers fail to see mountain gorillas. We guarantee our travelers a chance to meet and interact with mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.

Gorilla permit cancellation policy

Gorilla Permit Cancellation is inevitable owing to some unavoidable circumstances. Note:

Cancellation done 8 days or less, to the tracking date does not qualify for any refund whatsoever;

3 months to tracking date are refunded 75% of the total cost of the safari package

Cancellation done 91 days to the gorilla trekking date is refunded 75% of the total permit cost;

45 – 90 days expect 50% refund;
while 8 – 45 days expect a 25% refund;
In case of a reschedule of the gorilla trekking date,  an extra $150 will be charged by Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA).
NOTE: If the initial deposit is only equivalent to the value of the gorilla permit, expect no refund


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