Is it possible to trek Nyakegezi gorilla group in Mgahinga alone?
Is it possible to trek Nyakagezi gorilla group in Mgahinga alone? The answer is yes. Mgahinga National Park has one gorilla family called Nyakagezi. It has over 10 members with 4 silverbacks. The genesis of challenges resulting in tourists refusing to trek mgahinga mountain gorillas has been due to the fact that Nyakagezi gorilla group used to move to congo and sometimes to Rwanda and thus could not be relied on. Many fear to risk buying gorilla permits for Mgahinga National park because of that. But currently the situation has now changed with Nyakagezi gorilla family now spending most of its time in Mgahinga National Park. Many people have trekked mgahinga gorillas and there are all reasons for your to visit mgahinga national park. Trekking Nyakegezi gorilla group alone is very possible once you block and purchase all permits trekking this group for a given day.
About Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is Uganda’s smallest national park which is located on the border with Rwanda. It is one of the national parks that make the great Virunga ranges with others including Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Virunga National Park in DR Congo. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is made up of 3 extinct volcanoes which include Muhavura, Gahinga, and Sabinyo. It is home to the endangered mountain gorillas and Golden monkeys, other species including birds, reptiles, and forest mammals can be sighted during your visit to this park.
How is it possible to trek Nyakegezi gorilla group in Mgahinga alone?
Are you are planning to trek Nyakegezi gorilla group exclusively alone and you are wondering if it is possible to block permits and trek this gorilla group found Mgahinga Gorilla National Park exclusively alone, yes this is very possible with Encounter Africa Safaris. Trekking Nyakegezi gorilla group alone will give you an opportunity to see mountain gorilla members of this family privately that is a given travel group alone or as an individual. For you to block all permits and trek Nyakegezi gorilla group exclusively alone you can either pay 100%, 70%, or 30% in advance of the total of each permit.
Each Gorilla permit in Uganda Costs $700 Per person per trek for the Foreign non-residents, $600 Per person for foreign residents, and Uganda shillings 250,000 for East African Citizens (Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya, Burundi, and South Sudan), this gives you an opportunity to spend one hour encounter with the Nyakegezi gorilla group in Mgahinga National Park. If you are planning to travel alone you will need to block and pay for all the gorilla permits trekking that specific day for Nyakegezi gorilla group. For a foreign nonresident, each gorilla permit costs USD700 and Nyakegezi gorilla group has 8 permits available every day this means you will pay for the entire gorilla permits that is 8 permits ($5600 for foreign non-residents) to block them and this will give you an opportunity to trek this gorilla group exclusively and privately alone i.e. with no other tourists only with ranger guides.
Important things to consider when planning to trek Nyakegezi gorilla group in Mgahinga alone.
Booking and securing all the gorilla permits for Nyakegezi gorilla group in advance
Nyakegezi gorilla group has 8 gorilla permits available for sale every day. For you to trek Nyakegezi gorilla group exclusively alone you will need to block all these permits in advance so that no other tourists book into a trek in the same gorilla family. For you to block these permits you can either pay 100%, 70%, or 30% in advance the total of each permit. We recommend you block the gorilla permits at least 3 to 4 months prior to your gorilla safari date. This is because during high season permits sell out in advance on a first come first serve basis. Contact us here for more details on how to book all gorilla permits for tracking the Nyakegezi gorilla group in advance to enable you to trek gorillas exclusively alone.
How to Block all gorilla permits for Nyakegezi gorilla group and trek this group alone
Once you have your planned dates of travel confirmed we will need you to send us an email here so that we check for availability of trekking permits online with Uganda Wildlife Authority once we confirm permits are available for your planned dates we will let you know so that we can send you an invoice for you to make payment for the permits so that we block all the permits. Once the payment is done and we have received it on our account we will go ahead and purchase your permits immediately and send you a scanned copy of the permits for your records and perusal, this will confirm you are booked for exclusive gorilla trekking of the Nyakegezi gorilla group in Mghainga National Park.
How to get to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
By Road; Mgahinga Gorilla National Park can be accessed through the main high-way road from Entebbe/Kampala which is approximately 8-9 hours drive. You will pass through Kabale town and proceed to Kisoro town from Kisoro town you will drive toward your lodge which is close to the park for an overnight. The Park can also be accessed from Kigali, Rwanda which is approximately 2-3 hours drive.
By Air; You can fly from Entebbe International Airport or Kampala’s Kajjansi airfield to Kisoro airstrip to access Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Scheduled and chartered flights are available and operated by domestic airline operators of Aero link and Fly Uganda. You will need to plan with your tour operator for a transfer from the airstrip to the Lodge you are booked for your stay.
Where to stay in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Lodges near Mgahinga Gorilla National park include Gahinga Lodge, Lake Chahafi Resort, Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge, Kisoro Travelers’ Inn among others.
What is the best time to trek Nyakegezi gorilla group in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park?
The best time to trek the Nyakegezi gorilla group in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is during the drier months of January, February, June to early September, this makes it easier to travel to the park and gives a clear view of mountain gorillas and golden monkeys given the vegetation cover is not too much high grown
Why book your exclusive trekking of Nyakegezi gorilla group with Encounter Africa Safaris.
Founded in 2003, Encounter Africa safaris takes pride in customizing tailor-made gorilla trekking safaris to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. It has a very diligent and trustworthy team. Your queries are answered within 20minutes by our team of professional tour consultants. These consultants will make a travel plan for you, answer all your questions, and make sure all your services are booked in advance for you to avoid inconveniences. We also have very knowledgeable safari guides depending on your language preferences. Feel free to contact us for your trek of the Nyakegezi gorilla group exclusively alone.