How easy is Gorilla trekking ?
The gorilla permit in Uganda costs 600 USD, Rwanda 1500 USD, Democratic Republic of Congo 400 USD. You will ask the tour operator to book for you the permit to any of the four sectors which is easy to trek. The Gorilla sectors in Bwindi Impenetrable National park include Rushaga, Nkuringo, Buhoma, Ruhijah sector.
“How easiest is Gorilla trekking ?” Depends on the gorilla family and its location. Be sure to book the easy family at the Uganda Wildlife Authority the management of all National parks in Uganda. Some gorilla families depend on the location of gorilla family, age, interests and physical ability however this is not a must.
Some trekkers can go for a trek and within 15 minutes they have a face to face encounter with the gorillas while others might spend 7 hours trekking the mountain Gorillas. Keep in mind mountain Gorillas are wild animals that keep moving from one place to another searching for food, building nests and many more. You might find that people who trekked the similar gorilla family the previous day, the Gorilla family was nearer while today its very far.
There is a gorilla family in Buhoma called the Rushegura where people have chances to trek it easier than other gorilla families, however sometimes the group can travel very far. Even if you’re accommodated in other sectors you can still wake up early and travel to another sector for Gorilla trekking. However your advised to book everything in the same park of gorilla trekking, in order to reduce on the drive time to reach the park headquarters.
The park has over 14 Gorilla families in different regions including Rushegura, Mubare ,Oru Zongo, Kya Guriro, Bitukura, Nshongi ,Mishaya, Kahungye, Busingye, Nkuringo and many more.
Contact a trusted tour operator to give you full knowledge about accommodation, gorilla family permit, the permit depends on Gorilla sector in the park and where to trek. A gorilla permit costs 600 USD, Rwanda 1500 USD, Democratic Republican of Congo 400 USD.
A gorilla permit is sold at first come first serve basis and one should book your gorilla permit 3 months in advance. Do exercise before Gorilla trekking activity to be physically fit .