GORILLA TREKKING IN UGANDA
Gorilla trekking in Uganda can be carried out all year throughout because of the reliable climate that has favored a number of tourists from all over the country to come and visit Uganda and watch the mountain gorillas which is the highlight of many visits done in the country. Gorilla trekking in Uganda will give you the chance to visit two destinations where you will get different gorilla experiences for an amazing experience in either of the parks which will give you a number of different gorilla trekking experiences but also give you an amazing time spending time with the gorillas.
During gorilla trekking in Uganda you can either hike through the forests of Bwindi impenetrable national park or hike the Virunga mountains in Uganda that is mount gahinga, mount muhabura and mount sabyinyo that will give you exceptional views of volcanoes national park and Mgahinga national park, you will also get to see a number of primate species before you spend time with the gorillas in the park observing their different behaviour and features for an amazing experience.
Where to get the gorilla trekking permits in Uganda
For tourists interested in gorilla trekking in Uganda, you will book for a gorilla trekking permit from the Uganda wildlife authority or from a trusted tour company or operator of your choice from around the country for an amazing experience. Once you have obtained your gorilla trekking permit in Uganda, you will have access to a knowledgeable guide, who will offer all the relevant information about the gorillas in the world to ensure you have an amazing experience while you participate in gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park and gorilla trekking in Mgahinga national park to ensure that you enjoy the time you participate in primate tracking in Uganda.
How to get to Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga national park
It should be noted that every time is the Best time to visit Africa to participate in gorilla trekking in Uganda given the fact that tourists will have memorable experiences at any given time of the year because all the seasons favour trekking the gorillas. During the dry season, you will have easy access to Uganda gorilla families because the trails are not slippery and during the wet season, movements of the gorillas is limited because there is plenty of food and fruit is readily available making the species quite accessible in the shortest time possible.
Advantages of gorilla trekking in Uganda
For gorilla trekking n Uganda, you will have an amazing gorilla trekking experience because the activity is quite flexible as compared to gorilla trekking in Rwanda while on a Rwanda Safari Tour and gorilla trekking in Virunga national park.
Gorilla trekking in Uganda is quite cheap compared to gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park where by the gorilla trekking permit in Uganda can be obtained at a fee of 700USD and the gorilla trekking permits in Rwanda at a fee of 1500USD making gorilla trekking in Uganda cheaper compared to gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park.
For the ultimate gorilla experience in Uganda, tourists can also opt to participate in gorilla habituation in Bwindi impenetrable national park which Is the only park where tourists can have access to participate in training the mountain gorillas to get accustomed to human presence. The activity is quite rewarding because rather than visiting already habituated species that are used to human presence, tourists will have the chance to see the authentic reactions of the species as they undergo the different training sessions to get accustomed to human presence.
It is quite flexible from gorilla trekking in Virunga national park whereby tourists that are interested in participating in the activity they will only take part in the activity without paying for other activities and for tourists interested in gorilla trekking in Virunga national park, they’ll have to purchase the different packages like the Mikeno mist package, le petit package and many other packages in the park that are designed for tourists interested in gorilla trekking which is quite challenging for tourists that are only interested in participating in trekking the primates alone because they will incur more expenses.
What involves in gorilla trekking?
Gorilla trekking in Uganda will give tourists the chance to spend one hour with the gorillas observing the behaviour of the gorillas in the wild. Before participating in gorilla trekking in the park, you will participate in the briefing session where you will be briefed on the rules and regulations to follow during gorilla trekking in the park to avoid any accidents when you get in contact with the gorillas in the wild. Some of the rules and regulations that will be briefed about include; maintaining a distance of 7 metres away from the gorillas to avoid the spreading viruses to the species, you should also avoid eating in the presence of gorillas because it can lead them to attack you, you should also avoid taking pictures of the gorillas using flash mode because gorillas are photo sensitive which can lead them to attack you and many other regulations.
After the session you will make your way to the gorillas which will give you the chance to spend time with the gorillas where you will have the opportunity to understand more about the habituated gorilla families in the wild for instance how they co-exist with one another, you will also get to see the dominant silver back of the gorilla family, you will get to see them feeding on a number of edible leaves like wild celery, you will also get to see them feeding on fruit, if you’re lucky enough when you visit the gorillas during ovulation where you will get to see the females enticing the dominant silverback by smacking their lips, clapping the ground just to get the attention of dominant silverback among other interesting features of the primates in the wild for an amazing experience in the wild.