Gorilla Safaris Rwanda, Uganda- Gorilla Trekking
Many Travelers planning Self-drive Safaris in East Africa ask themselves if they can add the gorilla trekking & Wildlife in Kenya for the road trip holiday. Self Drive Kenya has tailored the complete travel guide to help you plan the gorilla trekking & wildlife on the Holiday.
Gorilla trekking in Uganda is a very unique tourism expedition and experience that tourists will always find attractive and unforgettable for the whole of their life during a self-drive adventure in East Africa with a combined adventure of Gorillas & Wildlife of Masai Mara National Park with Self Drive Tanzania which is possible even on one way Car Rental
This is because, like any other activity, gorilla trekking involves tracking these human-like creatures in their natural habitats with a set of strict rules and guidelines to enforce harmony between the two parties. You respect them and they shall surely respect you back because, just as human beings, they also have feelings.
Where to See gorillas in Uganda
Gorilla trekking is carried out in two major national parks of Uganda namely; in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga National Park.
Gorilla Families in Bwindi
There are a total of 18 groups of gorilla families in Uganda, of which 17 are found in Bwindi and 1 in Mgahinga.
In Bwindi National Park : There are four major trekking regions such as; Buhoma region consisting of gorilla groups like Habinyanja, Katwe, Mubare and Rushegura, Nkuringo region has groups such as Christmas, Nkuringo, and Bushaho, Rushaga region has habituated families such as Kutu, Bikingi, Mishaya, Busingye, Kahungye, Rwigi, Bweza, Nshongi, and Mucunguzi gorilla group and Ruhija sector comprises of gorilla families such as Mukiza, Oruzogo, Bitukura, and Kyaguliro.
In Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, visitors can only two gorillas habituated groups Nyakagezi & Hirwa gorilla groups.
How to Secure Gorilla Permit.
Self-drive Kenya has a tailored detailed info page about the Booking of the Gorilla permit in Uganda as its requirement for every traveler wishing to see the gorillas in Uganda.
First of all, visitors interested in tracking these gorillas need to obtain a pass that permits him or her to carry out the activity. This is called a Gorilla permit which is supposed to be booked in advance in order for organizational and planning purposes.
It’s advisable to book permits in an advance of 6 -12 months and the rates vary from type of visitor as we shall see. We have three categories of visitors namely; Foreign Non-Residents, Foreign Residents, and East African Residents each paying a different fee.
The current fares for permits as per now are; $600 for Foreign Non-Residents, $500 for Foreign Residents and 250,000/= for East African Residents.
However, with effect from July 2020, the prices of gorilla permits shall increase from $600 – $700, $500 – $600 as per described type of visitor and its only the East African Residents whose fees structure will remain the same at 250,000/=.
Having mentioned the prices of the gorilla permit, one may tend to know how to purchase them. There are usually two ways to doing this; either by getting in touch with a reliable and trusted tour operator or directly through the Uganda Wildlife Authority Offices. However, we would advise clients to trust local tour operators like Self Drive Uganda to be your preferred partner in doing everything for you because we are a registered company, reliable and trustworthy that is working with Self Drive Kenya.
Where else to See the Mountain Gorillas
Mountain Gorillas are found in only three countries in the world; that is Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda. However, half of the world’s total population of gorillas only exists in Uganda and also its prices for gorilla permits are very affordable compared to others.
This gives Uganda a comparative advantage over the rest hence making Uganda among the three countries to become the most visited, loved, trusted, and preferred destination in terms of gorilla trekking expeditions and safaris.
Available Fleets for Rental to Gorilla Safari
Get the best deals on how to book a car rental on self-drive or with driver to go gorilla trekking in Bwindi or Mgahinga National Park to get the combined experience of gorillas & wildlife in east Africa from Self Drive Kenya.