After the long lock down many things have changed in Africa travel destinations. Gorilla tracking destinations in Uganda have the most interesting news to cover.
Why Gorilla Tracking In Mgahinga National park Is Exciting
Following the birth of a new baby gorilla in Nyakagezi family Mgahinga National Park on 3rd September 2020. Celebrations are heated up in amongst the conservation staff and within the gorilla family too.
Anyone interested in gorilla tracking and primate studies will find this moment exciting. If it is your dream holiday, this is the right time to think about booking a gorilla permit. Come give good tiding to the new mother and baby.
Why Gorilla Tracking In Bwindi Forest National park Is exciting
After losing Rafiki gorilla in Bwindi Forest, a new baby gorilla is born more reason for rejoicing. On September 7th 2020 another mountain gorilla gave birth to a new baby. Mother and baby are in good condition.
In Rushegura gorilla tracking family, Ruterana the female gave birth to a new infant bringing the total of family members to 18.
There is nothing as exciting as being in the presence of a mother gorilla and her infant. The care every family member gives to the infant is mesmerizing.
Bwindi forest has registered 5 birth of mountain gorillas in 6 weeks which is exciting. Infants play a big role in creating some highlights for any interested gorilla trekker.
Filming the story of the new mother gorilla in Bwindi forest Park in Uganda would make great impact. More love for conservation of the endangered mountain gorillas in Uganda.
What Is Required To Book a Gorilla Tracking Safari in Uganda after Covid-19 Lock down?
Mountain Gorillas are highly susceptible to human infection so a lot of care has been put up to care for them
To curb this, the number of gorilla trackers was reduced to 8 people per family per day. This is the reason why the demand for gorilla permits is very high. The gorilla permits are also sold on first come first served basis.
You need to have Corona Virus Test results that are negative.
During briefing, your temperature will be checked, sanitize to kill possible germs before gorilla tracking.
As briefing is one of the important items of gorilla tracking day, it will be done in groups of 8 trekkers. Social distance has to be observed amongst the trekkers during briefing
A maximum of 8 gorilla trekkers will be allowed to be with the mountain gorillas
All support members like porters who will be discovered to have symptoms of any communicable infection will not be allowed to go into the forest. Signs like High temperature, dysentery, running nose, Flu and more will not be allowed in the forest.
On the way to see the gorillas, the trekkers must maintain a social distance of about 8 meters away from each other.
All staff and the trekkers must wear face masks while moving and when closer to the mountain gorillas.
Within your backpack, you need to carry light manageable gorilla tracking gears so as to avoid hiring porters unless it is inevitable.
As masks may not be comfortable to wear all the way, short breaks will be taken by trekkers but maintaining social distance.
In case anyone gets signs of infection on the way, the rapid response team will be notified. He or she will be isolated from other trekkers, picked, examined and taken into quarantine in case he is confirmed affected.
After the primate national Parks have been opened for tourist viewing tentatively, you can inquire about how to get a gorilla tracking permit.
This will equip you with the right knowledge of what is need to secure a gorilla tracking permit.
When the Entebbe Air Port is finally opened to foreign entrants, you will be allowed to see the mountain gorillas.
You must have a certified certificate showing negative Covid 19 results before coming into Uganda.
Packmasks that you will use during your stay in Uganda so as to prevent yourself from any infections or you infecting anyone as advised by WHO.
Carry enough sanitizer that will last your holiday.
Garden gloves to help you fasten your grip while searching in the wilderness.
Tracking boot are so relevant for gorilla tracking
Poncho or rain coat will protect you from getting wet.
Insect repellant will protect your skin from biting nettles.
Sound proof camera for preserving memories of your best moments with the mountain gorillas. This will protect your memory of what you experienced during gorilla tracking in Africa.
What Additional Activities Can Do With Gorilla Tracking In Uganda
Uganda is rich with wildlife games in parks like Queen Elizabeth National park, Murchison Falls National park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Lake Mburo National Park .
You just need to have ample time on safari and arrange the right itinerary to avoid back tracking.
Chimpanzees are the closet relatives of human beings so you have the chance of meeting them too. You can book a permit to see the chimpanzees in Kibale Forest, Kalinzu forest, Kaniyo Pabidi forest.
Climbing the Rwenzori is an epic experience one may be part of. The Rwenzori has different vegetation zones that you pass by as you move up.
Book mountain climbing to test your fitness and view the world from the top.
Birding after gorilla tracking
Uganda is endowed with numerous birds. Bwindi forest has the biggest number of birds in Africa. You have the chance of identifying over 100 bird species in a day.
Visiting the source of River Nile
Uganda is the source of river Nile. You can visit the point where the longest river in Africa is situated. Evidently see how river Nile water separates from Lake Victoria water.
White water Rafting on the Nile
The Itanda falls on River Nile have great tides that are suitable for white water rafting. You can peddle the tides at different levels.
Uganda is one lucky country to have a lot available for one to see after gorilla tracking