Amidst having an adventure from all corners of the world, Gorilla trekking in Uganda is one of the life time experience that can’t be forgotten on the fore tales of every man kind doing a tour since it’s so unique and special.
Bwindi impenetrable national park which is one of the most biologically diverse rain forest lying in the south western Uganda on the edge of the rift valley protecting an estimate of 400 mountain Gorillas roughly half of the world’s population including several habituated groups that have tracked.
Uganda is the only country accommodating the largest population of mountain gorillas and they are growing in numbers to the tune of about seven percent, in bwindi impenetrable National Park recently, twins were born. And in Uganda you have options of either tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable forest or Mgahinga Gorilla national park and besides gorilla trekking there is also gorilla habituation experience where you have a chance to spend more time with mountain gorillas in the jungle 4 hours compared to trekking which is one hour.
After briefing by Uganda Wildlife Authority, the natural setting makes the Gorilla trekking encounter uphill through the small tea plantations for the amazing experience to the 98% DNA likeliness to humans.
Accommodation varies with the affordability of individual budget as some lodges charge as high as 900$ while budget goes to as low as 70$ for a double room. However it depends on the facilities, location, services, and sectors for tracking among other. Some of the lodges may include Rushaga Havens lodge, Buhoma lodge, Silverbacks lodge, Gorilla forest camp, Bwindi guest lodge among others.
Gorilla safari costs varies between tour companies and operators who will give you quotes depending on the package that you want to undergo for your planed safari to the best of your expectation in relation to the season both in Uganda and Rwanda.
Despite having all the possession to the same environment and percentage of meeting with the mountain Gorillas amidst other adventurous activities the cost of gorilla permits differ as those of Uganda cost USD600 by 2019 and USD700 by July 2020 whereas permits for Rwanda go for USD1500 being all rewarded with an hour experience with gorillas in a group of 8. More so 80 people are allowed to see the gorillas in their natural habitat is fragile as foot prints are left behind every time you walk in the forest.
It is important to note that it’s better to book your gorilla permits with a safari agent or company since there well conversant with the process, remoteness of the area and tracking points. Safari guides have been trained enough to help you on this. Individual safari operators may opt to charge additional charges of approximately USD100 to cater for expenses like transport, airtime among others.
While on gorilla trekking you will need a comfortable hand wearing, pair of walking boots/shoes, a rainy jacket, conditions are at times very muddy/slippery due to the steepness and strenuous nature of the land, it is also advisable to wear long sleeved cotton shirts and light weight long trousers to protect yourself from biting ants, gloves on holding on to vegetables. All these will prevent you from any hum in the mountain forest environment.
Gorila beringei beringei can be found in the wilderness of Virunga highlands of Rwanda within Volcano Park,Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda without forgetting Democcratic Republic of Congo. These primates can be easily accessed in Uganda and Rwanda as insecurity in Democratic Republic of Congo is a probable threat to the visitors who would wish to adventure there.
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