Gorilla safaris in Uganda and Rwanda can also be packaged into Set departures and group tours at a cheaper price. We set dates for such gorilla tours to Bwindi Impenetrable National park in Uganda and Virunga National Park in Rwanda.
We pre-purchase gorilla permits for such set depart and upon confirmation and payment, we reserve the permit for you. In Uganda a gorilla tracking permit card is bought at $ 600 and in Rwanda at $ 1500 as of now. Gorilla permits are on first come first serve basis at the Uganda Wildlife Authority and that applies to our pre-purchased permit cards. In case you are interested in joining and sharing the gorilla safari with others, you need to contact our Tours consult in advance.
Some of our set gorilla tracking safaris include chimpanzee tracking and like the gorilla permit, we pre-purchase chimpanzee permits and are on first come first serve basis. As of now Kibale chimpanzee permits are sold at $150per permit and Kyambura Gorge chimp permits at $ 50 per permit
Accommodation while on the gorilla tracking trip
We book accommodation in the same lodge for all the people on the group gorilla safari tour in shared rooms. In case you wish to stay in a single supplement, you have to pay an additional fee. Each accommodation is tentatively booked in advance and most lodge cancel booking at least 3 months to the booked date so we need to confirm these rooms at least 3 months to the date of travel. For this reason, you need to make payments within this period to assist us confirm a room or bed for you.
Accommodation while on your gorilla tracking safari or wildlife viewing tour is on Full board and in Kampala or Entebbe accommodation is on Bed and Breakfast but you can request us to book your dinner or lunch.
Transport in a 4×4 Wheel vehicle to the gorilla trek safari destination
Transport is in a 4×4 wheel vehicle and this includes an English speaking driver guide, fuel and 2 free drinking water bottles each en route. Each one has a window seat too so as to enjoy a clear view.
In case the scheduled safari includes a game drive after or before your gorilla tracking safari we include park fees in the package. These are paid prior to entering the park and they are paid per day per person entering or staying in the park.
Air port transfers on the day of arrival for your gorilla safari
Our set scheduled gorilla safaris have starting dates when we expect clients to arrive. We organise airport pick ups for all our clients but if you are arriving prior to the tour, you have to advise us in advance. We do airport drop-offs on only the date at the end of your safari
For Scheduled gorilla and wildlife safaris, we book a scheduled boat for all our clients. But this is a times shared with other people. This is On Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park or Murchison Falls National park
Excursion To Ngamba Island or Uganda Wildlife Education Center before or after gorilla tracking
Before your gorilla tracking safari or after your gorilla trek we book an excursion to Ngamba Chimpanzee Sanctuary Island where you take part in the feeding and viewing the chimpanzees. At times the animals stray so the island is blocked off from visitors and the other option will be a visit to UWEC. This is the former zoo but at the moment, the animals live freely in exhibits
We organise from 6 day gorilla tracking scheduled safaris, 8 day gorilla and wildlife tours, 10 day gorilla Chimpanzee and Wildlife holidays