Gorilla Trekking Age Limit in Uganda
Gorilla Trekking Age Limit in Uganda: Just like other countries in Africa where gorilla trekking is done, Uganda gorilla trekking age limit is one of the major rules and regulations to be considered by our clients a minimum age limit that has to be followed in order to be allowed to trek this gentle giant ‘’mountain gorillas’’ in one of the four sectors found in Bwindi Impenetrable national park. For example, discounted gorilla permits can be got at USD400 in Uganda .currently, the Uganda gorilla trekking age limit is at 15 years and any child below that age is not permitted from visiting gorillas in their preserved natural habits of Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park. The most interesting thing is that children below 15 years of age may trek gorillas but when they are with their family members. Note this, Uganda is somehow flexible compared to Rwanda’s minimum age for gorilla trekking
For this reason, Children below 15 years can be scary to see this huge creatures, something dangerous for their lives. Gorilla trek minimum age is above 15 years and any one below that age is identified as a minor or child thus unfit to trek the once-endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park. For such reason, children below age of 15 is something unpredictable that’s why are not allowed to trek gorillas in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable national park and Mgahinga Gorilla National park. Other case study where gorillas fume at you, a child may end up making noise or run which may result into death. In order to avoid all such scenarios, Uganda gorilla trekking age limit of 15 years and above had to be enforced by ‘’UWA’’ Uganda Wildlife Authority.
Other reason why children below 15 years are not allowed to trek mountain gorillas in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable national park and Mgahinga Gorilla National park is that children tend to have communicable diseases which can easily be transmitted to great mountain gorillas since humans and mountain gorillas almost share the same DNA. Mountain gorillas having gone through endangered and have been out listed from the world’s list of endangered species and thanks goes to concerted works by Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo and all stakeholders in conservation, for more effort Uganda would like to continue through conserving area to make sure that human diseases are not passed on our lovely creatures ‘’mountain gorillas’’.
Uganda gorilla trekking age limit is seen as an average and accepted age for gorilla trekking as an activity. Gorilla trekking in Uganda’s primate’s destination can be strenuous and require all trekkers to be energetic enough within the body for this experience. Generally, children or minors below the age of 15 years are considered to be physically weak though it might not be the issue but prohibited from trekking gorillas in Bwindi or Mgahinga National park.
Some travelers may ask this question, that there is no any chance to trek mountain gorillas with your child or minor. The answer is that it is now possible for children to trek mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable national park or Mgahinga as long as the parents prove right to Uganda Wildlife Authority that their child can make it, however much he or she is still young. A physical examination and current photos of the child is required before a gorilla permit is issued. Once Uganda Wildlife Authority approves your request, the rest of the work is for the tour operator like booking a gorilla trek for your child under the age of 15. In order to avoid anything that may happen parents will have to sign a consent anything concerning their child while trekking mountain gorillas. Then the tour operator will assist you or we achieve global safaris can assist you in picking liability forms from ‘’UWA’’ Uganda Wildlife Authority offices, we shall scan the forms and send them to you to be signed and send back the copy to us. Once it is approved and that’s what you wanted we shall then request you to make payment for your child’s gorilla trekking permit which can be booked in advance.
In a situation where your children are not allowed to trek gorillas, do not worry as we Achieve Global Safaris /staff will take care of your child through guiding him or her in other children activity while you are in experience of gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable national park or Mgahinga Gorilla national park. Activities they can take part in a nature walk, birding, cycling among other activities that can bring joy to the face of your child. Other activities may include game viewing, boat cruise or cultural performances that you carry out with your children and with no need of any minimum requirement.
All the rights of allowing children above 15 years of age belongs to ‘’UWA’’ Uganda Wildlife Authority who is in charge of all conservation areas in Uganda. Feel free to contact us for more accurate information to enable your plan to become successful.