Gorilla Trekking Rules and Guidelines

Gorilla Trekking Rules and Guidelines
The Pearl of Africa Uganda is gifted by having more than half of the remaining mountain gorillas in the world. In Uganda, Bwindi and Mgahinga National Parks, protects mountain gorillas. Bwindi has six habituated families with 48 permits now available. The gorillas there live in impenetrable (thicker) tropical forest and tracking is more challenging as the hillsides are steeper and it can take 2-9 hours. Three of the Mountain Gorilas Families (Mubare, Habinyanja, and Rushegura) are accessed from Buhoma in the north; therefore, you are advised to stay at Bwindi Lodge.

On a Gorilla safari, you can also go for nature walks to see a variety of bird species, monkeys and orchids. Nkuringo another gorilla family in Southern Bwindi, is accessed from Kisoro. Access to the Nkuringo group is on a very steep trail. Mgahinga, in Uganda, is the best place to appreciate the unique Virunga volcanoes. You can also hike a volcano or go for a nature walk, visit the endangered golden monkey or go birding in the unique Virunga volcanoes. On a Gorilla safari through the country, a variety of wildlife can be seen. Todate, Uganda is ranked among Africa’s top adventure destinations given the exciting gorilla tracking tour. Birding safari, mountaineering hiking, primates safari, cultural safaris, white water rafting, bungee jumping, among others. Enjoy a Uganda tour of your life time by booking with us. You will get more you expect, at less than you think.

Uganda Wild Life Authority Rules and Guidelines for Mountain Gorilla Trekking Before Departing for your Gorilla Tracking

On the way to the Gorillas:

  1. Always wash your hands before you head out to the gorillas.
  2. Please always keep your voices low. You will then also be able to observe a variety of bird life and other wildlife in the forest. You will be taken to the briefing point to be equipped with the Dos and Don’ts while with Gorillas. From there you will follow the gorilla’s trail to find them. Look out for the gorilla’s nesting sites along the way.
  3. DO NOT leave rubbish in the park. Whatever you bring into the forest should be taken back with you. 4. A maximum number of 8 visitors in Uganda and Rwanda. You may visit a group of habituated gorillas in a day. This minimizes behavioral disturbance to the gorillas and the risk of their exposure to human-born diseases
  4. When you approach the Gorillas, the guides will inform you to get ready.

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