If you’re looking for one of the world’s most sought-after tourist activities, look no further than Bwindi gorilla trekking. Trek Africa Expeditions is proud to offer this incredible experience to residents, visitors, and workers in Mbarara town. Whether you’re based in Mbarara or just visiting a friend, our team will help you book a gorilla trekking safari to any part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, where you’ll have the chance to see endangered mountain gorillas up close and personal.
Travelling from Mbarara to Bwindi for a gorilla trek can sometimes be difficult to arrange, but Trek Africa Expeditions is here to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible. We understand that booking a permit to see the gorillas in Bwindi can be challenging, especially if you’re not familiar with the process. That’s why we’re committed to answering all of your questions and helping you every step of the way, so you can focus on what truly matters: experiencing one of the world’s most incredible wildlife encounters. So if you’re ready to embark on a journey to see the mountain gorillas of Bwindi, get in touch with Trek Africa Expeditions today.
As Mbarara continues to grow and flourish, the town has become a hub for both local and international workers. Despite its booming population, many of these workers struggle to secure gorilla permits for the highly-coveted Bwindi Impenetrable National Park trek. The process can be complicated and time-consuming, as permits are typically booked at the Uganda Wildlife Authority headquarters in Kampala.
However, with Trek Africa Expeditions, you can rest assured that the process will be seamless and stress-free. We’ll handle everything, from securing your gorilla permit to arranging your accommodation and transportation to and from Mbarara and Bwindi. That means you don’t have to worry about traveling to Kampala to book your permit – simply leave it in our capable hands and focus on preparing for the adventure of a lifetime.
To start your Bwindi gorilla trekking adventure with Trek Africa Expeditions, all you need to do is provide us with your preferred trekking date. Our team will then check the availability of gorilla permits and reserve them for you through the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) system. Once the permits are secured, we will send you an invoice and take care of the payment process on your behalf.
To ensure that your trek is as seamless and enjoyable as possible, we will also provide you with a detailed itinerary, a packing list, and guidelines for tipping. Before you begin your journey, we will send you a booking form to fill out with your personal information. On the day of your trek, you will need to communicate your pick-up location to our guide. To help us connect with you easily, we kindly ask that you provide us with your local address, street name, and telephone number if possible.
With Trek Africa Expeditions, you can trust that we will take care of all the logistics and provide you with all the information you need for a truly unforgettable gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi.
At Trek Africa Expeditions, our driver-guide will start from Kampala or Entebbe with your pre-secured gorilla permits and meet you at a mutually agreed location in Mbarara. From there, you will be driven to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, which has four regions to choose from: Ruhija, Rushaga, Nkuringo, and Buhoma. Depending on your selected region, the drive will take between 7-8 hours to reach your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
The next day, you will embark on a once-in-a-lifetime gorilla trekking experience. On the third day, you will be driven back to Mbarara. For those looking for a longer experience, we also offer 3-day gorilla trekking tours, 5-day gorilla and game safaris, and 8-day gorilla and chimpanzee safaris. With these options, we will pick you up and drop you off in Mbarara town.
So, whether you’re a local resident or a visitor in Mbarara, let Trek Africa Expeditions handle the logistics of your gorilla trekking adventure, and experience the magic of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for yourself.
Choosing to Book Your Gorilla Trekking Safari from Mbarara Town Offers Numerous Advantages, Including Reduced Travel Time and Cost. The journey from Mbarara to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park takes approximately 6-7 hours, as opposed to 9-10 hours from Entebbe/Kampala. This reduction in drive time also leads to a decrease in the overall cost of your tour, as items such as lunch at the beginning and end of the tour may not be included. Get in touch with us for more information on Bwindi Safaris from Mbarara City.
The best time to schedule a gorilla trek from Mbarara to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park depends on various factors, including weather conditions, gorilla behavior, and availability of permits. Here are some considerations:
Ultimately, the choice depends on your priorities and preferences. It’s a good idea to consult with a reputable tour operator or travel agency specializing in gorilla trekking to get the most accurate and up-to-date information for planning your trip. They can provide guidance based on your specific needs and requirements.
Planning a gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park from Mbarara? Don’t wait! Booking your trek in advance is crucial to ensure a seamless and memorable experience. To secure the best gorilla permits and lodgings, we recommend booking 4-5 months before your desired trek date. This is because the demand for permits is high, and they tend to sell out quickly. By booking early, we can reserve your permits in the region of your choice and arrange your lodgings accordingly. If you have a preference for a particular region or lodge, simply let us know and we’ll do our best to accommodate your wishes. Contact us today to start planning your Mbarara to Bwindi gorilla trek.
At Trek Africa Expeditions, we specialize in planning and executing comprehensive Bwindi gorilla trekking tours for our clients. This means you can sit back and enjoy your trip without worrying about any details. Our all-inclusive packages include a gorilla permit per person, which grants you an hour with the mountain gorillas, full board accommodation and meals, round-trip transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle from Mbarara to Bwindi, and a knowledgeable local driver-guide who is trained in defensive driving and knowledgeable about Uganda’s flora and fauna. The cost also covers all park entrance fees, a ranger guide, and your safety while in the forest.
At Trek Africa Expeditions, we aim to make your Bwindi gorilla tour as stress-free as possible by providing all-inclusive packages. However, there are some expenses that are not covered in the initial cost, such as alcoholic beverages, international airfare, and personal items like tips for guides and waiters. Our team will provide you with a comprehensive guide on what to expect and advise you on how to budget accordingly. If you have any questions about what is included and excluded in our packages, feel free to reach out to us via email, WhatsApp, or a call.
As a leading tour operator in Uganda and Rwanda, we have a proven track record of executing successful gorilla tours to Bwindi, both from Entebbe and Kigali. If you decide to book a gorilla trekking tour from Mbarara, we are well-equipped to handle all your needs. Our company is locally owned and operated by passionate Ugandans who are dedicated to providing high-quality tours at affordable prices. Our expertise in the field is reflected in our high ratings and positive reviews on Trip Advisor and Safari Bookings. We continuously strive to improve our services based on the feedback we receive from our clients. With Trek Africa Expeditions, you can rest assured that you are in good hands.