Gorilla Safaris & Lake Bunyonyi Holidays

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Welcome to Lake Bunyonyi that is found in Uganda and it is one of the ideal holidays especially after your tiresome gorilla safaris in either Bwindi impenetrable forests national park or Mgahinga national park. The gorilla safaris in Uganda is done strictly only in Bwindi impenetrable Forests National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park because it is the only homes for the highest number of mountain gorillas. Then travelers with more time and have enough money can cross to Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo in Volcanoes National Park and Virunga National Park for gorilla trek respectively and then those willing to have a difference between the mountain and lowland gorillas you can visit the Kahuzi Biega National Park in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Democratic Republic of Congo offers the most cheapest gorilla permits at $ 400 USD followed by Uganda at $ 600 USD foreign non-residents and 500 USD for the foreign residents in East Africa and then Rwanda which is much expensive at $ 1500 USD per person.

The most ideal national park for gorilla safaris is Bwindi impenetrable Forest National Park due to its large number of gorillas it inhabits. The national park inhabits almost half of the world’s number of gorillas for it keeps over 400 primates as compared to the total population of the primates which is 900.

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable forests national park is practiced in four sectors and you enjoy the gorilla safari equally in any of the sectors. These sectors are Buhoma, Ruhija, Nkuringo and Rushaga.

For any tourist to have a gorilla safari in Bwindi, you need to have a gorilla permit which are sold at US$ 600 at the wildlife headquarters in Kamwokya (Kampala) and for the tourists from abroad, it is very difficult for them to get it though they can be helped by the tour companies and it is advisable for them to use the companies with professional staff for the better services, such companies include the Nature Adventure Africa Safari Limited which is based in Uganda but can also work in all East African countries plus some other countries in Africa like Democratic Republic of Congo.

Gorilla permits are recommended to be paid three weeks earlier to your company you will have dealt with. On your arrival, you will be picked up from the airport by the company’s trained guides and they will take you to where you are to spend the night till morning when you will set up to the park for your gorilla safari.

Bwindi impenetrable forests national park and other gorilla safari national parks have some rules to follow during the gorilla trekking and in these they include; being calm while doing the activity, maintaining maximum silence, no smoking in the park, be clean while doing the activity, for toilet manners you will be guided by the park rangers to dig a big hole for the proper disposal, you are not allowed to stay with the gorilla for more than one hour and so many others.

While at the Park, you can stay in the Park’s lodges which are well facilitated having a restaurant and a bar in any of the lodges such as Buhoma lodge, Silver back lodge, Buhoma community Bandas, Engagi lodge, Clouds lodge and so many others.

After your gorilla safari which is too tiresome, you can proceed or prolong your tour to Lake Bunyonyi for a holiday. The lake is found few kilometers from Bwindi national park and here you will get involved in many enjoyable activities such as boat trips, fishing, birding and so many others. You can enjoy your holiday as many days as you want because the lake has some good lodges which you can stay in for the holiday such as White horse inn, Cephas inn and Arcadia lodge plus many other lodges.

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