Gorilla trekking is an activity that takes place in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or in Mgahinga National Park. Gorilla trekking will reward you the best encounter of mountain gorillas in the wild forests. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a big habitat for over 200 mountain gorillas in Uganda. Gorilla trekking takes around 2 to 8 hours, you will also have an opportunity to see other primates (the red-tailed monkeys, chimpanzees, baboons, black and white colobus monkeys among others), reptiles, butterfly species, chameleons, over 100 trees species, flowering plants, as well as over 200 bird species.
Because of the inconsistency of gorillas in Mgahinga, majority of the sold permits are for Bwindi NP and each gorilla permit goes for US $600.
Items to carry
- Long comfortable shirts and trousers.
- Insect repellent.
- Hard gloves and a hat.
- Poncho/rain jacket.
- Water proof backpack.
- Snacks, lunch and enough drinking water.