Experience Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park with Trek Africa Expeditions – Are you an elderly or disabled traveler with a dream of seeing gorillas in Uganda? With Trek Africa Expeditions, your dream can come true! We specialize in accommodating gorilla safari in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for all travelers including those with special needs such as the elderly and disabled. We provide sedan chairs for these travelers to ensure that they are safely transported to see the habituated mountain gorillas and back to their natural environment. These safaris are also conducted in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and Volcanoes National Park. Don’t let your age or disability prevent you from fulfilling your dream of trekking gorillas, book your safari with us today!
When we refer to sedan chairs in Bwindi National Park, we are referring to the equipment used to transport individuals with special needs from the park headquarters to the forest for gorilla trekking, and then back to the headquarters. They can be thought of as a human-powered transportation device. These sedan chairs can be reserved in advance by visitors to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and are available in all gorilla trekking areas of the park. Local people, known as porters, use these chairs to transport clients through the forest until they reach the habituated gorilla families.
When you book sedan chairs with us, we will also provide the necessary porters to assist you from the start of your gorilla trekking journey at the park headquarters to the end of your trekking back to the headquarters. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has four main gorilla trekking regions: Buhoma in the northern region, Ruhija in the eastern region, Nkuringo and Rushaga in the southern region. No matter which region you choose for your gorilla trekking, the sedan chairs will be reserved and secured for you upon request and with your booking with us.
When you book a gorilla trekking safari with Trek Africa Expeditions, we’ll ensure to reserve and book a sedan chair for you in advance. Once you’ve made payment, on the day of your trek, your driver-guide will take you to the park headquarters where you’ll find your reserved sedan chair and the porters who will transport you to the gorillas and back. This will allow you to see gorillas like other travelers even if you have mobility limitations. The chances of seeing mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park are just as high for those using the Bwindi sedan chairs as for those who are physically fit and trek through the forest on foot.
Booking Bwindi gorilla sedan chairs can be done at any time, but planning ahead is always recommended to ensure proper preparation. At Trek Africa Expeditions, we advise visitors who require sedan chairs for their Bwindi gorilla trekking safaris to reserve them as far in advance as possible, ideally four months or more. This allows us ample time to organize all the necessary services such as transportation, accommodation, and a gorilla trekking permit for you.
The Bwindi gorilla sedan chairs package includes several important items that visitors should be aware of. One of the key components is the chair itself, which will be used to transport visitors from the starting point of the gorilla trekking at the Bwindi National Park headquarters to the trekking destination, and then back after the activity. The chairs are designed for comfort, to make the trekking experience as enjoyable as possible. Additionally, the package includes a group of porters who will be paid to assist in carrying you through the forest and back. Other items that are included in the package but not mentioned here will be discussed when we design the comprehensive package for you.
The cost of the Bwindi gorilla sedan chairs is included in the comprehensive gorilla trekking safari package offered by Trek Africa Expeditions. However, there are certain items that are not included in this cost. For example, transportation to and from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is not included in the cost of the sedan chairs. At Trek Africa Expeditions, we do offer transportation services to and from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, including both air and ground transport options from Entebbe/Kajjansi to the park and back. We offer several different travel options for our gorilla safaris to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, including starting from Kigali International Airport or Entebbe International Airport. We also provide fly-in safaris from Entebbe to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, utilizing nearby airstrips like Kisoro and Kihihi, and provide scheduled or chartered flights from Kajjansi or Entebbe International Airport to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Additionally, the cost of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park gorilla sedan chairs does not include accommodation expenses. Trek Africa Expeditions will help you find suitable lodgings around the park that match your preferences and needs. The lodges surrounding the park range from budget-friendly to upscale options. There are also camping facilities available in the vicinity of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
The cost of Mgahinga gorilla sedan chairs does not include the Mgahinga gorilla trekking permit or gorilla habituation permit. The permit is required to spend one hour with a habituated gorilla family in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The permit costs $700 per person per trek in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, it also includes the park entrance fee, a certificate, ranger and guide fee during the trek, and also other activities like taking photos and recording short videos in the park. Usually, trackers will wake up early in the morning to locate the whereabouts of the habituated gorilla family, which increases the chances of seeing gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park to 99%.
The price for renting a sedan chair for a Bwindi Gorilla safari ranges from $300 to $500 per chair. This includes the chair and the fee for the porters to carry you. Chairs made locally cost $300, while original chairs cost $500 or more. The cost can fluctuate based on demand and the specific chair you select. To book, the fee can be paid through Trek Africa Expeditions bank account, or through other payment options such as credit card or cash at our Kampala office. Please inform us of your preferred method of payment and we will make the necessary arrangements. It is essential to keep in mind that the gorilla trekking permit fee is paid to the Uganda Wildlife Authority, and the fee for Bwindi sedan chairs is paid directly to our accounts.