Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, is one of the leading destinations in Uganda for gorilla trekking and volcanoes national park in Rwanda. Both Uganda and Rwanda, has a number of tourists every year who come for gorilla trekking experience. For gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda, contact adventure in the wild safaris, we offer tour packages and safaris to Bwindi and volcanoes national park for gorilla trekking, we pride in offering the best service to our clients and enjoyable safari to three of the east African countries taking part in gorilla trekking experience. Gorilla trekking is a process whereby the travellers visit the habituated gorilla families in their natural habitat, gorilla trekking is only possible to clients who have a gorilla trekking permit, this is a card that allows you enter in to the forest to trek the gorillas. And the exercise can last from 30 min to half hours of the day, during gorilla trekking, some trekkers can spend only 30 min trekking and they will have located the gorillas and others will take 4-6 hours to locate a particular family depending on the current location of the gorillas. Note that gorillas are wild animals and do not settle in one specific place they keep rotating from one place to another. When you have fond the gorillas, your area allowed one hour with them. Below, we will be explaining why travellers are given strictly one hour with the gorillas.

Reasons why gorilla trekking is one hour

The one hour does not mean trekking in search for the gorillas, but from the time you meet the gorillas, you will be given one hour to observe them, study their behaviour, and take photographs and videos. Travellers are allowed one hour due to the following reasons;

The policy is implemented by the Uganda wild life authority and Rwanda development board to all the national parks and for gorilla trekking experience. Reason being that the gorillas are endangered species and due to this, when the travellers spend much time watching and photographing gorillas, they get more tensed and stressed due to these, the government bodies, managing national parks implemented a policy of travellers spending one hour with the gorillas in order to reduce on these cases may endanger the life of the gorillas.

The other reason why gorilla trekking is given one hour is that, gorillas are vulnerable to human diseases and can easily contracted the infections. In order to avoid these problems, travellers are given only one hour to be with the gorillas.

The other reason is that mountain gorillas live in families and always have their time schedules for doing their family activities like feeding young ones, making nests and many other activities thus spending little time with them would help them not to destruct their daily duties since they have to engage themselves in family issues.

Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and volcanoes national park both harbour habituated mountain gorillas are already used to humans and as such tourists could be left to spend more hours with them but the whole reason is that. is that Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Volcanoes National Parks among other gorilla National Parks are the worlds area for ecotourism activities and they have ensured that gorillas are trekked with minimal impact on their behaviour. By restricting gorilla trekking to one hour, gorillas will remain with their natural behaviours, in order to stop avoid the above issues, gorilla trekking has been set to strictly one hour for all the trekkers. But for the travellers who would love to spend more time with the gorillas, may opt for gorilla habituation experience these allows you four hours with the gorillas in their natural habitat. The gorilla habituation is only done in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park among all other national parks harbouring gorillas. Gorilla habituation experience costs $1500 per person taking part in the habituation not only that, but you are involved in the habituation process.