Travel has changed a lot ever since the world was hit by covid-19 pandemic. Uganda’s mountain gorillas in London will not be something that someone would expect to see or hear at this time. But yes they came well represented at the world travel market (WTM) London travel show that was in November this year.
Gorilla walking safaris along with the Uganda leading tour operators association went to London to bring a closer look into the books of mountain gorillas. What will you expect when you choose to come for Gorilla tracking on Uganda?
At WTM London, as Uganda we believe that putting you close to the persons in charge of gorilla tracking to put the potential gorilla tracking safari a reality. Gorilla walking safaris was able to teach and create awareness through insights from the world’s brightest minds and from our well trained team of experts. And among the few thing were able to tell people:
About Gorillas in London
The world’s population of mountain gorillas—more than half live in the Virunga Mountains, a range of extinct volcanoes that border the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda. The remainder can be found in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda.
This means Uganda has got the largest number of the remaining world’s gorillas. In Uganda they are in2 sectors of Bwindi impenetrable national park and mount Mgahinga Gorilla national park. This brings the total to about 1045 according to the last census that was conducted a few years back.
How much to see Gorillas in London
Unfortunately Mountain gorillas will not be tracked in London though they were brought in for exhibition. (Not real Gorillas)
In Uganda we have got to ways that you can track the mountain gorillas. The first one id the normal gorilla tracking that will cost you about $700 per person for about 1 hour only. The second option is Gorilla habituation that costs about $1500 hour person for 4 hours to track the mountain Gorillas in London.
Mountain gorillas are considered endangered by IUCN’s Red List. Not only are mountain gorillas threatened by loss of habitat due to human encroachment, they have also become victims of human violence.
Due to the previous civil war rages in Uganda, Congo and Sudan, remember they are settled in two of these countries. Efforts to conserve mountain gorilla populations have been curtailed, by NGOs, governments and by the local tour operators through sensitization and helping.
Mountain gorillas have also been killed or captured by poachers( most of them local people) , this is where Gorillas walking safaris also embarked on this journey through helping the people mostly ladies around the forest trough buying off their coffee and giving it clients that come on safaris with them.
Where can we go to see Gorillas in London
Currently, the mountain gorilla’s habitat is limited to protected national parks in two regions of Africa. One group of gorillas lives in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda. The other group is spread over three national parks in the Virungas mountain region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, and Rwanda.
Important information to know Bout Gorillas in London
Because we share about 98.8% DNA Gorillas that come into contact with humans can be vulnerable to human diseases, which gorillas experience in more severe forms. Mountain gorillas can even die from the common cold.
Mountain Gorillas will only be tracked on booked appointments only through the registered tour operators with the Uganda tourism board. This will require prior booking and payments up to 70% minimally 2 months before if you are ready. They are on first come basis and cash payments only.
When ready talk to tour operator about the dressing code which will include light but long trousers and shirts, rain cots( it’s a rain forest) , walking shoes and water bottles.
Any time of the year you can always visit Uganda Mountain Gorillas.
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