Uganda gorilla trekking company
Uganda gorilla trekking company: Gorilla trekking is an adventurous and incredible activity in Uganda where visitors move into the dense tropical rainforest in search of the endangered mountain gorillas and once found spend one hour with them in their natural habitat. Uganda is one of the best gorilla trekking destinations in African in that it harbors half of the world’s mountain gorillas which are found in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park in southwestern Uganda. Uganda has a wide range of companies which offer gorilla trekking safaris in different destinations therefore when choosing a gorilla trekking company there are various factors that you should consider such as
Availability of a gorilla trekking permit
When booking a gorilla trekking safari, you need to first purchase a gorilla trekking permit which allows you to visit a habituated gorilla family. a gorilla trekking permit in Uganda costs $600 for foreign non-residents and will later be hiked to $700 effective July 2020, $500 for foreign residents and UGX 250,000 for East African citizens therefore visitors interested in gorilla trekking safari in Uganda should first purchase a gorilla trekking permit which is booked by a tour operator. When choosing a gorilla trekking company consider a company which acquires a gorilla trekking permit for you in the shortest period of time.
When choosing a gorilla trekking company you should check company reviews about the previous gorilla trekking safaris so that you compare and choose the best company to use for example when the previous reviews about gorilla trekking are positive then you can book with the company but when the previous reviews are negative it’s advisable to choose another company so as to get the best experience on your gorilla trekking safari.
Gorilla trekking packages
There are many tour companies in Uganda which offer gorilla trekking safaris to Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park therefore when choosing a gorilla trekking company look out for the company with several offers or gorilla trekking packages such as luxury gorilla trekking tour, budget gorilla trekking safari, combined gorilla trekking tour with wildlife viewing among others so as to compare and chose a gorilla trekking package at an affordable price.
When choosing a gorilla trekking company, you should first find out if the company is registered with tourism associations such as Association of Uganda Tour Operators (AUTO), Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) which is responsible for issuing licenses for tour operators, Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) which is responsible for issuing gorilla trekking permits among others. You can find out if the company is registered through their website and also visiting the association websites to confirm if the company is listed among the companies that are registered, this helps you to know if the company is legit and can be trusted.
Communication is a very important aspect when planning a gorilla trekking safari in Uganda because when you are choosing a gorilla trekking safari you consider response time for your inquiry and if the response time is long and takes like a day without getting any response then you can contact another company because a company that takes long to reply your inquiry is lot efficient enough to plan your gorilla trekking safari. A gorilla trekking company should take at least a maximum of 2 hours to reply to your inquiry, pay attention to your questions and reply them effectively and should create comfort, trust and confidence during communication.
Company profile and reputation
when choosing a gorilla trekking company you should visit the company website so as to know the company address, physical contact, blog, visit their Facebook page to so as to know what the company offers and articles about gorilla trekking and if they post up to date information about gorilla trekking because a reputable and legit gorilla trekking company should have information on their website.
Gorilla trekking prices
Uganda has a wide range of companies which offer gorilla trekking safaris in Bwindi impenetrable national park or Mgahinga gorilla national park. when choosing a gorilla trekking company you should consider the prices for the whole gorilla trekking safari which include transportation, type of accommodation, meals, vehicle used for the safari, number of days among others. You can therefore contact several gorilla trekking companies and compare the prices so as to choose the company which offers an affordable gorilla trekking safari that match your budget.
Mode of payment
When paying for your gorilla trekking safari you should transfer the money to a company account not a personal account and this can be done through bank transfers, Pesa Pal, Pay Pal or paying at the company’s offices. Therefore it’s up to you to choose the mode of payment that is convenient and be careful not to send money through money gram, western union, a private account or sharing your credit card details with a tour operator.
Gorilla trekking in Uganda
There are about 1063 mountain gorillas in the world and about 469 mountain gorillas are found in Uganda which makes it the best gorilla trekking destination. gorilla trekking in Uganda is carried out in two destinations that is Bwindi impenetrable national park which is located in southwestern Uganda in Kanungu district and one of the most visited due to the fact that it harbors the highest number of mountain gorillas in Africa. Bwindi impenetrable national park is a home of 19 habituated gorilla families which are found in four sectors namely Buhoma, Nkuringo, Rushaga and Ruhija sectors.
Gorilla trekking in Uganda is also carried out in Mgahinga gorilla national park which is located in southwestern Uganda in Kisoro district and a habitat of 2 habituated gorilla families namely Nyakagezi and Hirwa family. Gorilla trekking in both destinations starts early in the morning with a briefing about the park headquarters where after you will be grouped into 8 people to trek each habituated gorilla family. Once the gorillas have been found you will spend one hour with them in their natural habitat learning about their lifestyle, behaviors, habits, taking photos and recording the moments which gives you exciting and life time experiences on your safari in Uganda.
Visitors interested in gorilla trekking can therefore book packages like 3 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari, 2 days Uganda gorilla trekking from Kigali, 4 days Uganda gorilla safari to Bwindi forest, 6 days Uganda gorilla safari among others with Achieve global safaris.
There are gorilla trekking companies in Uganda like Achieve Global Safaris, Explore Rwanda Tours, Focus East Africa tours Ltd among others which offer gorilla trekking safaris in Bwindi impenetrable national park, Mgahinga gorilla national park and other gorilla destinations in Africa including Volcanoes national park in Rwanda, Virunga national park and Kahuzi Biega national park in Democratic Republic of Congo at an affordable price therefore you can book a gorilla trekking safari with us or visit our website for detailed information about our gorilla trekking packages.
Common Uganda gorilla trekking packages