Tracking gorillas through Uganda is a very attractive excursion for visitors. A lot of tourists travel to Uganda in order to view these animals that share 97 percent of their genes as humans. There are only 700 gorillas around the globe and half of them are located in Uganda.
The rare and endangered animals can be located at Bwindi impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park. Both parks are guarded from the Ugandan government, and gorillas are gradually increasing in size. But the tracking of Uganda gorilla tours isn't simple as they are found in thick rain forests and on steep hills. The process of tracking gorillas can be exhausting and may take anywhere from 2 to 9 hours, depending on their movements.
You must obtain an official permit for each park just a few months prior to the safari to Uganda. Children under 15 years old cannot participate in gorilla tracking. If you're sick or suffer from any infectious disease then you are not permitted to enter the parks in order to avoid spreading disease to the animals.
Flash photography is not permitted and the longest time you are allowed to observe the animals is an hour. Also, you must keep 5 meters off of them. A maximum of people visiting per day is 6-9 per group. Spitting, drinking, eating or touching gorillas is forbidden. Additionally, you are not permitted to imitate the silverbacks with a thud or beating because they could get angry and threaten you. Wear warm clothing as it can get very cold in the dense forest.