Gorilla trekking for the disabled is very possible. Mountain gorillas are friendly and are herbivorous feeding on fresh tree leaves and roots, the gorilla families comprise of members of about 6 to 30 members on average and are always led by a Silverback. This park experiences such of weather because of its proximity to the equator (0˚C).
Temperatures remain constant in this place during day that is 23˚C/73˚F and a sudden drop in the night to 11˚C/52˚F, rainfall can breakout anytime and may keep drizzling throughout the day and sun if happens to shine during the dry season, sunlight is seen at around 8:30am or around 9:00am till late evening and in the wet season the sun mayn’t be seen all day long.
The month of June to August and December to February are the best months for any traveler to go for Gorilla trekking activities especially when it comes to Gorilla trekking for the disabled. This being attributed to drier roads within the trails and all roads leading to and within the park.
We as an experienced gorilla trekking company strongly recommend Gorilla trekking for the disabled within the range of the months of June to August or December to February. Drier trails make trekking eased and gives ever individual a chance to have an amazing experience for having visited the Gorillas. They can use Sedan seat stretchers to reach the gorillas.
Uganda Gorilla permits sell out at the same prices that is $600(FNR), $500(FR) and Shs.250,000/= for East African residents. Our disabled tourists are urged to book for Gorilla permits in advance like 3-4 months earlier to avoid last minutes disappointment in the long awaited for trip to Mountains of Gorillas.
A gorilla trekker is advised to keep practicing and doing physical exercise to keep fit for the mountain trekking activity in the search for giant primates. For safety, a tourist is urged to pack safety shoes, boots, raincoats, jackets and other necessary equipment because of the unpredicted weather conditions in the park.
Buhoma, Nshongi, Ruhija and Nkuringo are some of the areas with big gorilla families in the region and booking of lodges around these regions saves the trekkers energy. Lodges in these regions operate on the first come, first save basis and most cases get fully booked in the peak season.
Mubare is smallest Gorilla family with 6 members headed by 1 Silverback and lives around Buhoma near the park headquarters.