Spend 4 hours with mountain gorillas in Nkuringo from Kigali
Is it possible spend 4 hours with mountain gorillas in Nkuringo from Kigali? Nkuringo sector is one of the sectors in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park with mountain gorillas so people from Kigali can visit the sector and habituate some of them. Nkutingo is home to 2 semi habituated mountain gorilla families which are Bushaho and Bikingi although the sector is home to other fully habituated families.
Nkuringo sector is located in the southern part of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and to get to this sector you will have to use the Cyanika border in Kisoro if you are from Kigali city. Habituation of mountain gorillas in Nkuringo sector is done at any time of the year but to be part of it you need to possess a valid gorilla habituation permit which is issued out by the Uganda Wildlife Authority at a fee.
Habituate mountain gorillas in Nkuringo from Kigali
Tourists from Kigali will have to follow the procedures followed by all other trekkers being meeting the gorillas. First is the briefing that is done early in the morning so the trekkers will be expected to wake up early and meet other trekkers at the sector offices to listen to the rangers. The rangers do teach the trekkers about the rules and regulations of the mountain gorilla habituation experience after which groups not exceeding 4 are led by the ranger guides and researchers into the jungle.
While in the jungle searching for the mountain gorillas to be habituated, the trekkers are likely to see animals such as bush pigs, buffaloes, monkeys, elephants, giant forest hogs, birds, and different plant species. Once the trekkers have found the semi habituated mountain gorilla family, they are given 4 hours to be around mountain gorillas making them get used to human presence, learn more about their habits, watch them do daily activities, and take photos.
Ways of booking gorilla habituation permits in Nkuringo from Kigali?
The first method and the simplest one is by using a local tour operator in Uganda. Africa adventure vacations limited is one of the best local tour operators in the country and we do help tourists in Kigali on booking the mountain gorilla habituation permits once they are in need. All we request from our clients are the travel dates and using these dates we do check for the availability of the permits with UWA and once they are available, we go-ahead to send them an email containing different ways of payment and once we have received the money we get them the permit.
Tourists in Kigali who want to habituate mountain gorillas in Nkuringo can as well book the mountain gorilla habituation permits themselves by sending an email to Uganda Wildlife Authority. The email should contain the type of permit you want and the days of travel so that the authorities check for the availability of the permits and once they are available, they will send you an email back containing details of how you can pay money and once they have received the money, they will secure you a permit.
How many gorilla families in Nkuringo are available for habituation from Kigali?
Tourists in Kigali intending to visit Nkuringo sector for mountain gorilla habituation need to know that there are only 2 mountain gorilla families currently going through habituation and these are Bushaho and Bikingi families. Habituating any of the 2 mountain gorilla families simply means that you will spend up to 4 hours as you make them get used to human presence, watch them do daily activities, and take photos.
What is the price of mountain gorilla habituation permits in Nkuringo from Kigali?
No matter the region you come from in the world, permits to spend 4 hours with mountain gorillas in Nkuringo from Kigali will be of the same price at the Uganda Wildlife Authority. Those from Kigali will still buy the permits at $1500 if they are foreign non-residents, $1000 if they are foreign residents, and sh750,000 if they are citizens of East Africa. With only 2 mountain gorilla families undergoing habituation and 8 permits on a daily basis at Uganda Wildlife Authority, we normally ask our clients from Kigali to pay for the permits in advance of 3-4 months before the activity to avoid disappointments.
What is the best time to visit Nkuringo sector for habituation from Kigali?
Tourists intending to visit Nkuringo sector for mountain gorilla habituation can do so at any time of the year however there are some months that are better than the rest. The drier months are the best for mountain gorilla habituation the fact that they come with little or no rainfall, the vegetation in the park thin hence clear views of the park animals, the trekking trails dry, and the roads leading to the sector passable.
Tourists from Kigali can still visit Nkuringo sector for mountain gorilla habituation in the rainy season of March to May and October to November to enjoy huge discounts on accommodation facilities. They however need to know that during the rainy season, there is plenty of rainfall in the park which makes the trekking trails slippery and muddy, the vegetation is always thick with unclear views of the animals, and the roads leading to the park are impassable.
Accommodation on a gorilla habituation safari in Nkuringo from Kigali
Tourists in Kigali planning to habituate mountain gorillas in Nkuringo sector don’t have to worry about where to stay because there are so many accommodation facilities in and around the Nkuringo sector. These accommodation facilities range from budget to mid-range to luxury options such as Nkuringo Gorilla Safari Lodge, Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge, Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge, Nkuringo Gorilla Camp, Bwindi Back Packer’s Lodge, Lake Mulehe Gorilla Safari Lodge, Gorilla Heights Lodge, and Crested Crane Bwindi lodge among others.
What to do with Africa Adventure Vacations?
Africa adventure vacations is a tour company based in Uganda licensed by the Uganda Tourism Board and a member of the Association of Uganda Tour Operators. Booking with Africa adventure vacations provides you safety and confidence during your safari courtesy of well-trained safari driver guides who are well conversant with all routes and tourism destinations in Africa. You can book with us any of the activities you want to do in Africa such as mountain gorilla trekking, mountain gorilla habituation, Chimpanzee trekking and habituation, birding, golden monkey trekking, game drives, hiking, nature walks, and community tours among others. Booking to spend 4 hours with mountain gorillas in Nkuringo from Kigali can be done at any time of the year.