Uganda Gorilla Safaris

Nicknamed the “Pearl of Africa,” Uganda sparkles with dazzling greenery, deep lakes, soaring mountains and perhaps the greatest natural treasure of all – half of the world’s last remaining mountain gorilla population. On Saso Uganda Safaris, Uganda Gorilla Safaris take into the heart of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and see these incredible, endangered creatures from closer than you ever thought possible.

Gorilla safaris and treks are based in Rwanda and Uganda, whose spectacular lush jungles provide the perfect habitat for the endangered Mountain Gorilla population. While there has been an increase in the Gorilla population in recent years, they are still one of world’s the most endangered species, in desperate need of conservation. Our Uganda Safaris are private and personalised to meet, satisfy and exceed every traveller’s expectations.

Best Time For Uganda Gorilla Safari

Uganda Gorilla Safaris is done throughout the year and gorilla trekking permits are issued day by day but most tourists enjoy trekking during the dry months of the year which is January-February and May-September. During these months, the land is drier though some little rain drops are experienced but its more comfortable for the tourists due to the less muddy conditions and clear sky.

Permit Cost For Gorilla Trekking

The permit cost for Gorilla Trekking Uganda is $600 per person and gorilla habituating is $1500 per person. The permit can be got from Uganda Wildlife Authority through us at Adventure in the wild safaris.  Rwanda’s $1500 whereas the cost for DRC is $400 due to recorded political instability in the country.

How the Gorilla Trekking Permits Are Acquired

The most convenient way of getting a gorilla trekking permit is by going with a local operator of Bwindi impenetrable national park like Adventure in the wild safaris. However tourists are advised to Adventure in the wild safaris earlier before the travel such that we can check tell you the Gorilla Trekking permit availability and thus reserve it for you.

What Is Required For Gorilla Trekking In Uganda

Uganda generally experiences two dry and wet seasons. However Bwindi impenetrable national park is a little moist even during the dry season because of the nature of Bwindi National Park being a tropical rain forest.

Packing List For Gorilla Safari In Uganda

  • Waterproof Hiking Boots
  • Day Pack
  • Insect Repellents
  • Light Weight Rain Jacket
  • Poncho
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Bottled Water
  • Boots: Hiking Boots
  • Gloves, Old Pair Of Gardening Gloves
  • Long Pants Or Trousers
  • Energy Snacks

What To Expect On A Gorilla Safari

On the day of your trek, expect to leave your comfortable bed early enough, am move to the briefing point by 7:30am. After briefing, tourists will be allocated different tracking routes, each 8 tourists. Head to the forest accompanied by guides and rangers as you begin you search for gorillas.

In the forest, you may see monkey species, butterfly species, mammals and so much more. Sometimes the forest is challenging and a good level of fitness will be required. At the end of the day, expect to be muddy and sweaty.

Once you see the gorillas, it’s okay to take photos with your camera or iPhone but avoid flash or else the gorillas might charge. You will spend between 40 minutes and 1 hour in company of these gentle giants. It will be such a life changing experience. After the trek, head back to you accommodation or opt for a cultural village experience of the Batwa pygmies.

How Your Gorilla Safari Helps Conserve The Gorillas

The money raised from tourism is used to conserve the few remaining Gorillas In Uganda since these animals are highly endangered. This has promoted to an increase in the number of mountain gorillas of lately. I would like to add on the power to save these gorillas is in the tourist’s hands only by visiting them.

Part of the money is also given to the surrounding local communities in Bwindi to promote education and provision of food.

Our expert guides are home grown with bragging experience timelines to go beyond your Africa safari dream expectation. We hand pick every facility we take you in our well maintained 4×4 customized safari truck and make sure you have contact with the safari manager 24 hours during your trip. From the enquiry to planning your trip, our Uganda Gorilla Safari Experts will be with you to customize your gorilla safari to suit your exact need. Engage our experts to start planning your trip right away!

Learn more about Uganda Gorilla Trekking costs, Uganda Gorilla families to trek, what to pack for your gorilla trek, Best Time To Visit Uganda for Mountain Gorillas, Mountain Gorilla diet, and Booking Gorilla trekking permits. Our Gorilla tours can be Budget, Mid-range, or luxury basing on the accommodation you prefer during your Gorilla safari. Send us an inquiry and we shall send you the best offer for your desired tour package. Browse our Available: Uganda Gorilla tours or Uganda Safaris.

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You need a visa to enter Uganda. You can either get a visa on arrival at the airport, or before you travel. You can apply for single entry and transit visas on the evisas website. You can also apply for these, and other types of visa, at the Uganda High Commission in London.

The charge for the visa on arrival is US$50 in cash while the charge for processing the E-visa application yourself via the correct Uganda government website (http://evisa.go.ke/evisa.html) is US$52.53 including credit card fee.

Single Entry Visa is allowed to USA,UK and other European countries travellers who wish to stay in Uganda for a short period. … Foreigners who travel to a Uganda for tourism purpose or business purpose or medical purpose. The applicant needs to mention the purpose of his visit. Uganda tourist visa and Uganda work visa are the single-entry visas.

The official processing duration for a Ugandan visa as per the official Ugandan Consulates’ site is 14 business days. However, this duration does vary between 2 and 15 days depending on the Embassy to be contacted.