With no exception, gorilla trekking is still the leading tourism icon of Uganda. Any itinerary without gorilla trekking only sets you up to crave for this adventurous activity at least once in a life time.
Though gorilla trekking is often put at the fore front, what is commonly untold is the impenetrable forest in which they are found. Early this year, aside of gorilla trekking, CNN travel ranked Bwindi impenetrable forest national park as the most beautiful place on earth. This might sound like a hype until you are spellbound by a visit this Bwindi impenetrable forest.
There is a lot to talk about the mountain gorillas in Uganda and the places of their abode but let’s zoom into the reasons why gorilla trekking is still the real deal for anyone planning to visit Uganda sooner or later.
Affordable Gorilla Trekking Permits In Uganda
It is true; gorilla trekking is the most expensive tourism activity in Uganda but when compared to the cost of the same activity in Rwanda, then Uganda remains exceptionally fair.
A gorilla permit in Uganda goes for US$700 for foreign none residents while foreign residents are charged US$100 less of the US$700. When you compare this with Rwanda’s US$1500 permit, you will obviously draw to a conclusion of affordable gorilla trekking permits in Uganda
Join the Fight against Extinction of Mountain Gorillas
Unlike other gorilla species which can survive in captivity, mountain gorillas cannot survive outside their natural environment. For the same reason, they cannot be found in any wildlife conservation around the world apart from their natural habitats in Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic republic of Congo
Every time you gorilla trek in Uganda, you are directly contributing to the preservation of their natural habitat, security as poachers, transforming the lives of the people who live near and around Bwindi impenetrable forest and Mgahinga gorilla national park through health care, water supply, education and community development.
Spotting Other Wildlife Species In Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
When you purchase a gorilla trekking permit through a tour operator or directly from Uganda wildlife authority, you will set out to trek mountain gorillas in the morning. But sometimes the activity can be more rewarding when opportunities to spot other wildlife species surviving more so in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park.
Gorilla trekking on a lucky day comes with a desert of spotting chimpanzees, mangabey monkeys, forest elephants, forest buffaloes and several bird species. Though it might be uncommon to spot non primate species in your trek, you are assured of spotting a number of bird species during your trek.
Gorilla Trekking Experience In Bwindi or Mgahinga
We had mentioned everything else that rotates around gorilla trekking but here is the gist. Gorilla trekking extra-ordinarily underrated. While other trekking and hiking terrains around the world only offer the difficulty in the terrain, Uganda bundles most of hiking terrains with wildlife with gorilla trekking as the leading icon.
In Uganda, the weather makes it very possible for you to gorilla trekking all year along. And within a day drivable distance, you can also experience snow at the Equator topping it up with another hiking experience in the Rwenzori Mountains.
Readily Available Gorilla Trekking Information
The beauty about Uganda, all the necessary gorilla trekking information is readily available. Unless you do not take due diligence to read the readily available information about gorilla trekking in Uganda but there is no justifiable excuse to hinder from gorilla trekking in Uganda.
You can easily access information regarding Uganda car hire for gorilla trekking, lodges for gorilla trekking, gorilla trekking permits availability information and a lot more to do with gorilla trekking. You can inquire from tour operators or Uganda wildlife Authority itself
Several Gorilla Trekking Options
Uganda has mainly two gorilla trekking park; Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park. But within these two parks, Bwindi impenetrable forest national park has four gorilla trekking sectors including Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga and Nkuringo.
This gives you five gorilla trekking options in Uganda which makes it comparatively better than other mountain gorilla trekking locations other than Uganda.
Peace And Safety In Uganda
Uganda is the most peaceful country in East Africa and very welcoming to strangers. When you visit Uganda, you will not be treated as a foreigner adding to the experience of your stay in Uganda.