Gorilla trekking is the best highlight for a safari in Uganda, many people from around the world desire and dream to have an encounter with the mountain gorillas of Africa. Obviously you have heard, read and researched about various destinations to trek gorillas in Africa and among these are the rainforests of Africa including Bwindi Impenetrable forest, Volcanoes National park, Dr Congo and Mgahinga Gorilla Park. Booking a gorilla tour in Uganda is the best decision for any true tourist and person in love with adventure. When we talk about trekking, enjoy the best experience of trekking at the Bwindi forest National Park. Make your way through the thick and impenetrable forest in search for the gorillas; sometimes the forest is wet, muddy and slippery. Therefore make sure to carry water proof gargets and having to slide down through the thick shrubs adds color to your adventure. Do not be deceived, gorilla trekking at Bwindi Park is no joy ride, it is one of the toughest activities but only the brave, strong and adventure seekers would risk having this activity done. Meeting with the adult silver back is such a thrilling and hair raising moment. Why not feel the environment change when the adult sliver back stands up high or the junior male trying to show off playing skills as it swings in the tree branches, or what beats the sight of the mother gorilla lovingly feeding her little ones and cuddling them?
During the trekking, always follow instructions from the park rangers starting from the briefing point to the deepest part of the forest where you get to meet the apes. Gorillas are herbivorous animals and most of the time they are seen feeding on tree stems, leaves roots and fruits from different species of trees. Therefore do not worry that you will be torn apart by the gorillas, much as we have not heard a history of any attack of the gorillas on any of the visitors, do not try to get out of the instruction and dare these peaceful apes. In most cases you are advised not to make noise when in the territory of the gorillas, make sure you switch off camera flash light and mind not to eat anything in front of the apes, always remember that in case you catch a cold do not go for the trek since the gorillas are very prone to human sickness.
There are different trekking points in Bwindi forest among which are the Rushaga, Ruhija, Nkuringo, and Buhoma areas. Each of these areas have different gorilla families with different names, therefore you can contact your travel agency or Uganda Wildlife authority to book your gorilla permit in advance and know what part of the forest you will be doing the trek. If you miss out on permits at Bwindi, then you have an option to meet the gorillas at Mgahinga Gorilla Park. The most interesting part about Mgahinga parks is that you get chance to trek the golden monkeys as well. The golden monkeys and the gorillas share this forest and each of them lives in peace with the other and this is the peace we need in the world. Gorilla tours in Uganda take place every day with groups of tourists being distributed to different parts of the forest to meet the mountain gorillas, therefore you can book your gorilla tour anytime of the year although during the high seasons, gorilla permits get booked out so quickly.
Plan your gorilla tour in time, let your travel agency or consultant guide you on the best accommodation to book while for your trip, the itinerary and packages as well as rates for the tour. You will not find a gorilla in the zoo; you can only find the gorillas in their territories, a place where they move, play, sleep and feed freely. Come meet the mountain gorillas in Uganda at our beautiful parks including Bwindi National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla Park. To inquire about gorilla tours in Uganda, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office directly at +256700135510 , we shall be glad to offer you a guide/driver for your gorilla safari in Uganda.