Holidays to Africa: Gorilla Trekking
One of the most exciting adventures you can go on has to be a safari. It’s an incredible feeling when you’re around animals of any kind in their natural habitat. Imagine what being up close to a gigantic silverback gorilla must be like! Very few people are lucky enough to have close contact with these wonderful animals, but it can be done.
There are amazing, well-organized, gorilla trekking holidays in Uganda, that give you just that experience.
Apart from being very exciting, going gorilla trekking in Uganda is one way of helping to save the gorilla from extinction.
This is because a lot of the money that comes from tourism is spent on employing rangers to keep hunters and poachers away from the gorillas.
The video below gives you an idea of what G Adventure’s trips to Uganda are like.
Uganda does not have the high standards of tourism as Tanzania or Kenya for example, so it is advisable to go there with a reputable adventure travel company, especially if you’re going for a short time. Companies like Intrepid Travel will ensure that you see places and things that might not be possible to find on your own. They will also make sure you don’t waste time looking for accommodation or waiting for transport. They will also arrange your gorilla trekking permit.
You don’t need to have done military training to cope with these treks, but a reasonable level of fitness is required since you will be going through forest without recognizable paths. For some treks into the country you’ll be sleeping in tents and these may be set up in a campsite or even in the bush.
You need to show a spirit of adventure to get the most of these trips, and those who do will have a truly memorable experience.
Here’s a very touching video that shows Robin Williams meeting Koko and gorilla that was born in captivity.