Gorilla trekking age limit – Gorilla trekking minimum age in Uganda and Rwanda
Can my young son or daughter trek Gorillas in Uganda or Rwanda? – The Gorilla trekking age limit or minimum age for Gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda is 15 Years of age. The above question is almost asked by any tourists that would love to travel with their children, now basing on rules and regulations governing the activity of Gorilla trekking in both Uganda and Rwanda, Bwindi impenetrable National Park and Volcanoes national Park respectively, only persons aged 15 and above can trek mountain Gorillas.
So if you travel with your young ones and they are 15 years of age, you need to worry less as they are just on the minimum age limit and no one can stop them from doing Gorilla trekking activity in Uganda and Rwanda.
For people below the age of 15 years which is the Gorilla trekking age limit are not allowed to do Gorilla trekking unless otherwise a prior arrangement is made with the authorities and that person should be making 6.0 inches tall and should be a few months to his or her 15th birthday like 2-3 months and energetic but there is no guarantee that the authorities would accept but you just try your Luck.
The reasons as to why young ones below the Gorilla trekking age limit are prohibited from doing the trek could be, sometimes Gorillas can charge and a 15 year old can take precautions and be attentive or can listen very well to dos and don’ts during the briefing session unlike a below age. Secondly, kids are always playful and can slow down the pace of the group while still making trails towards the mountain Gorillas, as they are always looking around for what is different and breaking herbs. Also the Bwindi impenetrable Forest is so dense and not good for children below the Gorilla trekking age limit as they may find it difficult to follow the trails due heights and energy yet Gorilla trekking activity need a minimum level of fitness, so kids may find it difficult to trek through the thick forest.
But there are always alternative Africa safari activities for the children when the adults go to the forest for Gorilla trekking, Lodges always have special arrangement for them and there are always care takers. Activities like biking, and visiting communities, nature walks are so common and can keep the children busy when the adults have gone for mountain Gorilla trekking.