Gorilla Trekking Choices-Uganda gives you more Trekking Choices

Posted by on August 31, 2019

Only Uganda allows you to choose how you Trek Gorillas

The Gorilla Trekking Choices that you have in Uganda


 The Gorilla Trekking Choices you have.  It is only Uganda that gives you more Trekking Choices. Yes, there are more ways than one to trek Mountain Gorillas, and it is only Uganda that provides the trekker with the power of choice to do so. 

It is only in Uganda that you can choose between two distinct and different habitats. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, an ancient Afromontane Rainforest with its ridges and valleys and Mgahinga Gorilla Park where you trek the Gentle Giants of the Forest on the sides of the brooding Virunga Volcanoes.

It is only in Uganda where you can choose the between a regular Gorilla Trek where you spend one hour with a Gorilla Family or the all-day Gorilla Habituation Experience where you a participant in the Habituation process and spend 4-hours with a Gorilla Family.

Only Uganda allows you to choose between a shoestring, budget, mid-range, luxury or exclusive Gorilla Trekking Safari  Choices. We as a Gorilla Tour Operator only offer mid-range or luxury Gorilla Safaris. We do so since we find that budget or shoestring Gorilla safaris diminish the overall experience of trekking the gorillas. 

A little known secret is that in Uganda you can choose a regular gorilla trek with eight participants, or you can choose a private trek with just you, rangers and porters and all that at literally thousands of dollars less than the private trek offered in Rwanda at 15,000 for your group. In Uganda, it will cost you $4,800 or $5,600 after July 1, 2020.

Uganda gives Gorilla Trekkers the power of choice since there are 20 Gorilla Families to trek, twice as many as in Rwanda. There are a total of five different Gorilla Trailheads where you can start your trek. 

Uganda gives you the best Gorilla Trekking Safari add-ons, and that includes the best Chimpanzee Trekking in East Africa. Ten different National Parks with abundant wildlife, Adrenaline Pumping Adventures. The tallest Mountain Range in Africa, plus Volcanoes in the east and west of the country. It has hidden Tropical Islands with sandy beaches on Africa’s largest lake, Lake Victoria.

Uganda honestly does give Gorilla Trekkers the power of choice. It is no wonder that Uganda is the Premier Primate, Mountain Gorilla Destination in all of Africa.


Gorilla Trekking Choices-Uganda gives you more Trekking Choices.


2. Choose the Kind of Gorilla Trek that you would like

Gorilla Trekking Choices – Time to make Choices, and Uganda does give you more choices. Choose the park for Gorilla Trekking. Some choose to trek in both parks.

Choose whether you want the regular trek where there are 8 participants, and you are for one-hour with a gorilla family. In Uganda, you choose the exclusive (4 participant limit) Gorilla Habituation Experience.  The experience takes place in the Rushaga area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, and there is a minimal number of permits available.

Uganda does offer Privater Gorilla Trekking. This is just you and your part with the Mountain Gorillas either on a Gorilla Trek or the Gorilla Habituation Experience. Uganda Wildlife Authority Rangers and Porters would be with you.


 3. Choose the Gorilla Family you want to trek

Gorilla Trekking Choices: When it comes to choosing the Gorilla Family that you want to trek there are some limitations and parameters by which the Uganda Wildlife Authority rangers determine which group you will trek. The only exception is the Nyakagezi family in Mgahinga Gorilla Park.

Your input determines the gorilla group that you will trek — your level of fitness, your age, and the ranger’s decision. Our driver/guide assists in the process, and most often, you trek the gorilla group that you like. Permits are issued for an area and not for a gorilla group. The determination is made on the day of the trek and not beforehand.

Focus on the Experience of your encounter with the Gentle Giants of the Forest.


4. Choose between the Value+ Plus mid-range and Luxury Safaris:

Kabiza Wilderness Safaris gives you a choice between our Value+ Midrange and Luxury Gorilla Safaris. The experience of our clients is our focus.

In our experience, a Shoestring or Budget gorilla trekking safari does not add the quality lodging, meals, and service that most gorilla trekkers expect.

We pick the lodges for your Gorilla Safari based on what is best for you. We change them at your request. Our online Safari Itineraries are samples.

Most Gorilla Safaris are specifically created for our clients taking in all the preferences and choice that they gave us.


 5. Choose the Gorilla Safari Add-Ons such as Chimpanzee Trekking:

Gorilla Trekking Choices and that includes Gorilla Safari Add-Ons. Uganda is more than Mountain Gorillas. It is the country of the Big-7 which provides for all the wildlife you expect to see on an African Safari plus Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzees.

Save travel time, save money, and in the words of Winston Churchill, “Focus on Uganda.” After all, Uganda is the Pearl of Africa. There is much to see and do into this most biodiverse county that you will miss during a three-day gorilla trekking safari.

Uganda is Africa condensed into one country, at least that is what Lonely Planet says. We happen to concur.


6. Choose the Country that you fly into and out of:

Entebbe International Airport is not the only international airport that serves Uganda. Unbeknown to many, Kigali International Airport is the other gateway into Uganda, especially Southwest Uganda which includes Mgahinga Gorilla Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Lake Bunyonyi and Lake Mutanda. For years, long before others, we stated on our website, “Fly into Rwanda and Trek Gorillas in Uganda. ‘Today over 89% of our Clients fly into Kigali and go on Safari in Uganda, many flying out of Entebbe International Airport. They save time and the wear and tear of a nine-hour drive since you can access Bwindi Forest in 4 hours from Kigali and Mgahinga Gorilla Park in three-hours. You can choose a fly-in gorilla safari from Entebbe and eliminate any drive-times.


We give more Gorilla Trekking Choices

We know all about Mountain Gorilla. We have been called a gorilla match-makers. We know the ins and outs of Gorilla Trekking, from permits to the right lodges.

We give the power of choice. All of our Gorilla Trekking Safaris are private. There are no other participants but you. The safari goes by your timetable and no one else’s.

We have a proven track record of over ten years of memorable Safaris. We have been on most every gorilla trek ourselves. We check the lodges and hotels that we use on a regular basis.

We are a Gorilla Matchmaker. We set up the date, the actual date is up to the gorilla family you are trekking in the wild.

Hakuna Matata – No Worry safe and secure Gorilla Safaris in the Pearl of Africa…