It’s everyone’s right to enjoy nature, God created nature for all of us irrespective of one’s abilities or disabilities. That’s why Kisoro Tours Uganda will do everything possible for people with disabilities and the elderly also to go out in the natural environment and be able to visit their dream tourism destinations in Uganda.
Uganda is one of the countries in East Africa that has hotels and other tourism facilities that are sweet able and able to accommodate the elderly and people with disabilities on safari holidays in Uganda.
The elderly and other people with disabilities have the same needs that’s why Kisoro Tours Uganda is always at your disposal during the planning process to guide you on what is needed for the Uganda safari holiday for people with disability, it is always good to be mindful about your condition so that you tell us in advance because it helps us when booking your safari activities, accommodation and other tour services, different travelers needs different requirements so Kisoro Tours Uganda has over the time increasingly mastered the needs of travelers with limited mobility, similar disabilities, and elderly people.
Now this is why we recommend to all our clients (people with disability) to inform your condition so that we can plan for you accordingly. Kisoro Tours Uganda will ensure that every step of your trip is catered for during the planning process starting from the flight to vehicles that are going to be used and all tourism sites that you are going visit throughout the trip.
For those who wish to remain in their wheelchair, Kisoro Tours Uganda also offers vehicles with a wheelchair locking system so that you don’t have to move from your chair every time you want to move or do something also those who need a personal caretaker can arrange it for you if you request it. For those with extremely limited mobility and needs a special or specific type of bed/sitting and above all hygiene, it is also always recommended to inform us in advance so that we can make arrangements in time because some tourism facilities might not have wheelchairs that can reach bathrooms. We try to be flexible as we can in order to make your Uganda trip more memorable.
When selecting an Uganda safari holiday for people with disability, accommodation is one of the main factors to consider as you plan an elderly and disabled safari in Uganda just in case they are completely physically disabled because there are not many hotels and lodges that offer special needs services.
Currently, gorilla tracking is the most exciting adventure/tourist activity in Africa and in the world, engaging in gorilla tracking while on their visit to Uganda is a lifetime dream for many travelers including the elderly and those who have limitations physical. The big question from many different travelers around the world is whether it is possible for the elderly and people with disabilities can trek mountain gorillas, the answer I have always given them is yes, it is very possible for both elderly and people with disabilities to go gorilla tracking in Uganda. It should be NOTED that gorilla tracking is not only for those who are physically fit and young energetic people, elderly and people with disabilities can as well go to Uganda and enjoy their life dream of encountering mighty mountain gorillas, as long as they are able to get in the plane and reach Uganda, but Kisoro Tours Uganda will also make possible for you to see the mountain gorillas in its natural habitat no matter the physical limitations you may have.
Both porters and Sedan chairs are available in Uganda at extra cost to help the elderly and other people with disabilities, for those who will need the services of porters and sedan chairs it’s good to inform us in advance about your condition such we can plan ahead of the time so that the sedan chair and porters are booked in advance because sedan chairs are not many in Uganda so its batter to it in advance for you to be sure. The price of hiring both porters is between $400 to $600, this money is not part of the gorilla tracking permit and it’s paid in cash on the tracking. Once you have paid the agreed amount the porters will carry you on a sedan chair all way to the gorillas and back.
The good thing is that the elderly and other People with disabilities are always given the first priority to track the nearest gorilla groups/families to help them not go far so you don’t have to worry about the distance just contact Kisoro Tours Uganda we will make your dream of seeing mountain gorillas in its natural habitat come true, is if you are 90 years and above you can still successfully trek and see mountain gorillas in natural habitant of Uganda with help of Sedan chairs and carried by the porters with the help ranger guides to guide throughout your gorilla tracking experience.