How easy is Gorilla trekking

How easy is Gorilla trekking in Bwindi, Volcanoes, Mgahinga and Virunga National Parks

How easy is Gorilla trekking?

How easy is Gorilla trekking? Mountain gorillas inhabit in Virunga National park in Democratic Republic of Congo, Volcanoes national park in Rwanda, Mgahinga national park in Uganda, Bwindi Impenetrable National park.

The gorilla permits in Rwanda 1500 USD, Uganda costs 700 USD, Democratic Republic of Congo 400 USD. Tour operators are responsible to book for a travelers permits for four sectors in Bwindi and they include Nkuringo, Rushaga, Ruhijah sector, Buhoma.

Do you always ask yourself how easy it is for gorilla trekking? This depends on the location and the gorilla family. You can book the easiest family at the Uganda Wildlife Authority which manages all the Uganda national parks. Gorilla families always depend on age, location of the family, physical ability and interests.

Some trekkers are lucky, they can only spend 15 minutes and they meet gorillas face to face while others may ever spend 7 hours trying to trek mountain gorillas. Remember mountain gorillas move from place to place in search for food and also to build nests. Sometimes you might find the family nearer while trekking but on another day it is hard to find the same family.

In Buhoma sector, there is a family called Rushegura and here trekker have high opportunities of easily trekking the family easier better than the other families. But sometime this family can travel far away. You can tour to other gorilla sectors even if your accommodation is in a certain sector. However it is recommended for a traveler to book everything in one sector of gorilla trekking so as to minimize on the drive time for reaching the headquarters.

This park shelters over 14 gorilla families and the various regions that include Nkuringo, Rushegura, Busingye, Mubare, Kahungye, Oru Zongo, Nshongi, Bitukura, Mishaya, Kya Guriro, and among others.

Always contact a trust worthy tour operator so as to receive information on the accommodation and gorilla permits. Permits always vary according to the various sectors for trekking. A gorilla permit costs 700 USD for Uganda, Democratic Republican of Congo 400 USD and Rwanda it costs 1500 USD.

A traveler should book the permit in a 3 months advance before the final day of travel because permits are sold on first come first serve slogan. Physically fit people are good to go for gorilla trekking activity.

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