Aging is a golden moment and most times its memory review time. Going gorilla trekking when still energetic gives you chance to explore the wilderness and store memories.
The nature of the topography of gorilla trekking destinations in Africa is generally volcanic with some steep ridges which you need to hike to locate the mountain gorillas. At some point of life, this may seem very strenuous and not fun. Gorilla trekking may be on your bucketlist but healthy reasons that come with age may not favor your dream.
Bwindi Impenetrable forest in Uganda or Volcanos National park in Rwanda are the only homes of gorilla trekking in the world. They stand at an altitude between ranges of 1447m to create habitat ranging from lowland forest at 1160m to rare montane vegetation above 2600m.
Although the provision for porters to give you a push while in the forest or carry a sedan chair are available for such cases, the feeling of personally taking the walk to locate the gorillas is ruled out.
Gorilla trekking is like treasure hunting using a pirate map however with age, you have limited options of gorilla families to trek. The peak seasons that is June to September are highly booked which limits on which choice of where to locate travelers according to age. You may be randomly be given a difficult family to trek which may not come great on your experience.
Gorilla trekking families is Uganda and Rwanda keep moving from one area to another in search for food or because of condition prevailing in the forest. Gorilla families sometimes fight each other the victor occupies the feeding ground where the losers have been .
During the severe rainy seasons, mountain gorillas relocate to the slopes and the very dry seasons push them to the bottom. This unstable life of the mountain gorillas make it hard to identify which gorilla trekking family is easier to trek.
Game drives are the next adventure experience you can do with gorilla trekking in Africa. Uganda and Rwanda have lovely natural parks close to the gorilla tracking parks. In Uganda Queen Elizabeth National park is the closet with the start tree climbing lions. Rwanda has the Akagera National park with lots of wildlife like lions, giraffes, herds of buffaloes and so much more.
No matter what age you are taking a game drive in Africa is fun but because it’s a long drive on bumpy dusty roads, it may not come out great. You need to have fun while searching for wild animals like topis, leopards, buffaloes, elephants, water bucks, bush bucks and so much more.
White water rafting on River Nile is absolutely mesmerizing. Paddling and beating the rough River Nile tides is refreshing. Different levels of roughness make up the white water rafting on the Nile. Based on age, personally you may feel insecure or too tired to peddle. Some muscles are necessary to get over this fun experience. This however doesn’t mean you cannot do white water rafting because there are some easier points though limited.
Hiking The Rwenzori Mountains in Uganda. Mountain Rwenzori is the second highest mountain in East Africa next to Mountain Kilimanjaro in Kenya. It is snowcapped and made up of unique vegetation covers not seen anywhere close to the ground.
If you wish to test your level of body fitness, the Africa Rwenzori Hike is the preminary adventure you can embark on even those wishing to hike Mountain Everest.
Age may favor you to hike at some point but pushing on may be quite challenging or you may take more days than planned to complete hiking Mountain Rwenzori.
This is done in tropical rain forests of Kibale National park In Uganda and Nyungwe National park in Rwanda. These natural forest have fairly more inviting land scape favorable for any age.
The age limit for chimpanzee trekking in Uganda or Rwanda is 12 years and above. You need to be read to keep on your toes when you locate the chimpanzees because they keep moving. The biggest part of there day is spend search for food in the forest. They rarely stay in one place.
During the severe rainy seasons, the chimpanzee feed from up the trees so you need great vision or a pair of binoculars with a great lens focus to get a biggest picture.
Spot fishing in Africa can be arranged upon request especially when in Murchison falls National Park in Uganda. Huge fish like Nile perch, tilapia, cut fish can be caught and released back to the River. This may require a whole of your time and patience too. Standing under the hot sun all day is tiring.
During the month of June To September, its hot in Africa you need to pack some light wear comfortable for the hot game drives. The gorilla trekking area are usually very cold even the extreme hot seasons. You need to pack warm wear to cover you in the cold Virunga area.
Insect repellant for both game drives and gorilla trekking protect your skin from insect bites. Carrying a comfortable repellant that will not react with your skin.
Flip flops to wear while in the car enjoying a game drive and tracking boots to get you comfortable while trekking to locate the mountain gorillas.
A light water proof bag that will protect your belongings while on the way to locate the mountain gorillas and keep snacks for the game drive.
Large brim hat or cap to protect your hair from getting wet while gorilla trekking or durst from game drive.
A camera with a great lense and great memory capacity that would store every moment while on your Africa safari.
An additional battery fully charged to take you through the day of your gorilla trekking safari and wild game safari. Memories are worth keeping and more fancy in pictures.