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Are you disabled and you want to trek gorillas in Bwindi or Volcanoes National Park in Uganda or Rwanda respectively? Are you aged( Over 70 years) but want to undertake your dreaming of trekking habituated mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable National Park or Volcanoes National Park? At Encounter Africa Africa safaris, we have the solution and this solution is the Bwindi sedan chairs for gorilla trekking. Encounter Africa safaris has been and still conduct gorilla treks for disabled and old people in Bwindi impenetrable National Park , Mgahinga and National Park and Volcanoes National Park by making sure that the elderly and disabled or are not physically fit get a chance to see mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Be our witness by booking on our 3 Day gorilla tour from Entebbe or 3 Day Bwindi gorilla tour from Kigali.

About Bwindi sedan chairs

When we talk about Bwindi sedan chairs we actually refer to gadgets used to carry people to see mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable National Park or Volcanoes National Park. It can be referred to as a wheeless vehicle driven by people to transport people. Bwindi sedan chairs are available in all Bwindi gorilla trekking trail heads of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park where people are used to carry or transport tourists or clients to and through the forest to see habituated mountain gorillas. When you hire Bwindi sedan chairs, we will get porters who will carry you from the starting point of gorilla trekking to the gorillas and then back. Bwindi impenetrable National Park has four regions which include Buhoma in the north, Ruhija in the east, Nkuringo in the South and Rushaga in the south. Whichever region, you are booked, we will ensure that your gorilla trekking sedan chair is reserved, booked and secure in advance.

How much are Bwindi sedan chairs

Encounter Africa conducts gorilla treks for disabled and aged people in Uganda and Rwanda using gorilla trekking sedan chairs located in Bwindi, Mgahinga and Volcanoes National Park in Uganda and Rwanda respectively. The cost of Bwindi sedan chairs varies depending on the quality of the sedan chair itself. An original sedan chair costs from USD500 while the local sedan chair ranges from USD300 to 400 per person per trek. This price keeps on changing depending on the demand at the time of booking. Please contact Encounter Africa safaris for more details about price and availability of Bwindi sedan chairs.

When should I book Bwindi sedan chairs?

Bwindi sedan chairs are given out on first come first serve and as such we normally book them on behalf of our clients at least 2-3 months in advance. Because we care, we always love to make sure that such small but important details are taken care in advance. When you contact Encounter Africa safaris, one of our Safari designer who will advise you on when to pay for your Bwindi sedan chair.

Tell me more about Bwindi sedan chairs

When you book Bwindi sedan chairs with Encounter Africa safaris, we will make sure that we reserve, book and pay them in advance. On the day of trekking, your assigned driver guide will transfer you to one of the gorilla trekking starting point where you will find your Bwindi sedan chair prepared for you.

On top of this gorilla trekking sedan chair, you will have several porters who will be waiting to carry you to and from the gorillas. This is done to enable you reach and see gorillas with minimum efforts since gorilla trekking can be strenuous. Chances of seeing mountain gorillas using Bwindi sedan chairs is 98% since most of the would be physical work is handled by porters using the hired sedan chairs.

What is included in the cost of Bwindi sedan chairs

As earlier noted, the price of Bwindi sedan chairs range from 300 to 500 and or even more and includes, the sedan chair itself and services of about 4 to 6 porters who will carry you to and from the gorillas. Please note that gorilla trekking exercise can take from 30 minutes to three quarters of the day and no matter how long it takes, these porters will carry you to make sure that you achieve your dream of trekking gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable National Park. Kindly book your gorilla tour with Encounter Africa safaris and you will be assured of seeing mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

What is excluded in the cost of Bwindi sedan chairs

The price quoted for Bwindi sedan chairs excludes the cost of the actual gorilla tour (An all inclusive gorilla tour includes gorilla permits, transport and accommodation). You will be required to first book with us an all inclusive gorilla tour and then request for services of using gorilla trekking sedan chair. To be more specific, the cost of a given gorilla tour include transport to and from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Volcanoes National Park. This transport can be either by road or air. Encounter Africa safaris organizes both road trips and flyin safaris to see mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable National Park or Volcanoes National Park. The mode of transport will depend on your interest and budget.

Excluded in the price of Bwindi sedan chairs is the cost of gorilla permits for Uganda or Rwanda. Uganda Gorilla permits cost USD600 (as of 201-19). Rwanda gorilla permits cost USD1500 per person per trek. You can also book gorilla permits for what is known as the four hour gorilla experience or gorilla habituation experience taking place exclusively in the southern part of Bwindi impenetrable National Park. Gorilla permits include park entry fees, seeing gorillas for one or four hours depending on permits you will be holding. A gorilla permit also includes services of a well trained UWA ranger guide who will be with you in the forest up to when you find mountain gorillas. Also included in the price of a gorilla permit are trackers. Trackers are an advance team that moves very early in the morning to look for where gorillas slept and continue to track their movements. They will then communicate to the park head quarters on the whereabouts of mountain gorillas before you start your gorilla trek.

Excluded in the price of Bwindi sedan chairs is your accommodation in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga or Volcanoes National Park in Uganda and Rwanda respectively. Encounter Africa safaris works with a wide range of accommodation properties located in or near Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Depending on your budget, we may book you in Budget, Mid Range/Deluxe or High end Lodges while with us. Please let us know what you prefer and we will act accordingly.

For more information about Bwindi sedan chairs and most affordable gorilla and wildlife tours to Uganda and Rwanda, do not hesitate to contact us via email or phone. Encounter Africa safaris is one of the leading tour operators for primate, wildlife and cultural safaris in Uganda and Rwanda and we are highly recommended on Trip advisor as well as Safari bookings. We have highly trained and experienced team of safari consultants and Driver guides who will ensure that your trip is handled professionally from the day you contact us until you leave our destinations that we operate in.

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