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GORILLA TREKKING FOR THE DISABLED IN UGANDA RWANDA – AFRICA SAFARI NEWS

Gorilla trekking tour in Uganda Rwanda has been described as a rewarding adventure anyone can ever experience in the world.  However, Mountain Gorillas live in high terrain environments presenting a strenuous hike during trekking. This means that the disabled face difficulties and may not engage easily in this rewarding encounter. This is however becoming history with the introduction of special career services to aid the physically disadvantaged also enjoy a gorilla trekking safari in Africa.  This kind of transportation makes ferrying the clients easier up the mountain ranges and through the thick jungles.

Gorilla trekking in Uganda is done in two national parks, Mgahinga & Bwindi National Parks, while Rwanda has Volcanoes National Park. All destinations are distinguished by thick jungles and steep terrain.  The ranger guides usually go ahead to clear the thickets and bushes to make way for the group. This is the same procedure for gorilla trekking for persons with disabilities.

A special need visitor is transported with either a special sedan chair or a bamboo stretcher carrier. A team of energetic indigenous porters (who are familiar with the relief of this area) is assigned to carry a person on either the traditional bamboo carrier or the modern sedan chair.

Both carriers have handles around them which make it easier for carrying the stretcher by the porters. The carrier service comes at a cost, ranging between $350 and $500 according to the weight of the person and depends on availability at the time of booking

If you wish to be included for a special need gorilla safari in Uganda Rwanda, you will need to book a gorilla trekking permit in advance to avoid missing out and then disclose the special need such that prior arrangements can be done before arrival.

Rwanda gorilla permit apparently costs $1500 per person while the Uganda gorilla permit costs $600 per person. But either way, the Mountain Gorilla sightings are guaranteed along with a lasting Africa safari experience.  The respective locations also have safari lodges with provision for people with disabilities.

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