Common Gorilla trekking worries and needed Advice. With decades of helping tourists to enjoy the best of their lifetime tours, time spent on the Greatest of the current Wildlife trails of the whole world cannot be taken for granted. People take longer to make gorilla trekking decisions, they save for years and after this getting the right information about this rare mountain gorilla trekking can be a challenge.
The tourist agony is when people supply them with wrong information and this becomes the a challenge to plan and expect the best in the first case, but feel at ease niow while reading this article. With your reservation experience officer at Instinct safaris, we make sure every Trip Enquiry is attended to in details with timely and accurate information.
For every Mountain Gorilla trip to be comfortable, exciting and professionally conducted, we advise you to do enough research and always recommend advance booking for a period not shorter than six months. In here we hope these blog posts will Help You while Planning for your safari to the mountain gorilla experience; we hope you will get out of the common mountain gorilla Trip worry.
Tourists are worried about the Price of Mountain Gorilla Trekking Safari: Our potential tourists always put it forward that “Gorilla Trekking is too expensive”. This tourist activity of Mountain Gorilla Trekking is mistakenly assumed to cost too much, now let us discuss this as Compared to what? When tourists value Gorilla encounters in terms of commodities or like other trip activities, that becomes the main center of the problem. Gorilla Trekking costs too much – Compared to what? All sorts of tours can easily be compared in Africa but time spent on the Greatest wildlife trail of the Planet while encountering the Gorillas cannot be compared with any safari style anywhere in Africa and the whole world.
Tourists need to understand that, Trekking these Gentle Giants is done inside their natural homes-forest and only in 3 Countries on the planet, when you visit them you conserve them. A mountain gorilla tour is a wildlife conservation strategy which has yielded tremendous fruits of a well-managed responsible Eco-tourism. The Gorilla conservation mission after highlighted by Dian Fossey, the wildlife conservation fraternity now boosts of an increment in Mountain Gorillas population. This is a three way conservation trend involving the Governments, local people and foreigners activism as awhole. Tourist visits are forms of daily wildlife patrols for monitoring and research, sometimes your treks are accompanied by teams of wildlife doctors ascertaining their daily health and researchers doing Gorilla census alongside ranger.
Tourists to the gorilla lands are also known not to leave their skills at home while travelling, one time a tourist identified a deformity on one of the newly born gorilla baby in Bwindi during the trek. Gorilla tours are major source of all the funding needed to pay salaries and allowances for rangers, what about habitat management.
The gorillas live in forested regions and the locals do get safe water projects and other better community health care facilities as this lowers the risk to transfer diseases from the local residents to gorillas. Tourists need to understand that it’s possible to pass on diseases due to sharing close bonds with gorillas trailing at 98 percent of DNA. While these Mountain gorilla homes were being conserved into safe and free wildlife habitats in 1990, it’s unfortunate that local people had to loose their land and to make the project sustainable for both people and the gorillas this must be catered for in terms of subsidies and the permit fees paid by every tourists bears a percentage which meets such needs in the communities affected in form of compensation.
As the conservation authorities looked forward to harmonise all the procedures needed for Mountain gorillas conservation while delivering the best service to tourists, the fees were levied which we call Gorilla permit fees. In Rwanda you can trek to the volcanoes for mountain gorilla encounters at 1500$ a permit, in Uganda the permits is 900$ less than in Rwanda and in Congo Gorilla trekking permit is sold at 400$.
All the three countries are all the year destinations and the choice remains yours. You cannot compare a Mountain Gorilla Trek to any other travel experience. Add to that, Mountain gorilla trekking is only doable in natural forests of Uganda, Rwanda or D.R.Congo and not in any zoo in the world since Mountain Gorillas cannot live in zoos around the world. They are adaptive to the Albertine Rift conditions to survive.
Mountain gorilla trekking is a cheap strategy to save an endemic and endangered species from extinction, not like other safari experiences. You cannot simply drive or walk to trek to the mountain gorillas, this is an act that starts with morning briefings about the dos and don’ts, then you are guided to follow a trail inside the tropical rain forests.
Every trails is utilized once and allowed to regrow, you’re allowed time from one hour tracking to awhole day experience to observe, photograph, learn, ask questions and you have time to enjoy all the biodiversity of the forests. What about the cool carbon free oxygen as you trek? Trekking to the Mountain gorillas cannot be complete without meeting the locals, the keepers of the forest who left them for you and me.
Gorilla tours are beyond safari styles but renowned conservation ideas. In case of more questions, feel free to request for more details here. There are trekking tours leaving every day in both destinations from Monday to Sunday and January to December. Karibu!