The fact remains that choosing a gorilla tracking destination which is best for your trip in Africa depends on you and what you want to experience, see all throughout your stay. Visiting Africa’s prime primate adventure destinations with magnificent mountain gorillas, low land gorillas, volcanoes, birds, monkeys, chimpanzees and the dramatic scenery is a rare experience across the world.
East Africa region is the only blessed land with gorilla tracking adventures in Africa in only Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. It’s a wild jungle experience under the eyes of local park rangers and guides and no wildlife encounter matches the gorilla tracking experience where tourists come face to face with the unique world primates. You can choose to spend more time watching primates and exploring the wild jungle forest by tracking mountain gorillas twice either in a single gorilla national park or different. heading out for any gorilla tracking safari in Africa with family or friends with a best travel agent combines the joy of the wild ,primates and friendly ties making it even more exclusive.
After having reserved your entire gorilla trekking essentials, gorilla permit, transport, accommodation and tourist visa, you need to be fairly fit, and set your mind ready for the rainforest muddy conditions and hikes. Health has to be good with no illness in order not to harm the primates. Don’t think tracking gorillas during the dry season can save you from mud because the forest changes environment from wet, humid to mud being a thick with entangled vegetation. Some parts are flat and some steep so would recommend very good comfortable walking shoes in order to finish the walk without feeling irritated. Also wearing long trousers and shirts saves you from being bit by insects that have homes in the same gorilla jungle.
However, the effort and time spent in the trek is really worth the price and experience. Volcanoes national park, Bwindi forest national park, Mgahinga national park, Virunga National Park and Kahuzi Biega National park are the only gorilla parks in Africa where one can track either mountain or low land gorillas. Gorilla permit prices differ from one part to the other but Uganda and Democratic republic of Congo have the cheapest permit price offers. Bookings can be made any time of the year at any ones convenience provided there is space on the day of your interest.
All the gorilla parks and great surrounded by beautiful land scape of mountains, hills and volcanoes giving answering all questions of why travelers like Africa. The weather is warm and comfortable year round even in the rain months because it usually shines after raining. Truly Africa offers the finest primate safari viewing platform due to the diversity and abundance of species found there.
Gorilla trackers meet up with lots other primate species like Golden monkeys, monkeys, chimpanzees, birds, bush babies that graze and also reside in the forests. June- early October and December to March is the best time to visit gorillas because its dry and hikes are manageable though even those who visit them in April, May and November find it exciting and even cheap because some gorilla parks offer discounted gorilla permits to travelers every year which I would recommend as the best season for budget gorilla tracking tours in Africa. To find out more about mountain gorillas and Africa gorilla tracking tours, contact your travel experts.