Why mountain gorilla tracking is one hour?- Bwindi impenetrable National Park and Volcanoes National Park
Why mountain gorilla tracking in one hour? – Great Adventure Safaris always provides relevant information about Gorilla tracking in both Uganda and Rwanda so that any traveler who wants to book a Gorilla tour does so from an informed position. We discuss with you and get to know why Gorilla tracking is one hour when you find the Gorillas in the jungle. In Uganda or Rwanda, visiting one of the habituated Gorilla families is strictly one hour and this is always clear that after the briefing about the dos and the don’ts, tourists with their ranger guide will proceed to the forest to trek the Mountain Gorilla for one hour.
One of the reasons why Gorilla tracking is one hour is that Mountain Gorillas in Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo are endangered species and as such, there is need to conserve them. The more time people spend watching and photographing the Mountain Gorillas the more the stress and as such, Uganda Wildlife Authority and Rwanda Development Board only allow one hour of observation and photography in order to reduce on the stress that could in turn affect the health of these endangered apes.
Another reason is that Mountain Gorillas live in families and they are organized. There is time to feed, to make nests and so much more. The reason why Gorilla tracking them is one hour is meant not to destruct their daily activities when you meet them in the forest.
Researchers also argued that the more the hours spent with the Mountain Gorillas the more chances of humans spreading diseases to them. So to avoid that Gorilla tracking made to be one hour in order to reduce on the human-Gorilla diseases transmission that may result into health issues that could have been avoided.
Habituated Mountain Gorillas are used to human presence and as such tourists could be left to spend more hours with them but the whole point is that Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks of Uganda and Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda among other Gorilla National Parks in the world are ecotourism sites and as such, they ensure that Mountain Gorillas are trekked with minimal impact on their behavior. By restricting Gorilla tracking to only one hour, Gorillas will thus remain with their natural behaviors.
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