Gorilla Trekking Safari in Uganda
Gorilla trekking Safari in Uganda is one of the best activities that travelers can engage in to explore the amazing Gorilla Species in the montane forests. In Uganda, they are found in two conservation areas that is Bwindi Impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park which has made Uganda to be famously known about the safaris carried out worldwide. These two national parks are positioned in south western region of Uganda and above all due to it being popularly known, this is because of inhabiting a half of the population of great mountain gorillas that are still remaining in the world.
In Uganda Gorilla trekking is the best-done activity on safari Uganda and this is because it is truly an enjoyable and everlasting experience one wouldn’t have missed to encounter in a lifetime. However, Uganda tourism hub has got an impact of current and feature development and this is due to high population of endangered mountain gorillas which are increasing yearly thus attracting a number of travelers to visit these two touristic places Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park which are protected by Uganda wildlife Authority and they are on the list of world heritage site.
However, gorilla trekking can be habituated in different gorilla families in over 20 families stipulated in four gorilla sectors that is say Buhoma sector, the Nkuringo sector, Ruhija sector and Rushaga sector each in different location of Bwindi Impenetrable national park and one gorilla family is found in Mgahinga national park. Note that, the habituated gorillas are gorillas which are already trained to live close to human beings with no sign of danger.
Within these 2 gorilla trekking national parks, there is a limited number of 8 people allowed to participate in this incredible gorilla trekking experience which can be conducted in the trailheads of the bamboo rain forest.Where traveler can be lead with a trained ranger to their nature habitats and end up having other opportunities of viewing small primates such as white and black monkeys, blue monkeys, golden monkeys, spotting beautiful bird species, vegetation among others and thus resulting in an unforgettable experience in a lifetime encounter.
Facts about Gorilla trekking experience.
Gorilla trekking a truly an exciting and the most top activity carried out on safari Uganda because many tourists visit the country due to these great apes, which they want to encounter with their own eyes identity and they are said to be 98% DNA of human being and remember it is very fantastic to get face to face with your close relative in their nature habitant. It is absolutely good to learn about the lifestyle and behaviors of these endangered mountain gorillas since your given one hour to spend watching these apes in the wild.
Ideally, Gorilla trekking starts early in the morning after visitors breakfast and a driver picks you up from your lodge with a packed lunch box and drives you to the meeting point with in the park at 7 am. After briefing travelers have to meet their ranger who leads you to one of the four sectors with in the park it could be Buhoma sector to trek a gorilla family found in that sector and what I can advise you ,a traveler should book a lodge near to gorilla family you’re met to trek in the following morning which could be much easier for you to enjoy the activity. As you’re trekking there is a possibility of seeing other amazing variety in the forest and the trek can last 2 to 8 hours depending on where they were located the previous day. Once gorillas are found travelers are given one hour to observe mountain gorilla in their nature inhabit as you learn their behaves, lifestyle such swinging on the tree branches, playing around, grooming their young ones, breastfeeding which is quite exciting and amazing, you can as well enjoy your photo shooting but flash cameras are not allowed.And after trekking, you’re driven back to your lodge to have refreshment dinner and overnight stay.
To note, mountain gorillas they do not live zoo or in any mire places because they cannot survive in there and they can only survive in the montane rain forest, bamboo forest, and volcanoes and on the African continent, they can be found in three countries of Uganda in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park, Rwanda in Volcanoes national park and Democratic Republic of Congo in Virunga national park. Note, in the world there over 1,000 mountain gorillas that are remaining in the world which can be seen in only those three countries.Above all, half of these population of the mountain gorillas are found here in Uganda in the hallmark of Bwindi impenetrable national park that’s why the number of tourists is increasing each year due to these high population of these habituated mountain gorillas in Uganda famously known as the pearl of Africa.
Before any traveler embarking for gorilla trekking safari Uganda, you need to first known about the charges of Uganda Gorilla trekking permits because no one can be able to engage in this gorgeous gorilla trekking activity without holding a valid permit and you ‘re advised to book your gorilla permit in advance before your time of arrival to the country. The best way a traveler you can do is a book with a trustworthy tour operator and we achieve global safaris we can help you in all arrangements of the tour package of your itinerary in time and care. What you need to do is to send in your copies of passports, VISA as early as possible as a starting point to verify your identity.
What is the cost of Uganda Gorilla trekking 2020/22?
Of course, one yearns to know the fee of Uganda Gorilla trekking 2020/22. Per now the cost of Gorilla trekking still costs USD600 till June 2020 which was effectively changed from USD600 to USD700 by July 1st 2020/22.Starting in July 1st 2020 travelers will have to pay a fee of USD700 per person per trek a day.
What is the best time to visit Uganda Gorilla trekking activity?
Bwindi Impenetrable national park is open throughout the year for tourism but the best seasonal trekking months are dry seasons when the forest trailheads are out water sources and such months include June to September and December to February. Though the area can receive rainfall at any time of the year.
Essentials to carry on Gorilla trekking safari
Before embarking on your gorilla trekking safari these are essentials you’re met to pack for yourself in order to enjoy your trekking without any disturbance such as garden gloves, rain jackets, energy giving snacks, Cameras and extra batteries, hat, sunglasses, long sleeved shirts, and trousers, walking stick, mineral water, hiking boots stocking, waterproof bag, rain jacket among others.
Rules and regulations considered on Gorilla trekking Uganda safari
- Children who are below 15years are not allowed to engage in gorilla trekking experience.
- Do not litter rubbish in the park
- You should stay in a tight group when you are close to gorillas
- Please do not touch gorillas because they have a high risk of being affected with human diseases.
- Trekkers should wash their hands before going out for gorilla trekking activity.
- You should keep a distance of 7-meter way from gorillas in their nature inhabits
- A limited number of 8 people allowed to trek per group.
- While you’re with gorillas you shouldn’t look directly in the eyes of these apes, they might threaten to you.
- You should lower your voices while you’re with gorillas.
- Flash photography is not allowed to be used in the while in the wild.
Where to stay on your Uganda gorilla trekking safaris
Uganda gorilla destination boosts with very many rewarding accommodations with comfortable facilities suitable for the guests ranging between luxury, budget and midrange and some of these lodges include; The Gorilla Resort, Gorilla Valley Lodge, Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge, Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge, Ruhija safari lodge, Buhoma safari lodge, Rushanga gorilla lodge among others.
Bwindi Impenetrable national park can be easily accessed depending on traveler’s location and recommend our travelers to always book accommodation which is so close to the gorilla sector they are met to trek in, From Kampala city to the main destination the journey takes 8 to 9 hours by roads.
Alternatively, you may opt for the flight from Entebbe International port while using Aero link flights which is a charter or scheduled flight that lands to Kisoro airstrip and from there, you have to pick up and drives you to the lodge, a flight can take 2 hours to land at the airstrip.
The time is now to grab this great opportunity through booking your tour package with us Achieve global safari and participate in this everlasting experience in a lifetime and get close to great apes of the pearl of Africa.