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About Gorilla Tracking Safaris – Uganda and Rwanda. is a unique and awe-inspiring wildlife experience that allows you to observe mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo are the primary countries where you can embark on gorilla tracking expeditions. Here’s what you can expect from a typical gorilla tracking experience:

  • Permit Acquisition:The first step is to obtain a gorilla tracking permit, which is issued by the respective national park authorities. It’s essential to book your permit well in advance, as the number of permits is limited, and they often sell out quickly.
  • Group Assignment: On the day of your gorilla tracking adventure, you will be assigned to a specific gorilla family group. These groups are habituated to human presence and are led by experienced guides and trackers who know the gorillas’ whereabouts.
  • Briefing:Before the trek, you’ll attend a briefing at the park headquarters. The briefing provides essential information about the gorillas, safety guidelines, and what to expect during the trek.
  • Trekking:You’ll set out on your trek with a group of fellow trekkers, guided by park rangers. The duration and difficulty of the trek can vary depending on the location of the gorilla family you are visiting. It can range from a relatively short and easy hike to a more strenuous, all-day adventure.
  • Encounter: Once your group reaches the gorilla family, you’ll spend approximately one hour observing and quietly interacting with these magnificent creatures. During this time, you can take photos and observe their behavior, including feeding, grooming, and playing.
  • Rules and Guidelines: It’s crucial to follow the guidelines provided by your guides and the park authorities. These guidelines are in place to protect the gorillas and ensure your safety. They typically include maintaining a safe distance, keeping quiet, not touching the gorillas, and not eating or drinking near them.
  • Conservation and Local Communities: Your permit fees contribute to the conservation of gorillas and their natural habitat. It also benefits local communities, fostering support for gorilla conservation efforts.
  • Packing Essentials:When going gorilla tracking, be sure to wear appropriate clothing, including sturdy hiking boots, long pants, and a long-sleeved shirt. You’ll also need to bring essentials like water, insect repellent, sunscreen, and a rain jacket.

Physical Fitness:

  • Gorilla tracking can be physically demanding, so it’s important to be in good shape. Depending on the location, the terrain may be steep, muddy, or challenging.
  • Ethical and Responsible Tourism: Gorilla tracking is a form of ecotourism that aims to protect and conserve these endangered animals. Respecting their habitat and following ethical and responsible tourism practices is essential to their preservation.

Gorilla tracking is an unforgettable and once-in-a-lifetime experience, providing a deep connection to these incredible animals and supporting their conservation. It’s an opportunity to witness one of the most iconic and endangered species on the planet in their natural environment.

About Gorilla Tracking Safaris Uganda and Rwanda

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4 Days  Uganda Gorilla Trekking  Fly in Safaris.

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