Uganda, a treasure trove of biodiversity, entices adventurers with its remarkable wildlife experiences, and gorilla safaris stand as one of its crown jewels. While such safaris usually commence from Kampala or Entebbe, Trek Africa Tours is bringing these captivating journeys closer to home – to Masaka town. Situated amidst lush landscapes, Masaka has long been known for its agricultural heart, cultivating coffee and bananas. The town’s growth, attracting NGOs and institutions, has inspired Trek Africa Tours to extend its gorilla safari services to Masaka, providing a unique opportunity for locals and visitors alike.
Embarking on a gorilla safari to the magnificent Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks requires meticulous planning. Acquiring gorilla permits, arranging transportation, accommodation, and meals are integral components of this journey. At Trek Africa Tours, we undertake the meticulous groundwork, ensuring a seamless experience. Share your desired trekking dates, and we’ll take care of the rest – checking permit availability and coordinating all essential services. Once the arrangements are set, a deposit secures the journey, relieving you of the logistical intricacies. With gorilla permits in high demand, particularly since Rwanda increased their price to USD 1500 per trek, booking in advance is advised, although we remain flexible for last-minute arrangements contingent on availability.
Venturing from Masaka to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks beckons a minimum of three days. The initial day involves a scenic drive with captivating stopovers for lunch and photography. En route, the journey paints a picture of Uganda’s beauty, passing by Lake Mburo National Park, where Ankore long-horned cattle, zebras, and impalas graze. The Southern Pearl of Africa awaits, and as twilight descends, you arrive at your lodging for the night.
With the sun’s rise, Day Two unfurls the heart of the experience. Armed with packed lunch and provided water, you proceed to the park offices. Here, registration and a briefing on the etiquette of gorilla trekking prepare you for the adventure ahead. Under the guidance of an English-speaking ranger, your group, limited to eight trekkers, embarks into the forest. The quest for these majestic creatures unfolds in their natural habitat. Once located, you’re granted an invaluable hour of connection – observing, capturing photographs, and basking in their presence. The culmination of the encounter awards you a certificate of participation in conserving these rare beings. Returning to the lodge brings a chance to rejuvenate before dinner and another peaceful night.
Day Three marks the return journey to Masaka or your chosen destination. Trek Africa ToursTrek Africa Tours provides essential packing lists, tipping guidelines, and all necessary information to ensure your Uganda gorilla safari from Masaka is seamless.
Our gorilla tracking safaris include a standard gorilla permit granting an hour of interaction with these magnificent creatures. Also covered are park entry fees, the expertise of an English-speaking ranger guide, transfers in a 4×4 safari vehicle driven by our skilled professionals, fuel, accommodations, meals, and onboard drinking water.
Trek Africa Tours is a hallmark of exceptional service and successful gorilla tours. Our consultants share a passion for showcasing the treasures of the Pearl of Africa, and our skilled driver-guides navigate the terrain with both expertise and enthusiasm. Our roots are deeply embedded in Uganda, and our dedication is evident through our reviews on platforms like TripAdvisor and SafariBookings. We invite you to embark on a journey of discovery and conservation with us – an authentic experience orchestrated by locals who understand and cherish this remarkable land. Feel free to reach out to us for comprehensive insights into gorilla tracking in Uganda and Rwanda. Your inquiries will be met with our commitment to excellence.