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Encounter Africa Safaris is an expert in organizing summer holiday gorilla trekking tours to Bwindi impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga National Park and Volcanoes National Park in Uganda and Rwanda respectively. Every June up to September of each year, most countries located in the northern hemisphere are affected by summer where most schools as well as Institutions of higher education decide to break off to take advantage of the prolonged day time as well as warm weather. While most summer holiday makers prefer to spend their time by visiting beaches, Encounter Africa safaris has quality summer holiday gorilla trekking to Africa. Are you in America, Europe, Asia and you want to spend some time in Africa during summer? Look nowhere as Encounter Africa safaris has assembled cost friend and quality summer holiday gorilla trekking trips to visit the rare mountain gorillas in Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable National Park of Mgahinga National Park.

Sample Summer Holiday gorilla trekking tours and cost-effective packages

Encounter Africa safaris organizes and has listed pocket-friendly summer holiday gorilla trekking tours on our website. We have both short and long gorilla safaris visiting either Bwindi impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga National Park. We also have long safaris that you can do while on your Summer break in Africa. Short gorilla trekking trips for your summer break starting and ending in Entebbe include 3 DAY GORILLA TREKKING TOUR, 3 DAY GORILLA HABITUATION EXPERIENCE SAFARI, 5 DAY GORILLA AND CHIMP SAFARI, 5 DAY GORILLA AND GAME SAFARI, 5 DAY GORILLA AND CHIMPANZEE HABITUATION SAFARI, 5 DAY GORILLA AND WHITE WATER RAFTING.

While most of our safaris start and end in Entebbe, you may choose to start end your Summer holiday gorilla trekking safari holiday from Kigali. Some of our priced and listed Uganda safaris starting and ending in Kigali include. 2 DAY GORILLA SAFARI FROM KIGALI, 3 DAY GORILLA TOUR FROM KIGALI, 5 DAY GORILLA AND GAME SAFARI FROM KIGALI and 5 DAY GORILLA AND CHIMP SAFARI FROM KIGALI. Are you interested in details about our Summer holiday gorilla trekking trips? Please continue and read the below or contact us for quick answers. We are available on phone, email or whatsapp.

Sample Summer Holiday gorilla habituation experience trips

Are you planning to come to Africa and want to spend more hours with mountain gorillas? Are you having less time at your disposal and would like to avoid multiple normal gorilla trekking? If you are looking for such an experience, then our Summer holiday gorilla treks that include gorilla habituation experience are the ones meant for you. We have listed Gorilla habituation tours on our website that allows you to start and end in Entebbe or start and end in Kigali. We cater for both Budget and Luxury categories so feel free to choose what suites your budget, time and interest. Here is a quick link to our 3 DAY GORILLA HABITUATION SAFARI, 5 DAY GORILLA AND CHIMP SAFARI, 5 DAY GORILLA HABITUATION AND GAME SAFARIS. For LUXURY GORILLA HABITUATION SAFARIS click here

Just like normal gorilla treks, our gorilla habituation experience safaris happening in Summer can start and end in Kigali. By flying into Kigali and doing gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi impenetrable National Park, you are able to reduce in the drive time to 4-5 hours instead of 9-10 hours from Entebbe to Kampala. Pick from our 2 DAY GORILLA HABITUATION SAFARI FROM KIGALI or 3 DAY GORILLA HABITUATION SAFARI FROM KIGALI. Why not combine GORILLA HABITUATION WITH OTHER SITE SEEING ACTIVITIES?

Student study group and budget Summer Holiday gorilla trekking trips

Encounter Africa safaris is much aware that students are the most people that tend to have time during summer since most schools and universities have holidays during summer. We also understand that the budget held by students is not big enough to afford expensive summer holiday gorilla trekking tours. If you lie in this category, take heart, Encounter Africa safaris is ready to listen to all Universities, Schools and organizations arranging group and study tours to Africa for students. We will make sure that we work with your budget, cater for your group and study interests, do research on what is cheap and affordable yet value for money. Let us use our Summer holiday break to visit Africa and discover experience that last for a lifetime. For more information about students summer holiday gorilla trekking tours to Bwindi impenetrable National Park as well as other National Park, do contact Encounter Africa Safaris on phone or email.

When to book Summer holiday gorilla trekking tours and trips

It so happens that summer holidays in Europe and elsewhere in the northern hemisphere coincide with drier seasons in Uganda and Rwanda. It should also be noted that drier seasons in Uganda are at the same time high seasons where things like gorilla permits and rooms in selected lodges tend to sell out quickly. The best time to book your summer holiday gorilla trek is now. Always endeavor to start booking your summer holiday treks a year or so in advance so that you do not lose out on items like gorilla permits. If you are reading this blog post now, please send us your dates and month in June up to September when you want to trek or visit Bwindi impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga National Park for gorilla trekking and we will check availability of all services including Bwindi and Mgahinga gorilla permits.

As for the case of gorilla permits, once we establish how many permits are there on the specified date, we will with no wasting time inform you by email and if we are in agreement, you will be directed to make payment on to our Bank account to enable us pay your gorilla permit. Encounter Africa Safaris operates a Dollar account where payment will be received. We accept Bank or wire transfers as well as Debt and Credit Card payments much as the later attracts a surcharge that will be communicated to you.

To confirm your summer holiday gorilla trekking tours and trips with Encounter Africa safaris, we will request you to pay for gorilla permits in full and so that we secure them and then the balance must be paid 3 weeks to the start of the safari. We hope that such arrangement is good enough to allow you organize the balance well knowing that your gorilla permit which is a basis of your summer holiday gorilla safari is already paid for and secured.

Encounter Africa safaris is one of the few registered and trusted Uganda tour operators who have access to Uganda Wildlife Authority gorilla permit database. While in our office, we are able to check availability of gorilla permits in all regions of Mgahinga and Bwindi impenetrable National Park anytime during day and night. Very few tour operators have access to UWA gorilla permit portal. We are therefore in position to view, hold and advise you on availability of gorilla permit at anytime any day.

Once payment is made, we will send someone at Uganda Wildlife Authority head office in Kampala who will make payment, get a booking ID as well as a receipt which we shall scan and send you for your records and perusal. When your gorilla permits are printed, we will go ahead and pick or collect your gorilla permit cards from UWA and keep them safely at our office until the day you start your Summer holiday gorilla safari tour with Encounter Africa safaris. Your gorilla permit card normally carry all details and should be presented at Bwindi on the day of trekking. You guide with have it and will hand it over on your behalf. Would you like to know what is included and excluded in all our Summer holiday gorilla trekking tours? Continue reading our conversation below.

Included in our Summer Holiday gorilla trekking Safari holidays to Africa

All Encounter Africa safaris gorilla trekking packages for summer holiday makers are all inclusive of gorilla permits, accommodation as well as transport to and from Entebbe or Kigali to Bwindi impenetrable National Park. We prefer assisting with all components of the tour or your holiday so that while travelling with us in Africa, your holiday is stress free having trusted the experts to do it for you. Lets look at all individual components of our Summer holiday gorilla trekking safari

Gorilla permit and what is included or excluded

As earlier noted, now summer holiday gorilla trek trip to Bwindi impenetrable National Park or Mghinga National Park will be possible without a gorilla permit. Are you planning to visit Africa during summer to see mountain gorillas in the jungles of Bwindi impenetrable National Park? If so, kindly contact us now to book your gorilla permit in advance to avoid losing out due to competition.

A gorilla permit is basically a card issued by Uganda Wildlife Authority that allows you to go to Bwindi impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga National Park home to endangered mountain gorillas to have a chance of viewing them for one hour. Gorilla permits are only valid for the date booked and once expired cannot be used. Make sure that you are available on the day of trekking. This gorilla permit includes spending one hour with a given habituated mountain gorilla family. During this one hour, you will be allowed to take still photos as wells simple videos. Please read our dos and don’ts while with mountain gorillas. You will also listen to an informative talk from your guide or the day. Included as well is services of a ranger guide and tourism police to ensure that security in the forest is guaranteed. The ranger from Uganda Wildlife Authority will be carrying a gun probably an AK47 to scare away any stray animal that may misbehave along the way. Park entry fees for Bwindi impenetrable National Park and or Mgahinga national park is also included in the pre purchased gorilla permits and is valid for 24 hours.

Gorilla habituation permit and what is included or excluded.

Those interested in spending more hours with mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable National Park, we have you covered for this. Instead of booking the normal gorilla trekking permit that allows you to spend one hour, we advise you to consider booking gorilla habituation experience permit which allows you to spend up to four hours with mountain gorillas still under habituation in Bwindi impenetrable National Park. At the moment, Uganda Wildlife Authority is having two gorilla families located in the southern parts of Bwindi impenetrable National Park reserved for gorilla habituation experience. Unconfirmed reports also indicate that another family is being habituated in the northern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to cater for the people staying in Buhoma and Ruhija regions of Bwindi forest.

In all the above situations, you will be awarded a certificate to confirm that at one time you visited Bwindi impenetrable National Park for gorilla trekking and also to support the rare mountain gorillas since part of your gorilla permit fee goes to the conservation of mountain gorillas as well as paying staff of Uganda and Wildlife Authority. By trekking gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable National Park, you will also benefit the locals since part of the gorilla permit fee is channeled to projects that develop the community such as establishing schools, hospitals as well as creating jobs.

While a gorilla permit includes the above mentioned benefits, it does not cater for accommodation as well as transport to and from Bwindi. Encounter Africa safaris will take care of all your accommodation and transport requirements to make sure that your summer holiday gorilla trekking tour is done without hassle.

Choices of Lodges for your Summer Holiday gorilla trip

Encounter Africa safaris works with selected Lodges in and around Bwindi impenetrabl National Park and we are in position to suggest the best option when it comes to where you will spend your nights in Bwindi impenetrable National Park. Depending on your budget, we will recommend budget, Deluxe or Luxury Lodges. Bwindi has four sections of Buhoma, Rushaga, Ruhija and Nkuringo and in each of the mentioned region, we do have at least two options for each of the categories mentioned. Our lodges are assessed annually and we keep monitoring their performances and service by visiting them physically as well as checking their reviews on trip advisor. Tell us your budget and we will advise you accordingly. Our advise is just a call or email away.

Transport to and from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Encounter Africa safaris operates a fleet of both Luxury Land cruisers for our high end clients and Customized safari vans for those who want to spend less but travel comfortably. All our vehicles are 4×4 and are customized for the rough terrain in Africa. They come with drinking water and are driven by well trained and professional local driver guides. We will make sure that your travel with us is comfortable and foots the bill.

Flying to Kigali or Entebbe international airport

When you book on our summer gorilla trekking tours, you will have an option of flying into Kigali or Entebbe. Many people prefer flying into Kigali and trek mountain gorillas in Bwindi. The main reason for this is to avoid long drives involved from Entebbe. Check our Uganda safaris from Kigali and get back to us. Those that fly in to Entebbe will enjoy a scenic drive that will see you stop at the equator crossing, a chance to have a look at the ankole long horned cows as well as the rolling hills of Kigezi. Which ever Airport you will use, we will assist in airport transfers as well as transport to and from Bwindi impenetrable National Park.

Why book Summer holiday gorilla tours with Encounter Africa safaris.

Encounter Africa safaris has positioned herself as one of the leading tour operators offering authentic and value for money gorilla treks to Bwindi impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga National Park and volcanoes National Park. We endeavor to provide accurate and timely information that you can rely on to organize a successful gorilla trek in Africa. Our staff are always on standby to assist you with all the arrangements and if you need more information about our service, please visit our trip advisor page or safari bookings.

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