Gorilla trekking permits in Uganda 2021
Gorilla trekking permits in Uganda 2021: Gorilla trekking in Uganda can be carried out in Bwindi impenetrable national park and mgahinga national park while on your Uganda safari where you will the opportunity to understand more about half of the world’s remaining endangered mountain gorillas. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park is carried out in the four sectors of the park that is Rushaga, Ruhija, Buhoma and Nkuringo and in mgahinga national park, in order to access the habituated gorilla families, you will have to first hike the different virunga mountain in the park that is mount Muhabura, mount Gahinga and mount sabyinyo.
During the transfer to the gorilla families, you will have the chance to see a number of attractions like numerous bird species like the long-crested eagle handsome Francolin, Rwenzori Batis Dusky turtle love, paradise flycatcher, archer’s ground robin, African Rwenzori, double collared sunbird, marsh harrier, Ruwenzori turaco, common moorhen Ruwenzori night jar, grey throated tit, the dusky crimson wing, red-faced woodland warbler and many other species. You will also have the chance to see a number of primate species like; the mona monkey, dent’s monkey, silver monkey, grey cheeked mangabey, vervet monkey among other memorable species. When you get to the gorilla families, you will get to see how the primates behave in the wild by spending one hour with them for rewarding experiences and if you’re interested in taking part in the activity, you should obtain a gorilla trekking permit in Uganda.
WHERE TO OBTAIN THE PERMITS
For any traveller interested in taking part in gorilla trekking in Uganda, you will have to obtain a gorilla trekking permit from trusted tour operators or the Uganda wildlife authority which you will present before taking part in the activity in the different parks. Because gorilla trekking is a very common activity in Uganda, many tourists are interested in taking park in the activity, they should book in advance for a gorilla trekking permit in order not to miss out on the activity at a fee of 700USD.
A knowledgeable guide
With the in Uganda, you will have access to a knowledgeable guide who will give you all the relevant information concerning the primates, during the activity and in case of any questions concerning the primates they will be able to answer them for an amazing activity during your Uganda safari. The guide will take you through the safe trails in the park that will ensure you have a safe activity to avoid any vicious animal attacks during the activity.
An armed ranger
The permit will also give you access to an armed ranger who will accompany you during your entire gorilla trekking experience in Uganda. During your transfer to the habituated mountain gorillas in the parks, you will be accompanied by an armed ranger but because of the regular patrols in the park it is hard to come across the animals hence a safe activity.
One hour with the gorillas
The gorilla trekking permit in Uganda will give you the chance to spend one hour with the gorillas observing their behaviour in the park for an amazing safari. During the time you spend with the gorillas, you will find out their gentle giants. Feeding patterns, their feeding patterns their co- existence with one another among other rewarding features of the primates
The permit will also give you access to first aid in case of any accidents during your gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi national park or mgahinga national park as you hike the virunga mountains in order to access the habituated gorilla families. Some of the accidents may include slipping and falling since the mountains can tend to be slippery in the wet seasons so in case of sprains or any other forms of accidents, the guide will give you first aid hence making the activity quite safe for you to take part in
The gorilla trekking experience takes about 8 hours which means you are likely to get hungry during the memorable activity therefore you should carry your packed lunch with you that during your breaks you will get time to catch a bite in order to have an amazing activity because the gorilla trekking permit does not cater for lunch.
Any forms of tips that can be given to a ranger or guide is not included on the gorilla trekking permit that you have purchased therefore in case a tourist is impressed by the guide or ranger’s work and they would like to tip them, they should consider paying them using their own money because the money paid for a gorilla trekking permit only caters for the services that are rendered by the guide.