Uganda Mountain Gorillas

Uganda’s endan­gered moun­tain goril­las reside with­in two parks, which include Mgahin­ga Goril­la Nation­al Park and Bwin­di Impen­e­tra­ble For­est N. Park. The two Ugan­da goril­la parks were des­ig­nat­ed as parks in 1991. Mgahin­ga Park cov­ers a land area of 33.7sq.kms, while Bwin­di occu­pies up to Over half of the remain­ing 1063 endan­gered moun­tain goril­las are pro­tect­ed with­in these pro­tect­ed areas.

Bwin­di and Mgahin­ga Goril­la Parks com­prise of 5 goril­la safari sec­tors, 4 in Bwin­di includ­ing Ruhi­ja, Rusha­ga, Buhoma, and Nkuringo. Mgahin­ga is where the fifth goril­la trekking region is found, Nte­beko. Over­all, there are 21 ful­ly habit­u­at­ed moun­tain goril­la group fam­i­lies, and on an actu­al vis­it to see goril­las, max­i­mum of 8 tourists are allo­cat­ed to ONLY one group.

The habit­u­at­ed Ugan­da goril­la fam­i­lies to explore on goril­la tours include Katwe, Christ­mas, Bikin­gi, Kyaguriro, Habinyan­ja, Nyak­agezi (Mgahin­ga), Oru­zon­go, Muk­iza, Nkuringo, Kutu, Bweza, Nshon­gi, Mucun­guzi, Busha­ho, Bituku­ra, Mubare, Bus­ingye, Mishaya, Kahungye, Rushe­gu­ra, Rwigi.

Valid goril­la per­mits are must-have tools if you are to vis­it and enjoy up close with moun­tain goril­las in the wild regard­less of the des­ti­na­tion. If Ugan­da is your dream moun­tain goril­la des­ti­na­tion, a goril­la per­mit is issued out at USD700 for the cat­e­go­ry of for­eign non-res­i­dents, for­eign res­i­dents 600, and cit­i­zens in East Africa pay 250,000= Ugan­da shillings.

Reach out to your tour oper­a­tor on the ground to assist you to plan your goril­la tours in Ugan­da, Rwan­da, and DRC. Plan­ning a com­plete goril­la tour in East Africa involves book­ing goril­la per­mits, lodges, trans­porta­tion, guides, and every­thing that is required to make your goril­la trekking adven­ture a mem­o­rable experience.

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