Gorilla trekking duration – How Long will gorilla tracking take?
Gorilla trekking duration – most travelers normally confuse gorilla safari duration which is the entire time you need on a Gorilla trekking safari with Gorilla trekking duration. By Gorilla trekking duration we refer to the time you spend on a gorilla trek that particular day. A Gorilla trek starts in the morning with a briefing and then you are accompanied into the forest to start your hike in search of the mountain Gorillas.
Gorilla trekking duration on the day of trekking
You wake up depending on where you spend the night and transfer to the park offices/ briefing point in the park, briefing normally starts at 0800am and it runs for 30min, you are well introduced to the dos and don’ts while on your trek in the forest plus when you meet the mountain Gorillas in the natural habitat.
It is during this time that all clients with special requests like a gorilla family, short walks and others are handled, the park official’s deal with guides to handle all the issue that is if there is space.
In groups of eight people you will be assigned a gorilla family and remember gorillas are visited once in the day. With company of a ranger guide, you will enter the forest to start your gorilla trekking experience, some clients say that Gorilla trekking is done two phases and the first phase is that time from the starting point and enter the forest, the second phase is at a certain point in the forest to where you meet the mountain Gorillas.
Gorilla trekking duration takes from 30minutes to three quarters of the day depending on the where the mountain Gorillas are that particular day, due to various factors like food, fights and mountain gorillas are wild animals so they are always on the move, you can not anticipate their position until you meet them.
Mountain Gorillas live in high altitude of 2000-3000, so in Bqwindi impenetrable National Park, you have to hike through the undulating hills and dense forest full of herbs and shrubs and at times you will find a range guide making fresh trails as you make your way to where the Gorillas nested the particular day. Gorilla trekking is strenuous and prior physical exercise is required before the actual trek in the forest. Great Adventure Safaris organizes gorilla trekking safaris to Bwindi impenetrable National Park.