Uganda Gorilla Tours from South Africa
Uganda Gorilla Tours from South Africa : Uganda being the leading and key destination for gorilla trekking in East Africa, it is very possible for a traveler to organize gorillas and Uganda Safaris from South Africa. All you need is to get a reliable Uganda tour operator who is acknowledgeable about the in and outside safaris able to add a Uganda gorilla tour package to any African safaris. In Uganda there are many good local outfits in the Country and many of them offer Uganda gorilla trekking tours and Uganda safaris through Achieve Global Safaris will offer knowledgeable English speaking guides and good safari vehicles.
The international operators usually work through these local outfits who sometimes offer more insurance and they might be in position to deal with issues if something happens wrongly. They can also book your international flights as parts of a Uganda Gorilla Tours.
Why book gorilla trekking tours from South Africa
There are many interesting reason why you should consider booking Uganda gorilla tours from South Africa ,recently gorilla trekking only applies in Uganda ,Rwanda and Congo remaining the most affordable and safest safari destination for Gorilla Trekking Experience .It is right that Congo offers the cheapest destination when it comes to gorilla prices but the country is insecurity stable ,the best option for gorilla trekking tours –Uganda and Rwanda .Uganda being the most affordable destination for gorilla trekking and with high demand for gorilla trekking and more gorilla families /groups have been habituated to meet the demands of the visitors.
How can one access Uganda Gorilla tours from South Africa
Travelers can now fly from South Africa to Uganda for gorilla trekking all year around. Several airlines are considered in operation from South Africa to Uganda Entebbe International airport ,they operate every day such airlines are South Africa airways ,Uganda airlines ,Rwanda air ,Ethiopian airlines ,take about ‘’4hours’’ when you in Uganda or Kigali International airport Rwanda ,then after your driver guide will be waiting for you upon your arrival considering the company you booked with ,when you arrive early you will be driven direct to Bwindi Impenetrable national park or Mgahinga gorilla national park or be dropped to one of hotel in Entebbe or Kampala Capital .
Upon your arrival to Uganda, you can book our domestic flight to fly you to Bwindi Impenetrable national park, flying in safaris are designed for tourists who would like to void long drives to Uganda Gorilla destinations in southwestern region, takes 9 to 10 hours’ drive. Travelers with limited time as flight arrive back from gorillas earlier you can connect to your onward international flight. You can decide to drive direct from Entebbe to Bwindi impenetrable national park or Mgahinga National park. Gorilla trekking safari, requires at least 3 days, two nights and one day for gorilla trekking. You can choose any of gorilla safari package from our web site, could be 3 days Uganda Gorilla Safari or combine tour 5 Days Queen Wildlife and Bwindi Gorilla safari to any days of your choice.
You can choose to book with us because we take clients our first priority and if you confirm your gorilla trekking from South Africa with us, we shall prove right for you that all the ground work is done in trustful way for you with no worry, we honor and secure for you the Gorilla permits, Book accommodation, Transportation and Guiding services. Achieve Global Safaris remains the best tour operator in safari booking –Uganda and Rwanda.
A gorilla safari/ What to expect
On your final day of trekking, expect to jump out of your comfortable bed early enough. Drive to the briefing center by 7:30am be briefed about Gorilla rules. After briefing, trackers will be allocated to trekking trails lead by park guide, in group of 8 persons. You will start your search for gorillas in the dense Bwindi Impenetrable forest where you will be able to see butterfly, monkey’s species, mammals and bird species. Hiking through the forest is bit challenging and acquires someone with good level of fitness to enjoy the activity but porters around to pull you in ascending and descending at a small charge. Once you locate the great mountain gorillas ,1 hour will be given in company of these gentle giants. Take photography and gainful sights. It is worth life changing experience.
What is the cost of Uganda Gorilla Trekking?
Uganda gorilla permits is currently USD700, although this might seem expensive, it is more bargain compared to the USD1,500 Rwanda permits. Which is other currently recognized country where great mountain gorillas can be tracked. We strongly advise you to book your gorilla permit with a safari agent well acknowledgeable about the gorilla tour packages. But always book a gorilla family which is not far away from your choice of accommodation.
Gorilla trekking in Uganda is offered in two national parks that is, Bwindi Impenetrable national park and Mgahinga National park. They both offers a similar life changing experience, where you can be given one hour to spend with gorilla groups. The tracking group is limited to eight people.
In Bwindi Impenetrable national park also offers a new activity famously known as the gorilla habituation experience. Two semi-habituation groups can be tracked by a limited group of four individuals daily and four hours allowed to stay with gorillas. Viewing is rewarding and you’re advised to carry digital camera for photography. The price for this special experience is USD1,500 the same price to Rwanda’s one-hour gorilla trekking.
What type of accommodation can I expect on a safari?
Amazingly, Uganda is welcoming and developed country for tourism than some of the more established safari destination in the region such as Kenya and Tanzania. However, Uganda’s parks and reserves now offers a quality variety of accommodation options ranging from budget to very upmarket.
Both Uganda’s gorilla trekking reserves –Bwindi and Mgahinga Gorilla national park are positioned at high altitude and the climate tends to be cold and wet. Therefore, during your visit to Uganda gorilla safari expect cozy cottages with log fires –in accommodations within the areas.
The luxury tented camps are a popular option in the savannah reserve. Apart from being the best budget friendly option, it is more rewarding and adventurous to travelers.
What to pack for Gorilla Tours in Uganda-Africa?
They include; waterproof hiking boots, Insect repellents, day pack, poncho, Camera, Light weight rain jackets, hiking boots, bottles mineral water, binoculars, hand gloves keep you against sharp branches, long trousers, energy giving snacks.
Gorilla Tracking Rules /Covid-19 SOPs
For this reason, Gorillas shares 98% of human genes, which is very possible for gorillas to be infected by corona virus, flu, cough, malaria and other airborne diseases so gorillas need enough protection.
Gorilla trekking is limited to 15 years of age and above
Keep a distance of 7 to 9 meters away from the gorillas.
Trackers are allowed only one hour to see the gorillas
Wearing of the masks is important
When is the best time to visit Uganda?
Uganda is all year visited and Mountain Gorilla trekking is the most and best done itineraries and Gorilla permits are available throughout the year.
Uganda is a tropical country that receives a lot of rainfall, the wettest months happens in March to May during this period travelling to safari destination becomes a problem. Although there can be a lot of rain, still you can visit the Gorillas during wet season months, lodges lower the rate room and can be out of crowds.
The Dry season months of June to August and December to February offers the easiest travel conditions and are the very months recommended for Uganda gorilla tours. In general, with wildlife viewing when savannah plains are clear making spotting easier during the dry season, huge number of animals seen gathering around rivers and waterholes
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