Gorilla Safaris Uganda – The Best Gorilla Trekking Tours
Uganda Gorilla safaris and tours are among our holiday safari packages that we offer at very affordable prices. We have gorilla tour packages for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga forest. Gorilla trekking in Uganda is the most charming tour activity in the country followed by wildlife game drive safaris in the parks. To visit gorillas in Bwindi and Mgahinga, you have several route options to reach these parks in south western Uganda. You may choose gorilla trekking in Uganda from Kigali or go through Entebbe in Uganda to connect to the gorilla parks. Since Rwanda is closer to Bwindi and Mgahinga, short gorilla tours of 1 or 2 days are also possible from Kigali. Gorilla safari tours in Uganda from Entebbe or Kampala are mainly for 3 days duration or more. Undertaking a trip from Entebbe may be by road or flying Entebbe to Bwindi or Mgahinga landing in Kihihi or Kisoro town respectively. The last option to for Uganda gorilla trekking tours is the use of a private charter plane either a chopper or fixed-winged plane to fly to any of the two tourist destinations.
Gorilla trekking in Uganda is by possession of gorilla permit that should be booked early enough since these are competitive. A permit is a ticket that allows a tourist permission to enter into the park to trek to see mountain gorillas. You can make a gorilla permit booking through your selected tour operator in Uganda. The wild excursion in search of the endangered species is by the help of the guides and armed rangers allocated by the park management under Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA). Uganda Gorillas in Bwindi number to about half the world’s population of these endangered primates. Grouped into several gorilla families spread across the park, each unit of these habituated groups is allocated 8 guests per day.
Gorilla Trekking Encounter in the Forest
The trekking process starts in the morning with the assembling of the guests at the park offices for briefing. The briefing focus on the gorilla trekking rules and regulations governing the entire process as well as what you should expect. It is advisable to strictly follow the regulations for your own benefit and the safety of your forest hosts, the gorillas! Visitors are usually allowed one hour to be in the midst of the gorillas. During that period, they are allowed to take pictures with no flashes, look at the gorillas from a closer range and also ask questions or talk in low voices. After seeing gorillas, visitors are led back out of the bushes to the starting points where their drivers pick them. After the adventure in the jungle, you will pass by the park offices to be issued with the gorilla trekking certificate which confirms that you visited Uganda and successfully trekked the gorillas in the wild.