Gorilla Trekking Safaris for Seniors in Uganda the Pearl of Africa

Posted by on May 4, 2019

Seniors Gorilla Trekking Adventures in Uganda in 2019

 Money Saving Gorilla Trekking Safaris for Seniors in Uganda where your Money stretches Further.


Gorilla Trekking Safaris for Seniors in Uganda – Africa’s affordable Seniors Premier Safe-Secure,  Welcoming, and Friendly Primate Destination, the country, that is Seniors Friendly in that you save $900 on the Gorilla Permit alone compared to Rwanda, add on of that Mid-Range or Upmarket lodging that is priced at lower rates than Rwanda.

Uganda, though there are no Seniors Discounts here because of East Africa not marketing itself to Seniors as it is done in the USA.  That is still a foreign concept here yet Uganda is most affordable because of lower Lodging Prices, Gorilla Permit Cost of $600 rather than $1,500 and the strength of US Dollar in Uganda.

Not only is Uganda Safe and Secure and Friendly, but it is also considered the Best English Speaking Country in all of Africa

Seniors Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda can be done in two different parks, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla Park where you experience two distinctly different terrains. Though we recommend a moderate level of fitness, easier Gorilla Treks can be arranged for you. 

 Seniors Gorilla Trekking Safaris-We are the Gorilla Encounter Facilitators, your matchmaker; some call us the Gorilla Yente where we create the date, the encounter, but are not in control as to what takes place on your particular day in the wild.  Not even the rangers and trackers can predict what can happen, and it is all up to the Mountain Gorilla Family you will be visiting.


We Create and Design  Seniors Gorilla Trekking Celebratory  Safaris

Celebrate Retirement – Birthdays – Anniversaries or other Celebratory Occasions

Gorilla Trekking Safaris for Seniors in Uganda. Celebrate your special occasion being with the mountain gorillas in the Pearl of Africa – stay in a Celebratory Lodge befitting the occasion such as Mount Gahinga Lodge or Clouds Mountain Gorilla Safari Lodge.

Your Safari in Uganda can include tree-climbing Lions, Lion Tracking Research with collared Lions, a day in foothills of the Mountain of the Moon staying in a luxury Mountain Cottage, and there are the chimpanzees of Kibale Forest, the River Nile a Murchison Falls Park and more.

Wherever your Celebratory Safari – Journey takes you  -the Celebration will continue, and Ugandans know how to celebrate, try the National Drink – Uganda Waragi with a Bitter Lemon Soda and you will concur.

Ugandans know how to celebrate your special occasion while you are on Safari.


Seniors Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda – Things you need to know


 Gorilla Trekking Safaris for Seniors -over 30% of our Safaris are created for Senior Citizens from around the world, many in their 70’s, all looking for that Personal Encounter with the Gentle Giants of the Forest, a Time with those playful Chimpanzees, adorable Golden Monkeys and the abundance of wildlife in parks such as Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls Parks.  

Many add a While on the Nile, time on one of the Tropical and hidden Ssese Islands with its sandy beaches, lush jungle Forests, or explore the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon.

For those with time, there is the most remote Kidepo Valley Park, Africa as it used to be 50 years ago, Africa as you imagined, only better, it has been called a “lost Eden” by some while CNN named it the third best park in all of Africa.

Gorilla Trekking Safaris for Seniors in Uganda is about Primates, but there is so much more, no need to add Kenya, Tanzania, or other Parts of Africa, Uganda is one of the most bio-diverse countries in all of the world. As Winston Churchill wrote in 1908 when he popularized the term “Pearl of Africa” – “Concentrate on Uganda,” there are many more things to do and see than you imagined.


 Is Uganda a Safe African Country for a Safari:

Safe Safaris are the norm and not the Exception in Uganda.  When it comes to Safety and Security we are of one of the most Security orientated Tour Operators, something that is evidenced by the number of Safety and Security Pages that we have. Not only do we have Safety and Security Pages, but we also create and implement Safe and Secure which means that there are no activities in the park without a Uganda Wildlife Authority Ranger escort, no nighttime driving except nocturnal game drives with rangers.

All of our Gorilla, Chimpanzee Treks, HIkes, Climbs, Nature Walks include an armed Ranger.  Rangers are not just there to protect you from poachers or criminals but are there to keep you safe from a charging Bull Elephant, a runaway hippo.

We only pick Lodges and hotels for our clients with 24/7 security. Drivers are not armed since in Uganda weapons are not sold as they are in the US for example.  The driver is security minded, has defensive driving skills, and the vehicles are marked as Tourism Vehicle.  The Police, including Tourism Police, will do whatever they can to assist and keep your safari moving.


Lodges for your Seniors Safari:

Money Saving Gorilla Trekking Safaris for Seniors in Uganda – We pick only midrange and upmarket lodges with bath, have mosquito netting, offer good food and service for our clients.  We continuously check the lodges that we use and suggest based on client response, our driver-guides, and personal inspection.

Lodges are one of the keys to a successful safari.  With upmarket lodges you more of a standard of quality when it comes to rooms, food, and service.

Lodges and Uganda as it is with Hotels have not yet learned about the Seniors Discount as other countries.  Luxury lodges during the off-season give discounts, mid-range lodge do not provide for the most part.  The dates for off-season vary from lodge to lodge.  Seasonal Discounts do are not as common in the Savannah Parks of Uganda, lodges primarily give them in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla Park.


 What Kind of Food am I going to eat on Safari:

On a Luxury Safari, the meals in most cases will be a pure delight and in many cases what you get is an African Fusion meal Lodge Chefs have in many cases worked in the kitchens of some of Kampala’s or Kigali’s most excellent restaurants.  Others received Training in Kenya or some cases even abroad.

Mid-Range Lodges serve sumptuous meals with creativity.  Dietary needs such a requiring a vegan or vegetarian meals can be met at most lodges that we use.  Beverages such as Tea, Coffee are readily available as is bottled water. Coffee at some moderate lodges might be the instant variety which we think in a country that grows some great African Coffee is ridiculous.  However, most Ugandans drink Tea instead.  We have a coffee lover survival page that you might find helpful if you need a good cup of Java beyond instant.

Beer, and Soda, Coca Cola, and Pepsi Products are readily available, the Liquor of Choice is Waragi for most Ugandan.  Try it with a Krest Bitter Lemon.  Wines will most often be a boxed wine from South Africa, and bottled win tend to be expensive due to Import Taxes.  We also have a wine lover page, that can save you a bit of money.

Lastly, one cannot leave out the fact that Uganda is a Tropical Fruit Lover’s Paradise, the Pineapple and the Bananas are the best in the world.


 Am I fit enough for Gorilla Trekking?

In 2013 a 94-year-old woman was carried on a stretcher on her Gorilla trek and fulfilled her lifelong dream to see the Mountain Gorillas in her lifetime – she did.  She was transported by 12 men in relay teams and did it – most that go gorilla tracking are a bit younger, though we have clients that were 80 years old and did just fine.

One should be in reasonable shape and state of fitness to track the gorillas.  The gorilla group requiring the most stamina and strength is the Nkuringo Gorilla group since you have to ascend and descend 600 at the beginning and the end of the trek – however, Porters can be used to carry your daypack, and walking sticks can be purchased, or some lodges have them available for their guests.

There are tough groups to track and easier ones – we will work with you according to your fitness level and stamina.


 Planning your Seniors Safari:

Seniors African Safari Holiday – Money Saving Gorilla Trekking Safaris for Seniors in Uganda. With your advice, we create a safari that represents you and your wishes and that reflects the things you would like to do and see in Uganda.

The creation of a safari is something we take quite seriously, and we take our time to create a handcrafted a safari that is suitable for you.

We take your input on parks, activities, lodging quality and flesh it out in an itinerary that reflects you.

There is only one thing we do – create memorable safaris in Uganda -and that includes  Seniors Gorilla Trekking Safaris in the Pearl of Africa – Uganda.

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