Guidelines Of Gorilla Trekking In Uganda

Gorilla trekking is an exciting activity if done with caution so as to avoid accidents.

Guidelines Of Gorilla Trekking In Uganda

Are you looking for gorilla Trekking guidelines In Uganda? Mountain gorilla trekking is the major activity which attracts most of visitors to do Uganda safari. Gorilla trekking in Uganda as now known by most of tourists moreover in the entire world it is the best country for gorilla safari because it gives a visitor a big opportunity to know more about mountain gorillas like their natural habitats. This activity in Uganda can be done in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and it can be done in four sectors that is Ruhija, Buhoma, Nkuringo and Rushanga. You can also do gorilla trekking in Mgahinga gorilla national park and you will hike mountains like mount Gahinga, mount Muhabura, and mount sabyinyo so as you can reach the habituated gorilla families.

In Uganda, gorilla trekking consists of the movement of visitors from one place to another searching for rewarding species in their natural habitats so as to relax and spend one hour studying them so as you can understand their behaviors and also you can as well take refreshing photos for remembrance.  On your trek, you will have the most amazing time since the park is full of amazing creatures like mona monkeys, vervet monkey, black and white colobus monkey golden monkey and bird species such as long tailed cisticola, blue turaco, Ross’s turaco, coqui Francolin, Miombo wren warbler, Chubb’s cisticola, bubbling cisticola among other bird species and animal species like the okapis, lions, hippos, antelope, warthogs. For your tour to be so rewarding, you should follow the below guidelines;

Gorilla trekking is an exciting activity if done with caution so as to avoid accidents. Therefore, you are advised to follow the lead of the guide when doing gorilla trekking in Ugandan parks since the guide knows all the safe trails a tourist can use to access the gorillas in the park without facing any harm from wild animal attacks or accident. Taking the lead of the guide is an assurance of your safety in the trekking safari of Uganda.

The ranger is the last person to be behind the gorilla trekking group

The ranger has a responsibility to protect the trekker from any wild animal attack during gorilla trekking. If you want tourists to do gorilla trekking safely, you should make sure the ranger is behind their back to scare away all wild animals that might be a threat to the life of a tourist. The ranger also monitors and keeps a close eye to the surrounding of the tourist and remember the ranger has a gun to use to scare away wild animals in case he sees them coming towards the trekkers.

One hour with the gorilla                                   

Trekkers always spend one hour with gorillas in the park in case they have encountered them. They will understand the behaviors of these wild animals and some of these behaviors are the feeding patterns, and the nap time. When one hour is over, it is recommended that trekkers should go back to their starting points and this will give space to gorillas to do their daily activities without being interfered since they are shy animals. They are also vulnerable species who like to migrate at any time they feel like they want and this comes after they feel like their habitats are no longer safe for them.

Limit movements                                                

When you encounter any gorilla family, you should reduce the movements and noise you do during the activity since it triggers a threat to the gorilla’s life and their wellbeing. Feeling you are threat to them triggers those to attack you and this may lead to harming you and therefore if you are a tourist and you’re on a gorilla trekking safari, you should limit your movements as much as possible.

Avoid eye contact with gorillas

Mountain gorillas are loving primates but can easily be triggered to attack you and especially if you look to them direct in the eyes. If you encounter these mountain gorillas, you should try as much as possible to avoid eye contact with the gorillas because if you do so, they will see you not only as a threat but also as someone trying to challenge them and I tell you, you are calling for a fight because they want to prove they are strong primates and indeed they are. Therefore avoid eye contact so as not to risk your life.

Do not litter in the park during gorilla trekking so as to avoid accidents from primates and animals in the park since they a vulnerable and fragile to contract diseases from human beings and this is a threat to their existence. Do not share any food product with the gorillas since it is prohibited due to the fact that it can cause diseases to these primates and more especially in cases when a tourist is ill.

Maintain a distance of 7 meters away from gorilla species in case you have encountered them during gorilla trekking activity on any other activity. Being in close contact with them might cause diseases which are a threat to their lives.

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