Can I trek the gorillas in Bwindi when I am coming from Zambia?
Can I trek the gorillas in Bwindi when I am coming from Zambia? Enjoy an amazing gorilla trekking Bwindi tour from Zambia meeting the unique Mountain gorillas of Uganda in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park while walk for long hours in the jungle. This will allows you to enjoy one of the best wildlife experiences, as you taking photos in meters with these amazing primates and meeting them face on the face is an unforgettable wonderful experience. The experience of observing a group of mountain gorillas while nesting, playing, or relaxing will give you memory for an entire lifetime.
How can I travel from Zambia to Uganda to trek gorillas in Bwindi?
Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka is the largest airport in Zambia. It was named after the first president of the country but it is also known as the Lusaka international airport. Then, you may use this Lusaka airport to Entebbe international airport for an amazing gorilla trekking tour to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. It is important to note that, there is no direct flight from Kenneth Kaunda international airport in Zambia to Entebbe international airport in Uganda. The shortest flight takes like 5-6 hours with one stopover.
Several airlines organize flights from Zambia to Uganda and these include; Rwanda air express, Kenya Airways, Ethiopia Airlines, and Air link.
Can one drive from Zambia to Uganda?
It is 100% true, the journey from Zambia to Uganda covering about 2994 kilometers and takes like 43 hours to 51 minutes of drive.
You can do a gorilla trekking experience from Zambia on the day you arrive at Entebbe International Airport or on the following day depending on the time you arrive and your interest. Bwindi forest is blessed with a wide range of tourists attractions which includes; bird watching with over 350 bird species, 200 tree species, 311 butterfly species as well as 120 primates including the black and white Columbus monkeys and chimpanzees one can see during gorilla trekking.
Do I need a permit for trekking gorillas of the Bwindi forest from Zambia?
Yes, one to do gorilla trekking must have a gorilla permit purchased from Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) or through Africa Adventure Vacations. The gorilla trekking permit for the Bwindi forest costs 700USD for foreign nonresidents per person per trek, 600USD for foreign residents for each person, and 250,000 Ugandan shillings for Eastern citizens per person in every trek.
This permit will allow you to spend only one hour with mountain gorillas while exploring more about their behaviors such as how mothers feed their younger ones, playing, nest, and so on. Gorilla trekking permit includes Park ranger fee, community development contributions, and park entrance fee. Those who are interested to do gorilla trekking in the Bwindi forest, advised to book a gorilla trekking permit like 3 months before the traveling dates to avoid disruption, particularly during the peak season because it is when Uganda receives more tourists for gorilla trekking. Only 8 tourists are allowed to visit a gorilla family each day and those below 15 years of age are not accepted to trek.
What should I need to carry for gorilla trekking?
If you want to enjoy gorilla trekking with no disturbance, you need to consider the right items for gorilla trekking. On your packing list try to carry a rain jacket as it may rain any time, a camera with extra batteries, binoculars, hiking boots, hat, long-sleeved clothes, garden gloves, water, and energy drinks, and a walking stick is provided at free of charge from the park offices.
The best time to trek gorillas in the Bwindi forest
In Uganda, gorilla trekking is carried out throughout the year. The best time which is recommended for gorilla trekking in Bwindi or Mgahinga is in the period of fewer rains and this season occurs during June and July, August, September, and December, when the land is dry and the park which making hiking and spotting of gorillas excellent.
Where to stay if you are interested to trek the gorillas in Bwindi when I am coming from Zambia?
There are many safari lodges in and outside the four sectors of Bwindi where one can spend a night and complete his /her trip, which ranges from luxury to budget. It is good to do your bookings with a tour operator because will help you to choose the right accommodation which is comfortable and fits your plans. Some of the safari hotels /lodges are: – Mahogany springs, Rushaga gorilla camp, Nkuringo Bwindi gorilla lodge, Buhoma community campsite, Gorilla forest camp, and Volcanoes safari Bwindi lodge.
A gorilla safari to Bwindi impenetrable forest from Zambia the best experiences which cannot be found elsewhere in Africa. Therefore, do not miss out on this chance of encountering more than half of the remaining mountain gorillas on the earth. This forest is blessed with different tourist attractions one can do after gorilla trekking which includes visiting the Batwa community where you get an opportunity to explore one of the amazing tribes of Uganda, bird watching with over 350 bird species, guided nature walks through natural features like waterfalls, rivers, streams, scenic hills, and valleys as well as tracking the smaller primates such as jackals, forest hogs, leopards, duikers, and bats.
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