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This experience was all of what we expected and more. We had by comparison a shortish, however challenging, trek into the Bwindi forest for about two hours. We then spent an hour with a group of 10 out of a larger family and trekked another...More
Great experience filled with great people from all over the world. Guides were very knowledgeable and had an amazing encounter with the gorillas on 25.11.2018 as we had spotted 4 silverbacks, 1 female, 2 babies and 1 Juvanile. Worth it, Definitely so.
The park ia beautiful, the trekking was not too complicated and meeting the gorillas is just priceless. The guide was informative and funny. The forest is quite open so with good weather the Gorillas can be seen perfectly.
A once in a lifetime experience!
I tracked Nyakagezi and seeing Rukundo the youngest Silverback but the most huge coming to us made the trip mesmerizing;
This is indeed lifetime experience!
The staff of the agency:Ambrose and Benard that guided us through the forest were extremely helpful and patient with us...More
The highlight was being touched by the silverback Rukundo.
The guides were excellent (Ambrose and Benard) and then to top it up with a certificate. Couldnt have asked for more...more than made up for the fatigue from the hike
This visit was part of realising a childhood dream I had. Seeing those amazing big beautiful kind animals so close is almost indescribable. Is so beautiful! The time stop. They are so peaceful, intelligent and very curious. I feel deeply sad they are so endangered....More
We tracked the Golden Monkeys through the bamboo forest , was a wonderful experience. The walking was easy a bit up and down , wehired a porter to carry our backpacks. We spent a hour with the monkeys, there are 50+ in the group ....More
this was an amazing experience... I always wanted to play Diane Fossey but didn't know it was on my bucket list because I didn't know it was an option.
It was amazing how close we got to the gorillas. loved loved loved this!
We visited Mgahinga for the gorilla trek, as most visitors do. It’s an extremely rough road getting there, but it’s a spectacular place, with some breathtaking views.
If you are trekking, remember that you are starting at altitude of 2227m. Try to get acclimated a...More
Not sure you would get a refund. Check with your tour operator or with the park authoriites. Chances of not seeing the gorillas is almost zero I would think. There is only one group in Mgahinga but they are very well tracked... More
Not sure you would get a refund. Check with your tour operator or with the park authoriites. Chances of not seeing the gorillas is almost zero I would think. There is only one group in Mgahinga but they are very well tracked and the forest is not that thick so getting to them is relatively easy. I wouldn't worry about it. We had great experience.
Hello kena27201. Sorry about the delay in responding as I have just returned from the Christmas markets in Wroclaw, Poland (highly recommended by the way!). The fees for March are USD$600 per person for Mgahinga and I would... More
Hello kena27201. Sorry about the delay in responding as I have just returned from the Christmas markets in Wroclaw, Poland (highly recommended by the way!). The fees for March are USD$600 per person for Mgahinga and I would hope that this shall remain the same. The prices in Rwanda have risen considerably, but having spoken to the guides in the park it is apparent that the Uganda fees are looking stable at present. The fee covers your entrance to the park and also the indroduction talk and the actual tracking (accompanied by guide, armed ranger and eventually the trackers who monitor the actual movements of the gorillas). After you have spent an hour with the gorillas it is customary to provide a tip to the trackers, and also to the guide/ranger when you return to the trail head. This is a discrectionary tip and the amount is down to you. The guides and trackers do evidently make the experience possible so we gladly paid the tips to all the afforementioned persons with gratitude.
To actually arrange the permits it is highly recommended that you sort this out as far in advance as possible via the Uganda Wildlife Authority website (via email and bank transfer) as they are most helpful and you are assured the day on which you wish to track.
I hope that this assists and I also hope that you manage to undertake this fantastic once in a lifetime experience!