Not only for rich, gorilla trekking is for everybody willing to look into the eyes of Mountain Gorillas. Some people save for year, month while others utilize their Penson funds to make ends meet. Gorilla trekking is believed to be a life time even and indeed it is.
In Uganda, gorilla trekking takes place in Mgahinga Gorilla National park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Guests do decide to go gorilla trekking in Uganda to fulfill the following objectives:
To discover the rare primates – Mountain Gorilla specie is among the world’s rarest primates. Its known that Mountain Gorillas are only found in Uganda and the Virunga region of Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
To save money – A Uganda gorilla safari is money saving compared to Rwanda. The Gorilla permit in Uganda is currently costing US$700 while that of Rwanda at US$1500. Taking Uganda Gorilla safari enable you save US$800 which you would have spent in Rwanda.
Secured Gorilla trekking – Uganda has two Gorilla parks with five trekking centres. Buhoma sector in northern Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Rushaga, Ruhija and Nkuringo sectors in the southern region of Bwindi. The five Gorilla trekking centres give the guest assurance on gorilla trekking. The fact that Gorilla trekking permits are on high demand throughout the year thus advance booking is recommended.
To save time – You can access Uganda’s Mountain Gorillas from Entebbe International Park or Kigali International Park. You can reach by road or fly from Entebbe to Kihihi Airport or Kisoro Airport. Guests on tight schedule are advised to book Uganda Gorilla safari. Among the shortest Gorilla trips in Uganda include: 1-day Uganda trip from Kigali OR 2 days Uganda Gorilla trek.
To utilize other tourist attractions – Uganda is a basket of wanders! Ranging from beautiful relief to amazing drainage system. Guests decide to book Gorilla safari in order to supplement other tourist activities like Chimpanzees trekking, Golden monkey trekking, Game drives, Mountaineering, cultural activities among others.
To Socialize with Ugandans – making friends is part of life and discoursing new friendship is very important. Ugandans are friendly and welcomes visitors. You can even decide to spend some nights in the home of Ugandans to learn more about culture, religion and daily activities.
To discover the pearl of Africa – You can only explore Uganda while on Uganda safari. In his book “My African Journey” published in 1908, Winston Churchill an early explorer commonly referred to Uganda as the “Pearl of Africa”, with regards to a Safari to Uganda which he took in 1907. Its better to walk in the footsteps of Winston Churchill by engaging Uganda tour.
To see other primates – Uganda is a basket of many primates like Golden monkeys in Mgahinga National Park, Chimpanzees in Kibale National Park, Baboons in Ishasha sector, Colobus monkeys and so on. Supplementing Gorilla trekking with other primates is fascinating.
To get unique experience – Uganda is known for hosting rare mountain gorillas and travelers do book Uganda safaris to share unique experience of Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park.
In Conclusion, Gorilla trekking is the top tourist activity in Uganda but when supplemented with other activities like chimpanzee trekking, Game drives, boat trips, birding, Mountaineering and cultural tours among others, your trip will not only be a mere trip, but a life time trip.