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Old September 3rd, 2009, 10:29 PM posted to rec.travel.africa
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Default Gorilla trekking Bwindi

Any one who wants to Gorilla trekk must know this from:
Bwindi impenetrable National Park is located on the edge of the
western rift valley (Albertine rift), South Western Uganda. It is
shared by Rukungiri, Kabale and Kisoro Districts. It covers around 331
square kilometres on an Altitude Range of 1160 metres (Ishasha gorge)
to 2607 metres (Rwamanyonyi Peak). The annual average temperature
Range is 7-20 degrees Celcius the coldest period being June and July.
Heaviest rains are experienced in March-April and September -
November. Other months are generally dry. Annual Precipitation: 1130
mm - 2390 mm Coldest Period: June-July

SPECIES DIVERSITY Bwindi is a habitat to 326 gorillas almost half of
the world's population of mountain gorillas. The forest has about 30
elephants and 120 species of mammals including 7 diurnal primates. 360
species of birds and over 200 species of butterflies. This Afro -
montane forest has dense under storey of fern, vines, and shrubs.
About 324 tree species have been recorded here, of which 10 don't
occur else in Uganda.

GORILLA SAFARIS TO UGANDA It is a major tourist attraction in Bwindi.
Two gorillas groups are currently available to be visited on daily
basis. Mubare group (16 gorillas; 1 silverback) was opened for tourism
in 1993, while Habinyanja group (23 gorillas, 2 silver backs) was
ready in July 1998. A third group of gorillas (17 members, 2 silver
back) is due to open for tourism soon. Get updates from Uganda
Wildlife Authority (UWA) Headquarters or Bwindi Impenetrable National
Park.

Maximums of 8 gorilla permits per day are sold for each of these
groups at UWA Headquarters in Kampala. Book at least 3 months (but not
more than one year) in advance to ensure that requested dates are
available.

Gorillas Tracking in Bwindi can be strenuous therefore make sure you
are physically fit. Carry jungle boots and rain jackets given the fact
that the park is often wet.

Gorilla tracking experience starts at 8:30 am local time and
occasionally lasts the whole day! Once tracked, gorillas are supposed
to be met for only one hour For Conservation reasons, visits to the
gorillas are tightly .
From Alpha Adventures Tours & Safaris
www.alphatouring.com
 




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