Amazing Best Places for aged people to go Gorilla Trekking in Uganda
Most travelers, if not, all think that gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda are for the youths, the ones that still young and energetic enough for the Bwindi impenetrable forest and Mgahinga Mountain hikes. None can ever imagine of an aged person to trek the gorillas in Uganda and yet there are some Most Amazing Best Places for aged people to go for Gorilla Trekking in Uganda.
However, this is not the case, all categories of people, in their different age brackets and forms of disabilities; whether lame, dumb or deaf, are fit for gorilla safaris in Uganda.
Probably you have been thinking of yourself to be too old for a Uganda gorilla safari, or perhaps a conviction of taking granny or mum for a safari in Uganda crosses your mind frequently but you were about to scrape off the gorilla trekking experience on the ‘must do’ things in Uganda.
Here we come with superior information of the Best Places for aged people;
Gorilla trekking in Uganda is basically done in only Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga national park. They are the prime habitants of the critically endangered mountain gorillas in Uganda and likely the whole of Africa and the world at large. Over 500 mountain gorillas call these parks home, almost half of the remaining total population of these greatest of the great apes.
Though both of these parks offer ultimate gorilla trekking experiences to travelers, Bwindi impenetrable forest national park presents a more reliable and appropriate experience to the aged people desiring for the best out of a Uganda gorilla tour.
Even if Bwindi national park is also situated on mountain ranges like Mgahinga national park, some of the park’s trails go through the forest just rotating on the lower levels of the mountain. This makes this hike too easy for the aged to trek the gorilla at their own pace. So the experience becomes less hectic unlike the one of Mgahinga national park that ascends up a steep slope that the aged won’t even hike a quarter of it.
Still Bwindi impenetrable national park has habituated 12 gorilla families. That’s a big number that has not been found anywhere else except Uganda. This gives the aged trekkers many opportunities of spotting the gorillas just within a few minutes of their trek, however the large number of gorilla families doesn’t guarantee a quick and easy trek, and it also depends on the luck of the trekkers.
The Luck of Easily Tracing the Gorillas
More about the aged gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi, the park has for different gorilla regions including Buhoma, Ruhija, Nkuringo and Rushaga widening the traveler’s choice basing on her needs. Now for the aged have a variety to choose from which region to trek that fits in their needs and abilities. And in most cases it is Ruhijja because records show that trekkers who go for Ruhija usually come back earlier than other groups; meaning gorilla families in Ruhija are easily traced.
Something about security and safety of the park
Talking of Bwindi being the best place for the aged people to go for gorilla trekking, we again consider the security and safety of the park and the trek. All treks in Bwindi are led by an armed gameranger to scare away all the would be human enemies. The park has also not been involved in any other forms of insecurity making it a prime destination for the wearing age to trek gorillas as they can simply rest with ease in the middle of the trek at moments when they feel they can’t move any further.
Accessing of the Bwindi Gorilla Forests.
Although Bwindi is a ten hour drive from Kampala capital city, it is still easily accessed as the roads linking to the park are well constructed with just a few potholes that could not wear the old people that much. Nevertheless, the journey is also filled with stunning views of the Kigezi hills, Rwenzori Mountains of the moon and the virunga series of mountains. Note that, even people that are not interested with road transport can use air transport to this park.
Relatively great Accommodation
Still the park being well facilitated with enough accommodation facilities in form of lodges, hotels and camps all throughout the park makes it very easy for the relatively weaker aged people to transfer from their hotels of stay to and from the starting points of the trek.
Also the porters found on the park headquarters or starting points easien the gorilla trekking in Bwindi for the aged people as they carry their luggage through the trek at negotiable prices.
All these simply making the gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi so amazing for the aged group. An experience with so much easy yet still enjoying the thrilling part of the trip.
Indeed, if it’s a gorilla tour in Uganda for the aged group of people, then it should be Bwindi Impenetrable national park for amazing experiences.