Happy to spend Christmas in the Jungle with the amazing Apes! Organizing a flying gorilla safari to Buhoma during Christmas is once a life time experience not to miss on your bucket list, Buhoma is a sector head quarter found in the North of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in southern Uganda where you can see different gorilla families and other alternative park activities. It is under the management of Uganda Wildlife authority a government body in charge of all National Parks in Uganda. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is found in the south Western Uganda and is a habitat to half of the remaining gorillas in the World and this gives you 98% chances for you to view and see the gorillas.
Gorilla tracking is an activity of viewing the Gorillas for one hour after moving and hiking through the forest to find them. It starts early in the morning with briefing at every park headquarter at 7:0am, Park guides brief the clients on the do’s and don’ts and later start the walk to the forest with the visitor. Sometimes the hike can be very tiresome and you can hire a porter to help carry your stuff and even give you a hand while moving. Watching the gorillas which have 95% DNA human is a life time experience that you should not miss and you Celebrate Christmas in Stlye by booking with Encounter Africa safaris to visit the Gorillas in Buhoma sector of Bwindi impenetrable National Park.
Buhoma has five habituated Gorilla family groups, namely: Mubare Gorilla Family, Habinyanja Gorilla family, Rushegura Gorilla Family, Muyambi Gorilla Family, Katwe Gorilla family. Only 8 visitors are allowed to trek each gorilla family per day in Buhoma and are allowed one hour of viewing the gorillas in their natural environment. You can select gorilla family to track Buhoma Sector during Chritmas, Depending on your communication with Encounter Africa safaris about your fitness, your interest, or general healthy wellness, your driver-guide for your trip will put in consideration and communicate to the Park management about your condition/desire to have a have an easy trek or long trek. An easy trek is considered to you visit the gorilla family that is not very far in case you don’t have energy, physical condition or you’re aged. You can even request for a specific gorilla family to trek by selecting the name of the family, and we shall always communicate with the Park guides and Authority to consider your request.
Gorilla Permits are very essential when organizing a flying gorilla safari to Buhoma during Christmas. Gorilla trekking permits for Buhoma in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park cost USD700 per person per trek for foreign non-residents, USD600 per person per trek for Foreign residents and Uganda shillings 250,000 for East African citizens according to Uganda Wildlife Authority tariff for 2019-2020. For this, you are allowed one hour of viewing and Photography once you find the gorillas in the forest.
Forty Gorilla trekking Permits are available every day in Buhoma to allow visitors to trek the Gorillas, for every gorilla family, only eight visitors are allowed to visit the gorillas per day in Buhoma sector of Bwindi impenetrable National Park. Once you contact and book gorilla package with Encounter Africa Safaris to see the gorillas, we shall send you an invoice and book you the permit on the system tentatively, Once you make payment, We shall secure your permit from Uganda wildlife Authority head offices in Kampala and later send you scanned receipt of your permits for your records and perusal. One week close to your trip dates, we will collect you’re the permit cards from Uganda wildlife Authority and your driver guide will present them on the day of trekking at the park headquarters for you to be allowed to trek. As Encounter Africa safaris, we always provide all services to meet your expectations while organizing a flying gorilla safari to Buhoma during Christmas.
Gorilla Permits are only eligible to visitors/Persons aged above Fifteen (15) years. Gorilla permits should be booked in advance, you can purchase gorilla permits up to 2 years in advance to secure your place for gorilla tracking in Buhoma sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park during Christmas. During the high season of July, August, September, December, January and February every year, gorilla permits tend to sell out very quickly. As Encounter Africa safaris, we always advise all travelers to always book and reserve the permits in advance so that you don’t miss out on your desired date of travel to trek the gorillas.
Organizing a flying gorilla safari to Buhoma to see the gorillas is very possible and we shall tailor it any time of the year according to your budget and travel time, the key Airstrips to Buhoma in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park are Kihihi Airstrip and Ishasha Airstrip which are 1-2 hours away from the lodges in Buhoma. Domestic flights can depart any day from Entebbe international Airport and Kajjansi Airstrip and there are both morning and afternoon flights. The major operator is aero link Uganda which has flights with a capacity of eleven persons at ago and this is very efficient for group/ private tours to see gorillas.
All air companies can as well operate scheduled and chartered flights to Buhoma to see the gorillas. For a complete great adventure, our professional, experienced and trained English speaking driver guides will be waiting for you upon arrival at the any Airstrip for all the transfers and activities in the Park. We only use 4×4 safari vehicles for your comfortability and memorable experience. Contact us to organize a flying gorilla safari to Buhoma during Christmas.
Organizing a flying gorilla safari to Buhoma during Christmas requires you to at least stay for two nights or more, Buhoma sector has a variety of accommodation choices where you can stay while on your gorilla trip. The lodges range from high Market Luxurious to Budget Lodges. For top Luxurious Lodges include Gorilla Forest camp, Buhoma Lodge, Bwindi Lodge, Mahogany springs lodge, Bwindi Trekkers lodge. The midrange Lodges include Buhoma Havens lodge, Silverback Lodge. For budget lodges, you can stay at crested crane Buhoma Lodge, Buhoma community Camp, Ride for a woman lodge and many others. Contact us with a lodge of your choice and we tailor your itinerary or even suggest for you the best option depending on your budget.
Organizing a flying gorilla safari to Buhoma during Christmas helps you to participate in more activities, reduces the travel time you would have done by road by about 10 hours. There is also the option of flying to Buhoma and then returning by road on your way back to Entebbe/Kampala, you will stop at the Equator for Photography, stop at the Igongo cultural center and Museum, and you will be able to see the beautiful Plantations and Landscape. Contact us on email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your flight, gorilla permit, accommodation, activities, and all services. We do have discounted fly in safaris to Buhoma to see the gorillas such as a 3day fly-in Gorilla trip, 5Day Fly in Gorilla and Birding safari, 4Day Fly in Gorilla double trekking and community encounter, and many more we can tailor for you. Visit our website www.gorilla-tracking-uganda.com to get a package to Buhoma during Christmas.