How long is gorilla tracking?
The time taken tracking mountain gorillas can be extremely unpredictable. Patience and mental preparedness is required before deciding to track mountain gorillas. We estimate anywhere between 30 minutes to 7 hours before locating a particular gorilla family.
The length of the trek will depend on many factors. One is the gorilla group you choose and the location of the group on that day. Whereas some gorilla families live around the park offices and lodges, most of them are on the move and may go deeper into the forest or park. Some families keep moving away each time you get closer to them. Visitors who trek for more than one day are assigned different families for each day and will notice a difference in the behavior of the groups.