Mountain Gorilla trekking FAQ and Rules | F&M Adventure Safaris

These are some of the Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs and Rules about and when mountain gorilla trekking

Where can I find mountain gorillas?

Half of the Mountain gorillas are located in the Virunga conservation area. This area covers Uganda (Mgahinga Gorilla park), Rwanda(Volcanoes National Park) and DR Congo(Virunga National park). The other half is found in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda.

What is the cost of Gorilla trekking in Uganda?

The cost of gorilla trekking safari depends on the accommodation you are willing to book and also the activities you would like in addition to Gorilla trekking.
However, the cost of the Gorilla trekking permit is $600 in Uganda

What is the cost of Gorilla trekking permit in Rwanda?

The cost of the gorilla permit in Rwanda is $1500.

Does the rain affect gorilla trekking?

Whether it rains or not, gorilla trekking will take place. However it is recommended to carry rain gear and trekker shoes so that movement becomes easier.

How long does it take to meet the gorillas?

Gorilla trekking can take a period of 30 minute to 8 hours. This depends on the location and movements of the gorillas.

What is the maximum number of people on a gorilla trekking group?

A maximum of 8 people in a group are allowed to trek and meet the gorillas.

How much time do I have when i meet the gorillas?

When you meet the gorillas, you are allowed a maximum of 1 hour. You can take pictures however, note that flash is not allowed.

How close can i get to the gorillas?

You are allowed a distance of 7 meters in presence of the mountain gorillas. You are not allowed to touch the mountain gorillas though there are rare cases when the gorillas touch humans. When this happens, you should not panic and you should know that the gorillas are always in control.

Are mountain gorillas dangerous?

These animals are very gentle and they seem to ignore tourists in their presence. However, do not take this for granted. You a not allowed to make any rush movements, do not block the way between a mother and baby.

How physically fit should i be before trekking?

You should be in good physical condition. If you are sick or do not feel well, then it is recommended that you should not do the trekking. Trekking can be tiresome and sometimes it can take the whole day, therefore being physically fit comes in handy.

How can I ease my self during gorilla trekking?

In case you want to ease your self, you should dig a hole of about 30 centimeters deep, and then cover the hole right after.

What do I need to pack for trekking?