How Difficult Is Mountain Gorilla Trekking In Uganda

how hard is gorilla trekking in uganda in 2024/2025


Mountain gorillas are one of the most endangered species in the world and are almost humans' closest living relatives. With their ever-growing number, tourists are keenly aware that these great apes are proving to be an important factor in the conservation sector. Click here to see how mountain gorilla trekking safaris 


Gorilla trekking is a wonderful experience that allows travelers to see these magnificent apes in their natural environment and helps promote their protection. Get more guide to mountain gorilla trekking with Devine African Safaris. Click here to view our recommended mountain gorilla trekking tour 


Mountain gorillas inhabit the forests near the high mountain peaks of central Africa. The mountain gorilla population is divided in two, with over half of the living mountain gorilla population in the Virunga Mountains, which border Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the remaining mountain gorilla population living in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda.


Mountain gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda is part of the Virunga Conservation Area. Devine African Safaris also offers gorilla trekking in Uganda, which either takes place in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.


Mountain gorillas trekking takes place all year-round, although the best time for gorilla trekking is ultimately up to travelers. The dry seasons, also known as peak seasons, which last from mid-December to February and from June to September yearly, are always considered the most comfortable times for mountain gorilla trekking, and the trails are easier for trekkers.


Although the wet seasons have some advantages for mountain gorilla trekking from March to May and October to December, during these months, mountain gorillas tend to stay on the lower slopes as food is plentiful and temperatures are mild, which makes trekking times shorter compared to the dry seasons.

How fit do you need to be Uganda gorilla trekking safari in 2024/2025

Mountain gorilla groups in Bwindi Impenetrable national park stay in the higher altitude of between 2000-3000 meter above sea level so travelers need to prepare physically and mentally for the gorilla trek in Uganda. 


Gorilla trekking helps travelers familiarize themselves with the landscape and altitude as they experience the giant gentle apes in their natural environment. kindly be aware that Bwindi impenetrable tropical rain forest terrain can be steep and slippery.


Mountain gorilla trekking may take from 1-3 hours before you land on the gorilla family allocated. Travelers are allowed to spend an hour with the gorillas, travelers can also participate in gorilla habituation experience where travelers are allowed to spend four hours with gorillas at a cost of $1500 per individual. 

When is the best time to trek gorillas in Uganda in 2024/2025?

Given the fact that mountain gorilla trekking safari is your main focal point of your safari in Uganda, the best time to trek mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable national park is during the dry season, which begins from June to August and again in December to February.