Recently, several honeymooners have been inquiring whether there is chance for gorilla trekking during there honeymoon time. My answer is YES gorilla trekking does not discriminate who must see the gorilla and who must not accept those with the contagious diseases.
Whether tracking gorilla in Uganda or Rwanda, it is only the gorilla tracking rules and regulations that eliminate some people from tracking like those under the age of 15 years, one with a cold, a contagious skin disease may be ineligible to gorilla tracking.
Gorilla tracking on your honeymoon is one of the special encounters that get you to one of the organised wild families in the world. Like human beings, gorillas live in families that are led by the silverback who is the overall head of the family. He watches over all the activities of the family, defends it from external attacks, ensures that he sorts disputes amongst family members and in case of scarcity of food, he normally looks for a new feeding ground. Such responsibility is what makes many people do repeat gorilla tracking safaris.
This special trip can also be done during your honeymoon holiday. Gorillas live in the serene Bwindi National park and not like other holiday destinations, it is rarely over congested with travellers because of the limit on the number of people who trek gorillas and the hassle to get a gorilla permit. You have the special moments to yourselves with no disturbance. However since gorilla trekking is controlled by Uganda Wildlife Authority, you may share the gorilla trekking experience with other people (8 people maximum) but not the discomforting crowds at the beaches or cities. Some accommodation offers special services to honeymooners in case this is communicated earlier.
Normally honeymooners are tired especially after the hectic wedding preparations and would not like to take the long day drive on the bumpy roads. No worries this can be sorted with the Fly in Gorilla trekking preparations with the daily schedules and non scheduled flights from Entebbe to Kihihi or Kayonza which are the closet air strips to Bwindi National park then book a short transfer to your lodge and relax.
Even those celebrating their anniversary whether wedding, birthday, engagement can share this special day with the mountain gorillas in the wilderness. Can you imagine proposing marriage as the gorilla is part of the witnesses of this moment? It is really one of the unforgettable special moments that must not be forgotten in life.