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Gorilla Trekking in Uganda, is it really worth it?
These Gentle Giants (Mountain Gorillas) can in Africa only be found residing in destinations like Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which shelters Half of the Gorilla population in the world, and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park both found in Uganda. Mountain Gorillas are calm, quiet, and humble species that live in raised elevations (height above a given level) of sub-Tropical and Tropical rainforests. They only become ready or likely to attack when they feel uncertain and disturbed, they express they’re being disrupted and angry by hitting their chests, making loud hoots, doing knuckles on 2 legs, tearing off the vegetation, etc. Note carefully that also female mountain Gorillas also do involve themselves in the fight in case they sense any danger to their loved ones.
Gorilla Trekking is worth the Estimated price/Cost, Effort, and Duration/Time, having spotted the activity as the most unforgettable, incredible, and breathtaking away Experience by past trekkers it’s therefore worth every monetary unit. Gorilla-watching safaris in Uganda have always stayed the best Wildlife experience worth doing and getting involved in. Is Gorilla Trekking in Uganda worth it? Yes, the reason is that we assure you that a face-to-face experience with the gentle giants is quite an exceptional encounter that no trekker traveling to Uganda, shouldn’t miss.
Gorilla Trekking Permits
This is the costliest Tourist activity in Uganda with Gorilla Permits costing $700 for foreign non-residents, $600 for foreign residents, and Ugx 300,000 for East African Citizens, Uganda’s Gorilla Permit thus makes Uganda the best affordable Gorilla safari place, especially for the Budget tourists.
Is Gorilla Trekking in Uganda Worth the Time?
Gorilla Trekking in Uganda as an activity is worthwhile because here you get quite some time to spend face to face with the gentle giants (mountain gorillas), them being in your presence in their natural homes/ territories. These Gentle Giants can’t be found in Zoos because they hate being in captivity.
Is gorilla trekking in Uganda worth the effort and discomfort?
Yes, immediately you face these mountain Gorillas, all the discomfort and fatigue will furnish completely especially when you have a sight of the silverback Gorilla. You will enjoy it. Gorilla trekking activity is a strenuous tour, which makes you hike through the thick darkness, and dense forests having muddy and slippery grounds inclusive. Hiking duration is about 30 minutes to almost a full day based on the gentle giants of location then. If trekking in Bwindi’s Impenetrable forest, expect wet, gloomy, muddy, and slippery grounds, thorny bushes, and ground insects when on your search for these gentle giants and hiking on raised altitudinal areas, which is surely tiring. But all in all, after having reached and seen these endangered species you will not have any regrets, your efforts are worth the discomfit and energy.
Number of people allowed
According to the rules and regulations guiding trekkers/tourists, there is a restriction on the number of people to get involved in the trekking activity which is 8 people per day trekking a Gorilla family for 1 hour. Gorilla family allocation/distribution usually bases on the physical fitness, age, and hiking capabilities of a trekker. In this case, always you are advised to disclose your hiking abilities to your guides so that they can get you a Gorilla family for you to trek with.
In conclusion, Gorilla trekking in Uganda is worth a lifetime experience, worth the costs, Effort, and Time. The increased total of tours to see mountain Gorillas in Uganda per day is vivid evidence that this activity (gorilla trekking) is never Boring/ disappointing.