Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi
With 326 Gorillas, gorilla safaris and gorilla trekking tours are the main tourist activity within Bwindi. Each day, 2 gorilla groups are normally accessible for tourists to see. The Mubare group consisting of Sixteen gorillas with One Silver back was officially opened up for tourism back in 1993. The second group is the Habinyanja group which consists of Twenty three gorillas with Two silver backs and was opened up in 1998, July. The final and 3rd gorilla group has Seventeen gorillas with two silverbacks, which are soon to be opened up for tourism.
All gorilla trekking permits are officially sold at the head offices of the Uganda Wildlife Authority in Kampala and just 8 gorilla permits each day are sold for every one of the Two Gorilla groups. Prior booking of a minimum of 3 months earlier is advised to prevent losing out.
– This Gorilla tracking activity begins at 8:30 in the morning and may last the entire day.
-you are allowed to spend only one hour with the Gorillas on meeting them.
– Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi is tiresome and as a result, tourists are advised to be in good physical shape and bring jungle boots as well as rain jackets with them since the forest is constantly wet.