June 22, 2024

Why Tourists Love Tracking Gorillas In Uganda

Mountain gorilla tracking in Uganda offers an incredible experience that is worth every penny spent to see these close cousins of man in natural habitat. Uganda is home to half the world’s mountain gorillas standing at total number of 350. These gorillas can be tracked in two places; in the mystical forest of Bwindi Impenetrable national park and in Mgahinga Gorilla national park. When it comes to why people prefer to gorilla trek in Uganda, it gets down to these three factors:

The large population of gorillas in Uganda appeals to most primate lovers with 11 habituated gorilla families living in Bwindi and 1 habituated family is found in Mgahinga-which is part of the Virunga mountain range that cuts across Congo, Uganda and Rwanda. Visitors in Uganda can opt to view these apes in both the parks to see how different the ones in Bwindi interact from the ones in Mgahinga.

The cost of gorilla trekking in Uganda is $600 per permit which even goes down to $450 during low season as compared to $1500 in Rwanda is one of the deciding factors. The total cost of a tour in Uganda is more affordable than in other countries.  Going by the fact that trackers can get to see gorillas in both countries, the high cost of seeing the same thing in one has made visitors opt for Uganda.

Uganda offers more than gorillas as it has plenty of wildlife making it a more complete safari destination. Visitors can get to see the Ishasha tree climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth national park and also enjoy sightings of several bird species like the much sought after Shoebill stork.

For a unique and memorable gorilla trekking experience, you should book in advance with Tristar Africa Skimmer Safaris by sending your email to booking@tristarafricaskimmersafaris.com or call on +256-758540071.