What Are The Mountain Gorilla Trekking Rules And Regulations For Uganda In 2024



Gorilla trekking is the most popular tourist activity, which involves constant movement on foot into the dense forests of Bwindi Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in search of mountain gorillas. click here to see mountain gorilla trekking safaris


Once the mountain gorillas are seen, tourists can spend an hour with them in their natural environment. Uganda harbors half of the total world's endangered mountain gorillas, making Uganda the most visited gorilla destination.


General health rules

•Gorilla trekking only allows a maximum of 8 people to track each habituated gorilla family per day. 

• If you are ill, you should avoid visiting any gorilla family, and your money will be refunded or an alternate visit will be arranged for you. click here to check mountain gorilla trekking safaris


• Do not dump any rubbish during gorilla trekking in any of those national parks


• Keep a 7-meter (21-foot) distance between you and the mountain gorillas to avoid infecting them with human diseases.


• Always wash your hands before embarking on a gorilla trekking adventure.


• If you want to take it easy, talk to your guide about digging a 30-cm-deep hole and covering it when you're done.


• When coughing or sneezing in the presence of mountain gorillas, always turn your head away from the gorillas or cover your nose and mouth to prevent disease transmission.


• Keep your voices low while trekking these colossal apes through the dense forest, as well as when viewing other wildlife species such as birds and animals such as bush pigs, monkeys, and forest elephants, among others.



When is the best time to see mountain gorillas in Uganda In 2024

The best time to come to Uganda is between the two dry seasons of December, January, February, and June, and July, August, and September. This is the best time to trek with mountain gorillas, golden monkeys, and chimpanzees.

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