Things to Know about Uganda Gorilla Tracking Safari

It is now estimated that about 900 mountain gorillas are left in the world. Your desire for having a closer look at these wonderful primates can be successfully accomplished by making a visit to Uganda. Today numerous visitors from different corners of the world are coming to Uganda for witnessing the great apes in their natural habitat. This has made gorilla tracking as one of the leading tourism activity in Uganda. It is believed that Uganda acts as a home to over 400 gorillas. Before venturing out for gorilla tracking safari in Uganda, you need to be aware about some essential things, which is explained below:

gorilla tracking

What will be the best time for experiencing Uganda gorilla safari?
Gorilla tracking in Uganda can be successfully conducted at any time of the year. If you are interested in enjoying more adventurous experience then can opt for June to September and December to January- these are considered to be the peak season. At this time traffic to various parks increases; this results in costly gorilla permits compared to low seasons.

Uganda gorilla safari

Where to enjoy a thrilling experience of gorilla tracking in Uganda?
One can enjoy Uganda gorilla safaris or Uganda gorilla safari tour at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. It is found that most visitors prefer Bwindi National Park to enjoy an exhilarating gorilla tracking because its gorillas are consistent.

Most popular destination for Uganda gorilla tracking enthusiasts, Bwindi National Park has the largest population of mountain gorillas in the world. Visitors have the choice of witnessing four habituated mountain gorilla groups like:

    Mubare

    Habinyanja

    Rushegura

    Nikuringo

Bwindi National Park is located about 500km from Kampala, the distance between Kampala and Bwindi takes about 6 to 8 hours of driving by road. One can also fly to an airstrip at Kisoro from Kampala or Entebbe and then drive to reach the Bwindi National Park.

Bwindi National Park

Wear Smart for a Successful Gorilla Tracking in Uganda:

    Carry a good pair of walking shoes for enjoying hiking or walking in the dense with an ease.

    Have a pair of light clothes and make assure to avoid any bright color or shade of clothes.

    Ensure in having a sunscreen lotion and a hat to escape the sun.

    Keep some warm and waterproof clothes to deal efficiently with the wet and cold challenges while exploring the habitat of mountain gorillas.

mountain gorillas

Do Not Forget to Obtain a Gorilla Permit:
Generally the gorilla tracking permits are issued by the Ugandan Wildlife Authority at their offices in Kamwokya, a Kampala suburb. This may sound a bit tricky or complex process for tourists and visitors. In order to enjoy convenience of obtaining a gorilla permit, you can depend on a reliable African safari company- Paradise Africa Safaris. We will obtain the permits in time on behalf of you that will help in avoiding any kind of inconvenience.

Uganda gorilla tracking safaris by Paradise Africa Safaris will help you experience a memorable trip with family or friends while witnessing a gorilla family in a breathtaking natural habitat.

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