Gorilla Trekking Uganda from Kenya
Gorilla trekking Uganda from Kenya-Nairobi; Trekking Gorilla from Kenya to Uganda is more easier to travelers getting from other neighboring countries like the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda because Kenya is bordered by Uganda and the possibility of traveling to Uganda from Kenya is easier with both transport means. So tourists interested in trekking mountain gorillas Uganda can fly from Kenya ‘’heart of Africa’’ to Entebbe International Airport, then drive or be picked up by our safari driver to drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park or Mgahinga Gorilla national park for gorilla trekking-tracking. Other alternatives of flying to the park through Kihihi or Kisoro airstrip from Entebbe International Airport or Kajjansi Airfield.
In other words, you can opt to drive from Kenya –Nairobi to Kampala or board a bus and drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park or Mgahinga Gorilla national park for the mountain gorilla trekking ,if you can’t afford a flight ,the travelling journey may seem to be tiresome but rewarding with beautiful nature ,country side , rolling hills as well as nature photography .After gorilla trekking Uganda ,visitors can choose to drive to Kigali Rwanda and fly out from Kigali International Airport in order to reduce the driving time of 9 to 10hours drive to Kampala –Uganda capital to 3 to 4 hours’ drive to Kigali in Rwanda ,country of thousand hills.
Gorilla trekking is unforgettable experience one wouldn’t miss on his or her bucket list on Uganda Safaris. The activity which can be done all year around but best season to enjoy activity is peak /dry season starting from June to September and December to February. During this period of the year the jungle is not so thick and the trekking trails are not during the trekking. Rwanda and Ugandan destinations for gorillas –gorilla trekking environment have the same type of climate and rules and regulations.
Although Rwanda’s gorilla permits are the most expensive for luxurious travelers at USD1,500 per person per trek, Uganda gorilla permits is cheaper than that of Rwanda at fee USD700 per person –Foreign nonresident, USD600 for foreign resident and Congo’s Gorilla permit is at cheapest permits at USD400 per person per trek during the peak season and gives discounts of USD200 per person during the low seasons that happens from the month of May to April and Mid-September to November.
Besides that, Gorilla trekking is quite a memorable life time experience done in a group of eight peoples, it starts in the morning hours at the park headquarter for briefing about rules and regulations of gorilla trekking in their nature environment, you will be guided by the guide who knows well the park’s tracking trails and how to locate a gorilla group you are assign in too. Gorilla trekking is unpredictable can take 30 to 7 hours while trekking and that’s the reason why you should carry enough mineral water and packed lunch boxes to eat if lunch time caught in the midst of the forest .As your trekking your free to ask any question to want to know about the Gorillas and the history about the Bwindi Impenetrable national park or Mgahinga gorilla national park ,with high chances of seeing bird species ,small primates like the black and white monkey and colobus monkeys. Once you find the gorilla group your trekking, one hour is given to the trackers to observe how gorillas spend their day long in the jungle, watch them as they grooming themselves, playing, taking care of their young ones, take photos and video capturing.
Other activities one can engage in after trekking mountain gorillas are birding, nature walk and Visit the Batwa community.
Rules and Regulations for Gorilla Trekking
Keep a distance of 5 to 7 when with the gorillas.
If you feel sneezing turn back your nose or close your nose with your handkerchiefs
Always respect the limited number of people allowed to trek gorillas ‘’8 persons’’.
Trackers always follow the instructions given by the guide.
Time allowed to spend with mountain gorillas is an hour
Smoking, eats are not allowed in the nature habitant of gorillas
Ill trackers are not allowed to trek gorillas because gorillas can easily be transmitted by human diseases like cough, flu, diarrhea among others.
Keep your voices low when meet up with gorillas
Stay in tight groups
Always wash your hands before heading out for gorilla trekking
Put on comfortable shoes for easy ascending and descending while hiking in thick dense forest.