Nkuringo gorilla sector lies in Mgahinga National Park which is located in the southern part of Bwindi impenetrable forest. In 2004, the family’s successful habituation concluded, and during the same year, it achieved the milestone of giving birth to twins. In 2009, the authorities opened the family for trekking, enabling visitors to participate in the experience with them.
The sector complements the other three sectors of Buhoma in the north, Ruhija in the east, and Rushaga in the south, which together make up the mighty Bwindi. Nkuringo is home to the famous Nkuringo gorilla family, which offers a great trekking experience to travelers comprising 19 family members open for visitors annually.
A trusted tour operator, such as Safari Vacations & Travel Services, can assist you in booking a Nkuringo gorilla safari. They will craft a detailed and tailored package to fulfill all your tour requirements. Furthermore, the company will guarantee the timely execution of all arrangements, adhering strictly to the agreed-upon regulations and conditions for the safari.
Safari Vacations & Travel Services will take charge of reserving your gorilla permits for this sector. You only need to provide us with your personal information, along with the preferred day, month, and year for your extraordinary experience. We will then proceed to secure your gorilla permit through UWA. Once the payment is completed, we will furnish you with proof of payment as confirmation of your trekking dates.
However, if you want to book for yourself you can opt for online booking where you can contact directly the mandatory body for issuing out permits by simply sending them an email and you proceed with their requests though this may take time.
A gorilla permit to trek mountain gorillas in the Nkuringo sector as of 2020/2022 goes for $700 per person per trek for Foreign Nonresidents, $600 for foreign residents, and UGX.250,000 for Ugandans and East African Community members. Furthermore, it’s important to note that permits are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and can sell out quickly. Therefore, it is advisable to book as early as possible to secure your preferred dates, preferably 4-5 months before your planned undertaking.
Travelers on both budget and luxury safaris can easily access this sector using both air and road transportation. If you opt for road travel from Entebbe International Airport, you will cover a distance of about 477 kilometers, which takes approximately 8-9 hours. Along the way, you’ll pass through stunning areas like the equator and scenic hills, among others. Alternatively, if you prefer air transport, we can arrange scheduled or charter flights for you. These flights operate from Kajjansi/Entebbe through Aero Link Uganda to Kihihi airstrip in Kisoro, a journey lasting about 1 hour and 30 minutes. Upon arrival, a guide from Safari Vacations & Travel Services will pick you up and transfer you to your final destination and other planned tour areas.
Meet and greet at Nkuringo gives travelers great comfort as there are a wide variety of accommodation centers ranging from budget, mid-range, and luxury. The rooms are self-contained with a private toilet, bathroom, and a balcony made especially out of wood. Their rooms range from double, single, twin, and triple and they also have family rooms to meet all your numbers whether you have come alone or in a group. The loges have a fully stocked bar with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, a good kitchen with local and international dishes prepared by professional chefs, and free internet, all in the interest of making you comfortable on your safari. Some of the lodges you can choose to stay in may include; Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
Contact us for any inquiries upon your planned safari to Africa specifically Uganda for mountain gorilla tracking, chimpanzee tracking, wildlife encounters, culture, filming, and other activities where we can offer our specialty and ensure that you have a wonderful moment in your endeavors.
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