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1 Day Gorilla Trekking Uganda
Uganda is known for its diverse wildlife and stunning landscapes, making it a popular destination for tourists. One of the most unique and exciting experiences in Uganda is gorilla trekking. This one-day adventure allows you to get up close and personal with these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. In this article, we will discuss everything you need to know about gorilla trekking in Uganda, including the age limit and the best time to go.
1 Day Gorilla Trek Uganda
Gorilla trekking is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that allows you to observe and interact with endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Uganda is home to over half of the world’s remaining mountain gorilla population, making it one of the best places to go gorilla trekking. The trekking experience typically lasts between 2-8 hours, depending on the location of the gorilla family and the difficulty of the terrain.
1 Day Gorilla Tour Uganda in Mgahinga Gorilla Park Uganda
Mgahinga National Park a meeting place for Golden and Silver back.
Guests interested in Primate watching with limited time book this short Gorilla package with us.
Book your Gorilla Permits through a reputable Tour operator since UWA’s sells gorilla permits to AUTO members only.
Age Limit for 1 Day Gorilla Trek Uganda
The minimum age for gorilla trekking in Uganda is 15 years old. This is to ensure the safety of both the gorillas and the trekkers. The trekking experience can be physically demanding, and younger children may not have the stamina to complete the trek. Additionally, children under the age of 15 are more susceptible to diseases that can be transmitted from humans to gorillas. However, there is no maximum age limit, as long as the individual is physically fit and able to complete the trek.
Best Time to Go 1 Day Gorilla Trek Uganda
The best time to go gorilla trekking in Uganda is during the dry season, which runs from June to September and December to February. During this time, the weather is more predictable, and the trails are less muddy, making the trekking experience more enjoyable. It is also easier to spot the gorillas as they tend to stay in lower altitudes during the dry season. However, gorilla trekking can be done year-round, and the rainy season can also offer a unique and beautiful experience.
Permits and Regulations
In order to go gorilla trekking in Uganda, you will need to obtain a permit from the Uganda Wildlife Authority. These permits cost $700 per person and are limited to a maximum of 8 people per gorilla family per day. This is to ensure the safety and conservation of the gorillas. It is recommended to book your permit in advance, as they can sell out quickly, especially during peak season.
What to Expect in 1 Day Gorilla trekking Uganda Mgahinga National Park
Gorilla trekking in Uganda is a physically demanding activity, and trekkers should be prepared for a challenging hike through dense forests and steep terrain. However, the reward of seeing these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat is well worth the effort. Trekkers are allowed one hour with the gorillas, during which they can observe and take photos (without flash) of the gorillas.
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1 Day Gorilla Trekking Uganda Package
At 3:00 Am, our Safari Guide will drive you from Kigali Rwanda to Cyanika border and connect to Kisoro Uganda.
You will drive to Mgahinga Gorilla National park to Trek the Nyakagezi Gorilla group, the only Gorilla Family in this Park.
On the other hand, Gorilla Trekking in Uganda happens in Bwindi Forest National Park and the Trekking exercise begins at 8:00 am.
Ensure to carry a rain jacket, drinking water, snacks, jungle boots, flash free camera and hiking stick.
At UWA park headquarters, the game rangers will reister you and brief you about the trekking procedures.
They will then lead you inside the jungle to see the shy Primates, Nyakagezi gorilla group currently the only family in Mgahinga.
Trekkers can hire hiking sticks from the park’s Headquarters at 5$ to 10$ to support them during the trekking.
During the trekking exercise, guests stand chances of encountering Golden monkeys along the way.
There are also chances of bumping into forest buffalos or Elephants along the way to the Gorillas.
Trekking is 2-5 hours of hiking and observing Mountain gorillas, then guests return UWA offices to receive trekking certificates.
Immediately drive back to Kigali Rwanda via Cyanika and finally connect to Kigali to catch their late departure flight
1 Day Gorilla Tour Uganda safari includes the following;
Transportation with a 4 x 4 wheel drive, 1 Gorilla permit and full board Accommodation
Both park entrance fees and an English speaking Safari Guide are inclusive but excludes Air ticket and visas
Lastly, laundry, beverages, tips and other personal expenses to be catered for by the guest
Packing list for 1 Day Gorilla Trekking Uganda includes;
Trainers or Trekking boots, water proof Trousers or Long sleeved shirts and a rain coat plus a jacket
A flash free camera is important to keep the gorillas calm, insect repellents and Trekking stick are equally vital
How to book a 1 day Gorilla Trekking Uganda
For the 1 Day Gorilla Tour Uganda, I advise trekkers to apply for East Africa Tourist Visa on arrival at Kigali International Airport.
This type of a visa will help you access Rwanda and Uganda and slo take you back to Rwanda since it is a multiple entry visa.
Three months to your trip, get in touch with a reputable tour operator who is a member of the Association of Uganda Travel Operators (AUTO).
A credible company like Katona Tours and Travel will help you to reserve your Gorilla permits at UWA offices in Kampala.
Depending on what you can afford, reserve your Gorilla permits with us either three months or a year.
Some people book permits even two years in advance since Uganda slots sell out very fast being the cheapest option.
Kindly note that a Tour company can book only 20 gorilla permits or slots in a day.
Cancellation policy for 1 Day Gorilla Trekking Uganda Tour
Kindly note that UWA does not refund purchased Gorilla permits.
However, in very rare cases that will be disclosed to you by your Tour operator.
In case of a cancellation, your Tour operator can reschedule your gorilla permits or else resell it to future guests in order to refund your deposit.
Reservations for permits cannot be changed, unless if there are more than 91 days until the trek.
Guests can observe the percentages that the Uganda Wildlife Authority has provided as guidelines.
Some Tour companies offer no refund for booked trips with fewer than nine days’ notice.
However, Client receives 25% refund after 9–45 days and 50 to 90 days, 50 percent of 100-day trek refunding the consumer 75%.
Depending on the permit’s worth, a 30% reimbursement is given and selling licenses for the face value is prohibited.
Note that the Uganda Wildlife Authority – UWA is the only entity that sells permits and receives payments.
Reserve 1 Day Gorilla tour with Katona Tours and Travel to visit Nyakagezi Gorilla family or Mgahinga Gorillas.
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Gorilla trekking in Uganda Mgahinga National Park is a unique and unforgettable experience that should not be missed. With its diverse wildlife and stunning landscapes, Uganda is the perfect destination for this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Remember to book your permit in advance, and prepare for a physically demanding but rewarding trek. Have you been gorilla trekking in Uganda?
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