This is the utmost fascinating Gorilla Trekking experience and most unforgettable moments – tracking and observing the mesmerizing gorillas in one of Africa’s most beautiful, evocative settings. Gorilla trekking is an experience of a lifetime that gives you a unique opportunity to have close contact with these gentle giants of the jungle in their natural habitat.
Such the experience takes place in Bwindi and Mgahinga National Park-Uganda and Volcanoes National Park-Rwanda. It happens all year round which takes you half-day to stay in the jungle and it is always one hour allowed to stay with the gorillas taking unforgettable memorable photos and videos.
Uganda is home to the world’s last remaining mountain gorillas with 21 families which are habituated for gorilla trekking and 11 families habituated for gorilla trekking in Rwanda. A gorilla family is visited 8 people per day and you’re allowed to spend 1 hour with mountain gorillas face to face while trekking them takes about 30 minutes to 6 hours depending on where the particular gorilla family is located. After gorilla trekking, you can as well enjoy other excursions like the Batwa cultural visit and experience very many activities done by these people, community, and guided nature in Uganda.
Lodges around Uganda gorilla National Park varies with options, from mid-budget to luxury which offer you a beautiful scenic view of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest include Mahogany Springs, Buhoma safari lodge, Trackers safari lodge, cloud safari lodge, and among others which are on international standard.
The growing number of guests has also been attracted by the new luxury lodges opening around the Volcano National Park-Rwanda, such as Bisate Lodge, One & Only Nyungwe, Gorilla’s Nest, and among others.
A Gorilla trekking permit in Uganda costs USD 700.00 per person per trek which allows you to get up close to these gentle giants of the jungle in their natural habitat of about one hour in the jungle of natural habitat. In Rwanda, a permit for gorilla trekking costs $ 1500.00 per person per trek. The minimum age for trekking gorillas is 15 years. You advise booking your gorilla permit in advance in order to avoid disappointment because only 8 people allowed to see a gorilla family per day.