Is Gorilla Trekking Hard in Uganda – Gorilla trekking is one of the famous activities for many travelers to Africa in particular Uganda. The safari activity is one of the must include in many travelers bucket list while planning to explore the pristine wonderland, Africa. If this question still lingers in your mind, here is all you need to know about mountain gorilla trekking. Gorilla safaris in Uganda offer exceptional jungle experience, where you will come face to face with the giant Mountain gorillas. Imagine dwelling in the African tropical rainforest searching for these massive primates, and upon finding them, you advance nearer as you watch closely how they behave in their natural habitats. Wow!! The gorilla trekking experience is exceptional and many tourist have described the experience as a once in a life time activity that anybody must participate. Acacia Safaris Limited offer incredible safari packages that will guarantee you a fascinating safari experience while on your gorilla trekking safari in both Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
Gorilla trekking is an activity admired by every traveler in Africa however, prior preparation will make your trekking experience a life changing one. The trek requires a moderate level of physical fitness for you to advance in the tropical rainforests of Bwindi. Uganda gorilla safaris usually commence in the early morning from the park headquarters where you will be assigned a gorilla trekking group.
Why you should be fit on your gorilla trekking safari in Uganda – You will be walking at an altitude of 2500-3000 metres, meaning the air will be thinner and the demands on the lungs is greater. In Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, the primary gorilla trekking destination in Uganda, the terrain is mountainous and the vegetation is thick, so hiking here requires some stamina.
Usually the duration of the trek will depends on how far the gorilla family you will be assigned and where they last nested for the previous night. It’s impossible to say how long your trek will be. Some groups make contact within 45 minutes, others can take 6 hours or more before finding a habituated group. If you’re interested in gorilla trekking, you should be prepared to work for it, however the challenge is worth all efforts, time and your money.
If you are hesitating to book a gorilla trekking safari to Uganda, there is no need just get in touch with our well experienced team that is flexible enough to plan your life changing safari to Uganda. Even though this trek can be tiring, it is all the more rewarding for at the end when you encounter these massive giants. Catching a glimpse of a wild gorilla deep in the forests of Bwindi feels particularly good when you have worked to get there. The challenges of the trek are easier to manage if you come well-prepared. Good hiking boots, comfortable clothing, a rain jacket, a hat, gloves, insect repellents and sunglasses are all recommended, as is bringing plenty of water and some healthy, energising snacks.
We also advise our clients to prepare themselves by doing some trekking and other forms of cardio before coming out to Uganda. If you build up your fitness, then the challenges of the gorilla trek will be much easier to handle. Acacia safaris limited is a locally based tour operator with great experience in crafting gorilla trekking packages for the last two decades. Plan with us today and live to remember.