While most of our gorilla tours start and end in Entebbe/Kampala, Encounter Africa safaris now operate gorilla tours from Masaka town to Bwindi impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga National Park depending on availability of permits in any of the above mentioned Park. Masaka was traditionally known for people who grow coffee but has grown into a famous town attracting many organizations and institutions. In our bid to bring services closer to people, Encounter Africa safaris will handle all your requirements for a gorilla tour starting and ending in Masaka.
How to book gorilla tours from Masaka town to Bwindi impenetrable National Park
Any gorilla trek to Bwindi impenetrable National Park and or Mgahinga National Park requires one to book a gorilla permit, arrange to be transported to Bwindi impenetrable National Park as well as accommodation while at the Park. All this requires expert knowledge and people to assist you with this. All you need to do is let us know of the dates when you intend to trek mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. We will check availability of all services, including gorilla permits, accommodation and transport. After this, we will advise you on how to make a deposit so that we confirm and secure these services on your behalf.
Gorilla permits are booked at Uganda Wildlife Authority head office in Kampala and Encounter Africa safaris will assist you in checking availability, reserving them and securing them once payment is made. We will send you scanned copies for your records and perusal. Since gorilla permits tend to sell out quickly, we usually advise booking your gorilla permits in advance. We do however book Uganda gorilla tours from Masaka on short notice as long as there is the availability of services. For more information about Uganda gorilla safaris from Masaka, please do contact Encounter Africa safaris on email and phone.
Gorilla habituation safaris from Masaka town to Bwindi impenetrable National Park.
Encounter Africa safaris operate both usual one-hour gorilla treks and four-hour gorilla treks to Bwindi impenetrable National Park. For those interested in spending more time with gorillas but wishing to start and end their tours in Masaka, gorilla habituation experience safaris is the one for you. If contacted about Uganda gorilla habituation safaris from Masaka town, Encounter Africa safaris will check availability of gorilla habituation permits and advise you accordingly.
In all the above, Encounter Africa safaris will handle all booking processes, and you do not need to travel to Kampala to do it on your own. As long as you let us know of the time, date and budget, we will be good to go.
About Uganda gorilla tours from Masaka to Bwindi impenetrable National Park.
For those interested in gorilla tours from Masaka to Bwindi impenetrable National Park, you will need a minimum of 3 days for your trek. The first day is for driving to Bwindi impenetrable National Park, the second day is for gorilla trekking and the third day is for driving back to Masaka town.
As mentioned, you will be picked anywhere in Masaka by Encounter Africa safari guide who will give you a small briefing and then drive you to Bwindi impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga National Park. On your way, you are likely to spot the Ankole long-horned cattle and some impalas or zebras grazing in community land around lake Mburo National Park. The journey will take you through Mbarara town popularly known as the land of Milk and Honey and a lunch break there or at Great Lakes Museum in Kabale. After your lunch break, you will drive through the Kigezi rolling hills onwards to Ruhija or Rushaga for dinner and overnight.
The second day of your tour will be for gorilla trekking. You will wake up early of a cup of tea, and with your packed lunch, you will be transferred to the park headquarters where you will be briefed about the does and don’ts while with mountain gorillas. A ranger guide will be assigned to you, and with other 7 people, you will start your trek into the forest in search for the rare mountain gorillas. When you finally find gorillas, you will be allowed to spend one hour observing and taking photos before returning to the park headquarters where you will be awarded a certificate in recognition of your efforts to conserver the rare mountain gorillas in Bwindi or Mgahinga National Park. You will return to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight at the lodge.
The third day will be for returning to Masaka town and catching up on what you could have missed on the first day. Encounter Africa safaris will share with you what to pack and all guidelines about tipping on your gorilla tour from Masaka to Bwindi impenetrable National Park. Other trips start from other towns where you might be like Mukono and Mbarara.
Included in your gorilla trek to Bwindi or Mgahinga National Park.
When you book Bwindi gorilla safaris from Masaka to Bwindi impenetrable National Park, Encounter Africa safaris will make sure that the below is included. A normal gorilla permits for those interested in a one-hour gorilla trek and or gorilla habituation experience permits for those interested in spending up to four hours with mountain gorillas. Included as well is park fees, services of a ranger guide who will be with you in the forest as well as spending one hour or four hours with mountain gorillas in the forest. Included in the tour will be transport and all transfers to and from Masaka to Bwindi impenetrable National Park. You will be driven in one of our 4×4 Safari vehicles commanded by one of our well trained and professional local driver-guide. This vehicle comes with fuel for this round trip as well as drinking water. You will be booked in accommodation properties on a full board basis where all meals are included.
Encounter Africa safaris, however, excludes costs deemed as personal in nature. These include tips to guides and waiters as well as charges that involve alcoholic drinks. We only offer advice and guidelines on how to tip while on your Uganda gorilla tour from Masaka town.
Why book with Encounter Africa safaris
Encounter Africa safaris has for quite some time been operating successful gorilla tours to Bwindi impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park. Our service is unquestionable and can be justified by the many reviews on trip advisor as well as safari bookings. We employ quite a number of professionals in our office and field who are passionate about what they do. They will give you the advice you deserve to plan accordingly. Encounter Africa safaris is 100% owned and run by local Ugandans and offer authentic Uganda and Rwanda experience. Contact us, and you will appreciate our response to all your queries.