Holiday travel to Africa on a safari takes lots of planning and saving but gorilla trekking is an exceptional holiday experience. Everybody who has been to gorilla trekking testifies that it is a dream come true experience.
Fun is one of the expectations that lures people to participate in treasure hunting of the mountain gorillas. The first face to face moment with the gorillas may stimulate some nerves but its worth your holiday time.
Prepare For Gorilla Trekking to your best
The usual holidays on beaches have certain wear that you must include on your parking list and so is gorilla trekking.
Ensure you have shopped and packed comfortable wear like long sleeved shirt and camouflaged trousers, tracking boots, hand gloves, masks and hand sanitisers to mention but a few
This makes you own your gorilla trekking holiday which is a life time holiday and a lucky charm experience. Just confirming the gorilla permit already makes you feel a winner because you are one of the lucky achievers of the day out of the thousands that demand for only 8 gorilla permits.
Workout a bit before starting your gorilla trek
Working out may not be your hobby but gorillas live in a volcanic environment which requires you to have some physical fitness. Although porters can be hired to take you to the gorillas, the fun of doing it yourself is absolutely gorgeous.
Memories of the forest stay with you forever. You walk at your own pace, by passing amazing primates like olive baboons, black and white colobus, blue monkeys which you can spot on your own.
Your actual participation is fun and creates a memorable experience for life. Even sliding and getting soaked in the marshy ground adds to the forest fun that you may have watched in only movies.
Have Company On Your Gorilla Trekking Safari
Travelling for holiday solo is amazing but when you do it with company you have a lot to talk about. Doing gorilla trekking alone is fun but when you share this life time experience with friends, family, spouse, a group, you feel better. You have a lot to talk and remind your selves about.
A part from the gorilla trekking permit which is sold per person per trek, other components of gorilla trekking trip package can be shared with other people you have travelled with. This reduces on the total trip burden.
Take A Camera To keep Memories of your Encounter with the mountain Gorillas
Many have watched the giant mountain gorillas in movies like “Gorillas in the Mist, Baby’s Day Out” which may look like fiction. Your first view of the mountain gorillas is like leaving in a dream.
Take as many photos of the gorilla family as you can as gorillas are very sensitive to any unusual actions that any of the trekkers may do. This can send them into hiding yet you have only one hour with the mountain gorillas.
Include More Activities To Gorilla Trekking Safari
Gorilla trekking may be the main activity of your safari but Uganda being the Pearl of Africa has lots of activities to be part of.
Game drives are full of wildlife entertainment from parks like Murchison Falls national park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, famous Kidepo valley national park. All these are habitats to animals like lions, herds of buffaloes, leopards, cheetahs, jackals, chimpanzees, giraffes and so much more
Lots of other interesting activities are done in the parks like launch cruising to the strongest water falls in the world the dramatic Murchison falls. Forest walks, spot fishing, hiking all can be organized with in the parks in case you have extra time on holiday.
Water rafting is adrenaline stimulating but fun. Even if you have no experience trainers are ready to give you some training on set. Trust me the outcome is a memorable African safari experience.
Every day of the year is open for you to do gorilla trekking in Africa. There are two season in the tourism of Africa that is the high season and the low season.
Normally during the high season even the weather is favorable for gorilla trekking as the road are more passable. There is not too much rain in the forest despite it being known for receiving rain at any time of the day without warning. High season is normally June to September and December through January.
Which Gorilla Family Area Is Most Entertaining
Based on what you wish to see during your gorilla trekking safari, you may have the chance to select the best gorilla area to visit.
Some areas have gorilla families with lots of babies, aggressive silverbacks, lovely mother gorillas and so much more.
Each of them has mesmerizing entertainment to watch and take different pauses for you photography.
Wear a mask and hand sanitize to protect self from any chances of catching the Corona Virus.
In case of any infectious disease volunteer to stay behind so that you do not transmit it to the mountain gorillas who have about 96% human genes.
Children below the age of 15 years are not allowed to see the mountain gorillas. This is because of the sometimes long hours in the forest and the topography of the area.
Only 8 people are allowed to see the gorillas per day per trek
Do not litter the forest as this alters the environment which feeds the mountain gorillas.
Try not to make noise while searching for the gorillas because this scares them.
Eating when inform of the gorillas may prompt them to grab what you are eating yet they are wild animal that have to fend there own food. Gorillas depending on human supply may change there way of life which alters there natural behavior.
Cover all feces beyond recognition so that gorillas cannot dig out anything. Ensure you ask for help from the ranger guide to dig a hole for you and cover up all matter well.
No flash camera is allowed to take photos of gorillas as this may scare them and send them into hiding.