HOW WELL CAN YOU PLAN YOUR GORILLA TRACKING SAFARI?
One of the most imperative tours on this planet earth is a gorilla trekking tour, at least once in a lifetime bump into a rewarding and thrilling venture at the same time. That kind of experience that will make one wish they could go home with it so as to make other relatives and friends to see it as a deeply captivating activity, there is away I can’t look any further for this kind of experience than Gorilla trekking and habituation. This is still standing in first position of one of the few experiences that most people never wish to die before carrying out gorilla tracking in Uganda and Rwanda.
Some safari lovers go trekking for that beautiful memorable captivating activity experience of climbing, sloping and sweating, others want to take as much photos and videos as possible, others want to gaze directly into the gorilla’s eyes, foraging in the thickets, jumping on tree branches among other things, all these put in the same package, your preparation is vital for memorable experience like gorilla tracking.
There are these little things you need to do and they will make the entire Uganda Gorilla Trekking safari even more rewarding;
It is a must to obtain a gorilla trekking permit;
Advised to first remember book your own permit in time due to the high competition involved in accessing a permit, ensure to book as early as possible before you set off to the national parks in both Uganda and Rwanda due to the high demands of these permits, at least within 3- 5 months before the travel dates to guarantee your date of interest, more than 60 people travel to Bwindi Impenetrable on a daily basis for this amazing Gorilla experience and many more are put on hold. So you do not need to be among the ones put on the waiting list, avoid late payments to get rid of shortage.
Arrange your trip during a favorable time; make sure you travel at the right time of the year; we therefore advise travelling during the dry season when the soils of the thick forest are not so muddy. The best times for trekking are from the months of June to September and the months of December to late February since they are always dry months.
Since this is a rain forest, rain is highly unpredictable, so visitors are supposed to pack water proof rain jackets or coats, jungle boats, long socks, umbrellas , sun cream or lotions, long sleeved shirts is also essential to carry, insect repellant since the area is covered with various notorious Stinging nettles, well charged water proof cameras preferably with extra films for photography with absolutely no flash lights, first AID box just in case of any accidents.
All the people on this trekking trip need to be healthy and fit enough since most of Uganda’s gorilla trekking trails are traverse on foot, some of the hiking can go on and last for about 8 hours. Remember “Bwindi” means “darkness” and so the darkness may continue to work as hiding places for these rare apes and you end up hiking further to find them. For them they are at peace, at home in their natural environment.
Please do not travel for gorilla trekking activity if at all you are sick or ill, you have to put in mind that these endangered apes are human race relatives and any illness we bear can affect them as well.
The main thing to mind about is the right tour operator or travel agent; your gorilla trek travel will stand adventurous if you choose the right tour operators. Uganda has many tour operators and choosing a good company with nice customer reputation would do you good since you will not need to worry about the accommodation choices, you will sleep comfortably and arrive to the park in time for your memorable jungle safari.
Once the above is put in practice well, your holiday trip will stand to be even more thrilling than one you ever had before.
Never forget accommodation;
Gorilla trekking cannot be accomplished with in single day, Since all gorilla trekking destination are far distant , it is advisable to always book for accommodation of minimally 2 nights, one night for arrival date, then the second is after tracking, accommodation ranges from luxury to budget backpackers but all comfortable