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Is it safe to visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park?

Is it safe to visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park? When visiting Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, it is understandable to be concerned for your safety. Some people’s concerns stem from the forest’s density, while others are brought on by the fact that a section of it borders the DR Congo. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to half of the world’s severely endangered mountain gorilla population. Many tourists travel to Uganda to witness these incredible animals, and to carry out gorilla trekking safari but they stay because of the country’s friendly and welcoming people. The forest is a home to many different bird species, including those that are native to the Albertine Rift.

Some areas of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park are difficult for sunlight to penetrate due to the deep canopy of huge trees. There are thick bushes below the trees that make it challenging to pass through. In certain locations, routes have been created that allow people to wander through the dense forest. One of the main issues is the forest’s steep slopes, which are found in the mountainous landscape. We recommend that you wear adequate hiking gear and bring a walking stick when going on a gorilla trekking safari because gorillas still go through areas without paths. Additionally, as Bwindi Forest is a tropical forest, carry a waterproof coat with you when you go on this safari.

The park rangers stop by there each day before the park guide and gorilla trekkers enter the jungle. For further security in case you encounter irate elephants and buffaloes, you are accompanied into the jungle by armed guards. It is advised to follow the ranger guide’s instructions and keep on the track because it is simple to get lost off of it.

Mountain gorillas are normally amiable animals that pose little threat to human safety, unlike baboons or even humans. It is therefore very fine to be close to them with a little caution. For example, because they are not used to bright light, gorillas are readily startled by camera flashes and may defend themselves by acting aggressively. However, guests are given a full explanation of all safety measures at the park office before starting a gorilla walk.

The gorillas that visitors trek in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park undergo a habituation process where they grow somewhat accustomed to people and realize that being around you does not endanger them, which might otherwise cause them to attack you in self-defense.

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There is no need to worry about contracting any diseases from the mountain gorillas. Instead, the gorillas’ health is endangered when tourists visit them. To prevent infection among the critically endangered gorillas, people who are contagious with an illness or a cough are not allowed to participate in a gorilla trekking safari. Additionally, it is advised that you keep an appropriate space of roughly 7 metres between you and them. A pushy young gorilla may attempt to touch a visitor once in a while, but you are encouraged to ignore them and relax instead.

Travelling to and visiting any of Uganda’s parks, including Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, is generally safe. The security agencies work closely with the park rangers to create secure conditions. Locals are taking part in community policing because they understand the benefits that tourism brings to their area.

To arrange a memorable safari tour to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, get in touch with Primate Holidays. In addition to possibilities to encounter mountain gorillas in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, and Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve, provides hiking safaris up Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania the highest mountain in Africa and Mount Kenya in Kenya. Come experience Bwindi forest’s lovely gentle giants as well as other exceptional safari adventures in Uganda and other East African countries. This is an adventure you won’t soon forget, especially if you book with Primate Holidays.

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