Uganda Gorilla Safaris Tour
Uganda is well known as the pearl of Africa with its vibrant nature, and culture. It offers the best Uganda gorilla trekking safaris tour experience in the whole world.
Mountain gorillas are known to be the largest living primates on earth, and the most endangered ape. Without any doubt, mountain gorillas are the most fascinating creature to adventure on a gorilla trekking safaris tour in Uganda.
Ultimate Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safaris to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
In just 4 Days of Gorilla Trekking Safari Tour Bwindi Forest, you will enjoy the most exciting experience: meet a giant monkey; gorilla. This is the most popular tourist activity in Uganda and should not be missed! Reservation is required.
Frequently Asked Questions About Uganda Gorilla Safaris
Where to Go for Uganda Gorilla Safaris?
To be specific, these great mountain giants are found in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Forest National Park. Others are in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, and Congo – Virunga National Park. For travelers interested in taking on gorilla trekking safaris tour experience in Uganda, there are over 16 gorilla groups to trek in four sectors in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, and one gorilla family in Mgahinga gorilla national park.
Travelers can choose from gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda, Rwanda, and or Congo, depending on their interests and budget, given that all three countries cost their gorilla trekking permits differently. However, there is also an option of double gorilla trekking safaris tour named a combined east Africa gorilla safaris tour. Some travelers do gorilla trekking tours in Uganda and Rwanda or Uganda and Congo, or Rwanda and Congo depending.
Ultimate Gorilla Trekking Safaris Destinations in Uganda
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
The Bwindi impenetrable national park is the most population destination for gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda. The national park is located in Southwestern Uganda and is covered in dense lush green forest cover. Covering an area of 321 square kilometers, the park is home to over 600 gorillas in 19 habituated gorilla families.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Mgahinga Gorilla national park is the smallest national park in Uganda covering an area of 33.9 square kilometers. With an average altitude of between 2,200m-4,127 meters above sea level, the park sits up in the mountains to protect the mountain gorillas and the golden monkeys. Mgahinga gorilla national park…
Ultimate Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safaris Tour Holidays – Deks Uganda Safaris
Maybe you’ve heard of the world’s endangered mountain gorillas, but never seen one? You get a great opportunity to experience what it’s like to be up close and personal with these magnificent apes on our specially designed Mountain Gorilla Uganda Safaris Tour Vacation. We assure you that almost no experience can surpass this moment! There is no doubt that mountain gorilla trekking is a mainstay of wildlife safaris tour holidays in Uganda and around the world. This is mainly because these endangered mountain gorillas are only found in the green jungles of the Bwindi and Virunga mountains.
Therefore, the Uganda Gorilla safari tour can only be done in Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Additionally, about 400 people uniquely live in Uganda. Almost half of the world’s mountain gorilla population makes it the best destination for mountain gorilla safaris in Uganda. With Deks Safaris & Tours Africa, you have a 99.9% chance of seeing a mountain gorilla on your Uganda Safaris Tour. Can’t beat it anywhere else!
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Where to Go for Gorilla Safaris in Uganda?
There are two places to experience mountain gorilla trekking during your Uganda Safaris Tour and holiday; Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park provides a haven for 14 families of domesticated mountain gorillas, totaling 600 individuals, compared to the smaller number of gorillas in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, which has only one common gorilla.
The gorilla family and about 300 individuals move between Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. From the moment you leave the hotel around 07.00, this adventure is very exciting. After a short briefing to prepare you for the experience, you can begin your trek deep into the jungle with a safari and guide. Soon you will be standing in front of the mountain gorillas and can observe them from a safe distance of about 8 to 10 meters.
How Much is a Uganda Gorilla Trekking Permit?
Foreigners and non-residents usually pay $700 for a gorilla trekking permit, while East Africans pay UGX 250,000, who can then trek with these gorillas in groups of eight on a trip to Uganda. Be sure to always follow the rules, such as a minimum age of 15, no littering, no physical contact with the gorillas, and no sudden movements and noises.
What are Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda?
Mountain Gorilla Trekking safaris in Uganda Tour is mainly about trekking or trekking through the green jungle in search of endangered mountain gorillas. These scary monkeys are so rare that the world can only see them in three countries: Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. That alone is enough to make this moment special. Imagine being able to see the mountain gorillas that everyone else only thinks, reads, and hears about on a Deks Safaris & Tours Africa! Then there is the matter of size. Mountain gorillas are the largest and strongest primates in the world. They can grow up to 4-6 feet and weigh between 136 and 230 kg.
Now imagine that you are standing in front of a primate the likes of which many people have never seen before. Mountain gorillas are very gentle and will mostly mind their own business if you stand 8-10m away to observe them. So, although it looks scary, it is safe! In addition, take an easy trek through the tropical jungles of Uganda in search of these great apes. So, have you ever wondered what mountain gorilla trekking safari in Uganda is like?
With Deks Safaris & Tours Africa, it’s an experience of a lifetime. These gorillas live at relatively high altitudes and trekking to find them is made for your experience. It’s all worth it once you see them. You will be so thrilled with so much excitement that you will want to return to these Uganda gorilla safaris forever!
What is Gorilla Habituation Experience?
Unlike mountain gorilla trekking on a Uganda Safaris Tour holiday, gorilla habituation takes an entire day. Habituation is the preparation of a mountain gorilla to the presence of humans so that they can be considered ready for the trek. This is your surefire way to experience the thrill of these popular gentle giants and spend more time with them on your Uganda gorilla safaris tour.
If you plan to indulge in this exclusive adventure, you’ll want to wake up early and make your way to the park headquarters. There you will meet our guides, and a group of scientists who will be your gorilla safari tour companions throughout the day of your trekking holiday in Uganda. They go on to give you a brief briefing on what to expect and what not to do.
How Do Gorilla Safaris in Uganda Start?
The Uganda gorilla safari tour begins by going further into the tropical jungle to find a specific family of mountain gorillas to acclimate to. You have to keep in mind that these monkeys are not fully adapted and may be uncomfortable with your presence. But that is the main reason you are here to “tame” them enough to tolerate the presence of humans. You just need to keep calm and follow all instructions.
Uganda Safaris Tour‘ mountain gorilla habituation usually takes two years before a particular gorilla family is deemed “fit” for trekking. Spend a full day with these incredible monkeys to see how they behave unlike any other monkey in this natural environment in Africa. Scientists are constantly reminding you of some gorilla body language and lifestyle that you may never have heard of.
It is relatively more expensive than the mountain gorilla trek as the Uganda Safaris Tour mountain gorilla safari lasts all day and gives you an exclusive gorilla experience at the best location. The Uganda Tourist Mountain Gorilla Habituation Permit is $1,500 per person. The fee includes a park entrance, a guide, a player, and a full day in the tropical desert.