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Hiring Sedan Seat Stretcher in Bwindi Forest Park & Price

Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is home to half of the endangered species of mountain gorillas in the world, the park is a UNESCO world heritage site with 15 habituated mountain gorilla families and also offers the unique gorilla habituation experience with Bikingi and Bushaho gorilla families.

Bwindi impenetrable forest national park has the highest concentration of primates in the world with 13 species of primates recorded, 120 mammalian species, 220 species of butterflies and various plant species.

Sedan seat stretcher

Gorillas live on higher elevations of sub tropical and tropical rain forests at higher elevations of 1000-2000 metres above sea level hence deriving the name mountain gorillas. Trekking mountain gorillas therefore needs hiking and people who are physically fit due to the location of their habitat.

Gorilla trekking is one of the most sought tourists activity by visitors travelling to Africa and the experience is not limited to people with abilities but the elderly, people with disabilities and pregnant women can also trek mountain gorillas at the convenience with sedan seat stretchers.

A sedan seat stretcher is a type of chair used for carrying people with inabilities, elderly and pregnant women to trek mountain gorillas. There are potters who will carry you on a sedan seat stretcher with your entire luggage through the jungle to the presence of mountain gorillas.

After finding mountain gorillas, the potters will put you down for observation and photography for one hour and then carry you back to where you started the gorilla trekking from. A sedan seat chair is made of a chair slugging in between poles and seat belts.

There are also bamboos stretchers made up of bamboo trees in the mountain gorilla habitat that can be used for ferrying clients like the sedan seat stretcher, four potters carry the client from each corner of the chair.

Cost of a sedan seat stretcher

A sedan stretcher costs $400 in Bwindi impenetrable national park. Sedan seat stretchers are however scarce and need to be booked in advance before arriving in the park for gorilla trekking. Sometimes the cost of the sedan chair is determined the weight of the client and distance.

Cost of gorilla permits

Trekking gorillas is the most expensive tourists’ activity done in Africa with permits costing $600 in Uganda per person; Bwindi impenetrable forest national park also offers gorilla habituation experience that costs $1500. Gorilla trekking permits in Congo cost $400 and $1500 per person in Rwanda.

Best time to visit Bwindi

Bwindi impenetrable forest national park can be visited all year round but for people who are going to use sedan seat stretchers, the best time to visit the park is in the dry months of June to September and December to February. During this time the roads to the park are very accessible and the trekking trails are not muddy and slippery making it easy for the potters to traverse the jungle with the sedan seat stretcher.

How to get to Bwindi

Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is located in the south western part and can be reached within 9-10 hours drive from Kampala by road or tourists can fly to Kihihi airstrip in the park near the park from Entebbe international airport or Kajjansi airfield.


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