Gorilla trekking for travellers from Malta / Fly from Malta Track Gorillas in Uganda / Gorilla trekking safaris for travellers from Malta / Gorilla tracking tours
Gorilla trekking of mountain gorillas is one of the best, once in a lifetime unforgettable experience that should not be missed by any one
So gorilla trekking for travellers from Malta is very possible and runs all year around. Gorilla trekking safaris are very popular and people living in Malta and interested in these safaris should not miss this opportunity. There are different flights from Malta to Uganda’s Entebbe International airport.
Below is the list of different airlines that fly from Malta to Entebbe airport and back to Malt
13h 40m duration, 1+ stops
Malta (MLA) to Entebbe (EBB)
|13h 40m+||Air Malta, Ethiopian||via Rome, Addis Ababa|
|13h 50m+||Lufthansa, EgyptAir||via Munich, Cairo|
|14h 0m+||Turkish Airlines, Ethiopian||via Istanbul, Addis Ababa|
|14h 40m+||Alitalia, Ethiopian||via Rome, Addis Ababa|
|14h 55m+||Condor, Lufthansa, Ethiopian||via Frankfurt, Addis Ababa|
|15h 0m+||Turkish Airlines||via Istanbul, Kigali|
|15h 50m+||Air Malta, Brussels Airlines||via Brussels, Kigali|
|15h 50m+||Lufthansa, Ethiopian||via Frankfurt, Addis Ababa|
|15h 50m+||Qatar Airways, Kenya Airways||via Doha, Nairobi|
|16h 50m+||Aegean, EgyptAir||via Athens, Cairo|
|16h 55m+||Air Malta, Emirates||via Rome, Dubai|
|17h 30m+||Air Malta, KLM, Kenya Airways||via Amsterdam, Nairobi|
|18h 0m+||Qatar Airways, RwandAir||via Doha, Nairobi|
|19h 15m+||Qatar Airways||via Doha|
Best time for gorilla trekking for Travellers from Malta
It is hard to tell the best time for gorilla trekking since it takes place all year round from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. There are less than a thousand mountain gorillas in the whole world shared between Rwanda’s Volcanoes National park, Virunga national park in Congo and the rest in Uganda. Actually Uganda is home to half of the remaining population.
Bwindi and Mgahinga are rainy forests, meaning it can rain any time of the year during tracking. The most important part is dressing appropriately for the trek.
March, April and May- Those are wet season months
June-Oct- Those are sunny months
November- Wet rainy month
December to February- Those are sunny months
Most people prefer to come for gorilla trekking during the sunny months but the season or month does not make any difference to the gorilla trekking experience
Visa requirements for gorilla trekking for travellers from Malta
Travellers from Malta coming on gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda need tourist visas to come to Uganda.
Visa requirements for gorilla trekking for travellers from Malta can be found on the link below. It is now possible to apply for the visa online and the process takes about 24 hours.
Gorilla tracking requirements for gorilla trekking for travellers from Malta
Gorilla tracking requirements for gorilla trekking for travellers from Malta include
- Sturdy trekking shoes
- A good camera
- Long trousers
- A hat and sun screen
- Insect repellent
- Gorilla permit
- Light rain jacket among others
- We always provide a pre-departure guide to help you prepare appropriately for your gorilla and wildlife safaris
Cost of gorilla trekking for travellers from Malta
The cost of gorilla trekking for travellers from Malta depends on the type of accommodation one choses (Luxury, mid-range or budget accommodations). These different styles of accommodations do not cost the same, the number of travellers signed up for the gorilla trekking safari, number of days among others.
Best company for gorilla trekking for travellers from Malta
The best company for gorilla trekking for travellers from Malta is obviously Gorilla Link Tours. We are so experienced at organizing gorilla tours and all other wildlife safaris. We have a great connection with Uganda Wildlife Authority, are licenced and are a member of Association of Uganda Tour Operators. We can organize gorilla trekking tours and other tours on last minute and we do have a great online reputations, with excellent reviews on Trip Advisor.
Insurance for gorilla trekking for travellers from Malta
Like all safaris and any related travel, you need a health insurance to cover you while on your gorilla trekking safaris. Find out the best insurance companies in your area. They will provide the best insurance advice. All travellers from Malta coming on gorilla trekking safaris must be insured and this is not always covered in our price. However, we do have an option of insurance for flying doctors to help with evacuation etc in case of any emergencies while on our safaris. This scheme through AMREF works with your home insurance companies.
Best National Park for gorilla trekking for travellers from Malta
The best national park for gorilla trekking for travellers from Malta in Uganda is Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park located in South Western Uganda. Only Mountain gorillas that are habituated can be tracked and only eight people can track a habituated family. It should be noted that Uganda is the best place for gorilla trekking since it has the most mountain gorillas. In Bwindi, Gorilla trekking takes place in Ruhija, Buhoma, Rushaga and in Nkuringo sectors. Gorilla trekking permits must be booked with payment at least 6 months in advance since they are highly demanded and on first come first served.
Accommodation during gorilla trekking for travellers from Malta
There are different accommodation standards available for every traveller. Travellers can choose from the high end safari lodges like Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge, Bwindi Lodge, and Gorilla Forest Camp among others, then choose from semi-luxe lodges like Mahogany springs, Chameleon Hill Lodge, Gorilla Safari lodge and or from the budget accommodations like Broadbill Forest Camp, Buhoma Community Rest Camp among others. Just let us know what you prefer and we will customise it for you.
Cost of Gorilla trekking permits
The cost of gorilla trekking permits is 600 US dollars and 1500 US dollars for gorilla habituation. Gorilla habituation only takes place in Rushaga, Southern sector of Bwindi National Park.
Rules of gorilla trekking for travellers from Malta
There are rules of gorilla trekking for travellers from Malta, but these apply to everyone visiting the mountain gorillas. These rules are to protect mainly the mountain gorillas and must be followed at all times. During briefing before gorilla trekking adventures, the rules are read out to visitors and even during trekking, trekkers are reminded.
For more info about the rules, follow this link
Cancellation of Gorilla Trekking for travellers from Malt
It should be noted that once you cancel your gorilla trekking adventure, gorilla permits are not refunded. This is a policy by Uganda wildlife Authority. One is only refunded 50% of the gorilla permit if sick the day before the trek. You must go to the park’s warden and park’s clinic where you will get a medical report that Gorilla Link Tours will present to Uganda Wildlife Authority headquarter offices. The refund may take long to be processed but it will surely come through.
Guides for gorilla trekking for travellers from Malta
Uganda Wildlife Authority has got many well trained and experience ranger guides who will lead you through your gorilla trek. They are very supportive, will provide all information and will definitely take you to the mountain gorillas. Endeavour to listen to their instructions all the time.
Safari vehicles for gorilla trekking for travellers from Malta
We use 4×4 WD safari vehicles to transport our clients to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park depending where one is tracking. The vehicles are well maintained and serviced every after safari but should any breakdown happen because of the off roads, we have plan B- Rescue vehicles
Fly-in gorilla trekking for travellers from Malta
For travellers who prefer to fly from one national park to another or from the main towns or airport to Bwindi Impenetrable national park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, we do organize fly in safaris with our partners aero link who fly daily to the gorilla trekking national parks. Let us know and we will organize these and more for you.
Age for gorilla trekking for travellers from Malta.
Gorilla trekking is limited to persons aged 14 years and below. Only children who are 15 years and above can go for gorilla trekking. Children can go other activities in and around the parks like nature walks, community walks, bird watching among others. The children are safe with your safari guides