Tips for Gorilla Tracking in Uganda

Mountain Gorillas are wildlife animals, endangered species inhabiting the areas of Africa in countries including Uganda, Democratic Republican of Congo and Rwanda Gorillas are large primates inhabiting Bwindi impenetrable National park in Uganda.

Mountain Gorilla trekking gives one an opportunity to spot  the Gorillas in the forest as they continue with their day to day activities  such as Grooming each other, feeding, playing, building their nests and many more. Mountain Gorillas share 98% with human beings.

IS GORILLA TREKKING WORTHY YOUR TRIP

Gorilla trekking is one of the best priceless activities every person would to encounter, one always wishes to meet these giant Gorillas and never regrets.

Gorilla tracking costs 600 USD in Uganda. One can add on their budget extra money for accommodation, transport, tips, guides up keep, and you’re ready to go encounter on a life time trip.

Gorilla trekking is one of the best and expensive Tourists experience in Africa with a number of people flocking to Africa for an amazing encounter.

IS GORILLA TREKKING SAFE

Gorilla Tracking is very safe in Uganda, and secure, they have no issues with insecurity in the country.

Uganda is very safe  with well equipped rangers with an armed military escort. Gorilla trekking is one of the major source of income for Uganda and the government has done everything to make it safe for visitors.

BEST TIME FOR GORILLA TREKKING IN UGANDA

Gorilla trekking in Uganda takes place throughout the year, however they are two seasons of Gorilla tracking these include dry season and rainy season. The rainy seasons the trails become muddy in the rain forest.

The rains of Uganda usually rain during night or early mornings when the sun comes out the weather clears up.

WHAT TO WEAR FOR GORILL TREKKIG

Wearing the white cloths this is all about protection, since you’re going to move and trek in the forest one you will need long sleeved cloths to cover up your body, this also to avoid the ants and flies, nettles, thorns, branches that can scratch your body. Ensure you use boots during the trek, a trekking stick / walking stick. We don’t need many complains why you didn’t carry a moving stick.

ARE YOU FIT FOT GORILLA TREKKING

Trekking the mountain Gorillas one needs to be 15 years and above of age those are the persons believed to have the strength of trekking the Mountain Gorillas, in 2013 a 94 year old woman was carried on a stretcher on her way for Gorilla trekking, this was an order to fulfill her wish to travel and trek the Mountain Gorillas in her lifetime. She was carried by 12 men to trek the Mountain Gorillas one should be in a reasonable shape and fit in order to trek the Gorillas.

WHAT IS THE LENGTH OF TIME FOR GORILLA TREKKING.

The time spent from the starting point at the park headquarters is 30minutes to 7 hours depending on how faster the trekkers are and the location of the Mountain gorillas. When you meet the gorillas face to face after a long way of trekking you will be given one hour to spend with the mountain Gorillas. Even  before you go for Gorilla trekking their pre-trekkers from the headquarters that are searching for the location of the Gorillas for the day per group.

HOW DO I GET GORILLA PERMITS

The Gorilla permits are purchased at Uganda Wildlife Authority. One needs to book in advance in order to obtain a gorilla permit entry ticket book must be pro three months to your time of trek.

ONE SHOULD AVOID MISSING OUT ON GORILLA PERMITS

One must not have an add on thought to trek Gorillas late planning may often result into missing a Gorilla permit the way to avoid bad news that the permits are sold out is to book on time.

Follow the rules and regulations of trekking the mountain Gorillas.

The  range to stay away from the gorillas for their health in order not to inffect them with cold and flu.

Do not use flashed cameras.

TAKING GREAT IMAGES FOR GREAT MEMORIES ON YOUR TREK

Photography graphing the Gorillas is a bit different since no flashes are expected however you’re encouraged to take as many pictures as you can.

CHILDREN AND GORILLA TRACKING

Children below the age of 15 are not allowed to trek the mountain Gorillas, there several special activates with full package to cater for the children such as the little babies the parents can live them in an amazing care with the nannies of the lodge to take care of these as you’re away for the trek.

Cultural visits these are often arranged by the tour company donot hesitate to contact us.

ACCOMMODATION

There a number of Gorilla accommodations in Uganda comfortable, the lodges range from budget, midrange and luxury lodges. All near by the parks ones doesn’t need to move LIII distances. Mgahinga Gorilla Park its lodges are locked along Lake Mutanda or the town of Kisoro.

NATIONAL PARKS WITH GORILLAS

Uganda is part of the countries with Mountain Gorillas in Africa these include Bwindi impenetrable Forest with about 12 groups of Gorillas are a trekked by a group of 8 people. There other two groups in Rushaga section that are undergoing habituation. Bwindi has two sections of Gorilla trekking including Ruhija, Nkuringo, Buhoma and Rushaga.

Mgahinga Gorilla Park is one of the best Gorilla trekking parks with one family and it’s open for visitation. There about 80 Gorillas that live in the park the trek takes place on the end sides of the Virunga Volcanoes.

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