Special Needs Gorilla Trekking Safari for Persons With Disabilities
SPECIAL NEEDS GORILLA TREKKING SAFARIS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES – PWD’S – UGANDA & RWANDA.
Special Needs Gorilla Trekking Safari for Persons with Disabilities – Staying at Persons with Disabilities (PWD’s) friendly lodges – Special Transportation (both air & Road) – PWD’s trained Safari guide – Exceptional experiences.
Gorilla trekking or tracking – whatever you opt to call it, is one of the top five things to do and see in Africa before you die. Gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda live high-up in the mountains (between 2,300 to 4,500 meters ASL), and probably the reason they are called “mountain gorillas”. The journey up the mountains of either the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda or Mgahinga & Bwindi forest National Parks in Uganda can be strenuous (of course not always) with treks up into the forest lasting up to 4hours – this eventually puts a limit to who can go gorilla trekking with most tour operators discouraging old persons, and or persons with any physical disability from taking part in gorilla trekking.
Realm Africa Safaris is probably one of the few tour operators that will not discourage old persons and or persons living with disabilities from experiencing gorilla trekking in either Uganda and or Rwanda. We arrange special needs gorilla trekking Safaris for persons with disabilities- PWD’s friendly gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda & Rwanda.
Gorilla trekking safaris typically involve trekking up mountains, and through thick forest vegetation (Ranger guides literary have to use machetes to create paths). However, for our Special needs gorilla trekking safaris for persons with disabilities, we use either traditional bamboo stretcher-like carriers ( much easier to manoeuvre in the forest), or the innovatively built modern steel base sedan chairs with seat belts and handles to ease the process of ferrying our clients up into the forest. We assign up to 12 able bodied local porters (natives of the forest, familiar with the terrain) to carry you on either the traditional bamboo carrier or the modern gorilla trekking sedan chair (subject to availability at the time of booking).
PLANNING A SPECIAL NEEDS GORILLA TREKKING SAFARI FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.
Booking your special needs – Persons With Disabilities gorilla safari?
It’s important that at the time of booking your gorilla trekking Safari with Realm Africa Safaris, you make known to you tour consultant that you are; physically unfit (even obesity), old, or handicapped and would like to, therefore book a special needs gorilla trekking Safari for persons with disabilities. Your tour consultant will then add your tour to our special needs category.
Booking a gorilla trekking permit for a special needs – Persons With Disabilities gorilla trekking Safari?
The procedure of booking a gorilla trekking permit for a Special needs gorilla trekking safari for persons with Disabilities is that same both in Uganda and Rwanda (only prices do differ; USD600 or USD450 if trekking gorillas in the off-season months of April, May & November, Rwanda gorilla trekking permits cost USD750 all year round). Having communicated to us your intentions of booking a Special needs gorilla trekking Safari for disabled persons, your consultant while booking and paying for gorilla trekking permits, will inquire about the price of hiring a sedan chair, and porters (prices are not fixed and may change anytime). We will immediately email you and inform you about the sedan chair hire costs which we advise you instantly pay-up so that we can guarantee the availability of both the chair and a team of 12 able bodied strong porters who will get you to the gorillas.
Where will I stay?
Since this a “special needs safari” (words we use to categorise our trips), your tour consultant will work closely with you to ascertain your level of disability. This will then help us book you into a PWD’S (Persons with Disabilities) friendly lodge. There are not very many PWD’s friendly lodges in either Rwanda or Uganda, so we recommend that you book your Special needs gorilla trekking safari for persons with disabilities at least 06 months in advance.
Realm Africa Safaris has the capacity to arrange special transportation (both Air & road) in the event that our client is severely handicapped and has got to keep in the wheelchair.
Gorilla trekking is on everyone’s bucket list for Africa, disability, old age, and or unfitness shouldn’t be the reason you are keeping gorilla trekking off your bucket list. Contact Realm Africa Safaris now to book your Special needs Gorilla trekking Safari for persons with Disabilities – PWD’s friendly Gorilla Safaris Uganda – Rwanda.