GORILLA TREKKING

GORILLA TREKKING

A truly profound experience and one of the reasons that gorilla trekking is such a life-changing encounter.

This is an experience like no other. These endangered primates live predominantly in the volcano region of Rwanda, as well as certain parts of Uganda. In the past, these countries have experienced their share of hardships, but they are now geared to welcome tourists to share in this amazing natural experience. Gorilla trekking is definitely a destination to add to your bucket list.

The experience is strictly controlled; only a few permits are available per day to those looking to do the trekking. This is the only way that the locals can protect the gorillas. Gorillas are shy by nature and their habitat has become endangered, so there is no wish to overwhelm them.  Please note that children younger than 15 years old are not permitted to take part in Gorilla Trekking for safety reasons.  Once Tailored Ventures has acquired your permits for you, expect a trip with your guide and a small group to head off for a hike. Your time with the animals is usually limited to about one hour. Your guide will stay with you for the entire visit, and will then guide you back.  Please note that it may take a few hours to find these magnificent creatures, as they are not always in the same locations. A reasonable level of fitness is required, as well as preparation for humid conditions.

You will not be able to partake in this activity if you are unwell in any way. Gorilla’s do not share our immunity, and human diseases can easily be transferred to the species. A common cold could be disastrous and deadly for a family of gorillas. The long trek to find these animals is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and makes the long walk to find them all the more worth it!

If you decide to take on this experience, you will witness gorillas expressing typically human gestures and emotions. It is a truly profound experience and one of the reasons that gorilla trekking is such a life-changing encounter.

Due to Rwanda’s close proximity to Kenya and Tanzania, why not tie this onto your safari in one or both of these regions? A few days in Zanzibar is recommended for a beach experience, and is the perfect ending to your African vacation.

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