Gorilla Trekking

Gorilla tracking is one of the most interesting activities that makes a complete tourism package in Uganda. Gorilla tracking is so challenging, adventurous through rewarding. It is carried out  in two national parks; Bwindi Impenetrable National Park that is located in the South Western part of Uganda and Mghinga Gorilla National Park. These national parks constitute of more than a half of mountain gorillas in the whole world.Gorilla tracking is conducted in the morning hours. For one to engage in this activity, you must posses a gorilla permit. Therefore it is advisable to book a gorilla permit in advance given that gorilla permits sell out first.’

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to almost half of the world’s population of the mountain gorillas. Bwindi Forest hosts a population of over 320 mountain gorillas with 116 gorillas already  habituated. On a hike within the forest you can see other primates that live in the park. These include monkeys,Planning a Gorilla TrekThe following should be considered when preparing for the gorilla trek in Uganda or Rwanda.

Packing List

Things to Pack include the following

  • Solid walking shoes,
  • Rain gear
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Binoculars
  • A camera a

To protect gorillas and visitors, the following should adhered to when planning a gorilla trek;

  • No one with a communicable disease such as flu is allowed to visit the mountain gorillas
  • Do not  surround the mountain gorillas but remain in a tight group
  • Leave a distance at least 5 meters between you and the mountain gorillas
  • If the gorillas approach you, move back ward slowly