Is gorilla trekking on your pressing bucket list of the to do activities in Africa but you doubt your budget no need to cancel your dream. Arch safaris and tours has Africa safari packages that soot all budgets.
At Arch Safari And Tours, we understand that post-lockdown several traveler have to revise there expenditure and cancel some trips. For this reason, we have set up affordable Africa Safari packages giving you great experience but at a friendly price.
We have simplified gorilla trekking packaging for Uganda and Rwanda based on the prevailing financial conditions in the world.
Depending on your safari preference and the number of days you want to take on trip, we tailor our gorilla trekking based on luxury, midrange or budget packages. We provide a variety of service options for you to choose from like accommodation, vehicle, guide and so much more.
For the sake of Uganda gorilla trekking packages, the gorilla tracking permit which costs $700 is the base for all costs followed by other items. Rwanda gorilla trekking tracking packages include the gorilla trekking permit that costs $1500 as the constant without bargaining.
The difference in the amount to pay for any Africa gorilla safari package starts with accommodation for the nights on safari. This is because of the difference in services offered per facility like meals, laundry, airstrip transfers, room service and so much more.
At times Rwanda offers discounted gorilla trekking permits during the shoulder season but these are not guaranteed every year. These gorilla permits also have terms and conditions that must be fulfilled before securing them.
After securing the gorilla permit, accommodation to stay at is very vital especially for those with permits from Uganda side which is Bwindi. The vast size of Bwindi forest prompted the Uganda wildlife Authority to sell gorilla permits according to area.
Driving from one gorilla trekking area to another is a long drive which so to be safe, you need to stay closer to the area where your gorilla permit was booked.
Not only do you miss out on your gorilla trek but also chances of getting stuck on the muddy roads as you rash are high. No one wants to have bad experience while on a trip so try to find where your permit was booked to avoid inconvenience.
Ensure that fuel or gas is budgeted for to sustain you the entire safari. Bwindi forest or Volcanoes national park are located in remote areas with less chances of getting fuel to refill. Carry some hard cash too for buying fuel because most fuel stations in remote areas do not use cards
Reserve a vehicle that will give all people you are travelling with a comfortable time. Having a window seat at least per person gives everyone chance to enjoy the view as you drive along. The gorilla trekking trip is incredibly awesome especially the enroute features like mountains, valleys, meandering Rivers and so much more.
Gorilla trekking is a natural Africa safari opportunity that gets you closer to an hour with the mountain gorillas (not dictionary meaning). The way to the gorillas involves hiking sometimes soggy highlands. Sliding back is at times inevitable especially if you do not carry a walking stick to give you extra support.
Which country is best for gorilla trekking In Africa.
If you have a short crash time on your gorilla trekking safari in Africa, Rwanda gives you the quickest access to the mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park. The bitter truth is that the gorilla trekking permit is expensive costing $1500. Even accommodation where to spend the night for gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda is expensive.
Uganda gorilla tracking can easily be accessed by flying to Kihihi Air strip and transfer to Bwindi Forest National park. This however doesn’t mean you can do gorilla trekking on that same day as briefing is done early morning before arrival of the scheduled domestic flights. Trekking gorillas in Uganda requires you to buy a gorilla permit costing $700.
The least time to do gorilla trekking in Uganda is 3 days of gorilla trekking so taking a crash program Uganda gorilla trekking safari is next to impossible. The distance from Entebbe airport to Bwindi forest takes 8 hours on the road and the flying gorilla trekking takes 1 hour and 30 minutes excluding the transfer from Bwindi Impenetrable to Kihihi and vice-vaser
How Difficult Is gorilla trekking
Gorilla trekking in Uganda or Rwanda is in a volcanic area where at times you have to hike and find the gorillas on the slopes. The conditions in the forests determine where to find the mountain gorillas like during the wet season, they feed from the slopes and the drier seasons push the mountain gorillas to the bottoms areas.
A certain level of fitness is necessary for one to enjoy the gorilla trek. This however doesn’t mean that the physically impaired person cannot do gorilla trekking. This is because sedan chairs are available
A pair of gloves to get a tighter grip on the creeping plants that you pass by to get to the gorillas or when you hike to find the mountain gorillas.
Poncho, fleece, or rain coat to keep you warm and dry because this area gets so cold and humid almost throughout the day.
Long trousers and long sleeved shirt with camouflaging colors to cover up from biting nettles with in the forest.
A light bag to carry your belonging in the forest so that they do not get wet.
Camera with a powerful lenses and sound proof to take photos during gorilla trekking and protect memories of your Africa Safari adventure.
Insect repellant to smear your body before entering the forest as there numerous biting insects like wasps, bees and so much more.
Cary water before starting the gorilla trek with the ranger guide so as to quench thirst as some slight physicals like climbing have to be done to get to the mountain gorillas.