Gorilla Trekking or Gorilla Tracking?
Gorilla tracking: This is the process of finding and observing gorillas in their natural habitat. It is a guided activity that is typically done in small groups of 8 people. The trackers use their knowledge of the gorillas’ habits and the forest to locate the gorillas. Once the gorillas are found, the tourists are allowed to observe them for a limited amount of time (usually one hour).
Gorilla trekking: This is the physical act of hiking through the forest to find the gorillas. It is a strenuous activity that requires good physical fitness. The trails can be steep and slippery, and there is a risk of encountering wild animals. However, the views of the forest and the opportunity to see gorillas in their natural habitat make it a worthwhile experience.
Our 4-day Gorilla Trekking Safari in Uganda includes the cost of the gorilla trekking permit.
- You must be in good physical condition to go gorilla tracking.
- You should wear long pants, long-sleeved shirts, and hiking boots.
- You should bring insect repellent, sunscreen, and a hat.
- You should also bring a camera and binoculars.