Mountain Gorilla tracking

gorilla in Bwindi

This is the most thought of activity for every one who wishes to take a safari to Bwindi Impenetrable forest. Bwindi is one of the few parks in the whole world that host the few surviving mountain gorillas in the world over 325 individuals, so tracking these few remaining giants is regarded as the most breathtaking activity on earth. Other primates such as chimpanzees, colobus monkeys and baboons among others can also be tracked.

For your protection and that of mountain gorillas no one with signs of communicable disease like cough, flu, or any air born disease will be allowed to track.

Some levels of physical fitness are also required as tracking is unpredictable and it involve passing through the bushy areas. Tracking can take between 1-8 hours and it’s advisable to come with strong pairs of shoes, rain jackets, long sleeved shirts and blouses. Bwindi is a tropical rainforest and as such it rains at different times but nearly everyday

While possession of gorilla permits is an assurance of tracking, it’s not a guarantee for sighting, but the chance of sighting is 96% or more. The minimum age for sighting these endangered mountain gorillas is 15 years and minimum time for watching ounce gorillas are found is strictly one hour.

There are apparently 10 gorilla groups in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest these include Habinyanja, Mubare, Kahungye, Nshongi, Mishaya, Oruzongo, Kahungye, Nkuringo, Mishaya, and Ruhija