Hours To Spend With Mountain Gorillas In Uganda & Rwanda

Before taking into consideration boarding the next trip to Rwanda, Uganda, or the Democratic Republic of Congo for gorilla trekking, the first question you should ask yourself is; How many hours are we allowed to spend with the mountain gorillas? Mountain gorillas are talented and intelligent creatures that nearly became extinct due to diseases and human activities that were intimidating their lives and habitats. With concerted efforts from different wildlife and conservation stakeholders. Mountain gorillas have now been eliminated from the list of endangered species.

How many hours can one spend with mountain gorillas in the wild?

Nations that have protected areas where mountain gorillas reside have endeavored to harmonious policies related to mountain gorillas. In the whole world, there are only three countries where mountain gorillas and these countries include  Uganda, Rwanda, and the democratic republic of Congo. Of the three countries with mountain gorillas, Uganda has the highest number of mountain gorillas, and half of the world’s mountain gorillas are in Uganda followed by DRC and then Rwanda. Mountain gorillas in Uganda are in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park while in Rwanda mountain gorillas are in Volcanoes National Park and DRC gorillas are in Virunga National Park.

Hours To Spend With Mountain Gorillas

Hours To Spend With Mountain Gorillas In Uganda & Rwanda Cont…

According to countries where mountain gorillas reside, each traveler or tourist is permitted to spend only one hour with a given habituated mountain gorilla family. This one hour starts counting the moment the tourist comes into contact with the mountain gorillas. This policy applies in all three mountain gorilla countries except Uganda where a tourist can have a chance of booking the gorilla habituation experience permit. Depending on the location of the gorillas being habituated, the gorilla habituation exercise can take about half a day or a full day. Once the tourists come into contact with the gorillas, tourists are allowed to spend only 1 hour with the mountain gorillas and this depends on how the gorillas react to the human presence on that particular day.

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