HOW LONG DOES GORILLA TREKKING TAKE?
Gorilla trekking is an activity that is done in the jungle which involve encountering mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Apparently there over 1004 mountain gorillas remaining on the content living in African countries of Uganda, Rwanda and D.R Congo in there reserved forested areas of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park in Uganda, Volcanoes national park in rwanda and Virunga national park in Congo. How long does gorilla trekking take is one of the thought about theory which most visitors tend to ask and get to understand and plan accordingly before they embark on their journey to meet their dream of having an eye to eye encounter with the gorillas in the parks.
Gorilla trekking begins as early as possible in the morning at 7:00 AM. This is where you meet the ranger guides at the park headquarters for debrief on the do’s and dont’s once you’re in the jungle. This moment is very vital as it determines your safety precautions that will offer you safe and memorable encounter with the great Apes in their habitat. We may not determine how long does gorilla trekking take given the fact that gorillas are wild animals given the fact that they are habituated for human encounter at a friendly base thus they are bound to move across the forest looking for food and rest thus the trek takes you to a trail to where the gorilla family your allocated will have shifted to on that day of the trekking.
Note. Before you start your journey to the jungle scouts are sent to the forest to track movement of these primates and as well communicate to the headquarters on the way to be taken by trekkers for their encounter to the primates. Normally trekking can take you 30 minutes to full day depending on the movement of the family being trekked.
Therefore how long does gorilla trekking take entirely depends on the movement of gorilla families in the jungle. Encountering these primates has been noted as dream come true experience as chances of meeting them are 95% than meeting other wildlife adventure.
Apparently the cost of gorilla permit in Uganda is $600 but to increase to $700 by JULY 2020 and habituation at $1500, in Rwanda permits cost $1500 and $450 in Congo, each permit is thus the cost is for a person per trek in any of the mentioned country.
Book your gorilla trekking permit through a trusted local tour operator and thus at Safari Vacations & travel services we offer all the necessary support. You just have to send us your intended gorilla tracking dates, month and year upon which we will be able to book your permit, accommodation, transport and send you scanned copies of the entire documents before you travel for the adventure. You can as well use online booking through Uganda Wildlife Authority by sending them an Email through this takes time.
Book for your safari early enough since permits are sold at first come first serve basis and thus the competition is stiff for availability and thus the answer to how long does gorilla trekking takes can be best described differently depending on the gorilla family you will have tracked on the day for your trek but all in all the experience is worth it best described by those who have undergone the exploration.