Enjoy bespoke Uganda gorilla tours are only done in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and Uganda protects almost half of the world’s mountain gorillas and in Congo, mountain gorillas are only found in Virunga National Park. Virunga National Park is close to Bwindi national park and Mgahinga national park.
All the three parks consist of good facilitated shelters where you can live in till the end of your tour. The following are the shelters of Bwindi impenetrable forests national park; Buhoma lodge, Buhoma community Bandas, Engagi lodge, Clouds lodge, Silver back lodge, Gorilla safari camp and many others. Shelters of Mgahinga national park include; Mount Gahinga safari lodge, Mucha hotel, Travelers Rest Hotel, Amajambere Iwacu community camp and Kisoro tourist hotel and shelters in Virunga National Park include; Mikeno lodge, Lulimbi tented camp, Bukima tented camp plus many others. All the above shelters consist of a bar, a restaurant and a swimming pool plus all being that they are luxurious.
In all the three parks, tourists are advised to follow and respect the rules which are put before and during gorilla trekking and such rules include; maintain maximum silence, be calm, be clean, you have to be fit if you are to go for gorilla trekking for any of the parks because the activity is somehow difficult especially during walking in the thick forests when looking for the primates, for toilet issues you will be allowed to dig a hole far away from the gorillas and after easing yourself you are encouraged to bury the hole, you are also not allowed to smoke while in any of the parks.
For one to carry out gorilla tours in Uganda and Congo, you are advised to buy the gorilla permits in advance and three weeks earlier before your tour. It is difficult to purchase the gorilla permits especially those from abroad but there are good tour companies especially in Uganda which can help you to purchase the gorilla permits on your behalf.
Gorilla permits in Congo costs US$ 400 and in Uganda they cost US$ 600.
During gorilla trekking, you are not allowed to stay with the gorillas for so long instead you are allowed to stay with the gorillas for at most 1 hour. Gorillas are viewed from a distance of 5 to 7 kilometers in order to prevent the spread of diseases to the gorillas.
While in the above parks, the most inspirational and enjoyable thing to all tourists is when they see gorillas jumping from trees to other trees and the way these primates keep and protect their young ones whenever they see something which tries to threaten them. It really looks brilliant and nice to view.
Gorilla trekking starts at 08:30am and you will be allowed to break and go back to your lodge for lunch and then after your lunch, you will resume back for the activity.
Gorilla trekking is only allowed for individuals from 15 years of age in all the national parks where gorilla trekking takes place.
Enjoy gorilla tours one of the best tours using one of the best tour companies which work both in Uganda and Congo called the Nature Adventure Africa Safari Limited and you can contact it for all the gorilla tours and wildlife tours in Uganda and Congo plus other East African countries. The company has professional guides who will give you better services. The company provides car rentals and camping materials needed for any of the tour you are to practice.