It’s now possible to book budget gorilla tours from Mbarara town to Bwindi impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga National park to see mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Are you a student or volunteer in Mbarara town travelling on a budget? Are you in Mbarara but you want to spend less on your gorilla tour? Our budget gorilla safari from Mbarara is the answer to your question. Encounter Africa safaris will tailor you an affordable safari and value for money anytime any day as long as you send us an email with all details.
Encounter Africa safaris has identified Mbarara town as one of the best potentials or starting point to drive to Bwindi impenetrable National Park for gorilla trekking. Mbarara town soon to be turned into a city has developed to house offices of important NGOs, Universities, industries among others. The staff of such organizations can undertake a gorilla tour to Bwindi impenetrable National Park. While we can arrange gorilla safaris of any category, the budget, time and interests of our clients matter the most.
For someone of a budget and wants to visit mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable National Park, we recommend our 3 day budget gorilla tour from Mbarara town where you will spend 3 days and two nights in Bwindi impenetrable National Park travelling on a budget but with value for money.
On the first day, you will be picked up anywhere in Mbarara town to start your scenic drive to Bwindi impenetrable National Park home to almost half the number of mountain gorillas in the whole world. Depending on the time of your departure from Mbarara, you may have a lunch stop at Great lakes museum and then proceed to Rushija (East of Bwindi National Park) or Rushaga (South of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park). The journey will take you through Kabale town with great views of the kigezi rolling highlands arriving in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in time for dinner and overnight.
On your second day, you will be driven to the park headquarters for briefing and the gorilla trekking. During the briefing, you will be informed about the dos and don’ts while with mountain gorillas. You will also be taken through all rules and regulations governing gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable National Park. It’s at this moment in time that you will be informed to choose a gorilla family of your choice. Gorilla family allocation is done during a briefing where tourists are allowed to select gorilla families of their choices. Depending on your interests and physical fitness, you may choose a harder trek or a simpler one. While there is no guarantee that if you want a closer gorilla family, you will see it in a shorter time, UWA staff try the best to make sure that what you request is given.
Once the above is done, you will then head to the forest to search for the rare mountain gorillas. Once you find them, you will be allowed to spend one hour with them. You will be allowed to take photos and videos and after that return back to the park headquarters where you will be awarded a certificate in recognition of efforts to conserve mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable National Park. Your driver will then drive you to your overnight lodge for dinner and overnight.
On the third day, you will drive at leisure to Mbarara town ending your 3 day budget gorilla tour. Lunch may be served en route or in Mbarara.
All those interested in booking our affordable and discounted gorilla tours from Mbarara need to send us an email informing us when they intend to visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for gorilla trekking. Once dates are known, we will check the availability of gorilla permits, accommodation and all services for your safari. We will then inform you of the availability and request you to make a partial payment. We usually ask you to pay for gorilla permits and the rest to be paid closer to safari. We usually accept credit card, wire transfers and cash for payment. Once payment for gorilla permits are received, we will purchase your permits and send you scanned copies for your records.
Accommodation and meal plan for all our clients is a priority. When you book our budget gorilla safari from Mbarara, you will stay in our selected budget lodges on Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Most budget gorilla safaris from Mbarara stay in lodges located in the eastern or southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. If you stay in the south part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, you will stay Rushaga gorilla Havens Lodge. Located 15 from Rushaga park headquarters and has the best view of the forest. Rushaga gorilla haven lodge has private cottages with bathrooms, hot water and WIFI is available in the public area. While we refer to it as budget but it is high budget and is value for money. Feel free to check out reviews on trip advisor.
Those trekking in the eastern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Ruhija), you will spend your night at Bakiga Lodge or Broadbill forest camp. WIFI is available, and en suite bathrooms are available for you.
All our Budget gorilla trekking safaris from Mbarara town are conducted in 4×4 Safari vehicles driven by local English speaking driver guides. All our driver guides speak English and most local languages; they are knowledgeable in as far as history, flora and fauna of Uganda are concerned. Our vehicles come with drinking water for your while in transit.
Our budget gorilla trekking safaris from Mbarara town includes transport, accommodation and meal plan usually on full board basis. It also includes one gorilla permit allowing you to spend one hour with mountain gorillas, park entry fees and services of a ranger guide while in the forest.
Encounter Africa safaris is one of the most trusted tour operators for Uganda and Rwanda. The company is owned and run by local Ugandans who are passionate about what they do. We employ professional and well-trained staff at our head office in Entebbe who will answer all your inquiries until you confirm your trip to Bwindi impenetrable National Park. Encounter Africa safaris is highly recommended on Trip advisor as well as Safari bookings. We try as much as possible to give you an everlasting and memorable experience and were we error; we try as much as possible to correct our mistakes.
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