Gorilla tracking from Musanze Ruhengeri to Bwindi impnetrable National Park and Mgahinga gorilla National Park
Gorilla tracking from musanze – Gorilla tracking in Uganda is the highlight and the adventurous to many travelers on a Uganda Safari. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is situated in southwestern Uganda and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks is where Gorilla tracking in Uganda is done whereby in Bwindi Forest we have 19 habituated Gorilla families ready for tracking and one habituated Gorilla family in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and Golden monkeys.
Gorilla tracking starts with a briefing from the ranger guides at the park headquarters where you join other trackers before heading to the forest in search for these endangered Gorillas. Regardless of the Gorilla family allocated to you, there are always higher chances of sighting the Gorillas in their habitat either feeding in the forest or playing around with their young ones.
Great Adventure Safaris specialize in organizing Gorilla tracking from Musanze to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Our professional driver guide will pick you from where you will be staying in Musanze town-Rwanda and transfer to one of these National Parks for your Gorilla tracking adventure in Uganda. This Gorilla tracking tours from Musanze-Rwanda to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks is the most popular since Musanze-Rwanda is nearer to these National Parks which makes the distance short and also saves you an amount of USD800 on each Ugandan Gorilla permits compared to the price of that one of Rwanda.
Accommodation options around or near the National Park are several depending on your budget and could you be specific, kindly let us know so that we give you options that fit your interests so that you enjoy your Gorilla tracking tour from Musanze town to the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.
Uganda Gorilla tracking permit cost
Gorilla permit in Rwanda currently goes for USD700 per person per trek to visit the Mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat for a period of hour from the time you meet them. The normal exercise can last for 30min to three quarters of the day depending on where the Gorillas are and ranger guides always communicate with the trackers who are out in the forest looking for them before you start your walk.
Great Adventure Safaris advises that you book your Gorilla permits in advance before their tracking date. The reason being that the Gorilla permits are always on high demand since the price is lower compared to that Rwanda and can be sold out quickly also remember that, only a maximum of 8 people are allowed to track one particular Gorilla family each day. Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park Gorilla permits are booked and purchased at the Uganda Wildlife Authority headquarters in Kampala. Great Adventure Safaris will help you check for availability when contacted with the dates you wish to trek these endangered apes and once we book it we will pick it on your behalf after purchase and send you scanned copies for your records.
The minimum age required for Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks is 15 years, any person below this age, is considered a child and you cannot predict their reaction when they set eyes on the Gorillas. A person above 15 years is believed to physically fit and has got some understanding so he/ she may handle the situation, in case the Gorillas change their behavior.
When a person is about to celebrate his/her 15th birthday, or when the child expresses maturity and is physically fit he/ she can be allowed to track the Gorillas if the parents agree with the authorities in writing and he/she has to be in company with the parents.
There are rules and regulations for Gorilla tracking imposed by Uganda Wildlife Authority to all travelers taking park in Gorilla tracking experience.
What to pack for your Gorilla tracking tour from Musanze-Rwanda
Carry along a rain gear
An Insect repellent
Recommended clothing is long trousers and long sleeved sweaters or shirts while in the forest to avoid insect bites and plant which are contagious.
Sturdy hiking boots are essential.
Drinking water and a packed lunch which will be provided at the lodge where you are staying
Extra batteries for your cameras for Photography
Some extra money for Porters who will help you carry your day-pack for a small charge.
Mountain Gorillas live at high altitude and this may cause difficulties in hiking up for some visitors. You should pace yourself, walk slowly, drink plenty of water and prepare adequately for this experience.