Fly To Kisoro And Trek Mountain Gorillas In The Nkuringo Sector Of Bwindi Forest.
Is it possible to fly to Kisoro and trek mountain gorillas in Nkuringo sector of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park Uganda? Flying to the southwestern region of Uganda, you will get an opportunity to track mountain gorilla families in the Nkuringo sector of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. On your vacation plan your gorilla safari to Uganda, where you will see the mountain gorillas of the Nkuringo sector which is among the four parts that make up Bwindi forest, and enjoy an amazing adventure as you fly to Kisoro Airfield from the main airport of Uganda known as Entebbe international airport on a daily basis with no minimum passengers. Encountering the mountain gorillas of Nkuringo is a memorable experience through hiking deep into Bwindi forest, which is led by a well-trained guide, park rangers, and armed rangers. Get a great chance to explore, meet and learn more from the nearby communities like the Batwa people and contribute to the protection of habitats for mountain gorillas.
If you’re wondering how to access Bwindi impenetrable forest national park in a few hours. Here is your answer, Africa Adventure Vacations help you to organize a flight from Entebbe international airport to Kisoro airstrip for an unforgettable experience of trekking mountain gorilla families of Nkuringo, the south part of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. Using air transport helps you to reduce the drive time to about 1-2 hours than road transport which takes 9-10 hours to Nkuringo sector from the capital Kampala.
Africa Adventure Vacations arrange domestic flights from luxury, mid-range to budget to Nkuringo gorilla tracking zone of Bwindi forest from Entebbe international airport to Kisoro airfield, then from here, you will be picked up to Nkuringo sector with our tour guide. We organize all trips from Entebbe international airport to the home of the endangered mountain gorillas. For more information about the domestic flights please contact us at any time.
Booking a flying gorilla safari to Nkuringo with gorilla permits.
If are interested in using air transport for your gorilla safari to the Nkuringo sector of Bwindi through Africa Adventure Vacations. You will share with us the traveling dates that we share too with the local fight operators to look for available space and book for you confirming your payments. Charter flights are also available at Entebbe airport, this can be booked at the time you wish to fly but this one is for tourists who are seeking private flights and it is somehow expensive compared to other flights. Domestic flights are usually arranged by a local flight operator called Aero Link Uganda whereby flights from Entebbe airport to kisoro airstrip are about $283 for one way and the return flights are costs like $543. After reaching the Kisoro airstrip, you will find our tour guide to drive you to your reserved hotel or lodge for dinner and overnight. The next day, you will make your dream true after meeting the unique primates on earth. Therefore, you want to fly to Kisoro and see the mountain gorilla families of Nkuringo contact Africa Adventure Vacations for more information.
Nkuringo gorilla families that you can track
If you decided to use the Bwindi impenetrable forest national park gorilla tour, you will be assigned to track mountain gorillas of Nkuringo which is among the four sectors made up the Bwindi forest and it is south parts of the park with 3 habituated gorilla families which include below.
Bikingi gorilla family was opened in 2012 and it has 15 family members including 4 infants, 2 juveniles, 2 sub-adults, 5 adult females plus 1 silverback. The Bikingi gorilla family is still undergoing through habituation process so it has no leader.
Nkuringo gorilla family was habituated in 1997. With 12 gorilla individuals which include 2 infants, 3 juveniles, 2 sub-adults, 2 adult females, and 1 silverback. Nkuringo gorilla family is the first family in the Bwindi forest to record the birth of twins.
Bushaho gorilla family has 8 family members with 1 infant, 1 juvenile, 1 sub-adult, 3 adult females, 1 black back, and 1 silverback. It was headed by Bahati a dominant silverback.
What is the cost of a permit for trekking gorillas of Nkuringo?
Like in other Bwindi sectors, gorilla trekking permit is going at his permit costs 700USD for foreign nonresidents per person, $600 for foreign residents, and 250,000 Ugandan shillings for East African citizens per person per trek. A gorilla permit can be purchased from either Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) or you can book with Africa Adventure Vacations. You are also advised to book your gorilla permit in advance especially for those who wish to travel during the peak season. Trekking gorillas of the Nkuringo sector takes like 2-6 hours but it depends on the speed of trekkers and the allocated gorilla group. Only 8 people are allowed to trek a gorilla group every day and tourists below 15 years of age are not accepted to trek. Please note, when you’re traveling to Uganda for gorilla trekking try to carry the right gear like a rain jacket, hiking boots, long-sleeved shirts/trousers, hat, sunglasses, energy-giving snacks, insect repellents, first aid kit, a camera with extra batteries and a pair of binoculars and a walking stick will be provided at your lodge or at the starting point.
Where to stay while on a Fly in safari To Kisoro And Trek Mountain Gorillas In The Nkuringo Sector Of Bwindi Forest.
Nkuringo sector is situated in the southern parts of the Bwindi forest. It is surrounded by many safari lodges and hotels where one can go and spend a night. These are some of the accommodation facilities in the southern region of Bwindi as briefly discussed below;
Nkuingo Bwindi gorilla lodge is among the most used accommodation facilities by tourists for gorilla trekking. It has professional and friendly staff members, it was constructed with 1 family villa, 2 superior cottages, 3 villas, and 8 garden cottages while using local materials and all of them have en-suite bathrooms, a sitting area, and a private veranda which is good for relaxing. It offers free Wi-Fi, security, a craft shop, restaurant with a bar that is well stocked with various drinks. Other activities to do apart from gorilla trekking are bird watching, guided nature walks, visiting the Batwa people, and others.
Rushaga Gorilla havens lodge, is nearby the Nkuringo sector and Rushaga sector which was constructed to serve the mid-range guests. Rushaga Gorilla havens lodge provides high-quality service through a well-trained staff, comfortable accommodation facilities, a restaurant with both local and international dishes, bar which is well stocked.
Rushaga gorilla camp Bwindi forest, this lodge serves guests looking for the best place to stay in the Nkuringo sector. It is a mid-range lodge and offers all accommodation facilities. It also provides self-contained bandas, family bandas, secure parking, self-contained luxury tents which are good for mid-range tourists. Activities one can do while staying here are Bird watching, Gorilla trekking, visiting Batwa people, forest walks in Bwindi forest, or visiting Lake Mutanda.
Fly in safari to Kisoro and trek mountain gorillas in Nkuringo sector of Bwindi forest is always an unforgettable experience in Africa, you should not miss out, because it allows you to encounter the few remaining mountain gorillas on the earth. Gorilla trekking in the Nkuringo sector can be combined with bird watching, guided nature walks, visiting the Batwa community, visiting Lake Bunyonyi for dug-out canoeing, and others. Besides Bwindi, you can extend your trips to other Uganda travel destinations such as Queen Elizabeth national park, Murchison falls national park and Kidepo valley national park for wildlife encounter.