What is the gorilla trekking success rate in Bwindi impenetrable National park? – What are chances of seeing mountain Gorillas in the wild?
what is the gorilla trekking success rate in Bwindi? – Mountain Gorilla trekking is of no doubt and is an extraordinary wildlife safari experience attracting many tourists each year from all over the world who come to see the endangered Mountain Gorillas. But many still ask themselves is: what is the success rate of seeing the Mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat? What are the chances of finding a habituated Gorilla family in wild? Considering the cost of Gorilla trekking, many get concerned about the chances of seeing these gentle giants in their natural habitat.
The chances of seeing the Mountain Gorillas in Uganda or Rwanda are higher than 99%. Great Adventure Safaris experience on Gorilla safaris and tours, we can confidently say that the Gorilla trekking success rate to find habituated Mountain Gorilla families in their natural habitat in Uganda and Rwanda is about 99%. Many measures have been put in place to ensure that you can easily find these gentle giants in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park of Uganda and the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.
There is an advanced team of park rangers who always go out ahead of you to locate the fresh trails from where they last nested and monitor their movements before you begin your Gorilla walk to the forest. The advanced team of park rangers ensures that they are in touch with your park ranger guide who is heading your group and this has increased the chances to find and see the Mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat.
Uganda Wildlife Authority has done a lot on Gorilla conservation and protection. Due to the continued commitment to protecting these rare apes, their population has kept on increasing thus making higher chances of seeing and meeting them in their wild home. The world boasts of an estimate of 1093 Mountain Gorillas, and half of these are within Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park with 20 habituated Gorilla families available for Gorilla trekking every day. In Rwanda, there are 10 habituated Gorilla families ready for trekking every day.
Mountain Gorilla trekking destinations in Africa
Mountain Gorilla treks in Africa are only done in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks in southwestern Uganda, Volcanoes National Park in northwestern Rwanda, and the Virunga National Park in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. When planning for a successful Gorilla trekking safari, there is a lot to put together ranging from purchasing a Gorilla permit, securing your airline tickets, transport to and from, Visas, accommodation, equipment to mention but a few.
Kindly note that Gorilla permits are in high demand, especially in the peak season of June, July, August, and September, Great Adventure Safaris advise that you book and purchase your Gorilla permit in advance such that you don’t miss out on your preferred date of tracking these gentle giants as Gorilla permits are sold out quickly.