The Easiest Gorilla Family to Trek in Uganda

easiest gorilla family to trek in Uganda

Which is the Best and Easiest Gorilla Family to Trek?

It is often a puzzling question to many tourists wondering on which is “the easiest gorilla family to trek in Uganda?” Well, worry no more! you are definitely going to find the answer you’ve been looking for here. As you plan to obtain your gorilla permit and perhaps plan your next trip to Uganda to enjoy and experience the typical unforgettable gorilla trekking experience, it is better to travel when you know the easiest gorilla family to trek. Let’s take you there in our next sentences.

How to determine the easiest gorilla family to trek depending on allocation?

Of course, every traveler will always wish to be allocated to the easiest gorilla family to trek while at the park headquarters preparing for the gorilla trekking jungle experience. In fact, most tourists are often misled to think that some gorilla groups in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park are easier to locate while others are really hard. And instantaneously, We have had instances where tourists are able to locate the gorilla family within just 15 minutes of the trek and this makes them spend more hours with them in the jungle compared to others which may even take up to 8 hours of the day when they aren’t yet seen. Yes, this is possible especially if by the time you begin the trek, you may find out that the gorillas are already exhausted and therefore not moving to any new location at all.

However, as you plan to visit Uganda for a perfect gorilla trip, you should not be excited by that experience of finding the gorillas in few hours, just because the gorillas are unpredictable of their movements as they are wild animals. The movement of gorillas largely depends on the need to search for food, water, fear of attack from other predators, among others, and this explains the differing lengths in time spent until a particular group is located. Today a gorilla family maybe nearer to trek but then the other day it may be the farthest to find.

Which Among all is the easiest gorilla family to trek in Bwindi?

On record currently, the Rushegura Gorilla family in Buhoma sector has often been the easiest gorilla family to trek at least for a good number of times and so is its counterpart in Ruhija sector, the Birukura gorilla family which is also easier to trek and find. This instance has made tourists interest in booking gorilla permits for these groups but this is no guarantee that when you travel, you will find it nearer. This gorilla group can as well travel very far and become as hard to find. Therefore by booking permits for Rushegura gorilla family, this should be no guarantee that you will have the easiest gorilla group to trek.

In Mgahinga Gorilla National park, the Nyakagezi Gorilla Family is also very easy and near to the park headquarters though it also has seasonal movements to the Virunga massifs of DR Congo and Rwanda’s borders.

Easiest Gorilla family to trek in Uganda

How Many Gorilla Families can be trekked in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest?

In Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, there are currently 13 gorilla groups that can be habituated and these are distributed in four sectors of Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga, and the Nkuringo Sector.

  1. Buhoma Region which is nearer to the park headquarters harbors 3 gorilla groups and these are; Rushegura, Mubare, and Habinyanja.
  2. The Ruhija Region has Bitukura, Oruzogo, and Kyaguriro (reserved for research purposes),
  3. Rushaga region has Nshongi, Kahungye, Mishaya and the new group called Busingye that has just separated from Kahungye group.
  4. Nkuringo region has only one gorilla family, the Nkuringo gorilla family.

What else you should know about the easiest gorilla family to trek in Uganda?

Maybe some other aspect you may need to know as far as gorilla trekking is concerned is to wonder why perhaps you had the hardest gorilla family to trek on the trekking day, but this is surely attributed to a number of factors as we have explained above. You should also kindly note that gorilla permits are sold at first come first serve basis and if by the time of booking your gorilla permit, there was no alternative but to book you a group which is the farthest to find, perhaps that could be partly be attributed to that frustrating experience but still, the wait is always worth it, therefore whether the hardest or easiest gorilla family to trek, you will always get the ultimate experience with the mountain giants.

To avoid such frustrations, therefore, we advise that you contact us in advance and book for you gorilla permit early enough (about 5 months of your travel date) when the permits for the easier to find groups are still available.

Should you need to be advised on the easiest gorilla family to trek and which accommodation plan to take for a gorilla trek, you may please contact us to plan your trip and get the best gorilla family to trek.

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