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Understanding the gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda – Uganda safari News

6 Days Bwindi Gorillas & Kibale Chimps Safari

4 Days Gorilla Safari in Uganda RwandaUganda gorilla trekking safaris continue to be the leading safari activity for tourists interested in Africa safaris . Take a Uganda safari to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park Uganda and experience this life changing safari experience that you will live to tell as one of your big life time stories. The world’s largest concentration of primates living in their natural habitats are found in Africa and Uganda is opportune to have a big percentage of this population. Better more is that Uganda is home to half of the world’s  endangered mountain gorillas.

Uganda’s population of Mountain Gorillas includes new baby gorillas being born, making Uganda the best destination for mountain gorilla safaris tours in the whole world. These endangered mountain gorillas, just like humans, live in families; but not every one of these families are open to tourists though. It is just the habituated mountain gorilla families which have been gazetted for tracking by tourists.

For a Uganda Safari tour, there are 17 habituated mountain gorilla families that are strategically distributed in the four regions of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park; Rushaga, Nkuringo, Ruhija, and Buhoma. The other habituated family is be found in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, making them 18 habituated mountain gorillas families altogether. There are more gorilla families under habituation and this are exposed to tourists interested in gorilla habituation safaris in Uganda and those interested in research during their Uganda Gorilla Safari.

4 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trek & Lake Mburo Wildlife TourIrrespective of whether it is a high season or low season and regardless of the changes in demand for gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda, The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) maintains its stand of only up to eight tourists that can visit a selected mountain gorilla family per day. This is done primarily to preserve the mountain gorillas and furthermore to accord each and every group of trekkers a chance to fully make the most of their lifetime experience.

And for anyone wishing to make a gorilla trekking safari Uganda, having a gorilla permit is a must. As per Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) standard cost, a gorilla tracking permit goes for 600 USD for Foreign Non-residents; 500 USD for Foreign Residents and 250,000 UGX for nationals of the East African Community. UWA keeps up the mandate to either increase or cut on these set tariffs basing on whether it is a high or low season.

Trackers can choose to buy their permits through a tour operator or they can purchase the permit directly from Uganda Wildlife Authority headquarters. Using a tour operator is a quicker option though and will most often be less expensive than setting out on the Gorilla Safari Uganda all alone. Tour operators will package for you a well-tailored to your pick including accommodation and transportation and also present you with quotations which many times comes with a few discounts.

When the permit is available and the scheduled date is set, tourists can embark on their Uganda gorilla safari tour to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park for a memorable encounter with the endangered Mountain Gorillas.

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