Gorilla trekking is the highlight to why all the tourists come visit the Uganda tourism safari destination. Uganda is a haven known for the primates and gorillas are the most primates that are commonly found in the destination in two amazing national parks that is Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park and Mgahinga Gorilla national park.
Gorilla trekking is defined as the hiking to the tropical forests of Bwindi and Mgahinga to see the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.
Where to go for gorilla trekking in Uganda.
Uganda has got two safari destinations where the tourists can go for their gorilla safaris that is Bwindi impenetrable Forest national park and Mgahinga Gorilla national park, with more gorilla families and where you can only track one group per day.
Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park.
Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park is the best safari destination where you can see the gorillas in the wild, the park is the one with over 22 gorilla families. Bwindi impenetrable forest national park has got four gorilla trekking groups that is Ruhija trek with gorilla families like Oruzogo, Mukiza, Kyaguliro and others.
Buhoma trek with gorilla families like Katwe, Mubare, Rushegura and others. Nkuringo trek with gorilla families like Nkuringo, Bushaho, Christmas and among others. Rushaga trek with gorilla families like Mucunguzi, Bikingi, Mishaya, Bikingi, Rwigi, Bweza and among others.
Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park starts with a briefing at the park headquarters early in the morning. During the briefing that’s when they give you guidelines about the rules and regulations to follow while carrying out gorilla trekking.
After the briefing you can be divided in to the groups of eight and each group can be given by the park guide who takes you in the deep rain forests to look for the mountain gorillas. Gorilla trekking activity take about 30 minutes to 8 hours according to the location of the mountain gorillas. Along the way while looking for the mountain gorillas you can be rewarded with sighting diverse wildlife along the way.
And immediately you find the gorilla family you can be given one hour to be with the presence of the gorillas in their habitant while observing their behaviors, how they feed, how they make their nests for the next night, how the old ones groom the young ones, during that one hour that’s when the tourists take pictures, videos through using less flash cameras or no flash cameras to show people home after the safari and among others.
On a gorilla trekking safari in Uganda, tourists as well can carry out gorilla habituation that takes place only Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park here the tourists can carry out gorilla habituation, that’s where the researchers, scientists, park guides, tourists explore the rainforests of the park to see the gorillas which takes 4 hours, compared to gorilla trekking in that takes one hour. Gorilla habituation in Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park takes place in Rushaga trek sector.
Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga Gorilla national park.
Mgahinga Gorilla national park is the second safari destination where the tourists in Uganda come to see and carry out gorilla trekking from the destination. Gorilla trekking in Maghinga forest national park starts with in the morning with a briefing at Ntebeko park headquarters about the expectations, regulations, rules to follow while trekking.
After the briefing you can be grouped into 8 people and start trekking in the jungle with a park guide who will be sharing information and answering questions about the mountain gorillas.
Trekking the gorillas in Mgahinga gorilla national park takes about 30 minutes to 8 hours depending on the location of the gorillas as they keep moving in deep forests from one place to another while looking for food. Once the mountain gorillas are found you will be given one hour to be in their natural habitat and in that hour that’s when you learn about their habits, behaviors, lifestyle, taking photos with less flash cameras while recording the moments.
After having trekking the mountain gorillas on a Uganda safari you will get back to the park headquarters where you will be issued a gorilla trekking certificate both in Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park and Mgahinga Gorilla national park that signifies your participation in the gorilla trekking activity in Uganda.