“Since we can’t take the gorillas to you, let us take you to the gorillas, for a memorable experience.”
The beringei beringei, also known as the mountain gorillas are not just gorillas that you find in the magazines or movies and television adverts banging on the chest. The mountain gorillas are special ape species from a family of Hominidae, Kingdom of Animalia and order of primates, according to further or several intrinsic biological studies. It is possible to find the lowland gorillas, but the mountain gorillas, despite how endangered, they are still present in Africa in Uganda, Rwanda and the democratic republic of Congo.
The mountain gorillas are among the red-listed animals as endangered by the IUCN. They have an estimated total population of about 1,004 individuals found in Africa. The largest portion of the mountain gorilla population of Africa is found in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi National Park has over 6 mountain gorilla families ready to be visited. The other mountain gorillas are found in the Virunga mountains which divide into smaller national parks of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in southwestern Uganda, Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Virunga national park in the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo.
Despite the many destinations in Africa where you can find mountain gorillas, the best recommendable is Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi National Park is found in the Kigezi region south of Uganda. Bwindi impenetrable national park is a thick tropical rain forest covering the districts of Kanungu, Kabala, and Kisoro in south-western Uganda. Bwindi forest is a beautiful haven under a thick forest that harbors not just mountain gorillas but also other wildlife like birds, monkeys, and other forest animals.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is blessed with over 11 fully habituated mountain gorilla families ready to be visited; Mubare, Habimanya, Rushengura, Bitukura, Oruzongo, Nshoji, Mishaya, Kahungye, among others. A number of eighty-eight permits are issued every day for the gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park. To note, the mountain gorilla trekking permits in Uganda are highly competitive and it is a good idea if you let us process your permits in time to avoid disappointments.
Uganda is the best mountain gorilla trekking destination in Africa, particularly Bwindi impenetrable national park. Bwindi impenetrable national park harbors over 480 mountain gorillas which stay up in the cool highlands in Bwindi tropical rain forest. You have a chance to choose the mountain gorilla family you want to trek, however, make sure to choose a nearer family, or else you will have to hike for a longer distance to find the family you booked for. Buhoma gorilla family is easily reached for travelers from Kabale. Rushaga gorilla family is found in the southern part of Bwindi National Park and better for the travelers from Kisoro.
Strictly each gorilla family is allowed to be visited by a group of, maximally, 8 people. This is aiming at protecting the natural habitat of the mountain gorillas. The limits on the number of visitors for a particular gorilla family, greatly helps to modulate the emotions of the gorillas by minimizing the stress that should have been caused by a lot of people, thus, living up with the principles of mountain gorilla conservation in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
The Uganda gorilla permits are the most value-worthy among the East African Countries that conduct gorilla trekking safaris, that is, Rwanda and the democratic republic of Congo. Gorilla permits in Uganda go for as low as US$600 for the foreign nonresidents, US$500 for the foreign residents and UGX 250,000 for the East African citizens. The permit costs for gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda are, therefore, much cheaper compare to Rwanda’s gorilla trekking permits. Besides, there are many mountain gorilla families to visit in Bwindi national park, which gives you an 85% chance to find the gorillas in the shortest time of hiking in the forest.
You got nothing to worry about when it comes to accommodation for your gorilla trekking safari to Bwindi National Park. You are always assured of a spacious comfortable well-furnished room to spend your night. There is a range of accommodation facilities in Bwindi National Park and around the vicinity; from luxury and lavish to mid-range and budget accommodation facilities, for example, Buhoma lodge, Bwindi backpackers lodge, Bakiga Lodge, Ruhija Lodge, Clouds mount gorilla lodge, Silverback safari lodge, among others for you to choose from.
You should always consider a genuine destination for the perfect mountain gorilla trekking safari. This has to be in the right place at the right time. Bwindi national park is always open throughout the year, so, you can choose to do your gorilla trekking safari any time. However, if you have issues with the cold weather, you should consider booking your ticket during the dry season, that is, from January to February and through December. But the wet season means a free space in Bwindi impenetrable national par. The national park happens to be free during the wet season. Also, the accommodation costs are always reduced, therefore it is the best time for your budget gorilla trekking safari.
The mountain gorillas in the wet season tend to come down to the low land running away from the coldness in the highlands, therefore, this is the best time for you to find the mountain gorillas in the nearest distance from your lodge or hotel. Fortunately, you might catch the discounted gorilla permits to Bwindi national park if your safari is scheduled in the low tourism period. Besides, gorilla trekking is the most thrilling primate safari in Uganda, and I bet you want to miss this. Book for your gorilla trekking safari for the most memorable African adventure.