At Trek Africa Expeditions, we specialize in organizing the most budget-friendly and enjoyable small group and private Gorilla trekking trips in Uganda for both local and foreign clients. We take pride in arranging these trips with the annual discounted Gorilla trekking permits for Ugandan citizens and residents to visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks.
Our Gorilla tracking trips for Ugandan citizens offer a variety of options, starting with a 3-Day Uganda Gorilla Safari for Ugandan citizens, up to an 18-Day Explore Uganda at best, which takes you to the remote and undiscovered Kidepo Valley National Park, the wildlife-rich Murchison Falls National Park, the scenic Kibale Forest National Park for Chimpanzee tracking, the diverse Queen Elizabeth National Park, and the famous Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for Mountain Gorilla trekking. The tour also includes a city tour of Kampala, the capital of Uganda, with its rich history and cultural sights, as well as an opportunity for adrenaline-pumping White Water Rafting on the Nile River, the longest river in Africa. With Trek Africa Expeditions, Ugandan citizens and residents will have a chance to explore the beauty and diversity of their own country at an affordable price.
If you are a Ugandan citizen or resident planning a Gorilla trekking safari, look no further than Trek Africa Expeditions. Our team of experts can help you create a personalized and unforgettable experience tailored to your specific needs and interests. To book your Gorilla trekking safari, simply reach out to us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let us know the number of days you wish to spend on your safari, the number of people in your group, and your specific interests. Additionally, please be sure to attach copies of your valid Ugandan passport or national ID, work permit, or diplomat passport/visas, if applicable. Our experienced team will work with you to ensure that you have the best possible experience on your Gorilla tracking safari.
At Trek Africa Expeditions, we understand that planning a Gorilla trekking safari can be overwhelming, which is why we strive to provide our clients with all the information they need to make an informed decision. In this guide, we will explain what Gorilla trekking is, the locations where it can be done, the cost of a Gorilla permit, the best time to trek gorillas, what to expect during your trek, and recommend what to carry and wear on your Gorilla trekking safari as a Ugandan citizen or resident. By providing this information, we hope to make the planning process as seamless and stress-free as possible, so you can focus on what truly matters: enjoying your once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Gorilla trekking is an once-in-a-lifetime adventure that requires a certain level of physical fitness and a sense of adventure. It involves hiking through rugged terrain, steep mountains, and dense vegetation with the assistance of National Park rangers and porters who use machetes to clear a temporary trail to the Mountain Gorillas‘ location. This experience offers a unique opportunity to observe the gorillas in their natural habitat and gain an appreciation for the conservation efforts being made to protect these magnificent creatures. Gorilla trekking is a unique and unforgettable experience that will take you deep into the wilds of nature and leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.
Mountain Gorilla trekking is possible in three African countries: Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. However, not all locations are created equal when it comes to safety and accessibility. Currently, Uganda and Rwanda are considered the safest places to trek the Mountain Gorillas. The Democratic Republic of Congo, however, is not as safe due to ongoing political instability and civil unrest, making it a less desirable destination for Gorilla trekking.
Uganda offers two National Parks for Gorilla trekking: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. These parks are home to over half of the world’s remaining Mountain Gorillas. On the other hand, Rwanda’s Gorilla trekking is focused on Volcanoes National Park. This park is known for its stunning landscapes, and a well-established infrastructure which makes it easy to visit the gorillas. Both countries offer a unique and unforgettable experience that will take you deep into the wilds of nature and leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.
The cost of obtaining a permit to trek gorillas in Uganda varies based on an individual’s residency status. Foreign non-residents are charged USD700 per person per trek, while foreign residents pay USD600. Ugandan citizens, on the other hand, pay a reduced fee of UGX250,000. These fees include the entrance fee to the National Park, one Gorilla trekking permit, and guiding fees for the trek.
Gorilla trekking is an activity that can be done year-round, regardless of whether it is raining or sunny. However, for the best experience, it is recommended to schedule your trek during the dry months of June, July, August, December, January, and February. These months offer the optimal conditions for trekking as the trails are dry and not slippery. This not only makes the trek more comfortable but also increases the chances of having a pleasant weather for photography. The dry season also provides better visibility for observing gorillas and other wildlife in their natural habitat. Additionally, during these months, the gorillas tend to congregate in more open areas making it easier to locate them. Overall, these months offer the best conditions for an enjoyable and successful gorilla trekking experience.