Can A Child Younger Than 15 Years Participate In Gorilla Trekking?  

Can A Child Younger Than 15 Years Participate In Gorilla Trekking?  Gorilla trekking in Africa is one of the most notable activities that travellers interested in the primate safaris in Africa can embark in to access a number of different attractions in the wild that will give you access to a number of different gorilla trekking destinations in Africa which will lead you to different gorilla species. The most notable gorilla species that can be seen are the mountain gorillas and the eastern lowland gorillas that can be seen when you participate in gorilla trekking in Uganda, gorilla trekking in Congo and gorilla trekking in Rwanda.

Although a number of travellers are interested in hiking to the different gorilla families it should be noted that not everyone will get to participate in the activity because it is limited to a certain age. Only travellers aged 15 years and above are able to participate in gorilla trekking in Africa which leaves many travellers interested in the activity to ask whether travellers younger than 15 years can participate in the gorilla trekking experience in Africa.

Ye, travellers younger than 15 years can participate in gorilla trekking however there are a number of exceptions where travellers younger than 15 years of age that they can participate in the activity and these include;

If a child is turning 15 years in the year of tracking, there can be an exemption for the traveller however it should be put in writing to clarify your age and the letter should be addressed to the Uganda Wildlife Authority, Rwanda development board and the park offices in Congo.

Also travellers that are physically fit to participate in gorilla trekking, they can also write a letter addressed to the Uganda wildlife Authority, the park offices in Congo Rwanda development board to be accepted to participate in the activity. After writing a letter to them, they will then give you confirmation to participate in the activity.

Can A Child Younger Than 15 Years Participate In Gorilla Trekking?  
Can A Child Younger Than 15 Years Participate In Gorilla Trekking?

After being given access to participate in gorilla trekking in Africa, you can book a gorilla trekking permit on Congo AT 400usd, gorilla trekking permit in Rwanda at a price of 1,500usd, a gorilla trekking permit in Uganda at 700USD that will give you access to the habituated gorilla families in Africa.

The mountain gorillas in Africa can be seen when you participate in gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park and gorilla trekking in Mgahinga national park for the gorilla safaris in Uganda. For the gorilla safaris in Congo you can participate in Virunga national park where you will have access to the mountain gorillas and if you’re interested in watching the eastern lowland gorillas, you can participate in gorilla trekking in Kahuzi biega national park and for the gorilla safaris in Rwanda, you will watch the species by participating in gorilla trekking in Kahuzi biega national park.

With this the next step would be organizing your packing list for gorilla trekking in Africa to make your gorilla trekking experience quite comfortable and these include;

  • A camera to help you take beautiful pictures of the primates in the wild
  • Binoculars because you will get to watch a number of different bird species in the wild
  • You can also carry some insect repellent to avoid insect bites that can cause irritation with their bites
  • Carry some long sleeved shirts to avoid being pricked by nettles
  • Sunscreen to avoid sun burns during the dry season that can be painful
  • You should also carry the perfect hiking shoes that will help you hike through difficult terrain.
  • You should also consider packing water proof hat and jackets because it can rain at any time in the park.