Bwindi gorilla trekking is one of the most sought after tourist activity in the world, and Encounter Africa Safaris is proud to announce that we so operate gorilla trekking safaris from Mbarara town to any region of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to visit and view endangered families of habituated mountain gorillas in Uganda. Are you a resident of Mbarara town? Have you visited your friend in Mbarara but would love to go gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park from Mbarara? Do you work in Mbarara but finding it hard to book your gorilla permit to see mountain gorillas in Bwindi? Take heart; Encounter Africa safaris is here to answer all your questions about booking gorilla trekking tours from Mbarara instead of Kampala.
Booking gorilla trekking safaris from Mbarara to Bwindi
Mbarara is one of the fast-growing towns in Uganda and is soon to be declared a City. Because of its stature, Mbarara town has attracted workers both local and internationals who are capable of trekking mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park but find it hard to secure gorilla permits which are booked at Uganda Wildlife Authority head office in Kampala. If you contact Encounter Africa safaris, we will take care of your gorilla permit (you don’t need to travel to Kampala to book it), arrange your accommodation and transport to and from Mbarara to Bwindi.
All you need to inform us is the actual date available for you to trek gorillas, and we will go ahead and check gorilla permits. Once we find them, we will reserve them for you on UWA system, Invoice you and then make payment for your gorilla permits in advance. Once permits are secured and guaranteed, we will provide you with all information that you need to know from your detailed itinerary, packing list, tipping guidelines to mention but a few.
We will also send you our booking form which you will fill and send back to us to enable us to complete our booking manifest with your details. On the day when you start your gorilla trekking safari, we will need you to communicate to us where our guide will pick you from. You should endeavour to provide us with your local address, street and if possible your telephone number. Such information will assist us in connecting with you on the first day.
Usually, our vehicle with our driver-guide will start from Kampala/Entebbe with your gorilla permits, meet you at an agreed place or location in Mbarara to drive you to Bwindi impenetrable National Park. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has four regions of Ruhija, Rushaga, Nkuringo and Buhoma. Depending on the region, our driver will drive you 7-8 hours to your lodge for dinner and overnight. The second day will be for gorilla trekking, and then you will return on the third day.
Some of our gorilla trekking safaris from Mbarara include our 3 Day gorilla trekking tour or 5 Day gorilla and game safari or 5 Day gorilla and chimp safari. Please note that with these tours, we will be able to pick and drop you back in Mbarara town.
Advantage of Booking Bwindi gorilla tours from Mbarara town
The advantage of booking gorilla trekking safaris from Mbarara is that you will be able to reduce on the drive time, which usually is 9-10 hours from Entebbe/Kampala to Bwindi impenetrable National Park. It may take 6-7 hours from Mbarara town to Bwindi impenetrable National Park for your gorilla trekking. Your tour will slightly be cheaper since items like lunch at the beginning and end of the tour will not be included. The fuel itself from Mbarara to Bwindi impenetrable National Park will reduce hence a reduction in the total cost of your gorilla tour from Mbarara to Bwindi impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga National Park. Contact us for more details about Bwindi safaris from Mbarara city.
When to book your Mbarara gorilla trek to Bwindi
Booking your gorilla trekking safari from Mbarara to Bwindi impenetrable national park should be done in advance. We advise at least 4-5 months in advance. This is because Bwindi and mgahinga gorilla permits tend to sell out quickly, and as such, we need to book and secure them in advance for and on your behalf. It is from this that we will schedule your accommodation since the lodge where you will be staying will be determined by the region where your gorilla permits belong. If you are interested in trekking gorillas of a particular region in Bwindi or staying in a specific lodge in Bwindi, please let us know in advance so that we book permits in that particular region where your lodge is located.
Included in your Bwindi gorilla trekking safaris from Mbarara
Encounter Africa safaris specialize in organizing all-inclusive Bwindi gorilla tours to and on behalf of our clients. This helps them to sit, relax and enjoy their tour since we handle all essential of this tour. That said and done, all our gorilla trekking tours include a gorilla permit per person allowing you to spend one hour with mountain gorillas, accommodation and meal plan on full board basis, transfers and transport in 4×4 safari vehicle from Mbarara to Bwindi and back, our vehicles are driven by local driver guides trained in defensive driving and knowledgeable in as far as Uganda flora and fauna are concerned. The cost also includes all park entry fees, services of a ranger guide as well as your security while in the forest.
Exclude in the cost of your gorilla tour.
While all essentials of the gorilla tour are included in our initial costs, some items such as alcoholic drinks, international air ticket, and items of personal nature such as tips to guides and waiters are not included. What we usually do is to give you advice and guidelines so that you spend accordingly. For more information about what is included and excluded, do contact Encounter Africa safaris by email, WhatsApp or call.
Why book with Encounter Africa safaris
We are among the leading if not one of the best tour operators for Uganda and Rwanda. We have been managing and successfully executing gorilla tours from Entebbe or Kigali to Bwindi and will be in a position to handle all your requests should you decide to book Mbarara to Bwindi for gorilla trekking. Encounter Africa safaris is owned and run by local Ugandans who are passionate about what they do. Encounter Africa safaris offers some of the most affordable and quality gorilla tours and is highly recommended on Trip Advisor and Safari bookings. Visit these two forums to see what our former clients say about us. We rely on our client’s feedback to improve our service, and where we go wrong, we make sure we don’t repeat such.