From which place should I choose to go gorilla trekking
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Mar 8, 2013 12:54 AM Last Post By: allanskipper
Feb 18, 2013 3:37 AM
From which place should I choose to go gorilla trekkingDear fellow travelers.
I need your good advice about which specific place to go gorilla trekking.
I am female, 59 years, 170/52, and not trained for strenuous hiking. I am considering signing up for a company tour in August.
According to the itinerary the gorilla trekking will be either in Mgahinda National Park (1 gorilla group) or in Bwindi National Park.
In Bwindi NP there is 4 different areas from where to hike and see the gorillas – Buhoma (3 groups), Ruhija (1 group), Rushaga (2 groups) and Nkuringo ( 1 group).
Which place would you say offers the easiest access regarding to landscape, surface, vegetation a.o. I have a hip implant and don’t want (too much) climbing. Walking is no problem.
Be safe out there
Feb 18, 2013 5:48 AM
Feb 18, 2013 6:24 AM
Feb 19, 2013 1:22 AM
3The group in Mgahinga is never that hard to trek to and its a simple up then down, rather than Bwindi's undulating hills which means its as long to get back from as it is to walk to. The only issue is that this group may well have moved back to Rwanda come August and the permits cannot be booked in advance.
In Bwindi, avoid any of the Nkuringo groups (there are actually 4) as they are all tough hikes. Rushagura are the easiest but if they are outside the park (quite common) you will get bumped to another group.
Feb 19, 2013 2:36 AM
Mar 8, 2013 12:54 AM
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