Baboon Adventure safaris – Uganda gorilla safaris, wildlife safaris, Rwanda safaris
Baboon adventure safaris ltd – visit Uganda gorillas,is a holiday safari tour operator, taking great pride in providing safari tours and local excursions covering Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Congo and other safari hotspot throughout Africa. Departing from Uganda safari capital of Kampala, our safari tour excursions are affordable, and can be tailored to suit your holiday budget whilst still providing the African adventure experience of a life time, with one of the key highlight is to visit Uganda gorillas.
Baboon Adventure Safaris is a local tour operator based in Uganda and Rwanda . We offer discounted gorilla safaris in Rwanda & Uganda thaJt can be tailor-made to suit your needs hence grating our clients amazing opportunities visit Uganda gorillas. Besides gorilla trekking safaris, we also offer packages on African wildlife, eco-tours and African cultural trips. We are proud of employing experKienced and knowledgeable safari guides and state of the art 4×4 tour vehicles to spectacular wildlife reserves and wilderness destinations of Uganda and Rwanda. We offer a world class standard of service – fantastic game viewing trips hence a memorable African safari trip.
Our Featured Tour Packages
This 3 Day Bwindi Gorilla Trekking touthe renowned but critically endangered Mountain Gorillas among other primate species
This African wilderness found in the, located in the rocky valleys of the semi-dry Karamoja province in the far north along Uganda’s border
6 Days Wildlife, Primate Uganda Safari will take you to Murchsion Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park as well as Kibale park
Answers to FAQs about Gorillas while on Uganda Mountain gorillas safaris tours Rwanda
Gorilla trekking Uganda and Rwanda
Gorilla trekking Ugandan-Rwanda safaris are so affordable. Baboon Adventure safaris Uganda is genuinely here as a true source for all the gorillas tours safaris information in regards to cost, where to track gorillas, gorilla family groups and several others.
In Uganda, gorilla trekking is done at Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and Mgahinga National Park. Rwanda gorilla trek cost for Volcanoes National Park does have gorillas in Rwanda, Virunga national park and Kahuzi Biega national parks are best for Congo gorilla tours.
Baboon Adventure safaris has an answer for you concerning gorilla permits, various gorilla families to track, what to pack on gorilla tracking safari, accommodations in these parks, when to visit to track gorillas, guideline of gorilla trekking, transport to Bwindi or Mgahinga and many more.
How much is gorilla trekking permit in Uganda or Rwanda?
Gorilla permit guarantees you access to any of the national parks to do gorilla tracking tours. Gorilla permits are cards /passes issued by Uganda wildlife authority for the case of Uganda and Rwanda Development Board for the sake of Rwanda and Congo.
This gives you access to national parks to trek habituated mountain gorillas in National Parks like Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Volcanoes national park, Virunga national park and Mgahinga National Park.
The gorilla trekking permit in Uganda costs 600 usds for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga national park. But was hiked to USD700 effective July 2020, for foreign none residents, USD 600 for foreign residents with valid working permit, then East Africa resident pay fee of 250,000 Ugandan shillings in Uganda habituated parks.
Then Rwanda gorilla trekking permit cost 1500 usds at Volcanoes national park, Permits require early booking to avoid last time disappointments.
What is inclusive on the gorillas trekking permit?
Gorilla permit fee is inclusive of game ranger who will guide the group in search of the endangered mountain gorillas, park entry fees and for the one hour you spend with mountain gorillas.
When is the best time to trek mountain gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda
Many of our clients have always had one question in their minds ‘’when is the best time to trek gorillas?’’ our answer is, gorillas trekking can be done throughout the whole year and all clients get the same satisfaction no matter which season you have visited gorillas.
Uganda got two seasons that is rainy season and dry season but clients always prefer trekking around dry season which is the month of June, July, August and early September then we have December till February but that doesn’t mean that it won’t rain in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park because the park is located in the tropical rain forest and its climate is influenced by micro conditions of the area, so went in Bwindi impenetrable forest expect rains any time of the days.
Uganda is crossed by the Equator that has modified climate with two seasons. Mountain gorilla trekking during raining season is too challenging because it is hard to hike and trek the impenetrable forest due to the heavy rains which makes the trails so slippery and it hard to see the mountain gorillas.
Help Me Understand Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park – Gorilla trekking in Uganda
Bwindi impenetrable national park is located at the furthest southwestern Uganda at the Uganda-Rwanda border. Bwindi was gazette as national park in 1991 and it covers an area of above 331 square kilometer in size.
Bwindi Impenetrable forest is well known as home of the remaining endangered Mountain gorillas in the whole world. It protects over 400 mountain gorillas which is roughly half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas.
The forest also provides shelter to over 120 species of mammals and 350 species of birds which includes 23 Albertine Rift endemics. Some of the primates found in Bwindi include baboons, chimpanzees, forest monkeys and forest elephants among others.
Bwindi is divided into four regions, Buhoma region found in North, Ruhija region is in the east, Rushaga and Nkuringo region are found in the south of the impenetrable forest. All the regions have habituated gorilla families which enable tourists to trek gorillas in any region of your choice.
All clients willing to trek gorillas from Bwindi impenetrable forest national park should book in three months advance and accommodation should be booked after purchasing gorilla permit because Bwindi has got many gorilla families and some sectors are very far from each other.
When should I Book my Gorilla Permit/Tour
Since gorilla’s permits are limited and there is high competition for gorilla permits, we as Jewel Safaris Uganda advise you to book gorilla permit three months in advance due to the shortage of gorilla permits especially during high season went there are high number of travelers’.
If you’re intending to book gorilla safari to Uganda or Rwanda, please Baboon adventure safaris and we are always at your service, we can advise you on the availability of gorilla permits on the day you decide to trek gorillas.
What is Included in Gorilla Permit
Gorilla permits act as park entry fees to home of the endangered mountain gorillas, Bwindi Impenetrable, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and Volcanoes national park in Rwanda, the same permit includes fees for game ranger from Uganda wildlife Authority who brief and lead the tourists into the jungle in search of giant mountain gorillas.
No one is allowed to access Impenetrable forest without been escorted by Uganda wildlife game ranger. When planning a trip to Uganda, remember Uganda gorilla permits are on high demand and you need to purchase permits as early as possible.
Gorilla permits act as park entry fees to home of the endangered mountain gorillas Bwindi impenetrable national park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda a, the same permit includes fees for game ranger from Uganda Wildlife Authority who brief and lead the tourists into the jungle in search of giant mountain gorillas.
No one is allowed to access the Impenetrable forest without been escorted by UWA game ranger. When planning a trip to Uganda, remember Uganda gorilla permits are on high demand and you need to purchase permits as early as possible.
How long is Gorilla Trekking in Uganda or Rwanda?
Either Uganda gorilla trekking safari tours or Rwanda gorilla tracking safari, the trek between 90 minutes to 8 hours to see the endangered mountain gorillas because the gorillas are too mobile, sometimes depends on where they built their nests the previous night.
Game rangers move following the slowest person in the group because it is not good to leave any person behind and finding gorillas depends on the group’s speed.
What is the Age limit for Gorilla Trekking?
Uganda Wildlife Authority and Rwanda Development Board are very strict on age limit when it comes to gorilla trekking, Children below the age of 15 years old are not allowed to trek gorillas.
Baboon Adventure Safaris strongly advices its clients not to bring children under the age of 15 years for gorilla trekking as they will not be allowed to do mountain gorillas trekking no matter the plead and tears.
What to pack for Gorilla Trekking
After all bookings have been made, the most sensitive part to ensure that you enjoy your gorilla trekking safari tour is the choices on your pack list while heading to track gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable national park or Mgahinga gorilla national park both in Uganda or Rwanda’s Volcanoes national park. You should pack hiking boots, long trousers, long sleeved blouse/shirt, garden gloves, hat, rain jack, insect repellents, water proofed camera bag, packed lunch and mineral water. For more, contact Baboon Adventure Safaris.
Does Rwanda have discounted gorilla permits?
Yes they have! They are only sold during low season in the month of May and November. But Rwanda government issued a condition for one to benefit from discounted gorilla trekking permits he/she has at least to book with another national park in Rwanda. For instance you book for Volcanoes national park and May be Nyungwe forest national park, Akagera national park or any other park before you qualify to buying a discounted gorilla tracking permit. Contact Baboon Adventure safaris in order to secure you discounted gorilla trekking permit.
The cost of discounted gorilla permits in Rwanda cost 1050 USD, the fees is inclusive of park entry fees to volcanoes, viewing of mountain gorillas for one hour and services of trained game ranger.
When should I book Rwanda discounted gorilla permits?
Oh Yes! We have good news for you which are “Rwanda during low season offers Discounted permits.” These discounted gorilla tracking permits are sold at 1050 USD usually in May and November every year.
Need one? Well contact Baboon Adventure safari and we help you book discounted Rwanda gorilla tracking permits two months in advance so as to avoid high competition for discounted permits because most people are more likely to be attracted to low season permits.
What is gorilla trekking?
Gorilla trekking is an activity where tourists enter the thick jungles where mountain gorilla primates species are found and trail in search for them.
These mountain gorillas are found in three countries in the world that is, Uganda ( Uganda gorilla safari), Rwanda gorilla safari tours.
Gorilla trekking safari tour happens either at A volcanoes national park for Rwanda gorilla safari tours, Bwindi impenetrable national park or Mgahinga gorilla national park for Gorilla Uganda safari tour.
It happens once a day. It always starts in the morning by briefing from park officers on rule and regulations of mountain gorilla trekking. After trekking you head to the forest trail following the footsteps of the gorillas till when you allocate them, you will spend only one hour with the gorillas, then return to park headquarters where you will meet your guide for transfer to the lodge. Contact us for this kind of a safari today.
How many people trek gorilla family per day
The maximum number of pax allowed to trek a particular group is 8 per day. Be it in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, Volcanoes national park and Mgahinga Gorilla national park, the number remains 8. Bwindi impenetrable national park has 17 habituated gorilla families thus each gorilla family takes 8 people per hour.
In Bwindi impenetrable national park still, there is gorilla habituation experience; this sis more than gorilla tracking because here you will be trailing for unhabituated maintain gorillas, learn their behaviors ad engage in familiarization activity with the researchers for 4 hours. This happens in the Rushaga section of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. Mountain gorilla habituation experience allows maximum of only 4 people per group to trek gorillas and spend with gorillas 4 hours.
Can gorillas attack human beings?
You should note that gorillas are wild animals and should be considered so putting in consideration the precautions given by the rangers. In case you act in a way that is suspicious to the gorillas and they feel uneasy, they may be forced to charge up and act as a way of defense.
What triggers gorillas to act in defense include when they are surprised or threatened. Threatening them could mean beating your chest and looking into their eyes directly like you are picking up a fight. The typical response to threat by silverback mountain gorilla includes making bluff charges by beating on their chest with aggressive sounds or running directly towards their target. When the silverback gorilla charges towards someone in most cases it will stop just a few feet away just to wait for the target reaction.
What do you do in case a gorilla charges towards you?
Though it rarely happens, we believe the worst mare to happen to anyone is to see or witness the mountain gorilla charge up. Its gigantic size, ruthlessness will take you to an unconsciousness level without its touch even.
In case a gorilla charges towards you; the most appropriate reaction is that you crouch down slowly, look away and act casual/with no intentions of threat. In this way, they will see you as non-threatening and therefore will move away and return to their family. These are rare happening that can be avoided when you follow the rules and regulations for the trek.
In extreme occurrences when the gorillas feel so uneasy during the trek, whether you trek gorillas in Uganda or Rwanda, the ranger guides may be forced to end the trek before the maximum one hour spent with the gorillas comes to an end. Decades have passed without this happening.
Gorillas are typically shy and reserved; a reason as to why they are referred to as gentle giants, a description they well deserve. Mountain gorillas are social animals with their lives centered on family. A normal typical day for a gorilla in the wild is one with play, foraging for food, taking care of the infants and protecting the family by the silverback.
Above all, don’t be deceived because gorillas dangerous if provoked! However, they are rarely seen showing this harsh side of them. In most cases, Mountain gorillas are gentle giants, easily approachable on a gorilla trek. Plan your gorilla safari today with the Ugandan Gorilla Rwanda trekking experts and have that lifetime safari.
Which region is best for gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi?
As tricky as this question is, there are explanations to tell then you tell which one is the bet. if I’m a chance to make a wish on what I consider prior setting for an enticing thrilling and most enjoyable experiential gorilla trekking tours safaris.
The vast size of Bwindi impenetrable national park escalated to partitioning of the park into sectors or regions. This include: Buhoma, Rushaga, Ruhija, and Nkuringo and are spread all over the whole park.
The above sectors have habituated gorilla families freely available for gorilla trekking to all tourists. Book today and track the mountain gorillas with Baboon Adventure safaris.
Our argument remains that whichever region you choose gorilla trekking experience is the same as same procedures are followed as far as the encounter with the giants of the impenetrable forest is concerned.
What are the chances of seeing Mountain gorillas?
We have always had this question being asked by our tourists coming for Uganda gorilla safari tour Rwanda. We are happy to inform you that there are over 98% chances of seeing the endangered mountain gorillas either in Bwindi Impenetrable National park, Mgahinga gorilla national park or Volcanoes national park.
A gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi Impenetrable, Mgahinga national park and Volcanoes national park is too organized that Uganda wildlife authority and RDB everyday send team of game rangers ahead in advance to follow the footsteps of the mountain gorillas till when they come cross them and then inform the other officers on ground who will lead the group into the jungle for sighting.
In Uganda’s case, once you fail to find the gorillas from the other family that you trekked, Uganda wildlife authority will allocate you another gorilla family and you will trek. For more information about gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda please feel free to ask Baboon Adventure