When and to hire a porter on gorilla trekking in the Bwindi forest in Uganda
Kisoro tours Uganda offers gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park which is the home to over of the world’s population of endangered mountain gorillas, gorilla trekking is quite difficult because of the nature of the terrain you will be hiking through and the weather conditions which make gorilla trekking undoubtedly as one of the adventures that require one to a good level of physical fitness to everyone who wishes to participate mountain gorilla trekking in Africa.
Uganda gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park or in Mgahinga gorilla national park involves people trekking/hiking to higher altitudes through thick jungles of impenetrable forest which is one of the reasons why Kisoro tours Uganda recommends to all its client to hire a porter on gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest
Why do you need to hire a porter for gorilla trekking in the Bwindi forest?
Most tourists have always asked us if there is any help in case they fail to make trekking in the jungles due to their age or physical incapability, my answer here would be please remember to hire a porter on gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest who will help to carry all your luggage, packed lunch, camera, push and pull as you hike up and down through the jungles of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park.
A porter can be easily hired by every tourist going gorilla trekking, what happens here in Uganda after the briefing about gorilla trekking by park ranger will ask to find out those who wish to hire a porter so that he can assign a porter to those who want to hire one and also it depends on the weight of the luggage if you have more than one bag you may need to hire 2 porters. most of the porters in both Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and in Mgahinga gorilla national park are locally born in the villages around the and some are former poacher who has now reformed and they are now helping in conserving the most endangered species of mountain gorillas so I must tell that those porters know the terrain of Bwindi forest and Mgahinga very well which makes your gorilla trekking more easily and enjoyable. If you book your gorilla safari with us Kisoro tours Uganda, you don’t have to worry about hiring a port we will arrange for you when booking your gorilla trekking permit which is advisable to book like 6 to a year in advance, contact us also for any other information or advise you may need to know about hiring a porter on gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest.
Price-cost of hiring a porter on gorilla trekking in Uganda?
Hiring a porter is not expensive It costs only between $15 to $30 its good to know the costs involved in hiring porters on your gorilla trekking in the Bwindi forest because most of the safari companies in Uganda do not include it in the price given to you so it’s important to know so that you can prepare accordingly.
The price of hiring a porter on Uganda gorilla trekking in the Bwindi forest can be paid after you got back from trekking so there is no need of paying in advance, before a porter is confirmed as a porter he/her has to go through training so you don’t have to worry about your luggage it is handled with care.
Porters are also trained in basic safety and security procedures so they are really helpful, porters work under the supervision of the Uganda Wildlife Authority and I can say porters speak reasonable English and are well-disciplined so that you know that you will be in safe hands.
Another reason why Kisoro tours Uganda recommends to our clients to hire a porter for gorilla trekking in the Bwindi forest is that when you hire a porter you will be supporting local communities living around those parks directly because being a porter is in inform of employment for many youths in the communities living on the borders of Bwindi forest
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