Booking a group tour to see mountain gorillas – Vacations are great ways to unwind, have fun and escape from your daily schedule and environment. Traveling with family and friends to see mountain gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda can enhance your safari experience since your friends and family know how better to keep you excited. Booking a group tour to see mountain gorillas – group tour to see mountain gorillas mean traveling with other members to see mountain gorillas in the wild. Gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda and Rwanda can be done with friends and family while on your African vacation.
Traveling with family and friends to Rwanda for gorilla trekking adventure is much more possible with Acacia Safaris Limited – guaranteed gorilla trekking permits. Booking a group tour to see mountain gorillas in Rwanda and Uganda can be interesting as you will experience one of Africa’s most profound wildlife encounters, Mountain gorilla trekking – many visitors have described the experience as a life-changing and one to do before you retire.
Acacia Safaris Limited is a genuine tour operator with working experience of over two decades, planning gorilla trekking safaris in Africa, especially in Uganda and Rwanda. Group gorilla safaris to Uganda and Rwanda with us guarantee gorilla trekking adventure, with opportunities to have discounts on your gorilla trekking permits. Traveling as a group to see gorillas let it be a large group or a small group, we can help you plan your adventure, helping you to boo gorilla trekking permits in both Rwanda and Uganda.
If you’re traveling as a family to see mountain gorillas in both Uganda and Rwanda, the minimum age eligible for gorilla trekking is 15 years. Group Gorilla trekking requires preparing well and to book with a genuine company with experience in organizing safaris. The fact that group members usually have different preferences, when planning a Group Tours to see mountain gorillas, you need to be more careful not to just have a one size fits all itinerary but rather have one that is flexible enough to cater for every ones needs.
Gorilla trekking permits in Uganda cost up to USD 700 for a normal gorilla trek and USD 1500 for a gorilla habituation safari. Rwanda gorilla permits cost USD 1500 and they can be booked and paid for through a tour operator or directly from the responsible agencies.
Gorilla trekking packing list – Booking a group tour to see mountain gorillas
Gorilla Permits and Passport
Just like all other gorilla destinations, to be able to trek mountain gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda, you will need a gorilla permit and passport at the hotel and park offices just before beginning your trek. Valid travel documents and a Visa are very important for any safari. Don’t travel with a passport that is about to expire. Without the required travel documents, you will not be allowed in these countries and to track the gorillas.
A Rain Jacket and sweater
Gorillas live in tropical rain forests and rain should be expected at any time regardless of the period of the year. A rain jacket should therefore be on top of your packing list even if you are planning to come in the so called dry season. The sweater will keep you warm during the cold evenings and mornings
Mountainous terrain necessitates hiking boots, which will improve your experience. A stronger grip of the hilly, occasionally muddy terrain will be ensured by high-quality hiking footwear. Your ankles could get damaged if you wear cheap boots or simple shoes.
A hat, Sun glasses and sunscreen
These will protect you from the suns heat especially during the dry season. These items are also important if you are planning to combine gorilla trekking with a visit to the other national parks with hotter weather in both Rwanda and Uganda.
A pair of binoculars will be necessary to see these animals up close. You will see many different bird species, forest elephants, buffalo, chimpanzees, and colobus monkeys among many other animals on your journey. If you have a good pair of binoculars, you can see the birds and primates clearly.
The other items on the Packing list may include; Snacks, Packed lunch and drinking water. Your lodge will prepare for you packed lunch or you can choose to park your own energy snacks. Energy-giving snacks can also be acquired from supermarkets and specific shops in Rwanda and Uganda. Just make sure that you don’t forget them while living your hotel for the briefing. Also, keep in mind that tracking mountain gorillas for long can become exhausting and you will need enough water. Other general items to consider are travel insurance, emergency telephone numbers, travel maps, directories and the final itinerary from your tour operator. Having money in local currency is also important when you want to tip your Guides or buy souvenirs in areas with no credit card machines or ATM’s. To keep your money safe, acquire a money belt.