Are you ready for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure? Consider booking a gorilla safari to the enchanting Nkuringo region, a prominent Gorilla tracking trailhead nestled in the heart of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. This tropical rainforest, adorned with bamboo and mountainous vegetation, boasts towering tree species, setting the stage for an extraordinary wildlife encounter. When planning your Gorilla Safari to Nkuringo region, trust Trek Africa Expeditions to provide you with vital and up-to-date information, ensuring your journey is seamless and memorable.
Situated in the southwestern part of Uganda, the Pearl of Africa, Nkuringo region lies in the district of Kisoro. Home to three Gorilla families—Christmas, Bushaho, Mishaya, and Nkuringo—this region welcomes 24 visitors daily for a unique gorilla tracking experience. With a limited quota of 24 Gorilla permits per day, Trek Africa Expeditions strongly recommends early booking due to high demand, especially since Rwanda increased its Gorilla permits to USD 1500 per person per trek. Secure your place for an unforgettable Gorilla safari to Nkuringo region in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Nkuringo region offers a myriad of activities beyond Gorilla tracking. Immerse yourself in the forest, home to three habituated mountain Gorilla families. Opt for community walks, Batwa experiences, and visits to local communities. Engage in nature walks in Bwindi forest, embark on a walking safari from Nkuringo to Buhoma, or indulge in bird watching amidst the lush greenery.
Gorilla permits for Nkuringo region are essential and can be secured at the Uganda Wildlife Authority. Every traveler seeking the mesmerizing experience of Nkuringo Gorillas requires a Gorilla permit to spend one hour with a habituated Gorilla family. Trek Africa Expeditions facilitates the process by checking permit availability, reserving them for you, and coordinating payments through credit cards or bank transfers. Permits cost USD 700 for non-foreign residents, USD 700 for foreign residents, and UGX 250,000 for East Africa citizens (Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, and Southern Sudan). Guarantee your Gorilla safari to Nkuringo region by booking and paying for permits through the Uganda Wildlife Authority. Opt for an all-inclusive Gorilla safari to Bwindi National Park with Trek Africa Expeditions, ensuring a hassle-free experience, including securing and delivering your Gorilla permits.
Nkuringo region, once inhabited by the Pygmies, known as the Batwa People, offers a unique cultural experience. Forced out of the forest when Bwindi was declared a National Park, the Batwa People have settled and adapted to a new way of life. Engage in an adventure cultural walk guided by living Batwa community members. Witness their former dwellings, learn about their resource utilization for survival, and be entertained by traditional singing and dancing. Trek Africa Expeditions can combine this cultural experience with your Gorilla safari to Nkuringo region, creating a truly unforgettable journey.
Whether by air or road, reaching Nkuringo region is an exciting part of your adventure. A scenic drive from Entebbe International Airport or Kampala takes approximately 9-10 hours. This journey offers opportunities to pause at the Equator line for photos and informative talks, continuing through Mbarara city with glimpses of Hima grazing Ankore Long-horned cattle.
Alternatively, fly into Kigali International Airport in Rwanda for a quicker route. From Kigali, drive to Bwindi National Park through Chanika border post, taking approximately 2-3 hours to Cyanika border and another 2 hours to Nkuringo through the forest.
For those preferring air travel, scheduled and charter flights from Entebbe International Airport to Kisoro Airfield are available. Trek Africa Expeditions facilitates internal flights, offering convenience for those booking a Gorilla safari to Nkuringo region.
A range of accommodation options awaits you in Nkuringo region. From the luxurious Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge to the cozy Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge and the captivating Gorilla Heights Lodge, your choice depends on your budget. Count on Trek Africa Expeditions to guide you to the best option for your safari, ensuring a comfortable and immersive experience.
Once your Gorilla safari aspirations are clear, select a reputable safari company to assist with trip organization. To identify a credible Tour Operator, conduct online research, and ensure the company is registered with the government under the Uganda Tourism Board. Consult platforms like TripAdvisor for insights into service quality and customer appreciation. Trek Africa Expeditions aligns with these criteria, collaborating closely with the Uganda Wildlife Authority to curate a memorable safari to Nkuringo region and other Ugandan tourist destinations.
Embark on the extraordinary—book a gorilla safari to Nkuringo region with Trek Africa Expeditions for a seamless, enriching, and unforgettable journey.