Gorilla trekking Uganda
Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda
Bwindi forest is home to almost half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas habituated for Uganda gorilla Trekking safaris. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi is such an experience from the hike to the jungle itself. Mountain gorillas are habituated (made accustomed to the presence of people), in different families and 8 tourists are allocated to trek a single gorilla family each day. The gorilla families in Bwindi are found in four different sectors and open for any tourist who has purchased a gorilla trekking permit and is above the age of 15.
Having an encounter with these inhabitants of the mountainous and forested Bwindi impenetrable national park in the Rushaga region is beyond word description.
The tracking experience involves moving on foot in the thick forest, cross over rivers, do a little bit hiking in pursuit of the elusive gentle giants.
Lasting for several hours in gorillas’ pursuit, one hour is permitted to all those tracking the giants which is the moment for interacting, observing and capturing the priceless moments. After the gorilla trekking experience, you will feel all the worth of each penny spent on a gorilla tour. A congratulatory certificate is offered to each tourist who successfully completes the gorilla trekking experience.
To have a gorilla trekking safari in Uganda, each tourist must purchase a gorilla permit and this can be booked through the different tour operators in Uganda. After ensuring you have booked a gorilla permit book for accommodation at Four Gorillas Lodge as early as possible.
- Gorilla habituation experience at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is luckily the only habitat where the gorilla habituation experience can be had in the whole of Africa. Mountain gorilla habituation is the process whereby the gorillas are taken through a period of getting familiar and comfortable with human presence. The process takes about two years. Tourists can join the conservationists on their daily routines for an encounter of the wild mountain gorillas.
Unlike gorilla trekking that offers only a maximum 1 hour in the presence of the gorillas, with gorilla habituation tourists spend four hours with the mountain gorillas. This is an activity that will see you study the behaviors of mountain gorillas as they get familiar with human beings around them.
Mountain gorilla habituation can be done in the Rushaga sector which makes Four Gorillas Lodge a strategic lodge in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for luxury travelers to stay at when they need to have a gorilla habituation experience. The gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi forest should be booked through a tour operator prior and a permit purchased early.