Walking through the lush green forest for search of gorilla with nature’s sound as companion is such an experience that cannot be explained with mere words. Enjoy the graceful giants of the jungles with a gorilla trip in Uganda. This trip is lead by a tracker that helps the travelers to meet one of the massive creations of nature. While meeting the animals for the first time, it is normal that the clock of fear inside you gets activated. However, there is no need to worry. Gorillas are one of the most peaceful inhabitants of the jungle. They only become violent if they feel intrigued. Following the instruction of the tracker, will help you, in enjoying your trek without any problem.
The basic preparation
The peace loving gorillas roam in the jungle all round the year. Thus, you can be sure to get a glimpse in your visit during any time of the year. However, the preferable time for a visit lies between the months of June and September. Moreover, the travelers also find the period of December to February to be comfortable. It is mainly because of the comfortable climate during those periods. There are some basic trainings that one needs to take to go on a trek. The training is provided by the company that you are hiring for your trip. Moreover, the travelers have to pay a certain amount to obtain a permit for the trek.
Trekking in details
The journey begins in the early morning. It is an incredible experience to walk in the narrow strip of the mountain road. The view surrounding the area is break taking. It will surely be memorable moments for you. You will be lead by experienced personnel. The families of gorilla reside in the interiors of the forest. Thus, you have to trek to the dense forest to meet the majestic creatures. Meeting the gorillas for the first time will be such a memory that you will remain for lifelong. A trekking trip can be strenuous. However, one glimpse of the animals is worth the walk in the forest. You will also be able to take pictures during your journey.
The aspect of fitness
This trek is certainly once in a lifetime opportunity. However, not everyone is fit for trekking the trip. There are long hours of walking involved in the jungle path. Thus, one needs to have a certain limit of physical stamina to be eligible for the trip. It requires a person to have a basic level of fitness. Being fit will make the entire trip enjoyable for you. You will be able to walk at a faster pace thus covering larger area. Furthermore, there will be less break time. It is necessary as the core area of jungle can be accessed by the travelers only for an hour. The gorillas are found in that area.
Things to carry
Make sure that you wear waterproof and comfortable clothes. You can carry the necessary items in a backpack. Moreover, make sure to have water and light snacks with you. It will help you in keeping your energy high while traveling. Walking stick is a necessity in the jungle path.
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