Ultimate Gorilla Trekking in Uganda, There is nothing as fulfilling and enriching as coming face to face with a mountain Gorilla in Bwindi impenetrable national park or Volcanoes National Park in Uganda. Gorilla Trekking has for many years topped the highlight for a safari experience to East Africa and no doubt its an ultimate wildlife encounter.
The trek through the forested Bwindi impenetrable national park and the bamboo populated Volcanoes national park is an adventure to reckon_ So breath-taking and rewarding it is after the relatively trek, Stamping on mud and clearing the thick bushes on thin walkways, eventually finding a giant Silverback with its family marveling at you with their bright brownish-red eyes while peacefully snacking at tree shoots and leaves.
Gorilla Trekking in Uganda has seen hundreds of tourists in the past few years flocking Uganda for this awesome wildlife encounter _ Very rewarding and special as a once in a lifetime wildlife encounter. Its with no doubt there is no mistaking the bond that exists between man and a mountain Gorilla when you go Gorilla Trekking in Uganda.
So Why Gorilla Trekking in Uganda as a bucket list adventure? We Share with you our Top 6 reasons why you should consider Gorilla trekking in Uganda as this year’s 2022 bucket list adventure.
You will be Trekking Half Of the world remaining Mountain Gorillas
One special feeling is you will be following Gorillas on foot in one of Africa’s pristine destinations and the last standing edens. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national parks feels authentic and so nature rewarding while you naturally find your way with the rangers inside the protected area. Bwindi Impenetrable national park is 331 sq.kms big while Mgahinga tucked into the southern corner of Uganda sharing boundaries with Rwanda and Congo is only 34 sq.kms. The two UNESCO sites are proud to home of a slight above 1000 remaining and endagered mountain Gorillas while Bwindi impenetrable National park is home to Half the number in the world. Bwindi impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga are proud home to 20 Families of habituated mountain Gorillas, Gorillas habituated for human presence. So basically, you can be assured of 99% chances of getting upclose with the great apes.
You Can Also Read more on Gorilla permits in Uganda or Rwanda How much they cost.
You are Contributing to Conservation and sustainability of Communities.
Gorilla trekking in Uganda is not only rewarding but is also an indirect support of conservation initiatives of mountain Gorillas and sustainability of the people that live around the Gorillas areas. When you opt for a Gorilla trekking journey to the Bwindi impenetrable national Park or Mgahinga, You are both directly and indirectly conserving the endangered mountain Gorillas and sustaining the local people living around the National Park that previously depended on the forest for survival. How? A given percentage of every collected Gorilla permit money is channelled to the well being of the community, and supporting vet services for the endangered gorillas. When you take on a porter for the gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi, (community people that help in the trekking experience, carrying your gadgets, cameras, back backs, giving a push or pull) the $20 service fee with an extra tip for the porter is a great contribution for the livelihood of the porter, who probably are reformed poachers whose families live on less than a dollar a day, And so is a chain of people that benefit from this porter fee used. You are changing lives that’s a positive reality.
You can also read about: Making a difference: The Batwa Smile at Receiving Covid-19 relief from Gorilla Walking Safaris
Still Virgin Destination and lush Green.
Uganda with its top highlight Gorilla trekking experience still makes Bwindi impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga national park a special destination. The limited number of persons for gorilla trekking per day or per visit makes it a unique and controlled destination with less numbers flocking the destination per day and per visit. Only 8 guests and 2 ranger guides are allowed to trek per each family of gorillas. With this limitation of visitors to each of the gorilla trekking families leaves Bwindi and mgahinga less crowded than other national Parks: Still Virgin and Lush green. Apparently when in Bwindi forest National Park or mgahinga National Park, gives a clear picture how the world looked like before with a great and huge tree species dating many years back, different primates in a special natural ambience.
Gorilla Trekking Much Affordable In Uganda
Trekking Mountain Gorillas in Uganda is apparently the most affordable compared to other gorilla trekking destinations like Rwanda and Congo interms of price and safety. Gorilla Permits in Uganda Cost USD 700 per permit in Both Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga national Park while a gorilla permit in Rwanda costs a whooping USD 1500 for the same gorilla trekking experience. Congo’s Gorilla Permits are a bit lower but the question of security is a big factor to reconsider when booking a gorilla trekking experience. Further there are a wide range of gorilla safari Lodges in Uganda’s Bwindi and Mgahinga which is a major contributor to the Final price for the whole gorilla trekking experience.
Authentic, More Primates and Wildlife to See:
Gorilla trekking in Uganda from either Bwindi or mgahinga is a great combination with wildlife safaris around the country. Considering you can spend two or three days for the gorilla trekking experience, There are super great chances to extend your stay in Uganda with a lot of other beautiful places to visit with beautiful things to do.
Uganda prides in over 10 plus savannah national parks and reserves with different sightseeing activities. From the wildlife populated savannah parks, to tracking rhinos on foot, White water rafting, Cultural encounters and beautiful eye catching waterfalls_ Uganda has it all for great combination with gorilla trekking. You are able to stay in Uganda for a full month, doing something interesting on a different day and able to find beaches to unwind off your safari memories.
Is this something you would like to do this year? Gorilla trekking has ranked best in East Africa with a combination of awesome adventures, an experience easily combined with other countries in Kenya or Tanzania.
Our Gorilla trekking journeys range from USD 2,320 to USD 13,400 depending on days on trip, combination with other wildlife parks and the Lodges used that range from Budget, Midrange to high-end Top-notch luxury lodges. Here are trip guidelines you can base to make a tailor-made Journey.
9 Days primates in style safari: The 9 days trip is a combination of chimpanzees in Kibale national Park, wildlife safaris and the ultimate wildlife encounter in Bwindi impenetrable National Park. This is a relaxed trip that offers primate encounters while highlighting the gorillas in Bwindi Forest national park. Check it out ….
4 Days Double Gorilla Trekking: This trip is majorly concentrating on Gorilla Trekking in Uganda and in Bwindi impenetrable National Park. This trip also offers a chance to do both the gorilla habituation experience that takes 4 hours and the 1 hour Gorilla Trekking experience while flying and slumbering in Luxury lodges. Check this trip …
10 Days Migration and Gorilla Safari: The wildebeest migration and Gorilla trekking Safari are absolutely the highlights of east Africa for majorly Kenya and Uganda. This 10 days trip cover the famous Masai mara in Kenya while connecting to Uganda for the tree climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth national park and the Bwindi Forest National Park For the ultimate Gorilla Trekking Experience. See More Details …
13 Days Family Together Safari: Is it a Family trip you are looking out for? The 13 days for gorilla trekking in combination with chimpanzee and wildlife safari while staying at awesome lodges, catching up on family affairs on a camp fire, is a trip you should look out for. There is absolutely no mistaking the Bond that exists between man and the mountain Gorillas more so when you trek the gorillas as a family. See More Details ….