Uganda has the largest number of mountain gorillas with an estimate of 400 primates and this is half of the world’s total population of 900. It’s therefore nice to say that Uganda is the king in gorillas across East African. And this is why many tourists prefer spending their money for a safari to Uganda because they understand how beautiful is taking up a tour to Uganda and have a life-changing experience in the interesting parts of the country where gorillas are found.
Gorilla trekking in Uganda is one of the best interesting activity since visitors come on sure deal that they have to see them, therefore is should be noted that the maximum time one is allowed to spend with the gorillas is one hour therefore a tourist is advised to maximize the time he/she spends with the primates, within that time, you will have a chance of taking photos while getting more information from the tour guides who will let you know the different names of the gorillas.
Gorilla trekking can be tracked for the two national park that are unique including Bwindi impenetrable and Mgahinga National park and in all the parks where these endangered apes are found, Bwindi has got the largest number of gorillas with about 75% well distributed in its four sectors of Ruhija, Buhoma, Rushaga and Nkuringo. Moving through the thick forest of the park is an adventurous experience full of amazing encounters with different primates and other hard-to find creatures.
The existence of these sectors is a way of giving you a choice to choose the gorilla family you wish to trek and therefore this simplifies for you the work of booking the trip in terms of accommodations and gorilla permit. Visitors may also opt for another group found in Mgahinga Gorilla national park known as the Nyakagezi gorilla group all of the parks being found in southwestern Uganda.
It’s so amazing that all these four sectors give the same level of satisfactions; this activity is done throughout the year though there some months when the activity is more interesting mainly in peak seasons including June to September, then December, January and February. Though even in the low season it becomes more interesting since you do not need get congested and this gives you a chance to enjoy the activity.
Before booking for your gorilla trip, the client has to make sure that he/she is in good health since gorilla trekking tours requires some physical energy of moving through thick forests in search for the primates and also gorillas are susceptible to human diseases, therefore if you have flue you better communicate earlier. A client is also advised to research about gorilla tracking in Uganda so that he/she has a clue of what it is and also make the best choice of which gorilla family to visit and where to stay. In this case, all the information can be obtained from Nature Adventure Africa Safaris Limited.
In Uganda, the permit costs USD 600 and therefore it is advisable to book with our company since it is the best way of obtaining these permits without difficulties. It is advisable to book for a gorilla trekking permit before the actual day of traveling. This is done to avoid inconveniences on the safari and also give ample time to the tour organizer to book for the accommodations in time.