Sedan Seat Stretcher In Bwindi impenetrable forest national park
Sedan Seat Stretcher- Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is home to more than half of the remaining endangered species of mountain gorillas in the world. The remaining mountain gorillas are found in the Mgahinga national park of Uganda, the Virunga national park of DR Congo, and the volcanoes national park of Rwanda. Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is a UNESCO world heritage site with 20 habituated gorilla families and also offers a unique gorilla habituation experience with Bushaho and Bikingi gorilla families in the Rushahga sector of the park.
The Bwindi impenetrable forest has the highest concentration of primates in the whole world with 13 species so far recorded, 12o species of mammals, 220 butterfly species, and 400 species of trees.
Sedan seat stretcher
Mountain gorillas stay on higher elevations of subtropical and tropical forests at higher elevations of 1000-2000 meters above sea level hence deriving its name mountain gorillas. Trekking mountain gorillas, therefore, requires hiking, and people who are physically fit can succeed due to the location of their habitat.
Gorilla trekking is one of the most sought tourism activities by visitors coming to Africa and the experience can be done by people with disabilities, the elderly, and pregnant women for they can trek mountain gorillas at convenience with sedan seat stretchers.
A sedan seat stretcher is a type of chair used for carrying people with inabilities, pregnant women, and the elderly to trek mountain gorillas in their natural habitats. Porters are always available to carry you on a sedan seat stretcher with the while luggage through the jungle searching for mountain gorillas.
After allocating mountain gorillas, the potters will put you down for observation and photography for one hour in case it’s gorilla trekking and after carry you back to the starting point for your gorilla trekking certificate. A sedan seat stretcher is made of a chair slugging in between poles and seat belts.
There are also bamboo stretchers made up of bamboo trees that can also be used for ferrying clients just like the sedan seat stretchers. 4 porters carry the trekker from each corner of the chair.
Cost of sedan seat stretcher
A sedan seat stretcher in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park costs $400. The fact that sedan seat stretchers are scarce, one is advised to book it in advance of 3-4 months before coming to the park for mountain gorilla trekking. Sometimes the weight of a client determines the costs of a sedan chair.
Cost of gorilla permits
Trekking mountain gorillas is the most expensive tourism activity in Africa with gorilla permits of Uganda costing $700 for foreign non-residents, $600 foreign residents, and ug shs250,000 for East African citizens. In the Rushaga sector of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, you find gorilla habituation experience between Bushaho and Bukingi gorilla families at a cost of $1500. Gorilla trekking permits in DR Congo cost $450 and $1500 for the case of Rwanda
You can track the mountain gorillas in any of Bwindi’s four sectors namely, the Buhoma sector which is the oldest and still receives highest number of visitors. Mubare gorilla family, rushegura gorilla family, katwe gorilla family, muyambi gorilla family, and habinyaja gorilla family
Rushaga sector has Bweza group, the Busingye group, Mishaya group, Nshongi group, and Kahungye group habituated in 2011, among others.
Ruhija sector includes Bitukuru group, Oruzogo group, mukiza group, and kyaguriro group.
Nkuringo sector which has Nkuringo group, bikingi group, and bushaho group. You can also take part in Gorilla habituation in the Rushaga and Nkuringo sectors with two groups set aside for your full-day experience.
Best time to visit Bwindi.
Uganda has two seasons, the dry season happing in December- February and June to mid-September, then wet season in March to May and October to November.
The best time for visiting Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park as a group is during the dry season, when there is less rainfall, the roads are clear, and the ground is not muddy for Hiking.
The mountain gorillas are always exposed during this period in time as they roam around the park climbing on tree branches in search for what to eat and water.
Accommodation in Bwindi
In Bwindi impenetrable national park, there are four sectors that Gorilla trekking is done – Ruhija, Rushaja, Nkuringo, and Buhoma so while choosing accommodation, we advise that you pick one from the sector you will do the tracking from because it will save your time when you are going for Briefing that commences at 7:30 am.
There are affordable luxury, midrange, and Budget lodges, homesteads, campsites, and Bandas in each of these four sectors. Some of the Notable accommodations include; Buhoma Lodge, Gorilla forest camp, Mahogany springs, Silverback lodge, Bwindi Haven lodge and Buhoma community campsite in the Buhoma sector, Ruhija Gorilla safari lodge, Broadbill forest camp, and Gorilla mist camp in Ruhija sector, Rushaga Gorilla safari lodge, Ichumbi lodge, Rushaga Gorilla Havens lodge among others in Rushaga sector, and Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla lodge among others
How to access Bwindi impenetrable forest
The Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is situated in the southwestern part of Uganda and can be reached within a 9-10 hours drive from Kampala city by road. tourists using air transport can access Bwindi impenetrable forest national park in 45 minutes from Kajjansi airstrip or Entebbe international airport to Kihihi airstrip near the park.