Gorilla trekking safaris is among the famous Uganda safari adventures due to steady conversation efforts by UWA and the private sector that has led to stable increase in mountain gorilla population in Bwindi forest.
Before booking gorilla trekking safaris in Bwindi impenetrable national Park Uganda, do a background check with a gorilla safari company that will organize your ultimate gorilla safari basing on reviews from their past guests, price and other services included in your gorilla tour package. Please note that 15yrs is the minimum required age for guests to do gorilla trekking safaris in Bwindi impenetrable national Park Uganda and other gorilla tracking destinations. Gorilla trekking permits for a gorilla safari are highly demanded with only 8 pax allowed to track a certain gorilla family per day; therefore, we advise our guests to book them as early as possible to avoid disappointments.
Besides Bwindi impenetrable national Park; Gorilla trekking tours can be done in Mgahinga gorilla national park in Uganda. Both gorilla destinations are home for 21 gorilla families available for trekking activities.
Gorilla trekking safaris in Bwindi impenetrable national Park Uganda is slightly different from Mgahinga gorilla national park because of the nature of the landscape. Bwindi impenetrable national Park is a thick tropical rain forest with undergrowth and varying terrain; therefore, expect uphill and downhill during your gorilla trekking adventure. Bwindi impenetrable national Park is divided into different sectors each with a number of gorilla families for tracking. Consequently, on your gorilla trekking safaris; expect to track either in Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga or Nkuringo sectors based on permit availability
During gorilla trekking in Mgahinga national park, mountain gorillas are mainly found in the mid vegetation on the Virunga volcanoes especially in the open areas of the bamboo zone.
Tips for Gorilla trekking safaris in Bwindi impenetrable national park Uganda
Pack a rain gear since our weather is unpredictable and Bwidi forest is always misty
Pack your Insect repellent
We recommend to put on long trousers and long-sleeved shirts while in Bwindi forest to avoid insect and plant stings.
Put on sturdy hiking boots during your gorilla trekking safaris
Cary your drinking water during hiking. Please note that eating and smoking near gorillas in forbidden.
Cary your camera to take as many photos as possible however; you must not use flash
You may decide to hire a porter to help you carry your day-pack for a small fee of about $15
Ensure that you don’t have communicable disease like flu or cough. Otherwise you will not be allowed trek gorillas