In Uganda, the minimum age limit for Gorilla Trekking is 15 years and the maximum age depends on your fitness levels. Children below 15 years are prohibited from gorilla trekking given the fact children’s behavior is unpredictable and uncontrollable which may result in disturbances during the trek, then as well children are prone to diseases which they can acquire from the gorillas.
What is the best time for trekking mountain gorillas in Uganda?
Gorilla trekking in Uganda is done and is possible throughout the year, the best time to do gorilla trekking in Uganda is during January, February, March, early April, and June to early September, this makes it easier to travel to the park and gives a clear view of gorillas given the vegetation cover is not too much high grown. During this time there are fewer rains compared to the months of April, May, and November. Which normally receives rains and it makes the trek uncomfortable.
What to pack and wear for gorilla trekking in Uganda
During gorilla trekking you will need a comfortable, hard wearing, pair of walking shoes or boots. Conditions are generally very muddy in the forest when it is raining. There are uphill sections which may be quite steep and strenuous. It is also advisable to wear a long sleeve cotton shirt and lightweight long trousers to protect yourself from the undergrowth, stinging nettles and biting ants. Suggested Items to pack for Gorilla trekking in Uganda include; Insect Repellent, Torch/Flashlight – and Spare Batteries, Wet Wipes, Water Bottle, Camera, lenses, Gardening gloves for gorilla tracking, Sandals/strops/walking shoes, Hat and Sunscreen, Rain Jacket, Sweater/fleece, Comfortable walking/hiking boots & socks, Swimwear and Binoculars for bird watching among others
Where can I stay during gorilla trekking in Uganda?
There is a wide range of accommodation options ranging from budget, mid-range to luxury options. These provide services and facilities like comfortable accommodation, local and international food dishes, WI-FI, gorilla trekking among others. Options include Buhoma Lodge, Bwindi Lodge, Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge, Rushaga Gorilla Camp, Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge, Four Gorillas Lodge, Bakiga Lodge among others.
Why book with Eco Adventure Safaris your Gorilla trekking in Uganda
Eco Adventure Safaris will help you book your gorilla trekking in Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo contact us and we advice you on the booking process. We as well have different gorilla trekking safari packages ranging from budget, mid-range to luxury options that we can book for you including the gorilla permits. What is the minimum age for gorilla trekking in Uganda, Feel free to check out our trip advisor reviews and read from a community of happy satisfied clients. With us, you can rest assured of a memorable Uganda safari holiday. We are devoted to providing excellent service and customer satisfaction. Our team of excellent tour consultants is always willing to help answer all your safari questions. We guarantee you a great gorilla tour in Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo with us.