Is Mountain Gorilla trekking a good Christmas safari? It’s that time of the year again, when we plan safaris to celebrate the festive season, the season we are together with our families and friends, long lost relatives we haven’t seen in in a while or even in years. We all desire to have the very best safari, one off the books that will give us memories to last till the next Christmas season better still for a lifetime, that’s why we go into all the planning to make the Christmas safaris the best.

There are a number of Uganda safaris you can take for the Christmas outing, the list is endless, but most people wonder if they are to make a choice, is the mountain gorilla trekking safari, a good safari for the Christmas season?

Before we answer this thought, you should know that good is relative to every person, so it all comes down to what you are looking to achieve from a particular safari.

Therefore in this article we share the top four things you can expect from a mountain gorilla trekking safari, these can inform your decision of whether it’s the best safari choice for you this Christmas season.

  1. Adventure

The whole experience of going into the forest and coming out of it in a uphill and downhill climb is adventurous. On a mountain gorilla trekking experience you get to enter the a mountainous forest, which is the home of the mountain gorillas and trek deep into the forest following several trails, navigating through tree branches, steep points, slippery routes and soggy paths.  It’s more like a treasure hunt into the forest, only that now you hunting for the huge gorillas.

Hence if you and your loved ones are looking for adventure, the mountain gorilla trekking safari is one that will give you that.

  1. Mountain gorilla

The most important thing in a mountain gorilla trekking safari is that you get to see and spend an hour in the presence of the famous and mighty gorillas. The mountain gorillas are rare primates only found in Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. These huge apes live only in mountainous forest, they share DNA with humans in fact they have nearly the same characteristics as humans.  They are a delight to view and interact with; people, who have visited them, can tell you about the wonder of being in the presence of these apes.

Is Mountain Gorilla trekking a good Christmas safari?
Is Mountain Gorilla trekking a good Christmas safari?
  1. Physical stretch

Mountain gorilla trekking is slightly physically demanding; to take on the adventure you need to be physically able to climb up hill for about 3 to 5 hours or more, and able to go down the hill for similar hours. It’s the only way to get to the gorillas.

So this Christmas season if you are looking for a safari that will give you a physical thrill or challenge then mountain gorilla trekking is the safari for you.

However, if you are more of the try that prefers to spend your Christmas on a chill will less physical activity, mountain gorilla trekking is not the safari for you.

  1. Nature

As stated mountain gorillas live in mountainous forests, so on your trekking trip, you are in for nature tour. You will encounter a number of tree species, shrubs, butterflies, flowers, spot rare forest creatures and be amaze at the freshness of the forest.

So these are the top four things among the many others that you will expect on a mountain gorilla trekking experience at any of the gorillas parks which are Bwindi National Park, , Mgahinga National Park, Volcanoes National Park and Virunga National Park.

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