Organizing Gorilla tracking safari in Uganda – Plan your holiday now – Secure Gorilla permits in advance
Are you organizing Gorilla tracking safari to Uganda? Or planning to go for Gorilla tracking in Uganda? This blog post contains important information for those travelers that want to trek the Mountain Gorillas in the tropical rainforest of Africa. Great Adventure Safaris is here by listing everything you need to know to organize your Gorilla trekking experience in Uganda.
The Mountain Gorillas
Mountain Gorillas are one of the world’s most endangered apes and it is estimated that there are only a mere 1080 Mountain Gorillas left in the wild. Almost half of the world’s population can be found in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda. Gorillas are BIG. The spine-tingling feeling that you get being so near to one of our closest relatives is a life time experience and hard to describe.
Where can I trek the Mountain Gorillas?
Many travellers visiting Uganda, Mountain Gorilla trekking is the highlight of their trip. In Uganda, you can trek the Mountain Gorillas at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks. Bwindi Impenetrable is Africa’s oldest tropical rainforest and has beautiful ridges, steep valleys and waterfalls.
Be prepared for some steep hikes and slippery trails. Both National Parks protects an estimated 550 Mountain Gorillas, including 19 habituated Gorilla families which can be tracked. There are four trekking trailheads in Bwindi Forest which are: Buhoma in the North, Ruhija in the East, Nkuringo and Rushaga in the South. Ruhija region is the most accessible trekking location, whereas in Rushaga you can find the largest number of Gorilla families. Mgahinga is much less visited, since there is only one Gorilla family and it occasionally decides to hop the border to Rwanda. But not to worry, if you don’t find them, you get a replacement ticket for Bwindi Forest.