GORILLA TREKKING ENCOUNTER IN MGAHINGA GORILLA NATIONAL PARK – UGANDA GORILLA SAFARI NEWS
Uganda the home of about 400 mountain gorillas has two places where a visitor is guaranteed to have a chance to view the human like endangered species and among these are Bwindi and Mgahinga Gorilla Park all in western Uganda. With various collections of tourism activities in Uganda, Gorilla trekking Safaris in Uganda presents to you the only outstanding activity which is Gorilla trekking which almost 75% of Mgahinga’s visitors come to trek the primates.
Tracking gorillas on your Gorilla trekking Safaris in Uganda is the best opportunity to trek the Nyakagezi gorilla group which frequently moves adjacent in the forests of Rwanda and Congo and the happiness connected to the first moment visitor sees the unique-impressing mountain gorilla is very challenging to explain.
In Mgahinga Gorilla Park, Gorilla trekking starts from Ntebeko Entrance gate at 8:00am in the morning daily and a maximum of 8 individuals are allowed to trek a specific habituated gorilla group and this activity takes 2-4 hours. A tourist is expected to plan for his/her time well while with a gorilla family since only one hour is given to the visitors to spend with the gorilla. A day ‘trek through the forests of Mgahinga which have good welcoming atmosphere evidenced by the natural beauty and a well-trained guide who explains the gorillas’ behavior along the way is a lifetime experience which no visitor can get anywhere else in Africa a part from Uganda- The pearl of Africa.
The most interesting bit of trekking Mountain gorillas in Mgahinga Gorilla Park is that the visitors come to know that the day of gorilla starts at 6 am and ends at 6pm and due to the fact that the park sits on higher altitudes, the Mountain Gorillas move up and feed on some of the afro-montane vegetation more specifically flowers, leaves, fruit, roots, shoots of bamboo forests and when tourists are trekking they are also guided to climb the rocks, pass through the Garama caves, and a welcome diversion from the main aim of the visit to the most interesting Batwa communities presents a unique chance where tourists come to get the authentic experience of the traditional Batwa who have for long lived in this bamboo forest before they were pushed away by the park officials.
Gorilla Safaris in Uganda present an opportunity where the tourists come to be in contact with the human relatives living in the dense bamboo forests and also its greatest chance for visitors to prove the real facts about the unique beringei beringei that the Males gorillas are two times bigger than the females, they also grow to 6 ft. tall and weigh to an estimate of 350 -500 pounds. These have strong, muscular and long arms. The males who are also the lead of the family of gorillas is called silverback because as they are growing up, the hair on their back turns somewhat silver. The most fascinating experience from trekking the mountain gorilla is that the direct look that tourists can have with the gorillas can make them appreciate that humans and the gorillas share almost 98% of their genetic composition.
For any visitor planning to book gorilla trekking in Mgahinga should know that the best time to visit the place for primate trekking is usually during the two dry seasons when the park is easily accessed. During this time the thick forests can be reached easily and when the routes are not muddy as it is in the rainy times. The two known dry Seasons best for Gorilla Safari is Mid-December to end of February and June to October. However, gorilla trekking tourism in Uganda is possible throughout the year and more importantly to note is that trekking gorillas in Uganda involves visitors reading the guiding rules and regulations which are given to clients by the guides in Uganda.
Uganda gorilla Safaris and Tours organize places of accommodation for the tourists in the nearby hotels, lodges rest camps, and these accommodation facilities cater for all types of travellers’ right from the luxury, midrange, and budget tourists. The services and facilities provided to visitors in these accommodation places are of world class and they ensure that the visitor enjoys his or her visit in the Pearl of Africa –Uganda. This is the ultimate “forest experience”, I must say all days are not equal and the same, I cannot tell how memorable it will be , except to say, it is interesting, new, attracting, and to our lovely visitors who have been lucky enough to be a part of this memorable, impressive experience have recommended others and have given positive feedback.
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