Spend 1 hour with mountain gorillas in Uganda from Arusha
Is it possible to Spend 1 hour with mountain gorillas in Uganda from Arusha Tanzania? Trekking mountain gorillas in Uganda from Arusha is now possible with travelers intending to visit the country for mountain gorilla trekking first securing themselves a gorilla permit. Uganda is home to more than half of the mountain gorilla density left in the world. The mountain gorillas of Uganda do live in the southwestern part of the park in Mgahinga national park and Bwindi impenetrable forest national park.
Mountain gorilla trekking is among the most done activity by tourists from Tanzania and it’s done among the 19 fully habituated mountain gorilla families of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and 1 of Mgahinga national park. Trekking of these apes is done at any time of the year with the permits sold at Uganda wildlife authority to persons above the age of 15 years. If you are in Arusha and would want to trek mountain gorillas in Uganda, contact Africa Adventure Vacations limited and we book a gorilla permit for you as well as the whole safari.
Spend 1 hour with mountain gorillas from Arusha Tanzania
Tourists from Arusha will need to possess a mountain gorilla trekking permit from Uganda Wildlife Authority on the day of trekking. They will be requested to wake up very early in the morning and join other trekkers at the briefing points where they will meet the rangers. The rangers will teach them about the dos and don’ts of mountain gorilla trekking activity after which grouping will be done and the ranger guides will lead them into the jungle.
While passing through different park trails, the trekkers are likely to meet different park animals such as buffaloes, hyenas, duikers, elephants, monkeys, birds, and different plant species. However, when the trekkers finally spot the mountain gorilla family that they were looking for, they are given 1 hour to be around these gentle peaceful apes, and during this period, they are able to learn more about their habits, watch them do daily activities, and take photos.
How to book permits spend 1 hour with mountain gorillas in Uganda from Arusha?
There are several ways of how tourists in Arusha intending to spend 1 hour with mountain gorillas can book the trekking permits for Uganda’s Mgahinga national park and Bwindi impenetrable forest national park.
The first one and booking the permits by yourself.
Tourists in Arusha intending to visit Mgahinga national park or Bwindi impenetrable forest national park for mountain gorilla trekking can visit the Uganda wildlife authority page on google and send them an email requesting the permits and containing the dates of travel. Once they have received the email and the permits are available, they will get back to you and send different ways of payments and when you send them the money, they will book a permit for you.
The second method is using a local tour operator in Uganda.
Africa adventure vacations limited is one of the best local tour operators in the country that can help you on book mountain gorilla trekking permits for Bwindi impenetrable forest national park or Mgahinga national park from Arusha.
You will have to just send us an email containing the dates of travel and we shall use them to check for the availability of the permits with the Uganda wildlife authority. Once we have found the permits available, we shall send you an email containing the different ways of sending us money and once we have received it, we shall go ahead and book for you a permit.
How much are the gorilla trekking permits in Uganda from Arusha?
The mountain gorilla trekking permits do cost the same price whether you are from Arusha or any other part of the world. Uganda wildlife authority sets a price for the mountain gorilla trekking permits for a certain period of time and as of today, the trekking permits do cost $700 for foreign non-residents, $600 foreign residents, and shs250,000 East African citizens.
When is the best time to book a gorilla trekking permit for Uganda from Arusha?
At Africa Adventure Vacations limited, we normally advise our clients from Arusha to book their mountain gorilla trekking permits in about 3-4 months before the final day of arriving in the country. We do this because the mountain gorilla trekking permits are few compared to the number of people that do want to visit the country most especially in the dry season and Uganda Wildlife Authority does issue out these permits on a first come first serve basis.
What is the most appropriate time to spend 1 hour with mountain gorillas in Uganda from Arusha?
Tourists in Arusha Tanzania intending to visit Uganda for mountain gorilla trekking can come at any time of the year although some months are better than the rest and they are the drier months. The drier months that occur from June to September and December to February are the best for mountain gorilla trekking reason being there is little or no rainfall, the trekking trails in the parks are dry, the vegetation is thin giving clear views of the park animals, and good photography, and lastly the roads leading to the parks are passable.
Tourists can as well visit Uganda for mountain gorilla trekking from Arusha in the rainy season to enjoy huge discounts on accommodation facilities. The rainy season however comes with too much rainfall which makes the trekking trails muddy and slippery, the roads leading to the parks are impassable, the vegetation in the parks is thick giving unclear views of the mountain gorillas and bad photography.
Accommodation on a Uganda safari from Arusha
Depending on the national park that you want to visit, tourists from Arusha to Uganda for mountain gorilla trekking don’t have to worry about where they will stay while on a mountain gorilla trekking safari in Uganda. The national parks that do harbor mountain gorillas do have different accommodation facilities in and around the parks ranging from budget to mid-range to luxury options.
Mgahinga national park accommodation – Mount Gahinga Safari Lodge, Amajambere I’wacu Camp, Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge, Kisoro Tourist Hotel, Ikoro Hotel, Chameleon Hill Lodge, Lake Chahafi Resort, Nkuringo Safari Lodge, Traveler’s Nest Hotel, Mountain Gahinga Rest Camp, and Mountain Gahinga Lodge among others.
Bwindi impenetrable forest national park accommodation – Gorilla Safari Lodge, Gorilla Heights Lodge, Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge, Jungle View Lodge, Jungle View Lodge, Gorilla Heights Lodge, Nkuringo Gorilla Safari Lodge, Chameleon Hill Lodge, Rushaga Gorilla Lodge, Buhoma Lodge, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, Engagi Lodge, Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge, Bakiga Lodge, Ruhija Safari Lodge, Bwindi View Lodge, and Volcanoes Safaris Bwindi Lodge among others.