To trek Gorillas in Uganda, an individual must be above the age of 15 and should have purchased a trekking permit. A Uganda Gorilla permit costs US$ 700 for foreign nonresidents, US$ 600 for foreign residents and UGX 250,000 for East African Citizens.
Gorilla trekking permits are sold by the Uganda Wildlife Authority and can be purchased through a Gorilla safari Company. Each day a total of 8 tourists are allocated one Gorilla Group to trek.
Uganda Gorilla trekking safaris are available all year round but the best time for Gorilla trekking in Uganda is during the Short and Long dry seasons. This is during the months of December – January and June to September.
Trekking Gorillas in Uganda can be undertaken by travelers who are moving solo, couples or in groups.
Short Uganda Gorilla Tours
Short Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tours are Itineraries that take between 3 to 4 Days for Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
These Short Tour itineraries start either from Entebbe International Airport or Kampala-Uganda’s capital. Transportation is by a 4×4 safari vehicle on a drive lasting about 8-9 hours. Each itinerary can start any time of the year and open to bookings by solo travelers, couples or groups.
3 Days Gorilla Safari Bwindi is a short memorable Uganda Gorilla Holiday to trek Mountain Gorillas. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to more than 50% of the world’s remaining Mountain Gorillas
3 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Safari Uganda is the best short Gorilla trekking safari to Uganda’s Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. This is one of the most scenic National Parks in Uganda found in south western Uganda.
4 Days Gorilla trekking Safari Bwindi & Lake Bunyonyi tour is a short memorable Uganda Gorilla safari and tour on Lake Bunyonyi. The 4 Days Uganda Gorilla safari includes a visit to Bwindi Forest.
Long Uganda Gorilla tours
A Long Gorilla tracking safari in Uganda is a perfect way to trek the gentle giants and also take other activities. Taking a Long Holiday means spending more time on safari and therefore doing a lot more.
Our Long Gorilla itineraries are recommended and include visits to other national parks in Uganda for wildlife tours, birding and other adventure activities. Here are our sample itineraries that can help you best plan.
Frequently Asked Questions about Uganda Gorilla Tracking Safaris
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