10 Vital Tips To Make Your Gorilla Trekking More Adventurous | East African Jungle Safaris

10 Vital Tips To Make Your Gorilla Trekking More Adventurous

A thrilling and exciting experience of traveling is known as trekking, and trekking without any planning can ruin all your adventure. Gorilla trekking to the mountains of Uganda is much more adventurous than what is imagined, but it’s not an imaginary trip, it’s the reality about Uganda Safari. What you need to do is, just have a visa to Uganda and get ready to fly. Always remember to have the gorilla permits before you plan to go because without a permit you will not be allowed to see gorillas.

Uganda the only country of the African continent that is having not only human beings on its land but also having approximately 50% of the world’s gorilla population. Gorilla is one of the endangered primates of the earth which if not preserved then can be found only in the tales. Gorilla is also considered as the ancestors of the human being with 98% of matching DNA architecture. Bwindi Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park are the two popular areas of Uganda where you can easily find Gorillas.

Perfect Time For Gorilla Trekking

In dry seasons maximum of the countries declares their holidays, so during these seasons, higher rates of people come for Uganda Safari. The increase in the number of travelers hikes the price of the permit.

Whereas, at the time of the rainy season when it’s quite muddy everywhere over the mountain, making it a bit harder for Uganda Gorilla Trekking. During this time the gorillas move to the lower altitude and become easier to find them in less time.

What Can Be The Price Of Gorilla Trekking?

Gorilla trekking permits can be cost from $500 to $700 for a person above 15 ages, during the high seasons. A gorilla trekking permit is not allowed to the teenagers below 15 years of age.

Comparatively, if you have Uganda Gorilla Safari Tours during off-seasons then you can have the permits at a bit lower price. But it’s quite risky to have a trip at this time as all the places will be full of mud and water making the area slippery.

Differentiate Your Idea About Gorilla Tracking And Trekking

Gorilla tracking can be said as the pre-stage of Gorilla Trekking, during gorilla tracking the forest guards, rangers, guides, along with trackers use to find and mark the places for trekking gorillas. This is done so that you can easily find a gorilla within your time limit. Whereas gorilla trekking means, exploring the areas of gorilla through a fixed way by the visitors.

Get Ready Early Morning With Full Of Energy

Finding gorillas in the early morning is much easier than finding them throughout the day. Gorillas come out early in seek of food and water, so you can find them near some productive plant or water bodies. Your guide will alarm you early 6 AM so that you will not miss the chance of exploring the beautiful fresh nature, with activities of gorillas as human beings.

Rules You Should Know Before Gorilla Trekking

Gorilla trekking is not at all a dangerous species to see from a nearer distance, but if they don’t like some of your activity then they can get violent. Things which gorilla don’t like is well known by the guides and the wildlife authority so they have made some rules for Uganda Gorilla Trekking. These rules are as follows:

  • Using Flash while capturing the image is prohibited.
  • Don’t make the jungle dirty by throwing your waste material.
  • You should maintain a distance of a minimum of seven-meter.
  • Don’t tease them or make eye contact with them.
  • Don’t make noise through any medium.
  • Eating and drinking near them put you in trouble. 

Be Within Your Group

As the jungle is a vast and wilder area so it is also having some other wildlife, who don’t like human to come into the jungle. Being with your group members can help you to remain safe and secure as well as you will not forget your path. Gorilla Trekking becomes more adventurous when you explore the mountain together in a group.

Get Your Permits Ready In Advance

Gorilla trekking of Uganda Safari can be impossible for you if you don’t book a permit in advance with your tour operator. You have to book a permit in 6-month advance because people from many countries use to visit there and they provide permits to only 10 groups, where each group will have 8 members.

Necessary Things To Be Carried Out For Gorilla Trekking

At the time of Uganda Gorilla Safari Tours you need some of the important things which can make your trip better and adventurous.

  • Get your lunch box packed and have enough drinking water with you.
  • Carry a raincoat in your bag.
  • Insect repellent and sunscreen should be must be carried out with you.
  • Carry your smartphone or digital camera with no flash and put it on vibration mode.
  • Hire A Good Porter

Hire A Knowledgeable Porter

As you know climbing over a mountain can wash out all your energy with that if you carry heavy luggage at your back then you will feel tired in place of adventure. So, it’s necessary to have a porter with you to carry your load, and a maximum of the porters are having good knowledge about the jungle so they can guide you through the best possible path.

Clothes Suitable For Gorilla Trekking

The fascinating adventure of gorilla trekking includes climbing of the mountain, crossing through the forest and water bodies. So, it’s very necessary for you to prepare for this situation with proper clothing, because maybe your common clothes aren’t strong enough to defend your body.

  • Wear the clothes in form of layers.
  • Wear lighter colored clothes
  • Use hiking boots with high neck.
  • Wear raincoat.
  • Wear full sleeve t-shirt and long trouser.

Uganda Safari is always adventurous for everyone as it is full of a natural world that can amaze you and give several numbers of unforgettable memories. Uganda Gorilla Trekking to the mountains of Bwindi with the best tour operator of Africa, East African Jungle Safari can fill your journey with excitement, fun, adventure, and memories of love with the jungle. For more details please visit our website @ eastafricanjunglesafaris.com

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