Choosing a gorilla family group to trek – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Parks and Mgahingi National Park and volcanoes national park.
Choosing a gorilla family group to trek – gorilla trekkers always ask which is the simplest gorilla family tracking experience. Rwanda increased its gorilla permit price from USD 750 to USD 1500 per person per trek and Uganda increased its gorilla permit price from USD 700 per person per trek. However travelers want to enjoy the experience of Gorilla tracking by looking for the simplest Gorilla family group to trek.
Each gorilla trekking day ta, a traveler is given one family to trek in a group of eight people. The authorities and management of Gorilla national parks respectively do the allocation of these Gorilla families in view of different factors, basically a traveler can choose which Gorilla family he/she wishes to trek the park management it fully responsible to allocate these gorilla family reasonably and therefore can accept or substitute the traveler’s choice.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Uganda there are four sectors of the habituated mountain gorilla families divided respectively that is Ruhija in the east, Buhama in the North Nkurungo and Rushaga in the south and together all make up this impenetrable forest. Gorilla family allocation and pre-trekking briefing is done every morning and the dos and don’ts are also aired out during this time.
On the day of gorilla tracking that trekkers are allocated gorilla families to trek. the changeable movement of the mountains gorilla from a place to another place make it difficult to allocate them before. Knowing the movements of the mountain gorilla is through groups of trackers or park rangers at the end of each day, hike into the forest to follow up where different gorilla families will sleep and again go too early in the morning to check on them and communicate back to the headquarters about the spot of mountain gorillas families and them it is after this confirmation of the place that park management send who to trek which Gorilla family depending on the physical abilities of the trekkers and the location of the Gorilla family.
You should keep in mind the following factors a head of choosing a gorilla family to trek.
Availability of gorilla permit
Reflect on the availability of the Gorilla permits for gorilla family group you intend to trek. This gorilla permit is a key that will allow you see the mountain Gorillas and enjoy time with them in their natural homes. A gorilla family has 8 permits availed to eight clients. Once all permits are booked, you cannot trek that gorilla family. Travelers are therefore reminded to ask about Gorilla permit availability and choose a gorilla family depending on the availability of Gorilla permits. The price of gorilla permits changes in each country costing USD 1500 in Rwanda and USD 700 in Uganda.
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The location of your accommodations
Selecting a gorilla family group to trek near your lodge/hotel of your accommodation is so important. It saves you the worries of waking up early and it makes the transfer distance from that lodge/hotel to the Gorilla trekking starting point and trekkers who trekking gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park are advised to book the gorilla permits depending on the location of their residing places. Luckily enough, each sector has budget accommodation, mid-range and luxury facilities that serve travelers with forest food band sleeping services. However, it is possible for one to sleep in one sector and does the trekking in another sector, though it is actually a very hectic experience and it always happen due to the availability of Gorilla permits at the time of booking. It is encompassed of long hour drives from region to another which makes a traveler or travelers exhausted even before trekking and this a bad experience. So travelers are therefore reined to choose gorilla families groups that are close to their lodges which eases the transfers to and from the trekking areas.
The location of the mountain Gorillas
The traveler has to be informed of the location of the gorilla family he/she wants to trek as some of travelers read gorilla families on the internet and end up mistaking those Gorillas families of Rwanda and Uganda. In the first hand, you should learn and understand which gorilla families living in Rwanda or Uganda. If one chooses to trek in Uganda, know which Gorilla groups and the sectors they live in such as Ruhija in the East, Rushaga and Nkuringo in the south of Bwindi forest and Buhoma in the North and in Rwanda in volcanoes national park families as, Kwitonda family which is the biggest group in Rwanda, other groups include Muhoza, Sabyingo, Susa, Umubano, Hirwa, Agashya And Amahoro.
The level of the physical fitness is needed while allocation you a gorilla family to trek most importantly its looks at physical ability of the traveler.
Travelers are requested to say their physical fitness to their guide or park rangers enabling them to get a gorilla family group they can hike and trek.
The mountain gorilla hikes are classed as short, medium and tough depending on the ease or toughness of finding the gorillas. Some of the gorilla family groups live near and are therefore easy to find in the little time possible while others live in higher altitude spots hence difficult to trek
For travelers who are less or not fit are given short gorilla treks and those that are physically fit can be given Gorilla family groups in far areas but one should keep in mind that it’s not guaranteed since these Gorillas keep on changing the locations at all time. If the traveler fails to tell his/her physical abilities to the tour guide may lead failure to reach where mountain gorilla are;
The same case, the elderly are also given easy gorilla families to trek which can be simply found and the young ones to hike to areas of high altitude since they are said to be physically fit and still energetic.
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