Gorilla tracking being an adventure that fulfils the quest for most travelers to meet the reality of films like “Gorillas in The Mist” creates anxiety combined with excitement. Travelling solo for gorilla trekking in Africa may stimulate some butterflies in your stomach. However no worries because we are here for you to fulfil your dream of seeing the gorillas even without company.
When you send us the details of your gorilla tracking safari, we provide options of packages that soot your needs. We can also tailor your itinerary to soot the time and preferred experience you wish to have while you travel.
Book Gorilla Tracking permit
The gorilla tracking permit is key to confirming that you will be part of the gorilla tracking experience on a particular date. Having conceded on the particular date you wish to do gorilla tracking, we have to request for availability of the gorilla tracking permits. We will get back to you with the status of the gorilla permit and then advise you on the next step to take in order to pay for your permit.
We highly advise our clients to confirm there permits as soon as possible because of the high demand for them yet very few are realized each day for public booking.
Book accommodation for gorilla tracking
Accommodation is very relevant to a successful solo gorilla tracking safari as you have to sleep over in the location closer to where your gorilla trek is booked. This is to avoid waking up early to drive to the briefing point which is very risky and may cause you to miss out on this experience. Several factors like a very slippery road, fallen tree trunks in the road and so much more can prevent you from getting to the briefing point on time.
Hire a Car
Whether you are taking a road trip to Bwindi forest or you are flying to Bwindi forest, you need to hire a car and a 4×4 WD vehicle is best for the ragged and at times slippery surface. When you book a safari with us, we do this ground work for you and all you need to do is arrive at Entebbe Airport and leave the rest of the safari requirements to us. We operate a fleet of cars that we included in our clients’ package
Gorilla tracking requires you to have some bit of fitness as you go through the jungle with ragged terrain. To feel comfortable while walking in the forest, you need to do pre-tour exercise so that your body gets accustomed to high altitudes.
Gorilla tracking wear
Pack the right gorilla tracking gear so as to be comfortable while you are on safari. Pack light but comfortable enough to sustain your stay on safari. Check for more detail
Inform any person responsible
Because you are travelling to a destination alone, you need to inform someone about where you are going. You may right down the information about your gorilla tracking safari so that in case of anything happens you have back up like sickness, loss of documents, loss of baggage and so much more.
What takes place during gorilla tracking
Before gorilla tracking
You will rise up early in the morning and take breakfast. Carry your water proof light bag to the ranger station.
You meet other trekkers and you will be divided into groups of 8.
In case you need a porter, you may decide to choose one at a slightly small fee so that he can carry out belonging while you trek
During gorilla trekking
The ranger leads you into the forest with other trekkers and follows the pace of the slowest person. Since the time taken to find the gorillas is not known, you need to move together with the rest of the group to avoid delaying in the wilderness and getting so tired.
What else to see in the forest
The forest hosts lots of primates like the red tailed monkeys, vervet monkeys, l’hoest, golden monkeys and so many others.
The forest hosts a number of birds too including about 90 % of the known albertine endemics.
The water falls in the forest provide amazing views
Several old trees also exist in the forest
Visit the Batwa pygmies just on the outskirts of Bwindi Forest