Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Gorilla Tours - A Simple Recall

Gorilla Tours


When you decide on a gorilla safari, you will never go wrong! This is because this activity allows you to see the mountain gorillas of Africa located in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Uganda and Parc Des Volcanoes in Rwanda. This sightseeing activity lasts for one hour but it involves looking for the gorilla family from where it was last seen.

What is actually exciting is that you wonder who is watching who as you stare in the gentle eyes of the gorillas. These mountain gorillas move in families headed by the might Silverback gorilla, the only adult male in a family of usually more than five females. These gorillas are said to be endangered and about only 800 of them exist. By going for a gorilla trek, you are directly contributing to the conservation efforts of these apes.

Booking your gorilla tours or safari is very easy once done through a recognized safari tour company in Uganda or Rwanda. A gorilla permit costs 500 dollars per trek per person. You need to book your gorilla permit at least three months before the actual trekking date otherwise you may find that the permits are no longer available when you need them most.

There are various gorilla trekking companies in Uganda and Rwanda offering gorilla tours and wildlife safaris across Africa. Take care to book your safari with a recognized safari agent to avoid disappointment. You can also check in Google for gorilla safari discounts. If you want to trek the gorillas cheaply, you can join a group tour so as to save. It's also important to book relatively cheap accommodation if you have limited amounts of money to spend.

Uganda as a home for the mountain gorillas has other stunning wildlife parks such as Queen Elizabeth National Park from where you can see the tree climbing lions, elephants and other wildlife animals. Other National parks include Murchison Falls National Park, Lake Mburo, Kibale and so much more.

Visiting Rwanda will mean touring the genocide memorial, Nyungwe National Park as well as other tourist spots in this rather small country. For your next African safari tour, consider visiting the mountain gorillas in either Uganda or Rwanda.