At Trek Africa Expeditions, we want to make your dream of trekking mountain gorillas in Nkuringo a reality. And the good news is, it’s not just possible, but also affordable! We specialize in crafting tailor-made safaris that fit your budget and travel style, so you can have an unforgettable experience without breaking the bank.
Located in the southwest of Uganda, the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is home to half of the world’s endangered mountain gorillas. With four sectors to choose from, we recommend the Nkuringo Sector for a truly unique gorilla trekking experience. Encounter the Nkuringo family and witness their daily routines in their natural habitat.
Don’t let budget constraints hold you back from embarking on this incredible adventure. Contact us at Trek Africa Expeditions to start planning your flying safari to Nkuringo today!
Nestled in the southern part of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, the Nkuringo sector is home to the largest gorilla family in the southern region. Since its opening in 2004, the sector has welcomed visitors from all over the world to witness the majesty of the gorillas in their natural habitat. The sector was named after an alpha silverback named Nkuringo, who passed away four years later, leaving behind a legacy that lives on.
The Christmas group is the latest addition to the Nkuringo sector, comprising six members, including one silverback named Christmas, a black silverback, three females, and two adorable babies. Although the Nkuringo sector is the most strenuous region, trekking through the trail to encounter the gorillas is a rewarding experience you don’t want to miss.
Currently, the Nkuringo gorilla permits cost $700 USD and Trek Africa Expeditions is always ready to purchase the permits on your behalf and book your trekking experience in advance since the permits are always on high demand. A beautiful fact about the Bwindi Impenetrable Park is that it is the only park in the world that harbors highly endangered species, making it a unique and vital conservation area. Come explore the Nkuringo sector and create unforgettable memories with the mighty gorillas.
Getting to Bwindi National Park is now more convenient than ever with Aero Link, a domestic airline that offers both scheduled and charter flights. With daily flights to Kisoro, which is in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, you can save time and avoid long drives. From Kisoro, it takes approximately 1 hour and a half to reach the nearest lodge.
Aero Link requires passengers to check-in 90 minutes before the scheduled departure time of the flight. Passengers are allowed a maximum baggage weight of 15 kilograms per person, with excess baggage charged at $3 USD per kilogram. Private charters are also available for clients who have different timing requirements and routes.
If you’re traveling with kids, it’s good to note that infants below 2 years old travel for free, while children above 12 years old are charged 70% of the adult fare. With Aero Link, you can enjoy a hassle-free and comfortable journey to Bwindi National Park for an unforgettable gorilla trekking experience.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a year-round destination for gorilla trekking, but it’s essential to know that the forest is a tropical rainforest that receives rainfall at any time of the year. If you choose to travel during the rainy seasons, which are March to May and November, you might experience heavy rainfall. However, some lodges offer discounts on accommodation during this period.
If you want to enjoy your gorilla trekking experience at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest with the least amount of rainfall and less slippery conditions, the best time to visit is during June to August and December to February. These are the months when the forest receives the lowest amount of rainfall. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to witness these incredible creatures in their natural habitat. Book your gorilla trekking safari today with Trek Africa Expeditions and make memories that will last a lifetime!
Welcome to Nkuringo, where you will find a variety of accommodation options to suit your preferences and budget. If you are looking for high-end luxury lodges, Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge is an excellent option. This 4-star lodge is just a 2-minute drive from the park and offers exquisitely handcrafted cottages and excellent service.
For budget-friendly options, consider staying at Rushaga Havens Lodge. Although it is a bit far from Nkuringo sector, approximately a one-hour drive, this lodge in Ryarutagara offers exquisite views of the park and great service. The lodge also has ensuite bathrooms and free Wi-Fi, making it a comfortable option.
If you are concerned about budget, don’t worry. All of our recommended lodges offer three meal plans, including full board when you book your safari with Trek Africa Expeditions. Choose the accommodation that suits you best and get ready for an unforgettable gorilla trekking experience.
At Trek Africa Expeditions, we understand that booking your dream trip should be a stress-free experience. With over 10 years of experience, we specialize in creating tailor-made safaris that suit your preferences and budget. Our commitment to excellence is evident in our 150+ positive reviews on TripAdvisor.
However, it’s important to note that permits, flights, and accommodations must be reserved in advance to avoid disappointment. Gorilla trekking permits, in particular, are in high demand, and lodging options may fill up quickly. To secure all of your services, we recommend booking in advance and making a small deposit to ensure a hassle-free trip. With Trek Africa Expeditions, you can sit back, relax, and let us handle the details of your unforgettable adventure.