Gorilla Trekking Uganda

Gorilla Trekking Tours Uganda is the most done and sought after activity in Uganda by tourists who visit Uganda on Uganda trips. Gorilla trekking is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that takes you seeing the incredibly beautiful giant but gentle mountain gorillas, an endangered primate species found only in the central rainforests of Africa, just in the slopes of the Virunga Mountains and the beautiful Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Any traveler that has visited Uganda and done a gorilla trekking safari has nothing but good memories of the activity and experience; it is the most outstanding experience of encountering gorillas face-to-face in their natural setting.

Mountain gorillas are a primate species that cannot survive outside their natural habitat. Mountain gorillas live in only two far-flung rainforest jungles in East and Central Africa, in Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo only. While the debate about which country is the best to visit for gorilla trekking in Africa, Uganda is one such country, but yet the decision is surely yours the traveler to choose.

Gorilla Trekking Uganda
Bwindi Gorilla trekking safari

Uganda is arguably the best gorilla trekking destination, rewarding travelers with mazing jungle experiences.

Uganda has two gorilla trekking destinations, which is Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, all located in the south western region of Uganda. These two gorilla trekking destinations of Uganda re protected and conserved by the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) which is a body responsible for the protection and conservation of all Uganda protected areas.

Gorilla trekking Uganda can be done in different sectors that is four gorilla sectors in Bwindi Impenetrable National park and one sector in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. The gorilla trekking sectors in Bwindi include Buhoma, Rushaga, Ruhija and Nkuringo, while the gorilla sector in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is Ntebeko, with only one gorilla family which travelers get to see on gorilla trekking in Mgahinga Forest experiences.

The best place, and really the most sought after gorilla trekking destination in Uganda is Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi Impenetrable National park alone hosts more than half the total gorilla population of mountain gorillas, with the rest being shared by Virunga National Park in the Congo, Volcanoes National Park of Rwanda and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park of Uganda still. Bwindi Impenetrable national Park has more habituated mountain gorilla families that travelers can see while gorilla trekking in Uganda. These gorilla families are divided in different gorilla sectors of Bwindi, including Buhoma sector of Bwindi, Nkuringo, Rushaga and Ruhija gorilla families.

The gorilla families that travelers get to see while gorilla trekking Uganda are fully habituated over a period of up to 3 years, thus having the gorillas able to accommodate human presence.  There are a number of questions that are raised in regards to gorilla trekking. Below are the various frequently asked questions about gorilla trekking in Uganda, with answers that may guide you in knowing a thing or two about gorilla trekking in Uganda as you look to book yourself an unforgettable Uganda gorilla trekking safari;

What is gorilla trekking?

Gorilla trekking is a guided hike into the rainforest jungles of the Virunga-Bwindi highlands through thick vegetation, tangled scrubs, and ancient tree species in search of the mountain gorillas, Gorilla Trekking Tours Uganda.

How difficult is gorilla trekking in Uganda?

Gorilla trekking in Uganda is difficult due to the challenging terrain and thickness of the rainforest; the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is not called impenetrable for nothing really. Depending on one’s physical ability however, gorilla trekking is not considered difficult by many travelers who have taken time to experience gorilla trekking in Uganda. Adequate preparation, both mentally and physically is advised.

Is it safe to trek gorillas in Uganda?

While the idea of coming up-close with mountain gorillas, imposing creatures may seem terrifying, gorilla trekking is a safe activity that is done in accordance to set gorilla trekking rules and regulations, and also in the presence of experienced and armed ranger guides who guide you through the thick rainforests of Uganda in search of the endangered mountain gorillas. Taking the necessary precautions, and following the rules and guidelines set out shall help you finish your gorilla trekking Uganda experience in one peace; taking back only some of the most beautiful memories.

Is gorilla trekking worth the money?

Gorilla trekking is definitely worth the money. You will have an encounter with endangered mountain gorillas, in their natural habitat, nothing beats that experience. Also, the funds from the gorilla trekking permit fee plays a huge role, as it contributes to the conservation of the endangered primates as well as their habitat.

Gorilla Trekking Uganda
Gorilla Trekking Uganda

How much is gorilla trekking in Uganda?

Gorilla trekking in Uganda primarily costs 700USD, per person only for the gorilla permit. Apart from the Uganda gorilla trekking permit however, you shall have to consider other aspects like transportation, accommodation, and meals, as well as your flight fares from your country to Uganda or Kigali Rwanda should you opt to do a Uganda gorilla trekking safari from Rwanda. Get in touch with us to help you create and quote for you a Uganda gorilla trekking safari at an affordable rate.

When is the best time to go for gorilla trekking Tours Uganda?

Gorilla trekking in Uganda is open all throughout the year. The best time to go for gorilla trekking Uganda however us during the dry season in the months of June to August and December to February, when the roads and paths are very passable unlike in the wet season when they are slippery and muddy, though it alone is an experience of its own worth experiencing.

What are the chances of seeing gorillas in Uganda?

You are guaranteed of seeing of mountain gorillas in Uganda, at chances of 99%. It is in very rare occasions that travelers do not encounter mountain gorillas. Over the years however, there has been no incidences that travelers do not see gorillas in Uganda, especially in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, as trackers first identify where the gorilla family is and then directing the travelers and their guides accordingly.

How to get there for gorilla trekking Uganda

To enjoy gorilla trekking in Uganda, travelers would have to fly into Entebbe International Airport and then drive to the parks which takes about 8-9 hours by road, or fly to the park using the different charter and scheduled domestic flights to the various airstrips. Alternatively, travelers can choose to fly into Kigali Rwanda, and then continue to Bwindi Impenetrable national Park on a much shorter drive of about 4-5 hours only.

Amazed about gorilla trekking in Uganda, and wondering how you can book your gorilla trekking in Uganda safari? Get in touch and we shall definitely help you out. What better way to climax your Tanzania safari visiting Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire national Park or even Lake Manyara National Park among other national parks of Tanzania than by encountering these gentle giants.

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