Gorilla trekking Tours is the activity which involves trackers hiking through the dense vegetation to access the different gorilla species in the wild. Gorilla trekking will give you the chance to watch the different gorilla species of the park among which include the mountain gorillas in Africa that can be seen in Mgahinga national park and Bwindi impenetrable national park for gorilla trekking in Uganda.
You can also watch the mountain gorillas by participating in gorilla trekking in Virunga national park and gorilla trekking tours in Rwanda, volcanoes national park. while participating in your gorilla trekking experience, you can also participate in gorilla trekking in kahuzi biega national park which will give you the opportunity to watch the Eastern Lowland gorillas. Interesting about the gorilla safaris is the fact that you can also participate.
For travellers interested in watching the gorillas in the wild, the mountain gorillas can be accessed in the high elevation and the lowland gorillas in the lowland areas of the parks and for travellers interested in the activity, you should get to be physically and emotionally ready for the hike to the habituated gorilla families in the wild for travellers interested in the activity this is because it can be quite strenuous hiking through the dense vegetation to track the habituated gorilla families in the wild.
What involves in gorilla trekking?
Gorilla trekking in Africa involves hiking through the thick vegetation along the Virunga mountains in Africa that can be seen within the Albertine rift for travellers that visit the rift to access the mountain gorillas. Some of the mountains that can be hiked include; mount gahinga, mount muhabura, mount sabyinyo, mount bisoke, mount Mikeno and mount karisimbi which will give you access to the gorilla families in Africa and other species can be found in the impenetrable forests of Bwindi impenetrable national park and the lowland areas of mount kahuzi and mount biega for travellers interested in watching the lowland gorillas.
Hiking the gorillas can be between 2-8 hours depending on a number of reasons like the weather where by trails tend to get slippery during the wet season, the fact that the gorillas tend to move from area to area in search for food can also contribute to a number of reasons why the time to access the gorillas varies. While hiking to the habituated gorilla families you will come across a number of rewarding attractions like the primate species like black and white colobus monkeys, l’hoest’s monkey, grey cheeked Mangabey, red tailed monkey and so many more, bird species like; Chapin’s flycatcher, Rwenzori Batis, strange weaver, red throated, the blue turaco, Ross’s turaco, coqui Francolin, long tailed cisticola, bubbling cisticola, Miombo wren warbler, Chubb’s cisticola and many other rewarding bird species for an amazing Rwanda safari experience.
Price for gorilla trekking
The price of gorilla trekking in a number of gorilla trekking destinations in Africa varies and depending on your budget here are the different gorilla trekking permit rates for the different gorilla national parks. For gorilla trekking in Uganda, a gorilla trekking permit in Uganda can be obtained at a price of 700USD, for a gorilla trekking permit in Rwanda 1500USD and for the gorilla trekking permit in Congo at 400USD.
Once you obtain the gorilla trekking permits in all the destinations in Africa, you will have access of one hour with the gorillas in the wild when you get to their habituated gorilla families for a gorilla trekking experience in Africa, you also get access to a knowledgeable guide who will offer all the relevant information about the gorillas and also take you on the safe trails in the park to avoid encountering wild animals. For safe gorilla trekking in Africa, during your experience the permit will also give you access to an armed ranger who will protect you against any vicious animal attacks in ye park however because the activity involves a knowledgeable guide he will take you along the safe trails in the park to avoid any accidents hence an amazing safari experience.