Nobody on this planet earth will spend USD750.00 on a gorilla permit for Rwanda and or USD600.00 for Uganda to come and miss out on seeing gorillas. The most asked question about gorilla trekking is that if I pay all that much, what are the chances of seeing mountain gorillas either in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda? There is no single answer that can try to explain chances of seeing mountain gorillas but an amalgamation of them can go a long way to address this issue
Reasons why chances of seeing mountain gorillas are high
Chances of seeing mountain gorillas on any trek whether in Uganda and or Rwanda has been put at 95% meaning that chances are so high that when you pay that highly priced gorilla permit, you will see these gorillas. The reasons explaining why chances of seeing mountain gorillas are so high is that the activity of mountain gorilla trekking is so organized in Uganda and Rwanda and as such, by the time tourists leave for the trek in the forest, the guides already know where gorilla families are and their movements of the day. In Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Volcanoes National Park, a group of trekkers or advanced group wake up very early to go to the forest to trace where all the gorilla families are. Once they find them, they keep following them until time for communicating to the park headquarters come. They will then call the headquarters to inform them the where abouts of the different gorilla families and its from where tourists with their gorilla guides will start the trek into the forest following instructions from the advanced team. This organization has meant that majority tourists who come to Uganda or Rwanda see mountain gorillas
The other point explaining why chances of seeing mountain gorillas are so high is that preparation for any gorilla trek almost starts three months to the actual day. Tour operators normally advise their clients about gorilla trekking, what to pack and how sometimes the exercise of gorilla trekking can be strenuous and as such, even those who could have failed to make it to the gorillas are advised in advance. You may be advised to take porters or sedan chair just in case you are weak. This is also followed up by briefing at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Volcanoes National Park headquarters to make sure that everything moves on well
Chances of seeing mountain gorillas are again enhanced by the fact that gorilla family allocation these days is done wisely. Those who are not strong are allocated easier families compared to the energetic ones. This therefore means that even those who could have failed because of physical fitness end up making it to the gorillas. With the help of porters and sedan chairs, even people with disabilities and the elderly have been able to achieve their dream of trekking mountain gorillas. In Uganda a 99 old lady tracked and so mountain gorillas showing that anybody well prepared can make it to the gorillas. Encounter Africa safaris therefore calls on all those who are hesitant to book their gorilla trekking safari either to Rwanda or Uganda on the basis of doubt that they may fail to see gorillas that chances of seeing mountain gorillas in either country is very high. For more details about chances of seeing mountain gorillas and all preparations needed to make your gorilla trekking safari a successful one, Kindly contact our professional safari consultants and they will advise you accordingly
Another reason why chances of seeing mountain gorillas are high both in Uganda and Rwanda is gorilla families for gorilla trekking are fully habituated. Members of these gorilla families are habituated for a period not less than two years and as such they are used to people. Chances that they will run away even when you have reached them are few.
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