There’s no better place for a complete and authentic gorilla habituation experience than the Bwindi National Park. As soon as you check out a few photos taken there, you will be fascinated with the sight offered. Here are found somewhere around 320 mountain gorillas, and the habituated gorilla families can be tracked by organized groups. If you have decided this is the ideal spot to explore during your next travel adventure, being aware of some tips on the subject might help you out:
Get a spot on a gorilla tracking excursion early
Because the main reason for taking this trip is to actually observe the gorillas’ habitat in person, booking an excursion will be demanded. While there are reservations you can access there, if you want to get a view of the authentic habitat, partaking in an organized trip is recommended. Once you research the topic, you will find out that a maximum of 8 people is allowed to observe s gorilla family. The reason for that is to preserve their natural habitat, and not cause interferences. Because the spots are limited, make sure to make a booking for your Uganda gorilla trek as early as possible.
To reach the National Park, you have many transportation methods available. Although you can opt to take a bus or drive a 4X4 car (there are plenty of hills on the road) from Buhoma or Kisoro, a regular ride will take up to even 10 hours. If you prefer the faster and more convenient alternative, it’s best if you book a flight there, which last somewhere around 40 minutes from Kampala City.
Get a glimpse of the nearby scenery - Lake Matanda and Lake Bunyonyi
After observing the natural habitat of the gorillas, between your booked excursions, don’t miss out on the surrounding scenery, which is truly mesmerizing. Depending on which part of the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park you will be exploring, you will have the opportunity to wander around the sites of Lake Bunyonyi or Lake Matanda. Both options come with a wide range of exciting activities available, such as snorkeling or boat rides. So research the activity opportunities near the park sector where you will be staying.
Discover the local culture
Besides the engaging experience of trekking, you should also make some time to discover the cultural heritage of locals and their daily life activities. You will have the possibility to attend workshops, and watch performances, but a simple walk through the village is also enough to take a look into Uganda’s intriguing culture.
While Uganda does have numerous things to offer, allowing you to take your travel experiences to another level, among the numerous attractions found there, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park remains a favorite spot for tourists from all over the globe. With 33,000 hectares, taking part of an organized gorilla tracking trip will provide you with some once in a lifetime memories, and with the tips mentioned above, you can make the most out of your trip there.