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31st December of every year is a day of celebrations. Encounter Africa safaris end of year gorilla safari tours are made for just that. There so many activities that once can book and do on 31st December of every year and out of the many one should consider booking a gorilla safari tour to come and view the magnificent and rare mountain gorillas in Uganda or Rwanda. Africa is endowed with several tourist attractions and activities that can be done while on safari. Mountain gorilla visits rank number one when it comes to do activities in Africa. Mountain gorillas live in the forested and hilly areas of Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic republic of congo. To see or view these rare and once endangered great apes, one has to have a gorilla permit which allows her or him to spend one hour with them.

About end of year gorilla safari tours by Encounter Africa safaris

Encounter Africa safaris organizes end of year gorilla safari tours to visit the great African national parks of Bwindi impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park located in Uganda as well as Volcanoes National Park located in Rwanda. We do operate in these two countries because of safety and security of our clients. At the moment we do not offer end of year gorilla safari tours to Democratic republic of congo due the volatile and un predictable political situation currently. We might consider this at the near future when stability comes to these great African Nation.

All those interested in booking end of year gorilla safari tours with Encounter Africa safaris. We encourage you to start planning in advance and at most 6-7 months. Gorilla permits trekking on 31st December every year tend to sell out quickly due to the fact that this date lies in festive season and gorilla permits are sold on first come first serve. We will therefore need to book your gorilla permits in advance in order to guarantee your gorilla trek.

Booking Uganda and Rwanda gorilla permits

This is the most important element of your end of year gorilla safari tour. When contacted, Encounter Africa safaris will check availability of gorilla permits available in all sections of Bwindi impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park (for Uganda) and Volcanoes National Park in case of Rwanda. Once we have checked and found that there is availability, we will reserve these permits for up to 5 working days, invoice you and once payment is made, we will go ahead to secure your gorilla permits. We will then send you scanned copies for your records and perusal.

For the case of Bwindi Impenetrable National park that has four sections of the forest, you may end up trekking gorillas or a given region depending on availability of permits. Bwindi impenetrable National Park has four sections which include Rushija in the east, Rushaga and Nkuringo in the south while Buhoma is in the north. Each of these regions has its starting point and gorilla families that live in these regions. Gorilla permits booked for you will determine the lodge in which you will be booked. If for example we get gorilla permits for Rushija, you will be booked in lodges located in Ruhija section of Bwindi impenetrable National Park. All sections of Bwindi impenetrable National Park have budget, mid range as well as High end accommodation properties for you to choose from. All we need to know is your interest and budget and we will advise the best accommodation for your stay.

Lodges per region depending on your Budget and Interest.

Encounter Africa safaris works closely with selected lodges in every region of Bwindi impenetrable national Park to make sure that your budget and interests are catered for. If we book gorilla permits for Rushaga or Nkuringo, we normally recommend staying at Rushaga Gorilla Haven Lodge (Budget), Rushaga gorilla Camp (Mid range) and Nkuringo Mountain gorilla Lodge or Clouds mountain gorilla Lodge for high end. Buhoma in the north has many options for mid range and High end but lack budget options. For budget options we have Buhoma community Rest camp, Mid Range we have Silverback Lodge while Buhoma Lodge, Mahogany Springs, Bwindi Volcanoes Lodge, Gorilla Sanctuary and many others are high end properties. For Rushija in the east we recommend Trekkers Tervan, Broad Bill Forest Camp and Bakiga Lodge among others.

Most of the lodges that we use serve three course meals, have private bathrooms and offer WI FI in public areas. They are located closer to gorilla trekking starting points enabling you arrive in time for briefing.

Included in your end of year Uganda gorilla safari tours.

All our end of year gorilla safari tours include gorilla permits that allows you to spend one hour with habituated mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable National Park or Volcanoes National Park (a gorilla permit includes one hour with gorillas, park entry fees as well as services of a ranger guide who will be with you in the forest.) included also is accommodation and meal plan on full board basis (accommodation depends on your budget and interest), transport in 4×4 Safari vehicles and vans driven by English speaking local guides knowledgeable in Uganda and Rwanda flora and fauna. Our vehicles also come with drinking water to quench your thirst en route.

Excluded on all our 31st December gorilla safari tours are international flights to and from Uganda or Rwanda, all personal expenses such as tips to guides, waiters and porters as well as alcoholic drinks. We however provide a guideline on how to tip or about the different prices of alcoholic drinks while on safari with us.

Why book your end of year Uganda Gorilla safari tours with Encounter Africa safaris

With the many years of operating successful gorilla safaris to Uganda and Rwanda, Encounter Africa safaris remains one of the few trusted and proven Uganda safari outfit capable of organizing your gorilla trek successfully. We have a team of professional and motivated office and field staff ready to attend to your inquiries as well as providing accurate and timely information that you can rely on to plan your once in a lifetime end of year Uganda safari holiday. Encounter Africa safaris is highly recommended in Safari bookings as well as trip advisor. For more details about our service do contact us or visit our Trip advisor account.

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