Silverback gorilla tracking – At Safari Vacations & Travel Services Ltd we believe that the best experience in life is through exploring, discovery and more and thus booking with us gives us the leverage to organize for you the best services beyond limits and enjoy silverback gorilla tracking atmosphere in the jungle.
Visiting endangered silverback mountain gorillas can only be done in the Volcanoes National Park – Rwanda, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga National Park in Uganda and Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Mountain gorilla silverbacks head a family of about 10-30 family members in a group which protects them from endangered species.
Plan for silverback gorilla tracking in Bwindi and Mgahinga in the magnificent views of the mountains and the mist creeping over them is one of the most breath taking experience carefully traversing this wild terrain, relatively untouched and surprisingly open, after a few hours you find them. It’s a hard trek but under the guidance of the ranger guide confidently leading the way, leaving bent twigs and marks in the earth to enable you to find our way towards meeting the dominant silverback who heads the family. This will take you through the various trees but suddenly you forget that as you encounter these wild, but habituated, creatures playing, grooming and eating in their natural environment.
Once you reach the family you will have one hour observing them as their feeding contentedly, moving gently from bush to bush to find the juiciest leaves, snoozing and digesting as well as the silverback offering them protection from foreign danger. Unlike chimpanzee who can be highly strung and aggressive, gorilla are gentle vegetarians not prone to emotional outbursts. Still, merely being in their presence is overwhelmingly impressive and being eyeballed by one is almost heart stopping!
Infants and Juvenile gorillas will freely roll past visitors or even touch pants legs if they get close enough. The most fundamental memory about this adventure is watching their human-like emotions and mannerisms.
With about 20 Gorilla groups available for trekking, only 8 visitors are allowed to visit each gorilla family in a day. Gorilla permits sell like hot cake and competition for the available daily permits is high – Gorilla permits in Uganda are sold on first come first serve basis. Visitor must book early in order to secure their gorilla permits. Here with you is our 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Package.
With the great biodiversity in Uganda consisting of spectacular rivers, Lakes, great landscape, rich cultures, forest cover and not to forget the wild animals. Traveling with Safari Vacations & travel services Ltd means Explore, Discover and more with our experience in tailoring safaris to make sure that your safari is well organized, our experienced travel consultants will always be ready to help you plan your budget/Luxury trip to encounter Silverback gorilla in Uganda and Rwanda.
Our guides are trained in defensive driving and we use our own fleet of 4X4 Safari vans that are comfortable, in great condition and customized for the rough terrain that is common during safaris. The privacy of our clients is ensured by assigning vehicles that are spacious, safe and reliable.