Gorilla trekking safari is one of the most attractive adventure experiences here in the Pearl of Africa. Mountain gorillas are one of the unique stunning wildlife, they are rare and endangered species surviving in the suburb areas of African Countries like Rwanda, DR.Congo and Uganda. It is important to note that almost half of the remaining Mountain gorilla individuals are inhabitants the misty Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. The park is home to over 500 gorilla individuals and about 19 habituated gorilla families ready for gorilla safaris; in this article we provide with the top tips for a successful gorilla trekking safari in Uganda.
Pack food and water
It is important to note that the gorilla trekking exercise can last from 30 minutes to almost half a day depending on the location of the gorilla family, therefore don’t forget to carry packed lunch boxes, snacks plus enough drinking water to maintain your energy levels as you trek.
Get prepared for the weather changes in the park
The safari parks like Bwindi impenetrable forest national park are dominated by tropical rain forests that are known for receiving rainfall throughout the year, on this note the weather is characterized hot and humid temperatures, quite chilly and rainy at the same time. We also advise travelers to carry layered clothing that can be easily be adjusted incase weather conditions do change like waterproof jackets or rain jackets.
Don’t forget to carry a pair of good quality hiking shoes or gum boots
Expect to trek through the varied montane terrain thus it is advisable to bring gum boots to enhance your hiking shoes, prior to this don’t forget to cover up your skin to protect them from notorious blister bushes plus stinging insects like wild ants, tsetse-flies among others.
Try to practice some level of physical fitness before you leave for the gorilla experience.
Mountain gorillas survive in high altitude areas and this makes trekking strenuous though fascinating at the end of the exercise, take the courtesy to know your level of fitness, you can hit the gym or practise hiking local trails at home. On a lucky day you might chance to see the gorilla family in two hours or you might take about 10 hours before locating them.
Plan your gorilla safari in the dry Season
More fascinating moments are great in the dry season since the dry season features dry roads and trails easy to navigate through compared to the wet season when there are muddy, wet and slippery grounds making the trekking extremely strenuous. There is little or no rain expected to interract the gorilla trekking experience, the dry season occurs from mid December to early February plus the long one that runs from June to September.
Respect the gorilla’s space
Keeping the gorilla distance reduces the chances of being harmed by the gorilla family in case they do sense the presence of humans as an attack of the enemy. It is true gorillas are habituated but on an unlucky day the silverback can run wild, charge and behavior aggressively causing harm in case you fail to respect its space.
In-case you are planning a gorilla safari in Uganda this season, in the above, we have provided the top travel tips for your gorilla trekking safari that will help you enjoy long-lasting memories. For further information and inquiries, simply send us an email on email@example.com or call us on +256-700135510 / +256 414-699459