Mountain gorillas are a star attraction in Uganda that many people have visited for trekking. Gorilla trekking in Uganda safaris offers an experience like no other as trekkers get down to the jungle and walk through the trails to meet the giant mountain gorillas and live with them for 1 hour.
Tours that get you close to the natural habitats of wildlife usually offer adventures of a lifetime and gorilla trekking isn’t an exception.
During the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) set up safety guidelines on top of the existing ones to help tourists trek gorillas in Uganda.
The gorilla tracking rules and regulations are set to ensure that tourists are safe and may not carry on any contagious diseases to the primates.
The mountain gorillas share more than 90% of their DNA with humans and therefore can catch these human diseases and even die from them.
Both the primates and humans must be carefully protected during these times to prevent the possibility of losing a population that has steadily increased following great conservation efforts.
Here are the set tracking rules and regulations in Uganda for the mountain gorillas and chimpanzees;
i) Mandatory temperature screening using non-contact infra-red thermometers at the key tourism gates of the different protected areas.
ii) Mandatory hand washing / sanitizing at the entrances of all UWA premises and protected areas.
iii) Wearing a face mask while inside the protected area
iv) Observing social distance
v) All tourists going for primate tracking activities should carry at least two N95 masks or surgical masks or double-layered cloth masks with filters.
viii) Visitors going to the parks are encouraged to carry their own hand sanitizer.
Other Gorilla Tracking Rules and Regulations – Gorilla Trekking in Uganda Safaris
During the trek Rules and Regulations – Gorilla Trekking in Uganda Safaris
To trek gorillas in Uganda, one has to follow all of these guidelines. We plan all the best Uganda gorilla safaris and Uganda chimpanzees trekking safaris for short and long itineraries. Acacia safaris also plan primate tracking tours during Tanzania safaris, Rwanda tours, and Kenya safaris.