How To Save Mountain Gorillas in Africa
How To Save Mountain Gorillas in Africa? One of the ways for protecting mountain gorillas is by taking part in gorilla trekking safaris, when you buy gorilla permits 10% of the money is allocated to the local communities living around gorilla national parks and these are Mgahinga national park, Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, volcanoes national park and Virunga national park. Locals have given up on poaching mountain gorillas because they also benefiting from gorilla trekking as an activity.
One can protect mountain gorillas by not going for gorilla trekking when they have infectious diseases such as flu, cough and diarrhea, mountain gorillas are vulnerable to human diseases and these diseases can easily kill them so this has been avoided by not allowing people with infectious diseases to trek mountain gorillas.
You can also protect mountain gorillas by donating money to organizations protecting mountain gorillas on the ground but before donating money to any organizations you must evaluate if the organization is real and not fake.
You can also participate in fundraising campaigns or form fundraising campaigns to raise money for saving mountain gorillas, this can help gorilla conserving organizations with their work.
You can save mountain gorillas by telling your friends and family about the mountain gorillas, you can tell them about the efforts being made on the conservation of these gentle giant apes.
Creating awareness about the importance of protecting mountain gorillas even though you haven’t tracked them is also very important as it helps in conserving mountain gorillas.
One of the ways for protecting mountain gorillas is by doing other activities within the parts, and report to national parks when you see or hear about someone selling a wild animal, this will deteriorate the market for the sellers and will give up on poaching.
You can also protect mountain gorillas by choosing to trek with a tour operator that gives portion of the income they earn from gorilla trekking safaris to the gorilla conserving organizations. These conservation organizations help in the conservation efforts of mountain gorillas.
Trekking gorillas In Uganda, Rwanda & DR Congo
When trekking mountain gorillas, you will need to buy a gorilla trekking permit and this money will be used in the protection of these gentle giant apes. Uganda gorilla permits cost $700 for foreign nonresidents, $600 foreign residents, and shs250,000 East African citizens, in Rwanda the permits go for $1500 per person per trek, and lastly DR Congo with permits going for $450 in the dry season and $200 in the low season.
What is the best time to visit mountain gorillas?
The best time to visit mountain gorillas is the dry season and this occurs in June to September and December to February when there is little or no rain fall, roads leading to the park are accessible and the terrain is dry.
The best time for gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park in Rwanda and Mgahinga National Park as well as Bwindi Impenetrable National Park both in Uganda can be specified because there are 2 rainy seasons. The short season taking place in October and November, the longer season starts from mid-March to May and the remaining months are dry seasons.
The best time for gorilla trekking are months of January, February, June, July, August, September as well as December. These months have less rainfall with no rain at all t times. Travelers should choose these months as the best times for gorilla trekking although these months are on a high demand for gorilla permits in Rwanda and Uganda. The travelers should book their permits in advance from trusted tour operators or Uganda wildlife authority in Uganda and Rwanda development board in Rwanda at least three months before the activity.
The best time for gorilla trekking is during the dry seasons of January to December and June to September. They are most favorable for gorilla trekking since the forest is less sleeper. Trekking in high seasons is most expensive in the accommodation sector compared to low seasons when the lodges re cheaper.
Low season is the best season for gorilla trekking for budget trekkers. Tracking in this season is cheap because the accommodation is lowered at a budget rate. The low season months are March, April, May, and November and the months are discouraging.
The prices of lodges is more favorable than high season rates and the low price rates are set to attract budget travelers. The few travelers are grouped into different gorilla families giving different experiences.
Although travelling in this season has an advantage of being cheap, it rains a lot making trekking in this season difficult. The forest grounds are muddy and slippery making travelers uncomfortable.
However the rain falls throughout the year and gorilla trekking still continues, the sun will shine still after the rain has fallen and this enables the gorilla trekkers to still trek the rare endangered mountain gorillas.
Best time for gorilla trekking in Rwanda or Uganda is done throughout the year not minding whether the sun shines or the rain rains, there is no single day that gorilla trekking has been cancelled because of bad weather.