Nkuringo Mountain Gorillas and Gorilla Permits – Nkuringo Sector, a sought-after Gorilla trailhead located in the southern expanse of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, stands as a prominent gateway for embarking on unforgettable Gorilla tracking adventures. Nkuringo Gorilla permits, much like other Gorilla tracking sectors, are available daily. Given their high demand and competitive nature, it is advisable to secure your Nkuringo Gorilla permits in advance. Trek Africa Expeditions, a leading tour operator specializing in Gorilla tracking excursions in the Nkuringo sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, offers comprehensive, up-to-date information on Nkuringo Gorilla tracking.
Nkuringo Sector is home to four Mountain Gorilla families, including Nkuringo, Christmas, Bushaho, and Posho Gorilla families. While the first three are available for daily tracking, the Posho Gorilla family is still undergoing the habituation process. Each Gorilla family in the Nkuringo sector welcomes a maximum of eight visitors per day, allowing a total of twenty-four people to secure Nkuringo Gorilla permits for tracking the Bwindi Nkuringo Mountain Gorillas every day.
Nkuringo sector offers twenty-four Gorilla permits, accommodating up to twenty-four visitors for Nkuringo Gorilla tracking each day. These permits can be booked through the Uganda Wildlife Authority’s head offices in Kampala. Trek Africa Expeditions holds official permission to access Uganda Wildlife Authority’s online permit database, enabling us to check the availability of Nkuringo Gorilla permits. When you plan your Gorilla tracking expedition with Trek Africa Expeditions, we will verify the permit availability in all sectors, including Nkuringo. Once we confirm availability, we will proceed to book and reserve your Nkuringo Gorilla permit while awaiting your payment. Uganda Wildlife Authority permits Trek Africa Expeditions and other authorized tour operators to reserve permits for seven working days. During this time, we will send you an invoice for payment, which we will then forward to Uganda Wildlife Authority for processing. Subsequently, we will send you scanned copies of the Gorilla permit receipt, and on the day of your safari, your driver guide will provide your Gorilla permit cards. Furthermore, your guide will assist you in selecting the Gorilla family of your choice the following day. It’s important to note that Trek Africa Expeditions only books Gorilla permits for clients who opt for all-inclusive Gorilla safaris and tours, where we manage all services, including transportation, transfers to and from the Nkuringo region, accommodations, meals, and park entry fees. Our all-encompassing services ensure a seamless and hassle-free experience for our clients.
Nkuringo Mountain Gorillas and Gorilla Permits – Situated in the southern reaches of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Kisoro district, the Nkuringo region can be accessed via various routes. Travelers can opt for a short flight from Entebbe International Airport to Kisoro Airfield, which takes 1-2 hours. Alternatively, those traveling by road should prepare for a journey lasting approximately 9-10 hours from Entebbe International Airport to Nkuringo. Additionally, visitors can choose to fly into Kigali, Rwanda, and embark on a 4-5 hour drive from Kigali International Airport to the Nkuringo Gorilla tracking sector. This option reduces travel time for those who wish to experience Gorilla tracking in Nkuringo while flying to Kigali. It’s worth noting that many tourists prefer to fly from Entebbe International Airport to Kisoro Airfield and then continue by road to Nkuringo, a journey lasting 2 hours. Nkuringo Gorillas also hold appeal for Rwanda tour operators, as tourists flying into Kigali often opt to trek Uganda Gorillas in the Nkuringo and Rushaga sectors, which are favored destinations for those transiting through Rwanda. This preference arises from the elevated cost of Rwanda Gorilla permits, which are priced at USD1500 per person per trek, prompting many travelers to choose to fly to Kigali International Airport and track Nkuringo Gorillas, thereby reducing drive time.
For travelers securing Nkuringo Gorilla permits and planning their Nkuringo Gorilla trips, we recommend booking lodges in the Nkuringo sector or, as an alternative, staying in Rushaga. Our top recommendations for lodges include Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge and Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge, both of which are conveniently located near the starting point. This proximity allows you ample time for breakfast before proceeding to the briefing point and commencing your Gorilla trek in the depths of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. In case Nkuringo Lodges are fully booked, Rushaga offers several lodging options, with a drive of approximately one hour to reach Nkuringo for your Gorilla tracking. Notable choices in Rushaga include Rushaga Gorilla Camp, Ichumbi Gorilla Lodges, Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge, and Gorilla Safari Lodge.
If you intend to track Bwindi Gorillas in the Nkuringo sector, we recommend contacting Trek Africa Expeditions at least three months in advance, as Gorilla permits tend to sell out quickly. Upon receiving your inquiry, we will promptly secure your Gorilla permit and confirm your Gorilla Safari, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable adventure for our valued clients.