Preparing for a gorilla trek; One preparing yourself for Gorilla tracking trip to Africa? Must think of how best you can prepare yourself for a Gorilla tracking experience in Uganda? We Achieve Global Safaris, we offer you a professional guide who can help you on how to prepare and get ready for your unforgettable Mountain Gorilla tracking experience.

Visiting the great mountain gorillas in their natural habits has been ranked as the best wildlife experience in the world.

Thousands of tourist’s flocks into Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo purposely to have a close encounter with the endangered mountain gorillas. Note, A visit to African safari without visiting the rare mountain gorillas the safari can be incomplete. Fortunately, gorilla trekking is unbeaten life experience and the trek its self is not for the faint hearted. You hiking up and down the hills through thick sleepy muddy forest grounds are at times strenuous calling for your readiness.

Here are the following on how to prepare you for a Gorilla tracking in Uganda with a full registered company such as Achieve Global Safaris.

Preparing For a Gorilla Trek :  Choose a Gorilla tracking region;

When planning for a successful gorilla safari, must consider things you want to do for this memorable experience. And there are two popular destinations to trek the mountain Gorillas in Uganda, that is Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is home to world’s highest population of mountain gorillas and rest can be seen among other destinations of Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Virunga National Park of Democratic of Republic of Congo thus making Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest the best place to do Gorilla tracking.

Tracking Mountain gorillas in more than one national park gives you a perfect comparison and chance to visit different Gorilla group for an exception experience.

More fact, visitors planning to visit mountain gorillas – therefore are reminded to do physical exercises to ensure fitness. Among the exercises done includes; walking, jogging hiking, sit- ups, stair masters and downhill lunges many more.

Take note, gorilla trekking is done in different trails which can get muddy or slippery during the rainy season. So, when your visiting in rainy season must consider clothes to carry or items to pack such as jackets, long sleeved shirts, sweaters, long socks, long trouser, comfortable hiking shoes among others.

What to pack on gorilla safaris?

Before you organize yourself to travel to one of gorilla safaris destination, always make sure you travel bag is fully packed with all useful items. What to carry for your Gorilla tracking in Uganda, Rwanda or Congo; In order to ensure is a peaceful and enjoyable includes;

Hiking boots

Gardening gloves

Long sleeved shirts

 Long pants and sun glasses

Insect repellents

First aid kit

Preparing For a Gorilla Trek
What to Pack for A Gorilla Trekking Safari

Rain jacket

Sweaters and scarf

Energy giving snacks

Visitors are advised to visit hospitals and health centers in their home countries for checkup before visiting Africa for Gorilla trekking. The endangered mountains gorillas are susceptible to human diseases mostly cough and flu. If it comes you have a sign of sickness, you won’t be allowed to trek the endangered mountain gorillas for the safety.

How much are gorilla trekking permits Uganda, Rwanda and DR. Congo;

Uganda gorilla permits costs USD700 per person, Rwanda gorilla permit costs 1,500USD per person per trek and Congo costs USD400 per person per trek. If you want to spend more time with the mountain gorillas, you can book a Gorilla habituation experience done in Rushaga region -south of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Note, a single Gorilla habituation permit costs USD1500 per person per trek that allows you to spend four hours with the mountain gorillas, which first go under the training of getting used to human presence.

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