Affordable gorilla trekking in Uganda
The permit fee for mountain gorilla trekking in Uganda is currently at US$700. Although this might seem expensive, it is a bargain compared to the US$1500 permit fee in Rwanda, which is currently the only other country where these gentle giants can be tracked. Gorilla trekking is offered in two parks in Uganda: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park. Both offer a similar experience where you can spend one hour with a gorilla troop after you have reached their location. The group size is limited to eight people. A new activity offered in Bwindi only is the gorilla habituation experience. Two semi-habituated troops can be tracked by a limited group of four tourists daily, who can stay for four hours. Viewing is less easy as these gorillas prefer to keep their distance since they aren’t yet fully habituated. The price for this special activity is US$1500.
While gorilla trekking fits into a Best of East Africa tour, you can also slot it into a Uganda holiday. The highlights of Uganda packages include the following. Bwindi or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park for gorilla trekking, Kibale National Park, Budongo and Kalinzu Forest for chimpanzee trekking, and Queen Elizabeth National Park for a classic safari and the possibility to see tree-climbing lions. Also Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to track rhinos on foot and Murchison Falls National Park for a boat trip on the Nile and more general wildlife viewing.”
Uganda is an exciting destination for wildlife viewing, and its strength lies in its variety. Uganda has beautiful rain forests that are home to many primates. Mountain gorilla trekking is the top attraction, but almost equally exciting is chimpanzee trekking. A variety of monkeys can be seen throughout the country and a troop of habituated golden monkeys, endemic to the Albertine Rift, can be visited in Mgahinga National Park. Away from the forest environment, Uganda has several good savannah reserves where more conventional wildlife viewing is offered on game drives and boat trips
Gorilla Habituation Experience In Uganda – Spend More Time With The Gorillas
There is no known actual definition of the Gorilla Habituation Experience. However, it can simply be known as the act of training wild gorillas to become used to the sight of people. It involves different groups of people like the trackers, conservationists, trackers, researchers and rangers among others who take a period of about 2 to 3 years completing this habituation experience. It is a learning experience that has just recently become a stable activity presented by the Uganda Wildlife Authority on a small scale. This experience only restricts the persons to a maximum of 4 each day per group