Trekking mountain gorillas is the main tourism activity in Uganda and it’s among the best traffic generator in terms of attracting tourists from different corners of the world. Gorilla trekking has contributed to the wellbeing of local people and the development of the country due to the more revenues collected from tourism. This has also helped in the development of the tourism industry in the country which made Uganda on of the most visited country in Africa. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga National Parks are home to over half of the remaining population of mountain gorillas in the wild and over 12 different species of primates. This makes Uganda one of the best destinations for primate lovers. Spending a day in the wild with the mountain gorillas is a memorable experience as you get an amazing feel of nature.
Some of the most interesting and easy gorilla trekking packages one can try are; – 3 Days gorilla trekking safari, 4 Days safari with 2 gorilla treks, 5 Day Gorilla trekking Bwindi Forest combined with wildlife watching in Queen Elizabeth National Park and many more. All these packages are interesting particularly to those interested in spending time in the jungle with the primates and wildlife in their natural environments. We at Gorilla Expeditions Ltd we can organize for you these safaris at an affordable process and we can also book for you the accommodations.
Before you think of going for gorilla trekking in Uganda, you need to first obtain a gorilla permit which costs USD600.The gorilla permit is a document which acts as an approving piece of paper to see mountain gorillas. Failure to acquire a gorilla permits implies that you won’t be allowed to even come near any of the gorilla families in the forest. Gorilla permits can be obtained from Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), or you can book through any registered tour company in the country. For convenience, a guest is advised to book for the gorilla permit in advance like at least 4 weeks before the dates of travel. This gives both the guest and UWA enough time to plan for the best and successful safari.