Gorilla Tours in Uganda

Gorilla Tours in Uganda are the major activities done at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga National Park in south western Uganda. The country is endowed with the rare endangered mountain gorillas found in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The gorillas number to about half the world’s mountain gorilla population. Groped in several families found in Bwindi Forest which spreads across the districts if Kabale, Kanungu and Kisoro in south western Uganda. Gorilla Tracking in Uganda is done at these habituated groups where a minimum of 8 guests are allowed per group. Gorilla Visitors come to Uganda every day from the various countries of the world and total in several thousand every year.

For one to trek gorillas in Bwindi Forest, one must have a gorilla permit. A gorillas trekking permit is a ticket that allows a tourist permission to enter into the forest to track mountain gorillas. This is done with the help of guides and rangers allocated by the park management under Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA).

The trekking process starts in the morning with the assembling of the guests at the park management offices for briefing. This kind of briefing centers on the rules and regulations of the whole process. Tourists are briefed about the trekking exercise before seeing the gorillas, how to behave while with the gorillas plus the whole returning process.

Visitors are usually allowed one hour to be in the midst of the gorillas. During that period, they are allowed to take pictures with no flashes, look at the gorillas from a closer range and also ask questions or talk in low voices. After gorilla tracking, visitors are led back out of the bushes to the starting points where their drivers pick them.

To qualify for trekking gorillas, one should have a gorilla permit. This permit must have been booked some good weeks or months in advance via a local tour operator. A gorilla permit is what the park management considers at the park entry point to allow one admission into the forest.