Common gorilla trekking mistakes
- May 23, 2016
- Posted by: Africa Safaris
- Category: Travel News
There common gorilla trekking mistakes that are normally committed by tour agents or individual tourists interested in trekking gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Many tourists read a lot of information off different websites and by doing so, many of them think that it is very simple to booking a gorilla trekking safari by themselves. It is indeed very possible for one to organize and book a gorilla tour to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park without passing through a tour operator but if you, please avoid the below common gorilla trekking mistakes.
Some of the common gorilla trekking mistakes
One of the common gorilla trekking mistakes is not knowing that Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has different regions. Before you attempt to book a gorilla permit for your tour in Uganda, it is important that you get to know that Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is divided into four regions of Buhoma in the North, Ruhija in the East, Rushaga and Nkuringo in the south of Bwindi National Park. This will then help you decide on the lodge where you will be staying as well. If you book gorilla permits of the north (Buhoma), then you have to book accommodation in Buhoma, if you book permits in the south, then you have to consider lodges in Rushaga or Nkuringo. We have seen tourists booking gorilla permits trekking in the south appearing in the north on the day of gorilla trekking. This is a big mistake as it can result in losing a lot of money. To avoid such common gorilla trekking mistakes, contact Encounter Africa Safaris who will then advise you on where to stay depending on permits you will be holding.
Forgetting your gorilla trekking date is another common gorilla trekking mistakes committed by tourists. Please not that a gorilla permit is always valid for a given date and if you appear a day after, it will have expired. Encounter Africa Safaris advices that you always make sure that you know the date of gorilla trekking and that you should travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park a day before your gorilla trek. Another common gorilla trekking mistake is to know what is included in a gorilla permit. A gorilla permit allows you one hour with a family of habituated gorilla family, services of a ranger guide as well as park entry fees. Some tourists most of whom book their gorilla permits and find their way to Bwindi tend to think that a gorilla permit included transfers to and from the starting point. These transfers are not included and each one should make sure that he/she budgets for transfers from the park head quarters to the starting point of the gorillas.
To avoid common gorilla trekking mistakes, we encourage all tourists who intend to rack gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National to contact tour operators such as Encounter Africa Safaris