Facts about gorilla trekking safaris; Gorilla trekking-tracking experience is quite an exciting and memorable activity that is carried out in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park of Uganda, Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Virunga National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo. Gorilla trekking is done through hiking in thick jungles of bamboo and rain forest accompanied with expert guide in search for the mountain gorillas and other species. This activity starts early in the morning with a briefing at the point of meetings. At exactly 8am set out to the forest trail head of which the activity can take 30 to 7 hours depending on their movements. But all this happens after prior booking with travel agencies at affordable Uganda gorilla safaris. It only requires you to ensure that you book your gorilla permits and accommodation in advance in order to avoid disappointments. Bookings can be helped by the trust worthy travel agencies.
What is the gorilla trekking age limit?
Gorilla trekking –tracking in both Uganda and Rwanda has got Gorilla trekking age limit which is 15 years the same applies to Golden monkey tracking in Uganda. Though Golden monkey tracking age limit in Rwanda is 10 years and above. Trekking gorillas must make sure that your 15 years and above, Facts About Gorilla Trekking Safaris.
What to prepare with when heading for gorilla trekking?
We recommend you to carry warm clothing’s, long sleeved shirts, insect’s repellents, mineral water bottle, hat, hiking boots, pairs of cotton stockings, rain jackets, water proof bags among others.
Best time to visit Gorillas in Uganda
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national Park is all year visited but best busiest and enjoyed months starts from June to September and December to February. This month can be dry with less rain.
What does gorilla habituation involve?
Alongside gorilla trekking weather luxury or budget gorilla trekking, visitors who want to spend more time with gorilla, we recommend you to visit Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park at Rushaga Sector. The Gorilla Habituation Experience is a process that takes 2 to 3 years’ gorilla being trained to get used to people before officially opened to the public, doctors, park rangers, journalist can be visiting them to see how the training is so far. But when they notice that they are already used to people they open it to public. This is an experience which is done in a group of four people accompanied with park ranger, doctors who explains more about their life styles, Facts About Gorilla Trekking Safaris.
Gorilla Habituation Experience costs USD1,500 per person per trek and to make your reservation successfully, you required to book your gorilla permit in advance. If you don’t mind you can contact us Achieve Global Safaris to arrange for affordable tour package. You can choose to do Budget Safaris either in Uganda or Rwanda where we can make sure the entire gorilla experience is made worth.
How to get to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park ?
Bwindi Forest National park lies in far southwestern region of Uganda surrounded with several districts and it is approximately 8 to 9 hours’ drink from Uganda’s capital –Kampala. Alternatively, you can fly to Kihihi Airstrip from Entebbe International Airport by a domestic flight Aero link Uganda within 1:30 hours. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest a home that boosts with around 22 habituated gorilla families divided into four gorilla sectors that is; Buhoma, Rushaga, Nkuringo and Ruhija gorilla sector but positioned in different parts of the park. It you intend to do gorilla trekking tours put this into consideration through obtaining the gorilla trekking permit for signing which sector you’re to trek in, might be Buhoma as well as reserving accommodation facility in time.
What is the best time to book gorilla permits?
Even if you’re to doing luxury gorilla trekking, budget or Mid-range gorilla trekking. Visitors are recommended to book gorilla permits in 3 or 6 months earlier before tracking, because permits can be on sell most especially if you intend to visit the park in dry seasons of the months of June to September and December to February.
How long does gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda take?
Gorilla trekking can take 30 to 7 hours depending on where were last seen the previous day, the activity requires in searching, watching, enjoy picture taking and video capturing. Sometime hiking might take long depending on gorilla family you have been assigned in which might lead you to more time of trekking to find them, Facts About Gorilla Trekking Safaris.
How many people are permitted to trek a gorilla family?
Gorilla trekking experience is done with a maximum of 8 people per day per trek and this limited number is applicable in Bwindi Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park of Uganda and Volcanos National Park of Rwanda.
How luck a guest to see gorillas?
It is 98% amazing a visitor to see gorillas in their nature inhabitants. The fact is that, gorilla trekking safaris in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and Volcanoes of Rwanda, gorilla trekking can be conducted by park ranger who move earlier to where the gorillas are allocated.
Where to stay on gorilla trekking safari destination?
Uganda, Rwanda gorilla trekking places have got comfortable sleeping accommodation facilities with good amenities ranging from luxury, Mid-range and Budget the room rates depends on visitor’s wallet.
How much is gorilla trekking in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo?
Gorilla trekking permits in Uganda cost USD700 for foreign nonresident, USD600 for foreign resident and UGX250,000 for East African Citizens. Rwanda Gorilla permits costs double Uganda’s permit permits, costs USD1,500 per person per trek and Congo gorilla trekking permits costs USD400 per person per day.
Tourists can choose to do a combined tour package very affordable and worthwhile, take a visit to Murchison Falls National Park some home rich with wildlife life or a visit to Queen Elizabeth national park a home to unique tree climbing lions and diversity of animal species with over 95 mammals among others.