Tracking gorillas bring you close to nature and wilderness in a green forested environment of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in south western Uganda the famous most visited region of the country. The two mountain gorilla homes have separate habituated gorilla families and lodges that cater for all kinds of travelers including children. You can choose to stay in luxury camps or lodges, tented accommodation and bandas. However, there are many steps to consider before choosing the best Uganda gorilla safari from what you want to see, how you would like to travel, how much you willing to spend and how long your trip will be.
Choose what you want to see
Since Uganda has two mountain gorilla parks, choose what you want to see because each is unique and different in its own way. When you visit Mgahinga Gorilla National Park expect to see mountain gorillas, golden monkeys, hike Gahinga amazing volcanoes, experience the life and culture of the Batwa people, and check out the Buffalo walls as well as meeting up with various forest habitats.
However get a reliable life changing experience with the endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest the most populated base for rare primate species, birds and wild habitats. Once you visit Bwindi be sure to see mountain gorillas, hike the incredible water falls especially Muyanga in Buhoma, explore Lake Mutanda, get a chance to mix up with locals on a community tour, experience the Batwa culture of Bwindi, ride a bicycle for a woman and support locals .
Agree on the Mode of Transport
The most used mode of transport for Uganda safaris are the 4WD safari vehicles including Land cruisers, super custom, Rav4, Nissan,Bighorn among others. One can book a private gorilla trekking tour with everything catered for,or hire a vehicle and drive themselves or go backpacking and use the available bus transport to the park. Remember that all transport options depend on your budget and how you want to make your dream of seeing mountain gorillas come to life.
Type of Gorilla Tour
Before choosing your gorilla trek in Uganda you need to make a decision of either to go private or join a group of other travelers who have the same interest. of course there are benefits of each option but the choose is your to make. Group gorilla tours involve a planned itinerary with set activities allocated to each day of the trip that you share with strangers who later become your new friends .But the Private trip is the opposite so you do what makes you happy and you can design your own safari Itinerary. Another is the backpacking option where you travel with a guide who organizes all the trip essentials from gorilla permit, transport, transfers and accommodation.
Self-drive gorilla treks also exist though it’s a great option that sometimes frustrates especially when you can’t connect to the park just alone. All gorilla trekking national parks Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park are perfect for the option.
Consider Your Budget
There are countless gorilla safari options to all Uganda National parks but the choose is decided by the trip budget .If your budget is high then look closely to luxury gorilla trekking tour. However, if you want to experience the best and also save big then the budget gorilla trekking tours are simply the best. Surely your travel budget guides you best on what to include and leave out on your gorilla trek.
Best Time to Track Gorillas
Choosing the right time to track mountain gorillas in Uganda depends on your life schedules because Uganda is all year gorilla trekking safari destination. Though June-October and December-March are considered to be peak, travelers who visit the country for gorilla trekking in April May and November still experience the very best.