Luxury/ VIP gorilla trekking safari in Uganda and Rwanda; Gorilla trekking is the most popular activity that attracts many tourists to travel to Uganda and Rwanda and it involves moving on foot into the tropical rainforest in search of the habituated mountain gorillas and once found spend one hour with them in their natural environment. Gorilla trekking in Uganda is done in two national parks that is Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park while in Rwanda, gorilla trekking is done in Volcanoes national park. Luxury/ VIP gorilla trekking safari is an extraordinary adventure for travellers who want luxury or high end treatment on their gorilla trekking safari in Uganda and Rwanda. When planning a luxury/VIP gorilla trekking safari in Uganda and Rwanda, there are a number of things that you should consider including cost of gorilla trekking permits, type of accommodation, transportation, best time to visit among others.
Cost of luxury gorilla trekking permits in Uganda and Rwanda
A luxury gorilla trekking permit in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park costs 700 USD per person for foreign non residents, 600 USD per person for foreign residents and 250,000 UGX per person for East African citizens while a gorilla trekking permit in Volcanoes national park costs 1,500 USD per person for all nationalities.
When planning your luxury/VIP gorilla trekking safari in Uganda and Rwanda, travellers can also consider booking an exclusive or private gorilla trek where you will be able to trek a gorilla family alone or with your gorilla family and we will assist in acquiring the gorilla trekking permits.
How to book gorilla trekking permits in Uganda and Rwanda
Gorilla trekking permits in Bwindi impenetrable national park, Mgahinga gorilla national park and Volcanoes national park can be booked through a trusted tour operator like Achieve Global Safaris where you will contact us via email or telephone calls with the date, month, year and gorilla destination you wish to visit. After contacting us, we will check for permit availability through Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) or Rwanda Development Board (RDB)and if there are permits available, you will be asked to make a deposit for the permit. Once the payment has been made, we will be able to purchase the gorilla trekking permit on your behalf and send you a scanned copy of the receipt as confirmation.
Where to stay during your luxury/VIP gorilla trekking safari in Uganda and Rwanda
There are a number of luxury accommodations in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and volcanoes national park where you can stay during your luxury/ VIP gorilla trekking safari including Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge, Buhoma Lodge, Gorilla Safari Lodge, Four Gorillas Lodge, Trackers Safari Lodge, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge, Gorilla Closeup Lodge, Ichumbi Lodge, Rushaga Gorilla Lodge, Gorilla Leisure Lodge, Kiho Gorilla Lodge, Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge, Lake Mutanda Resort, Mahogany Springs Lodge, Silverback Lodge, Mount Gahinga Lodge, Wilderness Bisate Lodge, One and Only Gorillas Nest, Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Virunga Lodge, Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel, Amakoro Songa Lodge, Virunga Inn Resort and Spa, Singita Kataza House, Tiloreza Volcanoes Ecolodge among others.
Best time to go for luxury/ VIP gorilla trekking safari in Uganda and Rwanda
Gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda can be done all year round though the best time is during the dry season in the months of June to September and December to February because during this period there is less or little rainfall in the park therefore access roads and gorilla trekking trails will be passable which makes trekking easy compared to the rainy season when the trails are muddy and slippery.
What to pack for your luxury/VIP gorilla trekking safari in Uganda and Rwanda
When planning a luxury/ VIP gorilla trekking safari in Uganda and Rwanda, there are a number of essential items that you should pack including insect repellent, long sleeved shirt and trouser, hiking shoes, garden gloves, waterproof rain jacket/ poncho, warm sweater, long cotton socks, energy snacks and drinking water, camera and extra batteries, a pair of binoculars, face masks, walking stick, back pack among others.
How to get to the gorilla destinations in Uganda and Rwanda
Volcanoes national park is located in north western part of Rwanda and can be accessed by road transport means where you will drive from Kigali international airport to the park headquarters which takes about 2 to 3 hours’ drive.
Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park can be accessed by road transport means where you will drive from Kampala/Entebbe via masaka, Mbarara, Kabale and then to the park headquarters which takes about 9 to 10 hours’ drive.
Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park can also be accessed by air transport means where you will book scheduled or charter domestic flight from Entebbe International Airport to Kihihi or Kisoro airstrips and then connect to the park headquarters by road.
You can as well access Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park from Kigali Rwanda where you will fly to Kigali International Airport and then connect to either Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park via cyanika border in Kisoro or katuna border in Kabale which takes about 4 to 5 hours’ drive.