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What is the gorilla permit price in Mgahinga national park and Bwindi impenetrable forest national park?

What is the gorilla permit price in Mgahinga national park and Bwindi impenetrable forest national park?

What is the gorilla permit price in Mgahinga national park and Bwindi impenetrable forest national park?

What is the gorilla permit price in Mgahinga national park and Bwindi impenetrable forest national park? Mgahinga national park and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park are the only national parks in Uganda where mountain gorillas do live. These two national parks have attracted thousands of tourists from all over the world who come to spend some time with the mountain gorillas. Gorilla trekking is the main activity in these national parks and the total time taken to be with these mountain gorillas is 1 hour for those with gorilla trekking permits and 4 hours for those with gorilla habituation permits.

The trekking of mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and Mgahinga national park can be done at any time of the year as the parks can be accessed by road transport and air transport. Over 20 habituated mountain gorilla families are in Uganda and 18 of these are open for trekking, while 2 are open for gorilla trekking by all people aged 15 years and above.

How much are gorilla permits in Mgahinga national park and Bwindi impenetrable forest national park?

Gorilla permits are cards issued by the Uganda Wildlife Authority allowing people to look for mountain gorillas and be around them for either 1 hour or 4 hours. These permits are the same price in all the gorilla national parks, and the gorilla trekking permits go for $700 for foreign non-residents, $600 for foreign residents, and Shs250,000 for citizens of East Africa. These permits allow people to be around mountain gorillas for 1 hour and include the park entrance fee and ranger guide fee but exclude transport and accommodation.

Uganda’s wildlife authority sells gorilla habituation permits for $1500 for foreign non-residents, $1000 for foreign residents, and Shs750,000 for East African citizens. These habituation permits are just 8 and they allow travelers to be with mountain gorillas for 4 hours. The habituation is not in Mgahinga national park, it is in Bwindi and in only 2 sectors (Rushaga and Nkuringo), among 2 gorilla families, Bushaho and Bikingi.

How many habituated mountain gorilla families are in Uganda’s Mgahinga and Bwindi impenetrable forest national park?

Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park has 20 mountain gorillas in total. The one mountain gorilla family is found in Mgahinga national park and it’s called the Nyakagezi gorilla family. 19 habituated mountain gorilla families are found in Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and they stay in 4 sectors of the park – Nkuringo, Rushaga, Ruhija, and Buhoma. The two are still getting used to each other in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and these are the Bikingi and Bushaho gorilla families.

What is the best time to visit Mgahinga national park or Bwindi impenetrable forest national park?

Both Mgahinga national park and Bwindi impenetrable forest national park can be visited at any time of the year due to the fact that they both fall under the same climatic region. The dry season is the best time to visit these national parks and it occurs from June to September and December to February. The season is characterized by little or no rainfall, thin vegetation cover giving clear photography and views of animals, dry trekking trails, and passable roads to the park.

The rainy season is also not bad for gorilla trekking in Mgahinga or Bwindi impenetrable forest national parks since it favors budget travelers since they get huge discounts on accommodation facilities. The season occurs from December to February and March to May, and during these days there is too much rain falling, making the trekking trails muddy and slippery, the roads to the park impassable, and the vegetation very thick.

Where to stay in Mgahinga national park and Bwindi impenetrable forest national park?

Both Mgahinga national park and Bwindi impenetrable forest national park have several accommodation facilities constructed within or outside the park premises. The accommodation in these national parks ranges from budget to mid-range to luxury options, and for Mgahinga national park, they include Lake Mulehe Lodge, Kisoro Tourist Hotel, Lake Chahafi Lodge, Gorilla Heights Lodge, Muhabura Climbers’ Rest Camp, Lake Mulehe Gorilla Lodge, Travellers’ Rest Hotel, Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge, Gahinga Lodge, Air-Land Hotel, Lake Chahafi Resort, Sabyinyo Guest House, Muhabura Motel, Muhabura National Park, Lake Chahafi Lodge, Muhabura, Muhabura, and Muhabura, Kisoro Tourist Hotel among others

Bwindi impenetrable forest national park accommodation includes Gorilla Safari Lodge, Bakiga Lodge, Gorilla Valley Lodge, Nshongi Camp, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, Rushaga Gorilla Lodge, Gorilla Valley Lodge, Rushaga Gorilla havens lodge, Chameleon Hill Lodge, Gorilla Heights Lodge, Four Gorilla Lodge, Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge, Buhoma Lodge, Nkuringo Gorilla Safari Lodge, Ruhija Safari Lodge,

Bwindi View Lodge, Silverback Lodge, Trekkers Tavern, Engagi Lodge, Jungle View Lodge, Mahogany Springs, and Jungle View Lodge, among others.

How to access Mgahinga national park and Bwindi impenetrable forest national park?

After knowing the price of gorilla permit in Mgahinga national park and Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, you need to get information on how you can access both national parks. Mgahinga national park and Bwindi impenetrable forest national park can be accessed by air or road transport. By road transport, those from Kampala or Entebbe can access the parks using the Masaka-Mbarara-Kabale or Kisoro roads. Those going to the northern side of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park do branch off from Kabale, while those going to the southern part of Bwindi and Mgahinga national parks continue to Kisoro. Travelers from Kigali city can access the parks using the Katuna border in Kabale or the Cynika border in Kisoro.

Air transport is another way to get to Mgahinga national park or Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and this is done successfully by birding chattered flights from Kajjansi airstrip or Entebbe international airport to Kihihi airstrip for going for gorilla trekking in Buhoma and Ruhija sector. Travelers to Mgahinga national park and those to the Rushaga and Nkuringo sectors will fly to Kisoro airstrip, and from here our ranger driver guides will be ready and waiting to transfer them to the park or the lodges.

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 from Mombasa, mountain gorilla habituation, Chimpanzee trekking and habituation, birding, golden monkey trekking, game drives, hiking, nature walks, and community tours, among others. Feel free to ask price for gorilla trekking permit in Mgahinga national park and Bwindi impenetrable forest national park at any of your convenient time