Plan Ahead – Book your 2020 Gorilla Safari in 2019 in Uganda
Book your 2020 – Primate Safari now and lock in Permit and Lodging at present Prices
Book your 2020 Gorilla Safari in 2019 and have peace of Mind about having a Gorilla Permit and the choice of Lodging you want. The present Gorilla Permit Price of 600 USD stays in effect. 2010 Prices for Permits have not yet been announced. Permit Availability for Peak Season Months in 2019 has come to a screeching halt. Some months in 2029 are already totally sold now. January of 2020 is looking equally busy. Gorilla Permits are becoming a rarity, Gorilla Habituation Permits are now a treasured relic that has even become rarer.
Book your 2020 Gorilla Safari in 2019 is what we suggest based on our experience during the last three years. Permits are being gobbled far sooner than what had been the normal pattern in the past. The reason we are suggesting to book your 2020 Safari is for two reasons. Gorilla Permit availability and price of safari. Booking in 2019 for 2020 means that you are locking in the price, even permit prices change, or lodges adjust their prices upward, you are locked as long as you book now and pay for the Safari in 2019.
Why is there such a seeming Gorilla Permit feeding – the answer is simple, Gorilla Market forces have triggered the Gorilla Trekker Migration from Uganda to Rwanda. It all began with Rwanda raising the permit price to 1,500 USD, Uganda remaining at 600 USD for permits. Even though Uganda added Gorilla Families for trekking, the 900 USD permit price difference drove Trekkers to Uganda. Add to that the closure of Virunga National Park in the Congo due to insecurity and the Mai Mai Rebel group kidnapping of two British Nationals resulting in all Gorilla Trekking Paths leading to Uganda.
Virunga National Park just opened for Gorilla Trekking, but already another Ranger has been killed this week making it a very risky park to trek Gorillas, making Uganda the clear choice for Gorilla Trekkers in 2019.
Luxury Safaris are best booked well in advance since High-End Luxury Lodges are of the Boutique Variety in Uganda and have a limited number of rooms available, normally less than rooms.
Book your 2020 Gorilla Safari in 2019 – We Know Uganda, we live and work here. We know Mountain Gorillas and how to create a safari with the right outcome for you.
2019 is turning out to be a hectic year when it comes to Gorilla Tourism, one reason we are looking to 2020 where we can presently freely book permits for your safari.
Book your 2020 Gorilla Safari in 2019 Use the below contact form and get your 2020 Safari rolling sooner than later. 2020 gives you the freedom of choice, the ability to choose the Safari that you want with the lodges that you prefer.
Once you book, your permits will be purchased and lodging will be secured, the only thing that will be left is your arrival.
2020 may seem off in the distance – in the Gorilla Tourism Business, it is like tomorrow and it all depends on having the Gorilla Permits in hand, or in our case on a scan Card since they are stored electronically.
What our Clients say about us
We are delighted that Jon arranged our ten day gorilla safari in Uganda. The organisation was excellent, we saw gorillas at close range and stayed in lovely accommodations. Our driver/ guide Omar was absolutely first class. I really cannot fault the trip and have no hesitation in highly recommending Kabiza to others. Seeing gorillas in the wild is one of life's beautiful experiences.Jan ShouldersJanuary 29, 2019
Jon was awesome to deal with, right from the get go, and he was very patient with my concerns about booking and paying monies to an organisation we found online. Transferring money was safe and easy.
We sent Jon an idea of what we wanted to see and how long we had to play with and he gave us several itineraries to choose from.
We booked more than 6 months in advance to secure our Gorilla permits and in the end chose to do 2 days in Uganda with the Gorillas, which we do not regret for 1 second.....we had the most amazing, once in a lifetime experience - both days were different and just as amazing.
Brian as our guide for the trip, he was there to meet us at the airport and from then on, was there for anything we needed.....even to the point that when we were on our last Gorilla Trek and running out of time, he went and bought us our wooden Gorillas that we really wanted but had run out of time. We did have some down time and Brian made suggestions about what we could do and was happy to take us anywhere we wanted.
The Dian Fossey Museum was a great stop to get some background, and then the Trek to her grave site and to where her cabin used to be, was very special, also very hard (we had mud up to our knees) but we would do it again in a heartbeat.
We chose up market accommodation for the trip and we were not disappointed....great food, great customer service and great facilities.
The drive to our accommodation in Uganda was both interesting and 'thrilling'! The roads are dirt and very uneven and at times narrow, thankfully Brian was very good at navigating the terrain and made us feel at ease.
We have travelled quite a bit and had some unforgettable experiences, Kabiza have added to these and gave us a once in a lifetime experience that was worth every single cent.
Everybody should have this experience, these are beautiful creatures that need our help (tourism $$) to ensure that they are there for centuries to come for all to enjoy.Mignon FurnellJanuary 27, 2019
Dear Fellow Travellers!
I have been booking tours within Uganda with Kabiza for many years and they have always been an excellent Partner. From the very beginning of planning a wildlife tour to Uganda to the actual Safari they are a very trustful and reliable tour operator. The owners Jon & Geoffrey have been in the tourism business for along time and they do know their country very, very well when it comes to planning and operating a tour! All in all a great company to have a wildlife tour with!
Thanks very much once again for the last tour in December 2018.
Wolfgang from AustriaWolfgang StolzlechnerJanuary 14, 2019
Of the many wildlife and gorilla trekking tour operators available, I chose Kabiza Wilderness Safaris because I came across their incredibly helpful blog posts on gorilla trekking and found them to be straight forward and incredibly helpful. Even if you choose to go with someone else- read some of Kabiza's content and you'll have a better trip.
After choosing Kabiza, Jon and his team's level of service was exemplary! Jon was fast and crisp in all of his email communications and he set up a tour that met our needs exactly. Our tour guide Carlos was wonderfully kind and helpful. He had us feeling at home in Africa within minutes of meeting him.
The gorilla trekking itself was magical with Jon and his team being absolutely on point in quickly snagging some habituation permits that became available at the last minute. We stayed at lodges across different price points and each location was comfortable, clean and had it's own charm.
Huge thank you to Jon, Carlos, and the rest of the Kabiza Wilderness Safaris team for a wonderful vacation!Ananda GhoshJanuary 11, 2019
We recently returned from Uganda and Rwanda where we did a 4 day gorilla trekking tour, all arranged by Jon at Kabiza Wilderness Safari, and I have to say the experience was nothing short of phenomenal. From the beginning of planning the trip, Jon was very responsive and accommodating to all our requests. He listened to what we wanted and then made suggestions, which all turned out to be amazing, and all for a competitive price. Our driver Bosco was fantastic, very knowledgeable and personable, and all the the different lodges we stayed at throughout the trip were spot on. Mount Gahinga Lodge was fantastic, from the food, to the service and most importantly the proximity to the entrance of the park. Chameleon Lodge is another gem perched on top of Lake Mutanda, it's a little bit of a trek to get there, but the view makes it worth it. Overall the trip far exceeded our lofty expectations, which is a huge compliment to Jon and everyone at Kabiza. Seeing mountain gorillas up close in the wild is an experience unlike any other and something you'll never forget. I can't recommend Kabiza Wilderness Safari enough! You won't be disappointed.Paul VoisardDecember 11, 2018
We just came back from an amazing 9 days safari started in Kigali and ended Entebbe. We did many parks, gorilla tracking x 2 etc ...
From the first contact with Jon to the end, everything was perfect.
Ask for Remmy as your driver. He has 10 years experience, he drives very well and safely in these bad Uganda roads. He showed to us many animals in the park , he tried hard and made sure we saw the lions and many more. We had many laughs throughout the roads. The car 4x4 was in good condition with a pop off roof.
All the lodges Jon suggested were very good . We particularly loved Gahinga lodge ( near entrance of Mgagingha gorilla park ) , ishasha wilderness camp in Queen Elizabeth park and safari crater lodge in kibale.
I asked other companies for prices and the price with Kabiza was very competitive even little lower than others. I enjoyed my trip and I highly recommand you Kabiza Wildwrness safaris . Thank you Remmy and Jon .Stephanie CardinalNovember 5, 2018
We have just returned from the most amazing and exciting trip to Rwanda and Uganda. Everything was above and beyond our expectations thanks to Jon and Kabiza Wilderness Safaris. From the early stages of planning, where Jon was extremely helpful and accommodating making sure we got the tour just perfectly tailor made to our wishes to the wonderful lodges, the incredible wildlife and the astonishing natural beauty of The Pearl of Africa. For anybody wanting a trip of a lifetime, we can warmly recommend Kabiza. Thanks a million, Jon - we hope to be able to return soon.tine altschulerSeptember 24, 2018
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