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Mountain gorillas live within the slopes of the hilly mountains of the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park, these both are situated in the south western corner of Uganda. Bwindi impenetrable national park hosts half population of the world’s remaining mountain gorilla species, the conservation area is bisected into four sectors (Nkuringo, Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga). There are habituated gorilla groups in each of the destination areas, Buhoma was the very first place to begin the gorilla trekking activity the forest was gazette as a way of protecting the critically endangered species in 1991 it was recognized as park and by 1994 it was declared a UNESCO world heritage site. Mgahinga national park is Uganda’s smallest national park covering approximately 33.7 square kilometers. It covers 3 of the great 8 series of the Virunga volcanic mountain. Gorilla Trekking Rules and Regulations are meant to enable you learn about is expected of you when you are tracking the mountain gorillas.

Gorilla Trekking Rules and Regulations

Gorillas are characterized by their fur hairy bodies, brown eyes, they live in families of up to 20 members led by a male silverback, the family comprises of silverbacks, juveniles and black backs, the baby gorillas live under the care of their mothers until the age of 2 years, gorillas in the wild had greatly reduced in number thanks to the Ugandan government through the Uganda wildlife authority, there has been an increased number of mountain gorilla species in the wild, these have been habituated for the gorilla trekking activity and gorilla habituation process, each one you choose to participate the experience is amazing, the main thing to do in the national park is gorilla trekking, it involves hiking through the forest beginning at 800am east African time, tracking time entirely depends on how far the gorillas have moved it can take 2-8 hours or even the whole day doing gorillas.

In order to have a successful gorilla trekking trip, it is important to put in mind the gorilla trekking rules and regulations set aside to enhance a smoothness of the activity and protection of both the wilderness and human life, here are the few gorilla rules and regulations set by the Uganda wildlife authority these include keeping the 7 meter distance rule away from mountain gorillas, guests under the age of 15 years are not allowed to track gorillas as they are children who can easily trigger the primates to fume, human waste is dug 2 meters into the ground, feeding of the primates or eating near them is not allowed, avoid flush photography while taking pictures of the primates, in cases where the gorillas get closer to you, it is advisable to remain calm.

The national park can be reached by road for approximately 9 hours’ drive , charter flights can be arranged to the destination taking 2 hours flight which lands in Kisoro town, Bwindi impenetrable national park is a cold environment it is important to carry warm clothes, long sleeved shirts and trousers, insect repellants, and any other items of personal nature. There is available accommodation within and around the park for travelers who reach to the destination. This ranges from the best budget to luxury. Contact us to learn more about Gorilla Trekking Rules and Regulations.

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