60 Minutes’ Guideline on being in the Presence of Gorillas & Chimpanzees
Here is a 60 minutes’ Guidelines on being in the presence of Gorillas & Chimpanzees in Uganda, Rwanda and the DR Congo.
Uganda is blessed with various primates which can be trekked and watched by all travelers from all over the globe in destinations like the vast stunning Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Mgahinga National Park where you watch Mountain Gorillas, Kibale Forest National Park, Budongo Forest , Kalinzu Forest, where you watch chimpanzees in their natural forest vegetation habitat.
Rwanda also referred to as the country of rolling Hills is home to various Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzees at the stunning Volcanoes National Park and Nyungwe Forest National Park.
In DR Congo
The Democratic Republic of Congo is a very unique and exciting safari destination to visit by all kinds of travelers from all over the globe as they trek the Mountain Gorillas at Virunga National Park, Eastern Lowland Gorillas at Kahuzi Biega National Park and Chimpanzees in Tongo Forest located close to Virunga National Park.
60 Minutes’ Gorillas, Chimpanzee Trekking Process
Gorilla Trekking Process in all the three countries does not vary as it includes transferring to the Park headquarters for short briefing on the code of conduct around the Gorillas then later in groups of 8 with a park ranger, you proceed into the forest to trek the Gorillas for 3-5 hours depending on their current location in the forest.
When you meet them in the forest, only an hour is allowed in their presence taking various photos to keep for memories. After Gorilla trekking, transfer to the Park headquarters to pick your valid Gorilla Trekking Certificate.
Just like the Gorillas, the Chimpanzee Tracking Adventure also requires the same step by step process to watch them in the green forest vegetation habitat.
What is it like to watch Gorillas & Chimpanzees in 60 minutes
The 60 Minutes’ expedition to watch Gorillas & Chimpanzees in their natural forest vegetation habitat happens the moment you meet them in company of a skilled park ranger guide.
After trekking them for 3-5 hours, you meet them and watch them enjoy staying in their natural habitat a moment so extraordinary and unforgettable as you listen to them communicating, playing, nurturing, leading, patrolling, breast feeding, and the watching is done at a distance of 7 meters.
Getting close to the Gorillas or Chimpanzees is not allowed as this would spark violence within the primates hence leading to accidents and hurts as they would approach and attack you to defend themselves. (Please keep your distance in the presence of the mighty species of Gorillas and Chimpanzees.)
How Much Does it Cost to watch Gorillas & Chimpanzee for 60 Minutes
Watching the Gorillas in Uganda would cost US $700 per person at Bwindi Forest National Park & Mgahinga National Park, US $1500 per person at Volcanoes National Park Rwanda, US $400 per person at Virunga National Park, Kahuzi Biega National Park and Chimpanzee Tracking at Kibale Forest National Park, Nyungwe Forest National Park.