What’s your plan for travel after COVID19? lets give you reasons to trek gorillas after COVID19 in Uganda and Rwanda.
Gorilla trekking safari after COVID 19 is one of the must do activities in Uganda and Rwanda to see our closest cousins.
Uganda is home to 50% of the mountain gorillas in EastAfrica and followed by Rwanda with 20% of the remaining mountain gorillas in the world.
Gorilla trekkers can participate in this activity by choosing from three places in Uganda and Rwanda which countries offer the best experience.
In Uganda gorilla trekking is found in Bwindi Impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park.
In Rwanda, gorilla trekking or tracking activity is in Volcanoes National Park part of the Virunga mountains parks.
The three national parks are accessed by road and air transport and our trip planners or safari planners or tour curators will always advise you on the best option.
The coronavirus or COVID19 pandemic has put these activities on a standstill since these primates are close to humans with a 97.8% DNA and the disease affects them equally.
This is based on the fact that primates are vulnerable to respiratory diseases and covid19 attacks the respiratory area.
All the three parks will give you reasons to trek gorillas post covid19 and if gorilla trekking is on your bucket list now is the time to jump on the discounts and tick it off.
Gorilla trekking or tracking is a unique experience which is coupled with hours of trekking in the dense vegetation and mountain ranges.
The one hour you get to spend with the gorillas is a lifetime memory you can’t compare to anything in the world.
The one hour you spend with the gorillas as you watch them eat away, interact and play with the young ones.
The gaze of the Silver buck (there leader) direct in your eyes as you feel its power, it’s huge size and energy five times stronger than 5 men combined.
Gorilla trekking in Uganda or Rwanda is one of the most affordable experiences that tourists should add on their trip itineraries.
The gorilla trekking activity offers tourists different package prices ranging from budget, moderate and luxury safari.
The gorilla permit prices range from country to country where Uganda’s permit is the cheapest at $700 and Rwanda at $1500.
Travelers have a chance to choose whatever destination they can visit depending on affordability per person.
The transportation to Bwindi, Maghinga or Volcanoes National park has different categories to choose from and all are affordable to everyone.
These range from $100-$250 per vehicle a day and group tours offer even a lower rate of $40 per person per day.
The accommodation facilities in the national parks where gorilla trekking takes place are cheaper and everyone can afford ranging from $50- $300 a night.
For all the gorilla trekkers, don’t be afraid to participate in this activity in the dense vegetation of these national parks.
During trekking you will be guided by two armed rangers where one will lead the group in the right direction and the second one will be guiding from behind.
Virunga mountains has had its insecurities with poachers and robbers that has led to death of rangers and the community members.
This is a reason as to why on top of the guns they go with walkies and talkie that are used to ease communication while in the park.
If you take road transportation as you immense yourself in the sights of the vegetation, hills and the rolling volcanic slopes of the Virunga mountains.
The high altitude of these parks is very challenging for the gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda that will promise you an adventure of a lifetime.
During the trekking, you will navigate uphill and downhill as you go through the tangles of vines, thorns and roots.
This is where Bwindi Impenetrable forest gets its name and the most difficult or hard terrain you can only reach on foot.
In addition, the park has no path, no signs or directions to lead you in or out but through the guidance of the rangers with machetes on the trip.
Furthermore, it all pays up when you get to meet the gorillas as they eat away and interact with one another.
When your shelter or home is threatened then it’s human to do whatever it takes to save it. This is the number one reason that has increase human wildlife conflict.
When you visit these mountain gorillas then you are protecting their habitats since your safari will be rewarding to the communities leaving around these parks.
The communities are densely populated and dependent on farming which focuses them to encroach on the park land.
Your visit to the parks contributes to the livelihood of the communities which has seen tourists interacting with them like the Batwa people.
The people employed in the parks are natives of the area and can confidently narrate the history and the traditional stories of the land.
In the park they are hired as rangers, porters, hotel staff hence improving the livelihood of the community.
Uganda offers primate lovers sights of chimpanzee, monkeys and baboons alongside different birdlife endemic to Bwindi and Maghinga.
Tracking the golden monkeys in Maghinga and volcanoes National parks is another activity that a traveler will participate in during your trip, tour or safari.
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