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2018-2019 will be years of great gorilla trekking in Uganda and in this article, we will address ourselves on Bwindi safari activities which is home to almost half the number of mountain gorillas in the whole world. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is definitely among the best places to visit habituated families of mountain gorillas in Uganda. Mountain gorillas can also be visited in Mgahinga National Park, Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Virunga in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Many people visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to visit mountain gorillas but there other activities that can be done in the park that can allow you to spend more days in Bwindi. Some of the Bwindi safari activities that you can enjoy are outlined below

Gorilla trekking as one of Bwindi safari activities

Bwindi impenetrable National Park is popularly known for gorilla trekking. This activity started in 1993 when the first gorilla family was habituated and opened for gorilla visiting. For those interested in the history of gorilla trekking in the might and impenetrable Bwindi, you should try to visit Mubare gorilla family located in Buhoma northern side of Bwindi as it was the first gorilla family to be habituated. For one to participate in gorilla trekking as a Bwindi safari activity, you will need a gorilla permit which currently costs USD600.00 per person for foreign nonresidents and USD500.00 per person for foreign residents with working permits. East Africans pay shs250,000 per person to spend one hour with mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Encounter Africa safaris is duty bound to outline all Bwindi safari activities in to enable you choose the best option for your gorilla safari holiday while in Uganda.

Gorilla habituation experience as of Bwindi Safari activities

Apart from gorilla trekking which allows you only one hour of viewing and photography with a family of habituated mountain gorillas, gorilla habituation experience in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park offers you up to four hours of gorilla viewing and photography. Only four people can be allowed to visit a gorilla family under habituation and a gorilla habituation experience permit costs USD1500.00 per person for foreign nonresidents and USD1000.00 per person for foreign residents with working permits. For more details about gorilla habituation experience and Bwindi safari activities, please contact Encounter Africa safaris for details and information that you can rely one to plan your gorilla safari holiday in 2018-2019.

Forest and waterfall walks as Bwindi safari activities

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park being a tropical rainforest, there is a lot to see while on a given trail. Uganda wildlife authority has designed many forest trails that one can follow to see some of the most exciting things in this forest. All parts of Bwindi including Buhoma, Ruhija, Nkuringo and Rushaga have forest walks that allow you to see other species of primates, birds, different trees and shrubs and mong others. Most of the trails are punctuated with waterfalls thus making the whole experience magnificent. Other Bwindi safari activities also include community or village walks in villages close to Bwindi. Community visits help you to learn more about the people living close to this forest and how they are benefiting from gorilla tourism indirectly. With our outline of Bwindi safari activities, we are confident that you will spend more time in the Bwindi impenetrable National Park in order to have a memorable safari experience.

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