Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Uganda is one of the most interesting things you can do while on your holiday in Africa. It is one of the cheap Uganda Gorilla safaris from Kigali. Many describe visiting the endangered mountain gorillas in Uganda as “a once-in-a-lifetime experience” in which you get to see these great apes in their natural habitat.
The Mountain Gorillas have never been able to survive in captivity, and for one to see them, they have to travel either to Rwanda, Uganda, or DR Congo. They are the only three countries in the world where you can track and see the Mountain Gorillas. The most important thing about Gorilla trekking in Uganda is that you are directly contributing to the conservation of this endangered species. This is because a huge portion of the amount you pay for the Uganda Gorilla trekking permit goes into the Gorilla conservation activities. The Gorillas in Uganda are found in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks, which can be accessed easily since it’s only a 2-3 hour drive from Kigali City.
Gorilla safaris in Uganda give you an extra opportunity for a habituation experience. The gorilla habituation is an activity where tourists follow a team of researchers to the forest. The tourists go to find semi-habituated gorillas in the forest that are not used to human presence. Once you find these amazing primates, you are given four hours to watch them and take photographs. The four hours enable you to see how gorillas behave and live their life in the jungle. To take part in the gorilla habituation experience, you need to pay $1500, contrary to the $800 of normal trekking. You need to be 15 years or above to take part in this experience. Tourists should also adhere to the guidelines of gorilla habituation like not taking flash photographs and having no communicable diseases.
Even though Gorillas are the main attraction in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks, there are several interesting activities you can do in these National parks including Golden Monkey trekking and nature walks. You can also visit the Batwa people who lived in these forests before the Authorities gazetted Bwindi as a national park. You can combine your Uganda Gorilla Tour with a visit to other parks such as Queen Elizabeth National Park for game drives and boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel which connects the two Lakes of George and Edward. In addition, you can also go for a hot air balloon safari in either Queen Elizabeth Or Murchison Falls National Park. Tourists who love eco-friendly tours usually opt for horseback riding safaris in Lake Mburo National Park.
You can also visit Kibale Forest National Park where you can do Chimpanzee trekking. Uganda is a wonderful country suitable for wildlife, cultural, and adventure tourism. This is so because there are many tourist attractions you can visit while on your Uganda safari. Contact Safari Vacations and Travel Services to learn more about cheap Uganda Gorilla safaris from Kigali Rwanda. We have several years of experience organizing customized safari tours in Uganda and Rwanda.