Do you know you can do a solo gorilla trekking safari? Yes, solo gorilla trekking is possible in Uganda, Rwanda the Democratic Republic of Congo. Whereas most gorilla safaris are done in groups, solo gorilla trips are also possible and affordable. A gorilla trek Africa, we tailor-make so gorilla trips to Bwindi Forest, Mgahinga gorilla, Volcanoes and Virunga national parks offering you a magical mountain gorilla encounter. Our solo gorilla trips can be as short as 1-day gorilla trek to several days depending on the traveler’s time and budget. However, gorilla trekking remains a magical experience that lasts for a lifetime.
How to book a solo Gorilla Trekking Tour
Wondering how you to book a solo gorilla trekking safari? Gorilla Trek Africa is the best travel agent to have you sorted. We organize customized gorilla trekking trips for solo travelers giving them the chance to visit and trek the endangered gorillas in their natural habits. Due to the high demand for gorilla permits, solo travelers are advised to book and reserve gorilla permits as early as 6 months in advance to avoid last-minute disappointments. Gorilla permit costs are different in each gorilla destination. In Rwanda, a single gorilla permit cost $1500 while in Uganda gorilla permits cost $600 for foreign non-residents, $500 for foreign residents and UGX 250,000 for East African residents whereas in DRC, it costs $450. The price of Uganda gorilla permits is set to rise to $700 for foreign non-residents and $600 for foreign residents.
Will I trek a gorilla family solo?
No, no single traveler can be allowed a gorilla family alone otherwise. Booking a solo gorilla trip does not mean that you will be alone for gorilla trekking. You will possibly meet other travelers from other travel companies. At the start of each gorilla trekking day, you will transfer to the respective park headquarters for briefing. Still there, a solo traveler will be joined with other seven travelers to make a group of eight and then given a gorilla family to trek.
Tips for solo gorilla trekking traveler
To ensure peaceful and enjoyable gorilla safari, Gorilla Trek Africa offers you a guide and travel tips for solo gorilla travelers to Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo. These include among others:
• Book for your gorilla permits in advance
• Befriend other travelers you find on a trip
• Keep your family and friends updated about the trip
• Share your itinerary to keep your people updated on what you are doing, where and when
• Do not move alone in late hours
• Be friendly to your driver-guide or staff at the lodge. This will make your trip more fun
• Do not over drink
• Learn some local languages to be part of the community.
What to pack for gorilla trekking
As a solo gorilla traveler, endeavor to carry essentials for gorilla trekking. The gorilla trekking packing list includes:
1. Hiking boots/shoes
2. Rain jackets
4. Gardening gloves
5. Long-sleeved shirts/blouse
6. Energy giving snacks
7. Insect repellents
8. Long pants
11. First aid kit
12. Drinking water
You can go solo gorilla trekking in Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Contact Gorilla Trek Africa, book a solo gorilla trip and enjoy this lifetime experience at affordable rates
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