In Uganda, one of the country’s treasures is mountain gorillas and the country is proud to be home to the biggest number. Uganda gorilla trekking safari is the most popular activity in which tourists trek the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.
Gorilla trekking is done in the morning starting at 8:00am in each region of the park. There four regions which are Ruhija, Buhoma, Nkuringo and Rushaga with each having different gorilla families. A total of 8 tourists trek a particular gorilla group and the distribution is done in the morning during briefing. Gorilla trekking is unpredictable therefore when the activity starts, it ends when the gorillas are seen. The activity requires hiking therefore being physically fit before the trek could make the trek easy and lessen the pains after the trek since gorillas live in high altitudes of about 1,190-2,600m above sea level.
Gorilla trekking is done in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park in Uganda. In Rwanda Gorilla safari Rwanda tours are done in Volcanoes national park. Virunga national park is the base for Congo gorilla tours along with Kahuzi Biega national park for lowland gorilla trekking.
Throughout the year gorilla trekking can be done however, the best time is during the dry months of June-July and December to February when it’s a bit drier in the forest. This makes trekking easier.
There several rules to follow for gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park like all trekkers should be more than 15 years, no noise and flash photography is not allowed.
A detailed insight of a 1-day Gorilla Trekking Safari to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
By 6:00am your professional driver guide will pick you up after your breakfast and drive you to the park headquarters. Briefing is done before the trek and the treasure hunt starts after. Since the activity is not predictable, the driver will wait for you at the headquarters until you get back. As you trek the gorillas, several bird species can be sighted in the forest.
After trekking the gorillas, in recognition of undertaking a gorilla trekking safari in Uganda each tourist is awarded a certificate. If the activity ends before late evening, a Batwa cultural experience is done in the evening.
After the activities, your driver will drive you back to your residential area. This marks the end of the 1-day gorilla trekking safari to Bwindi impenetrable national park.
This 1day gorilla trekking safari to Bwindi impenetrable national park is applicable to tourists who are within Kisoro and Kabale towns or any other place where the park is accessible by 8:00am.
The 1-day Gorilla Trekking Safari to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park tour package is inclusive of;
- A gorilla trekking permit ($600 per person) paid for prior the gorilla trek for bookings.
- A professional driver guide.
- Park entry fees.
- 4×4 Wheel drive safari vehicle for transportation from your hotel to the tracking point and back inclusive of fuel.
- Food and drinking water. Taking lunch depends on when you will see the gorillas. If you see gorillas early you can have lunch at your hotel but if it takes long to see the gorillas you can eat your packed lunch in the forest.
The package is exclusive of personal item purchases like souvenirs, tips and extra drinks.
The best tour operators in Bwindi impenetrable national park can customize the package according to your needs when contacted.
The forest and its gentle giants will always be waiting for you so spend that one day and make them smile when they see you.