Why gorilla trekking in Uganda should be the next on your summer adventurous list
Gorilla trekking in Uganda gives you the chance to stand a few meters away from the mountain gorillas of Bwindi impenetrable national park that leaves you speechless but full of excitements. The fascinating adventure in the impenetrable forest surely should be next on your summer vacation to do list.
Bwindi impenetrable national park is located in the southwestern part of the pearl of Africa. The park is a home of half of the world’s endangered mountain gorillas making Uganda the best destination for mountain gorillas
A number of travelers penetrate into Uganda each year to quietly spend time with the habituated mountain gorillas in their impenetrable home land of Bwindi under there head which the silver back, the mountain gorillas entertain the tourists as the feed, doze, groom and also munch around the forest. This experience creates a strong bond between the tourists and the gorillas and many find it superior compared to game viewing in savannah parks.
I present to you the reasons as to why gorilla trekking in Uganda’s mountainous forests, watching and taking your valuable time with the habituated gorilla family should be next on your summer adventurous to do list in Africa.
You are to trek half the world’s mountain gorillas
The world has got literally above 1000 mountain gorillas and they are protected in east Africa and they can be found in two regions that is to say Uganda’s southwestern Bwindi impenetrable national park, mgahinga gorilla national park and the Virunga volcano mountains region.
Uganda is gifted with half the world’s mountain gorillas protected in its two parks of mgahinga gorilla national park and Bwindi impenetrable national park.
Mgahinga gorilla national park is found in the southwestern part of Uganda bordering with Rwanda and Congo’s forests. The park covers 33.7 square kilometers that protect a number of endangered mountain gorillas with two habituated gorilla family but only one is ready for trekking. The parks lavish green forest attracts a variety of mountain gorillas from Congo and Rwanda. The park also protects the different tree species, a variety of bird species and numerous primates.
Bwindi impenetrable national park is located in the southwestern part of Uganda covering an area of 321 square kilometers and in 1994 the park was declared a UNESCO natural world heritage though it was gazette in 1991. The park’s rain forests protect different butterfly species, bird species, tree species, a number of primates, 19 habituated gorilla families ready for trekking and lastly a number of mammals.
Uganda has got 20 habituated gorilla families available for trekking in the two national parks of Bwindi and mgahinga with 5 tracking sections. The gorilla trekking of Uganda gives you an everlasting experience compared to all the other places in Africa.
Support the gorilla conservation and community endowment.
Uganda’s gorilla trekking is not only an inevitable summer adventure to Africa but also reliable ecotourism experience that contributes to the community and the gorilla conservation
The 700us dollars paid per person for gorilla trekking (gorilla permit) is transferred to the creation of safe heavens for the gorillas as the money is used for financing the habitant protection and monitoring the gorilla healthy.
In the last few decades the population of mountain gorilla heightened up to over 1000 mountain gorillas just because of the coming tourists who participate in gorilla trekking and habituation thus contributing to the well being of these endangered mountain gorillas.
Uganda’s gorilla trekking is much more affordable.
Gorilla trekking in Uganda costs just 700$ per person less than half of Rwanda gorilla charges and only 8 tourists are allowing to visit a given gorilla family and Uganda has 20 gorilla families ready for trekking thus giving out chances to 160 tourists to go for gorilla trekking what an incredible offer.
You are advised to book your gorilla trekking permit months before and here I recommend you to use local tour operator like ADVENTURE IN THE WILD SAFARIS as they are experienced and they are always ready to take you through your memorable safaris.
Uganda ‘s parks of mgahinga and Bwindi offer the same gorilla experiences but Bwindi impenetrable national park gives you the best gorilla experiences as it has 19 of the 20 gorilla families found in Uganda. The park has four trekking sections and affordable accommodation facilities around the park’s boundaries.
Variety of primates along your adventure
Uganda not only flows its best in terms of mountain gorilla but its also the home of different primates that include the chimpanzees, the golden monkeys, the blue monkeys, the black and white colobus monkey, the mangabey monkeys, a number of baboons, the pattas monkeys, the red-tailed monkeys, spectacled galago, de Brazza monkeys, Lhotse’s monkeys to mention but a few. On you trekking you stand higher chances of spotting the given primate species.
For more exploration of these other primates, Uganda has got many more destinations for primate viewing which starts with monster among men with 13 primate species and this is kibale national park. Queen Elizabeth national park in the kyambura gorge and also at Murchison falls national park at budongo forest.