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Uganda and Rwanda presents some of the best ideas when it comes to winter break gorilla trekking holidays in Africa. From December to February, the northern hemisphere nations of United States of America, Europe and Asia experience extreme weather conditions where temperature may fall to 5-10 degrees centigrade. This severe weather conditions makes it very hard for people to remain in these countries deciding to go for holidays elsewhere. Encounter Africa safaris is glad to assure you that winter break gorilla trekking holidays are getting more and more better in Uganda and Rwanda.

Where to go for winter break gorilla trekking holidays

All those interested in trekking mountain gorillas during their winter break should consider visiting the two destinations of Uganda and Rwanda. Uganda is one of the three countries in Africa where one can go for gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable National Park as well as Mgahinga National Park. In Rwanda, gorilla trekking takes place in Volcanoes National Park.

Bwindi impenetrable National Park in Uganda is one of the place to book your winter break gorilla trekking tour to see habituated families of mountain gorillas in the wild. With over 18 habituated mountain gorillas located in different regions of the forest, Bwindi remains the leading forest with the highest number of mountain gorillas in the whole world. The recent census indicates that Bwindi impenetrable National Park has more than half the number of mountain gorillas there is in the whole world. For more information about Bwindi gorilla trekking tours please contact us on email, whatsapp or phone call.

Mgahinga National Park located in the southwestern part of Uganda on the boarders of Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic republic of Congo presents yet another opportunity for gorilla trekking during the winter season. Mgahinga National Park is a continuation of the three gorilla national parks of Virunga in DRC and Volcanoes National Park and as such these gorilla families move from one place to another since they don’t know our political boundaries. With one habituated gorilla family, Mgahinga has been seen as one National Park where mountain gorillas can be trekked with ease. Contact Encounter Africa safaris for details about Mgahinga gorilla tours.

Another gorilla national park where one can go for winter break gorilla trekking holidays is volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. Rwanda is ranked number one when it comes to gorilla trekking in Africa. Encounter Africa safaris operates gorilla trekking holidays to see habituated gorillas in Volcanoes National Park. With over 10 habituated mountain gorillas, there is no better way to spend your winter break with these rare and great apes in their natural habitat.

When to book your Winter break gorilla trekking holidays in Africa.

As seen, December to February of each year presents one of the most busiest seasons when it comes to tourism in Uganda and Rwanda. This period being busy, Encounter Africa safaris recommends that you book your winter season gorilla tour a year in advance and if this is not possible, please do so at least 4-5 months in advance. In other wards and at most, you should start planning your winter break gorilla trek in May of each year if you are to be guaranteed of the requirements Uganda and Rwanda gorilla trekking. This, however, does not take away the fact that Encounter Africa safaris handles last-minute gorilla tour bookings as long as we can get or find availability of services that include gorilla permits and accommodation in lodges in and around Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga National Park and Volcanoes National Park. Contact us for more details about the best time to book your gorilla safari holiday during winter in Europe, USA and Asia.

Booking gorilla permits for your winter hiking holiday

You winter break gorilla trekking safari holiday will only be guaranteed if gorilla permits to see mountain gorillas in Uganda or Rwanda are booked and confirmed. Gorilla permits are cards that allow you to spend one hour with a given family of habituated mountain gorillas. This gorilla permit is a property of Uganda wildlife Authority in Uganda, and RDB in Rwanda. A gorilla permit includes one hour with the gorillas, services of a ranger guide, park entry fees for Bwindi, Mgahinga and or Volcanoes National Park. With your gorilla permit, you will be allowed to take still photographs and simple videos as well as a certificate at the end of the trek.

Booking your gorilla trekking permit for Uganda and Rwanda is very easy when you contact Encounter Africa safaris. We have been around for quite some time making it for us to get you a gorilla permit even during the period of scarcity. Send us an email indicating the date when you intend to trek gorillas between December and February, we will check availability of gorilla permits in Uganda and Rwanda and get back to you with dates that have space. Once the exact date is agreed upon, Encounter Africa safaris is in position to reserve your gorilla permit on Uganda Wildlife Authority booking system for up to 4 days as we wait on you to make payment. Encounter Africa safaris accepts credit card and wire transfers. After payment, we request you to send us proof of payment so that we go ahead and secure your gorilla permit since it takes 2-3 working days for your funds to show on our account. As we wait for your money to show on our account, we will use our credit to pay for your gorilla permit.

Once gorilla permits are paid for and secured, we will send you scanned copies of receipts and will collect your gorilla permit cards closer to the trekking date. We will keep your card safely at our office and hand them to our guide who will be with them until the day of gorilla trekking. He will move with you to the park headquarters where he will hand over these cards to the UWA or park officials for scrutiny to check whether they are valid. Contact Encounter Africa safaris for more details about booking gorilla permits in Uganda and Rwanda.

Included and excluded in our Winter break gorilla trekking safaris

Encounter Africa safaris winter break gorilla trekking tours and safaris are all inclusive meaning that we will handle all components of your holiday from gorilla permits, accommodation and transport to and from Bwindi impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga National Park and Volcanoes National Park since we operate in two destinations of Uganda and Rwanda. Choice and level of transport and accommodation depends on the interest and budget of our potential clients. Our winter gorilla holidays can be tailored into budget, mid-range and luxury tours if a request is made.

Our winter Uganda safari tours excludes

There elements that are left out by Encounter Africa safaris when you book a winter holiday with us. This includes international flights to and from Uganda, visa which can be paid in cash upon arrival, tips and all expenses of personal nature. Sometime gorilla permits are not included but we normally add it up and book it for you.

Booking winter break gorilla tours with Encounter Africa safaris

Encounter Africa safaris is a premier safari outfit specializing in safari tours to Rwanda and Uganda. We have been in operation for over 10 years and have along the way mastered to tailor experiences that last long in our clients minds. We are highly recommended on trip advisor as well as Safari bookings. Our staff is always on standby to offer reliable information and advice that you can rely on. Our offices are open 24/7 and you are guaranteed a rapid response to your emails any time of the day.

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