Adventure Gorilla Trekking In Uganda

Gorilla trekking in Uganda is done from Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park both found in south western Uganda.

Gorilla Trekking Adventure In Uganda

Are you looking for gorilla trekking adventure in Uganda? Gorilla tracking is one of the most done and famous activities in Uganda. It has been observed that the population of mountain gorillas has is increasing because of conservation of conservation efforts of a number of non-governmental and governmental support. These areas have enough security and are safe for tourists and endangered mountain gorillas identical with minimal or no poaching occurrences reported because of alternative sources of income given to communities in the area due to increased revenues from endangered mountain gorilla trekking tourism.

The mountain gorillas are often found deep in the forests feeding on vegetation, insects, steam, termites and small primates as they feed, rest, play, hunt or groom each other. The silverback is the leader of each gorilla family and it is very protective of the family and if disturbed, it will shout and beat its chest before moving off with the group members like the females, off springs and the males.

To adore the experience of endangered mountain gorilla trekking, you must prepare adequately beginning with the choice of the best tour operator who plans the whole safari, buys the gorilla permit and looks for accommodation. 15 years is the minimum age for gorilla trekking. Those who want to trek mountain gorillas on a specific date, they are advised to buy gorilla permits in advance because they are only 8 people allowed to trek a particular group of people per day.

Gorilla trekking in Uganda is done from Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park both found in south western Uganda. Uganda as per now has 20 habituated mountain gorilla families 19 in Bwindi impenetrable national park and in Mgahinga national park available for trekking per day. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park differs from that of Mgahinga national park and this is because of the nature of landscape. Bwindi national park is made of an impenetrable rainforest with thick undergrowth and varying landscape, you will have involvements of both uphill and downhill on your hikes.

Bwindi impenetrable national park is divided into 4 regions namely Buhoma sector in the north, Rushaga sector in the north, Ruhija sector in the east and Nkuringo sector in the north each with several habituated gorilla families. If your using a tour operator it’s important to know the gorilla family you want to trek in order to book for you accommodation near the gorilla group you want to trek because the location is relatively far apart.

In Mgahinga gorilla national park, mountain gorillas are mainly found on Virunga volcanoes in the mid vegetation especially in the open areas of the bamboo zone.

What to pack for mountain gorilla trekking adventure in Uganda

Uganda is a tropical country having unpredictable climate, a rain jacket is a must have

Insect repellents

Long trousers and long sleeved shirts to avoid insects and plant stings while in the forest

Good hiking shoes

Porters are available to help you carry your heavy luggage at a small fee

People with communicable diseases such as flu or cough are not allowed too trek mountain gorillas

Packed lunch and drinking water, however you are not allowed to eat near mountain gorillas and so your guide will tell you time and the place you are going to eat from.

Photography and recordings are allowed although you are not allowed to use camera with flash

Mountain gorillas stay at high attitude and it sometimes cause difficult in hiking up for some visitors. You should walk slowly, take enough breakfast, drink a lot of water and prepare for this experience. Africa Adventure Vacations will help you to purchase your gorilla permit in advance for proper planning.

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