Gorilla safaris for the elderly and people with disabilities
Kisoro tours Uganda organizes gorilla safaris and other vacations in Rwanda for people with disabilities and elderly people with help of porters with use sedan chairs to carry the gorillas in their natural habitat or to other tour activities in Rwanda.
For anyone to be able to see mountain gorillas in their natural habitat, you must be able to hike up and down in the mountainous rainforests because keep moving freely in the forest so sometimes to find them can take some hours depending on their movement which very difficult and hard for elderly and people with disabilities through, they would also love to enjoy this lifetime experience.
Now, this is one of the main reasons why Kisoro Tours Uganda has put together a special tour package that includes gorilla trekking safari and other safari activities for the Elderly and the Disabled people so hiring porters with help of sedan chairs to save them from the trekking hurdles so that they can also gorilla tracking experience and other tourist activities.
As I mentioned above mountain gorilla trekking is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that can only be done in East Africa in the countries of Rwanda, Uganda, and DR-Congo, gorilla tracking is a very famous tourist adventure in Africa that is on every traveler’s bucket list that is planning a trip to Africa, gorilla tracking safari in Rwanda gives you a great opportunity to see these massive great apes as they roam in the thick rainforests of Africa.
At Kisoro Tours Uganda believes that no one at any one point should be limited to enjoy this lifetime experience just because of their physical ability since we have put together special tour packages for the elderly, seniors, and all people with other disabilities, at Kisoro Tours, disability does not mean inability since we can organize a special safari package that can fit your best interest, budget, and timeline.
Our special gorilla trekking packages for Rwanda are there to address the challenge of the elderly and people with disabilities who love to travel and explore Africa to see the world-famous mountain gorillas in their natural habitat and other wildlife.
As er execute these special tour packages for the elderly and people with disabilities, of course, there are a few challenges here and there Some of the challenges we have encountered include people with total physical body weakness, hearing and seeing problems, vulnerability loneliness among many other challenges.
We always ask our elderly and people with disabilities clients to tell us about their medical/health conditions so that we can plan accordingly we can give them require special attention they may need. On these special packages, we use well-experienced and well-trained tour guides/drivers who are patient and are able to help you and easily relate to stories of the elderly and people with disabilities so that you can feel comfortable as you travel with us.
For the elderly who still has some little energy to walk for about one to two hours, when the time comes for gorilla tracking, we first try to get you a nearby gorilla family so you can first try to walk but as soon as you start getting weak then the porter comes in and carry on sedan chair throughout the whole gorilla trekking experience, the reason why we do this is to try to give that special experience of walking in these famous rainforests of Africa.
Travelers don’t have to worry about the expensive costs of special tour packages for the elderly and people with disabilities because Kisoro Tours Uganda offers the most affordable prices for these special groups because we love nature and wildlife and also, and we want this special group to enjoy nature of Rwanda like any other person.
Both the elderly and people with disabilities require special attention and that’s why Kisoro tours have come up with special itineraries and discounts designed for this special group, mountain gorilla tracking is one of the most challenging activities in Africa, however, it doesn’t mean that it is exclusively for the able-bodied people only, this is why Kisoro Tours is doing all possible means to make possible for elderly and people with disabilities.
Gorilla tracking remains a top adventurous activity in Africa and whoever is aware of this activity gorilla track would like to do it before they die/leave this planet without encountering mountain gorillas in their natural habitat and by so Kisoro tours craft inclusive gorilla tracking and other wildlife tour packages specially designed for elderly and people with disabilities. We are putting much emphasis to put on the accessibility of lodges and other tourism facilities that we use for our gorilla tracking and other wildlife safaris for the elderly and people with disabilities.
Kisoro Tours guarantees you an instant response to all your inquiries and answers all your question with all safari updates within your comfort zone, we advise our estimate clients (elderly and other people with different disabilities to disclose to our experts and consultants your actual age and your physical abilities to help us in planning and designing your gorilla tour and other wildlife safaris. Below are the top 7 gorilla tracking tips for the elderly and other people with different disabilities.
For both the elderly and other people with different disabilities that wish to participate in mountain gorilla tracking, porters are very essential on the day of tracking because a porter is the one who will carry you with the help of a sedan chair to the gorillas and back, porters also will carry your packed lunch, all necessities/items that you will need while tracking and drinking water among others so porter must be on the top of the list in order for you to enjoy this lifetime activity.
The sedan chair is second on the list because this is only means for all travelers who cannot walk in the thick forest in search of mountain gorillas, it’s the simplest way to trek gorillas, and the cost of hiring both sedan chair and porters is between $400 to $500, take note the cost of hiring porters and sedan chair is not included on gorilla permit fee.
The type of sedan chairs we use are comfortable enough for the whole activity to avoid complaints of back pain and the porters are well experience in this activity and strong enough to keep going in the exchanging forest.
It is our job to make sure at the time of allocating gorilla families that get you an easy and short gorilla trek at a family that is in the low altitude to make it little easy for you, so it is recommended to book early enough to help plan your trip accordingly.
The elderly and people with disabilities are always assigned to the gorilla families that are near and easy to trek, however, it is advised to book early enough to avoid disappointment.
When you declare your health condition to the tour operator that is organizing your safari it helps in planning and when booking different service providers just to make sure that everything is in place, and we promise that all the personal information you give us is confidential and highly protected.
For those who can, it is always recommended to take some time off and do some physical exercise before you go for gorilla tracking so that your body is familiarized. We know most elderly and some people with disabilities it not easy for them to do physical exercise but to those who can, we advise you to do some walking or jogging before traveling.
It’s nice to carry a walking stick with you because gorilla tracking is at a high altitude and you have to hike up and down so a walking stick might be able to support you stand upright while in the forest in forests tracking mountain gorillas.
Packed lunch and drink water will be carried by your porters so you don’t worry about the weight we recommend that you carry enough packed lunch, the same snacks, and drinking water because mountain gorilla tracking tends to drain people which is why we advise you carry enough food and drinking water.