Uganda, Rwanda, Congo Gorilla Trekking Tour
Uganda, Rwanda, Congo Gorilla Trekking Tour : A Gorilla trekking tour is hoven of discovering unique endangered primates on continent of Africa. However, gorilla trekking is defined as a hike made to tropical rain forest and bamboo forest of Africa which are inhabits of mountain gorillas. The mountain gorillas can be encountered from three protected national parks of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park and Mgahinga Gorilla national park both found in southwestern part of Uganda, Volcanoes national park in Rwanda and Virunga national park in Congo.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park boosts has home to half remaining mountain gorillas in the wild with a total number of 10063 in the worldwide. Mountain gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable national park can be trekked in four gorilla sectors of Ruhija, Nkuringo, Buhoma, Rushaga sector and over 21 habituated gorilla families are stipulated under those sectors. Rwanda gorilla trekking tour can be conducted in Volcanoes national park and Virunga national park in Congo.
Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable national park
Gorilla trekking experience is the highlight of all activities done in Uganda’s safari destination and normally starts early in the morning as you will be driven by your driver guide to the park headquarter at 7:30am for a short briefing. After briefing trackers will be allocated to a gorilla family to trek in number of 8 people per group. Head to the forest accompanied by the guides and rangers in search for gorillas. As you will be trekking, you’re likely to have chances of seeing other species such as monkeys, mammals, beautiful butterfly, vegetation cover is also rewarding. Our travelers should notice this, that sometimes the forest is bit challenging and requires one to have a good level of fitness.
Then at the end of the day expect to be muddy and sweaty. Once gorillas are located will spend them in an hour take photos with your camera, learn about their lifestyle. Then after head back to the lodge or choose to go for a cultural village experience of the Batwa Pygmies. The same goes to other gorilla destinations of Rwanda and Congo.
What is the cost of Uganda Gorilla Trekking Permit?
Uganda Gorilla trekking is done in Bwindi Impenetrable national park or in Mgahinga Gorilla national park. Uganda gorilla trekking permits goes for USD700 and millions people usually come to engage in this special activity. We advise our clients to always book your gorilla permit with a tour operator who can also arrange for you where to stay on your visit. You can choose to do Gorilla Habituation Experience at a cost USD 1500, it’s a full day experience. In Africa Gorilla trekking can be carried out in three countries Uganda, Rwanda and Congo only. Rwanda gorilla trekking goes at USD1500 the same amount to Uganda’s Gorilla Habituation Experience. Congo Gorilla trekking permit costs USD400 per person per day. The East African Citizen costs USD 250,000 Shillings for the permits.
Rules for Gorilla Trekking /Post Covid Visitors
Our great apes share 98% of our genes which is very possible for them to get corona virus and other airborne diseases such as flue, malaria, diarrhea Rules followed;
Wearing of masks is very important and sanitizing yourself
Observe at a distance of 7 meters away from the gorillas
Trekkers must be above 15 years of age
Avoid sneezing near gorillas
Keep your voices lower
Carry your digital camera with extra batteries
Ill people are allowed to trek mountain gorillas.
What to pack for Gorilla Tours in Africa?
Items include; Insect repellents, Poncho, Waterproof hiking boots, Camera, pair of binoculars, Mineral water bottle, Light weight rain jacket, Day pack, Hand gloves, long trousers, warm clothes, Energy snacks, sunscreen among others.
When to visit Mountain Gorillas in Africa
Gorilla trekking can be carried out throughout the year around in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. The best season to go for gorilla trekking without interruption of the rain is during the months of June, July, August, September and December between these period of the year there is less rains and the park’s trails are drier thus enabling you to hike and see the gorillas. The average temperature of the year in Bwindi is 11 degrees Celsius in the morning and 23 degrees Celsius in the afternoon.
Each Gorilla Safari Destination offers comfortable accommodation facilities with good in room amenities suitable for your nice stay, they all range between Luxury –Mid-range and Budget accommodations, the choice of the lodge depends on your wallet.
Book now, Gorilla trekking is worth an experience on the African continent which you can engage in and never go disappointed.