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Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

By Summer tours and travel on 17 Mar 2016



Bwindi Impenetrable National Park lies in the southwestern part of Uganda in East Africa on the edge of the Riftvalley. It is well known as a home of Gorillas and curretly their 340 Mountain gorillas in Bwindi National Park and most of the activities carried out in Bwindi is Gorilla trecking which attracts most tourists in Uganda.

Gorillas are primates, advanced mammals from Africa, in Uganda they are mostly found in Bwindi National park. Gorillas' natural habitat cover tropical forest in Africa. They are more like human beings after Chimpazee, they are social animals that live in families and they spend half of the day eating. They are shy animals hence causing no harm to human beings.

One has to first purchase a Gorilla permit to treck Gorillas and this can be done by the help of Summer tours and travel. Gorilla trecking can be done any time of the year though  the majority of tourists prefer visiting from June to September as well as from December up to February but the low season calls for cheaper gorilla permit price. Gorilla permit is $ 650 per person but in the low season that is April, May and November the prices reduce with a 42% discount.

Accomodation facilities are available in and around Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and the best safari lodge depend on what you can afford Some lodges charge recommend as high as, $900 while the budget ones can pocket as low as $ 70 for a double room. Its all about the facilities, location, food, services and so much more. Among the luxury include Clouds Lodge, Buhoma Lodge, Gorilla Forest Camp and Mahogany Springs and many others. Summer tours and travel helps the visitor to make booking for any lodge chosen.

The visitor is advised to move along with Gorilla Trekking gear guide, Good quality walking boots if trying any hikes or even climbs, warm layers of cloth for the cold evenings and clothing for wet weather remember it becomes cold and wet at this high altitude and Bwindi is in a remote area so any tourist is supposed to be under the supervision of a tour guide in order to enjoy your trip.