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Nkuringo gorillas and gorilla trail head is yet another popular place for gorilla trekking holidays in Bwindi impenetrable National Park. Nkuringo gorilla permits just like any other gorilla permits for different regions are always available for gorilla trekking daily. All those interested in trekking Nkuringo gorillas or booking Nkuringo gorilla permits should be ready to drive to the southern part of the Bwindi impenetrable National Park. Encounter Africa Safaris is one of the leading tour operators customizing gorilla trekking holidays to Nkuringo region of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. We provide updated and most relevant information about Nkuringo gorilla treks and so much more

Habituated mountain gorilla families in Nkuringo

Nkuringo as a region has one mountain gorilla family habituated for gorilla trekking and it is called Nkuringo gorilla family. Because of this, it means that there only eight nkuringo gorilla permits available every day. Each gorilla family in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Volcanoes National Park and Mgahinga National Park is visited by a maximum of 8 visitors daily and as such only eight people can book the 8 nkuringo gorilla permits to trek the Bwindi nkuringo gorillas every day.

Booking Nkuringo Gorilla permits

As earlier mentioned, there eight gorilla permits allowing a maximum of eight visitors to trek Nkuringo gorillas. Nkuringo gorilla permits are booked through Uganda Wildlife Authority in Kampala but Encounter Africa Safaris has an official permission to access Uganda Wildlife Authority online permit data base to check availability of Nkuringo gorilla permits. When you contact Encounter Africa safaris about trekking bwindi gorillas, we will check availability of gorilla permits in all regions including Nkuringo gorillas. If you prefer trekking nkuringo mountain gorillas, we will then check online and book your nkuringo gorilla permit until you make payment. Uganda Wildlife Authority allows Encounter Africa Safaris just like any other authorized tour operators in Uganda is allowed to hold these booked permits for 7 working days. We will then send you an invoice to make payment which we will then forward to Uganda Wildlife Authority. Once we have paid for your gorilla permit, we will send you scanned copies of the permit receipt and then pick your gorilla permit card closer to the date. On the day of the safari, your driver guide of the day will be having your gorilla permits card and he will still help you the next day to choose a gorilla family of your choice. Please note that Encounter Africa Safaris does not book gorilla permits only. We only book gorilla permits for clients that book all inclusive gorilla safaris and holiday with Encounter Africa Safaris. By all inclusive gorilla safaris, we mean, arranging all services including transport and all transfers to and from Nkuringo, Accommodation in Nkuringo, Nkuringo gorilla permits and Bwindi park entry fees. With this we are sure and confident that all will be fine once you are in our hands. Encounter Africa offers the most affordable gorilla trekking rates and prices that are un beatable. Next time you think about gorilla trekking, talk to Encounter Africa safaris

Accessing Nkuringo gorillasn when Nkuringo gorilla safari holidays are arranged

Nkuringo region is located in the southern parts of Bwindi impenetrable National Park in Kisoro district. From Entebbe international Airport, its about 9-10 hours drive and from Kigali International Airport, it about 5-6 hour’s drive through Chanika boarder. Nkuringo region can also be accessed by air and daily scheduled flight operate on the Entebbe-Kisoro airstrip daily but in the morning. Many tourists are now choosing scheduled flights which are 2-3 hours and then drive about 1-2 hours to Nkuringo. Nkuringo gorillas are also popular with Rwanda tour operators as well as people who would love to fly via Kigali and trek Uganda gorillas. Rushaga and Nkuringo are now popular destinations for those who pass through Rwanda due to the fact that while many people are avoiding trekking gorillas in Rwanda due to the hiked price of Rwanda gorilla permits at USD1500.00, they still prefer to fly into Uganda through Kigali in order to reduce on the drive time.

Nkuringo gorilla habituation experience permits and holidays

Gorilla habituation experience in Nkuringo and Rushaga is the newest product which allows those who book it to spend 4 hours with mountain gorillas under habituation. The cost of gorilla habituation experience permit is USD1500.00 and one is allowed to spend 4 hours with the gorillas. Two families do exist for gorilla habituation treks and can be accessed from Nkuringo and Rushaga. The trailhead or starting point for these two gorilla families or groups for gorilla habituation experience holidays are located midway between Rushaga and Nkuringo in Rubuguri and offers an alternative to the normal ine hour gorilla trek as well as Rwanda’s expensive gorilla permits at the same time. Financially, it makes sense to do gorilla habituation experience in Uganda with the same amount than trekking Rwanda mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park at USD1500 for one hour. For those interested in seeing gorillas for many hours, it pays to pay USD1500.00 for gorilla habituation than for example opting to do two normal gorilla treks which will cost 1200.00 for two hours. Contact Encounter Africa Safaris about booking this four hour gorilla habituation experience holiday and trek in Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable National Park. Whether you want to enter Nkuringo via Kigali Airport in Rwanda, whether you want to fly in to Kisoro Airstrip, Encounter Africa safaris will swiftly organize this memorable trip for you.

Nkuringo Gorilla Lodges and Campsites

If you book Nkuringo gorilla permits and Nkuringo gorilla safari tours, we recommend that you book Lodges in Nkuringo region and at worst you can stay in Rushaga. Encounter Africa safaris recommend booking at Nkuringo Mountain Gorilla Lodge (NKuringo Lodge) and Clouds Mountain gorilla Lodge. These lodges are close to the starting point and as such give you all the time to take your breakfast and then proceed to the starting point for briefing and then your gorilla trek in the forest of the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. If Nkuringo Lodges are fully booked, there so many lodges in Rushaga where you can stay and drive about one hour to Nkuringo. Some of these Lodges include, Gorilla safari Lodge, Rushaga gorilla camp and Rushaga Haven Lodge.

Those interested to track Bwindi gorillas in Nkuringo should endeavor to contact Encounter Africa safaris at least three months in advance since they tend to sell out quickly. Once contacted, we will make sure will book and secure your gorilla permit in advance.

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