In Uganda’s tourism industry, the number one as well we most enjoyed tourist activity by tourists visiting Uganda is Gorilla Trekking. There are less than 980 mountain gorillas remaining in the world today and these can only be found in three countries across the world and these are Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Away in the remote part of south western Uganda is the very thick rain forest of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park home / habitat to half of the total population of the endangered mountain gorillas found in the entire world. Today, Bwindi Park is the most popular tourist area within Uganda offering very amazing Uganda Gorilla safaris, and because of this, it was declared as a World Heritage Site. Another place to watch the gorillas while on safari in Uganda is in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. This park is located in the far southwestern part of Uganda on the Virunga Mountain slopes along the national borders with the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda. Irrespective of which national park you decide to do this activity, all our gorilla tours and adventures will offer you a memorable once in a lifetime wildlife encounter. The ecstasy of trekking gorillas through the thick forest undergrowth as you search for Uganda’s gorillas is an experience you will definitely never forget. Along the forest trails you will come across a number of several other types of wildlife such as chimpanzees, bushbucks, golden monkeys, duikers and a great array of bird species.
Although only eight (8) people are allowed to visit each gorilla group per trek, because Uganda has the highest number of habituated mountain gorillas in the entire world, this means that the country offers a higher number of trekking opportunities (gorilla trekking permits) per day. Secondly, due to the diversity of habituated groups, this means that irrespective of your physical fitness, chances of getting a group to trek are very minimal since some of the group live around the lower mountain slopes and it could take as little as thirty (30) minutes to trek, while the more demanding groups may take up to 8 hours of trekking. Lastly the cost of a gorilla trekking Permit (which is a must-have) in Uganda is affordable as it costs only $600 per permit per person per trek. Feel free to look through our different gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda.