What Are The Chances Of Watching Gorillas In Uganda? Uganda is among the gorilla trekking destination in Africa which will give you the opportunity to have access to the mountain gorillas in their natural habitats. A number of travellers that are interested in participating in gorilla trekking in Uganda ask a number of questions like what are the chances watching the gorillas in Uganda?  It should be noted that the chances of watching the gorillas in Uganda are 99.9% and in this article we are going to give you an insight about gorilla trekking in Uganda and why there are more chances for travellers interested in gorilla trekking in Uganda.

Watching the mountain gorillas in Uganda ca be done in either Mgahinga national park or Bwindi impenetrable national park that can be seen when you participate in gorilla trekking in Uganda and gorilla habituation in to watch more gorillas. With gorilla trekking experience in Uganda, you will have the chance to watch how the species co-exist in the wild and for gorilla habituation safari in Uganda, you will have the opportunity to access the species and how they are trained to get accustomed to human presence and currently among the different gorilla destinations in Africa, training the species to get accustomed to human presence is carried only carried out in Uganda which gives travellers more opportunities to watch the species and also get to participate in gorilla habituation to understand more about the different reactions of the species during their habituation process for a memorable safari experience in Uganda.

A gorilla trekking in Uganda will lead you to the four sectors in Bwindi impenetrable national park that is Buhoma, Nkuringo, Rushaga and Ruhija and for gorilla trekking in Mgahinga national park, you will get to hike the Virunga mountain in Uganda that is mount muhabura, mount sabyinyo and mount sabyinyo which will give you access to the species. With gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda, you will spend an hour with the species and for gorilla habituation in Uganda it will give you the chance to spend four hours with the species which is longer compared to gorilla trekking and interesting about the safari experience is the fact that you will also get to watch the authentic reactions of the species in their different designated gorilla families.

A gorilla trekking permit in Uganda can be obtained at a price of 700USD per person however the price is set to increase to 800USD as of 1st July 2024 and the gorilla habituation permit can be obtained at a price of 1500USD and all these can be obtained through a trusted tour operator who will then obtain it from the Uganda Wildlife Authority. It should be noted that gorilla trekking is quite a competitive activity in Uganda therefore you should consider booking your permits in advance so that you do not miss out on the safari experience.

Packing list for gorilla safaris in Uganda

  • A camera which help you capture the different features of the species in the wild as they carry out their daily activities in the wild.
  • You should carry binoculars which will give you the chance to watch a number of different bird species during your safari experience
  • Carry some insect repellent because the park is home to a number of disease spreading insects.
  • You can carry some water proof hat, jacket and the perfect hiking shoes in order for you to have the most comfortable safari experience as you hike through the different forest in the park.
  • You should also consider packing some pain killers because the hike through the different vegetation covers in the wild.
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