The answer is yes it is now possible for disabled, and elderly people can easily participate in mountain gorilla trekking in Uganda, elderly and disabled persons are the main senior citizens of this world so they shouldn’t keep missing out on such an amazing exciting lifetime experience of mountain gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda.
Kisoro Tours will organize this trip for the elderly and disabled persons in Uganda and Rwanda, they will be assigned to trek with a gorilla family that is closer to the park headquarters, and for the elderly and disabled who are unable to walk long distances we arrange for the porters who will carry them on a sedan chair into the forest trek the gorillas and after bring them back to the car on the starting point.
It is undoubted that mountain gorillas are the most fascinating creatures in the world and in the same manner everyone would wish to see them in their natural habitat despite their abilities and disabilities since they cannot see in the zoos like other wild animals because the mountain gorillas you must travel to Uganda, Rwanda or DR-Congo to see them.
The cost of a gorilla permit for young, elderly and disabled persons is the same, for example, a gorilla permit in Uganda costs $700 per person allowing you to see them in either Bwindi impenetrable forest national park or in Mgahinga gorilla national park while in Rwanda permit costs $1500 per person to trek them in Volcanoes National Park, you can see gorillas in DR-Congo’s Virunga National Park at only $500 per person but currently, we don’t recommend to our clients to trek mountain gorillas in Congo due to insecurities in and around Virunga national parks.
Mountain gorilla trekking in their natural habitat is a privilege that doesn’t come on a silver plate simply because gorilla trekking is not an ordinary tourist activity or nature walk in the national park, gorilla trekking is a physically demanding adventure but so the reward matches the effort and time. Mountain gorilla trekking is physically demanding simply because of the terrain where gorillas are found, gorillas keep roam in the park freely so trekking can take long hours of trekking through the forest depending on the lack of the day but the elderly and disabled who cannot hike for long hours you don’t have to worry because we shale organize and hire porters who will carry you to the gorillas and back.
Elderly and disabled persons do not be discouraged to go for gorilla trekking in either Uganda or Rwanda, Kisoro Tours will make it possible for old age/seniors and disabled persons to challenge themselves and take part in mountain gorilla trekking in Uganda or in Rwanda and enjoy the lifetime experience of mountain gorilla trekking like everyone else.
It is highly recommended for those who walk for long hours to hire porters who will support trek gorillas, these porters come from the communities living around the park so they know the train very well and they will make your overall trekking experience more enjoyable.
At a fee of between $400 to $500, a group of porters will help with carrying in the sedan chair or in the bamboo stretcher also known as “African helicopter” porters will carry with all your equipment like a camera for taking photos, and all other things you need during trekking, the good this about the porters is that when you hire a porter it means that you help them directly earn a living for their family so that they able to send their children to school and in some way you are contributing directly towards conservation mountain gorillas as you help porters to get a day job and earn a living because most porters are reformed poachers who now committed to conservation as they earn a living.
The money you pay for hiring porters includes the sedan chair or the bamboo stretcher also known as the “African helicopter”, old or disabled will be carried comfortably into the forest for your gorilla trekking and back to your car, gorilla trek for the elderly or disabled persons can be easily be arranged through a locally licensed tour operator like us just contact us we will organize your dream trip to Africa.
Gorilla trekking depends on the lack of the day and on which gorilla family one is assigned to trek, mountain gorilla trekking might be quite difficult at some point so as a result it is recommended and critical for one to go when you are well-prepared physical, gorilla trekking might between one hour to 7 hours or more depending on the movement of the gorillas.
Mountain gorillas leaves in a mountainous high-altitude environment between 2,300 and 4,500 meters with tough terrain that includes hiking up and down on the slippery trails before and after seeing the gorillas in their natural habitat.
These difficulties forced us to special arrangements for the elderly, disabled, aged, seniors, and other travelers who are not in good physical conditions but wish to see mountain gorillas on their Africa safari with this special gorilla trekking in Uganda for elderly and disabled persons, it means that gorilla trekking safaris are not just for the young or the physical and energetic young people but also aged and disabled can take part in this exciting amazing lifetime experience.
At Kisoro tours Uganda, it’s never too late and no one is too old, or disabled to go for mountain gorilla trekking and see them in their natural habitats in Uganda or Rwanda, for those who are wondering whether they should bring their parents or their grandparents for gorilla trekking safari in Uganda or Rwanda, I can comfortably say yes that it’s quite possible as long as they can fly to Uganda or Rwanda, Kisoro Tours will do the least for you.
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