Gorilla Tracking safaris, the unique experience for most – it is not something that one can hurriedly assemble. There are exceptions where things become alright at last, but generally it is best to arrange your gorilla trekking trip well in advance – particularly during the peak season months of June to September and December to January.
Mountain gorillas are found in only three countries in the world, which are Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Gorilla safaris can be done peacefully only in two countries that is Uganda in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National park. Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park in DRC per now it is impossible due to the political conflicts taking place in the forests of Virunga.
Uganda is home to over half of the total remaining population of these rare and endangered animals in the world and choosing to take a gorilla trek in either Bwindi Impenetrable Forest nor Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is the best option. The country has a good climate that favors a variety of flora and fauna – with over 364 species of mammals and 1062 species of birds. The country also offers an amazing view of the protected areas, luxurious rainforests, and the volcanic mountain make it a great place to visit.
Gorilla trekking is one of the most popular and interesting tour activities to do while you are in Uganda. On this safari you will get a memorable experience as you spend the day in the habitat of the largest primates and get the rare opportunity to watch them as close as you can get.
Before you go for gorilla trekking, you’re required to have a gorilla permit which can be acquired by either booking direct from Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) or you can contact any registered tour company in Uganda to secure for you a gorilla permit. But you have to remember that during the peak season months of June to September and December to February; gorilla permits are on high demand so you are advised to book in advance like 3 months before the trekking date.
There are also a lot of other activities that you can enjoy in order to make sure that you have a great time while you are here like the amazing chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National Park, wildlife watching in different national parks in the country, white water rafting on Bujagali Falls, birding, cultural tours and city tours.
Uganda has over 10 national parks and 13 wildlife reserves that you can visit and see some of the other great wildlife that they have here. You will absolutely love a Uganda safari.