Gorilla trekking minimum age in East Africa – Gorilla trekking safaris in East Africa is a must include in every travelers bucket list when planning an adventure to East Africa. Gorilla trekking in East Africa can be done in three countries like, Uganda, Rwanda and D.R Congo. These massive creatures are the most endangered of all gorilla species and a few individuals still exist in the wild, with a total population of about 1,000. Acacia safaris Limited has well planned gorilla trekking permits to both Uganda and Rwanda, with guaranteed wilderness experiences
For both Uganda and Rwanda, gorilla trekking has a minimum trekking age and here we are to provide all the necessary information for you. The age limit for gorilla trekking is set by the different government authorities responsible for managing the national parks. The incredible adventure has been considered by many travelers when planning safaris to Africa however gorilla trekking is only for those who are above 15years of age. Trekking safaris in East Africa can be also done by the seniors – Acacia Gorilla trekking for senior. There are some instances where kids below 15 years may be allowed to trek these massive primates however not that commonly done.
In most cases, persons below 15 have unpredictable characteristics that may lead to change of the primates’ behaviors. An example is when a gorilla tries to fume or come near a visitor in the presence of a child, she or he may decide to run or scream hence disorganizing the gorillas. Here the gorillas may react by attacking the trekkers as a way of defending itself and the family. Therefore, the only way of minimizing such incidents is by discouraging 15 below trekkers in the park. Gorilla trekking also involves strenuous hiking up the hills and People below 15 years of age are rendered weak and vulnerable and therefore cannot cope up with the difficult hike in Bwindi, Mgahinga and Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. Some parts of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park like Nkuringo and Rushaga are so steep and hence difficult for children to hike.
Other frequently asked questions
Is it safe to go gorilla trekking in Uganda?
Basing on our experience, one of the safest places to be in is Uganda. A Gorilla Trekking safari to Bwindi Impenetrable Park or Mgahinga Gorilla Park is a guaranteed success. The Rangers in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda are highly motivated, adequately equipped, and trained to Keep Gorilla Trekking safe and secure. There is no need to hesitate your gorilla trekking safari to Uganda or Rwanda.
Is gorilla trekking worth the money?
Yes! Gorilla trekking in Uganda has immense rewards. The trekking experience in both Uganda and Rwanda is worth all the money you’ll spend because once you sit a few meters from a four-hundred-pound silverback – an encounter you will never forget for a life time. Imagine coming face to face with these massive creatures in the wild and observing them for a considerable period of time as they play, feed mate and train their young ones.