Gorilla trekking safaris are the fanciest thing to do while on an African safari, Mountain gorillas exist in four Ecosystems of high bio-diverse importance, in three countries of Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Gorillas are social, intelligent species living freely in the conservation areas without being captivated, they are herbivorous in nature feeding on the plants like Mimlopsis, tree backs, branches, Gorillas love to relax on the ground after an all-day eating exercise, they are in Families of up to 20 members led by a fully grown Male with a silverback, baby gorillas are nursed by their mothers up to the age of two. Their playful ways are the most amazing things to see in the wilderness, this is possible when you book a gorilla trekking Safari.
Experiencing gorillas is done on a gorilla trekking safaris, you will have a one-on-one encounter with the primates, Uganda’s most numbers of Gorillas live in Bwindi impenetrable national park, it’s an ancient forest said to have survived the ice age period, it is the only place where the three great apes used to co-exist together, the conservation area is divided into four sectors (Buhoma, Rushaga, Nkuringo, Ruhija) each of these have got habituated gorilla families for trekking and research, Gorillas in the wild don’t have the guarantee of seeing them but the ones of Bwindi there is 99% chance of meeting them, Trackers do it in Groups of eight. Through the wilderness, you will not only have the best of the gorilla tour but that of the forest as well, the knowledgeable guide will lead you through the beautiful forest while explaining some of the tree species and food for gorillas, the park is not only home to gorillas but also other primate kinds like the white-cheeked monkey, and the black and white colobus monkey.
Mgahinga national park is an ideal destination for gorilla trekking safaris, it is Uganda’s smallest conservation area continuing from the great Virunga volcanic region, the gorillas of this place are in one Large group known as the Nyakagezi gorilla family, these family members do move and cross borders so it’s not a must to meet them, other park species include the critically endangered golden monkey found mostly in the bamboo forest region, forest elephants, hogs, are present and of course, birds are not to miss, the animals of the park are at a rare encounter.
Volcanoes national park in Rwanda is home to the Mountain gorillas, Gorilla beringei beringei, they are a subspecies of the Eastern gorilla characterized by their fur-filled bodies, brown eyes, and a majestic physical structure, gorillas are the world’s largest primates, gorilla trekking safaris lead you to Volcanoes starting from the Kigali international airport, it is the only park of gorillas close to the capital city, it takes approximately 2 hours’ drive to arrive at the destination, it was made popular by the American research primatologist Dian Fossey whose great research work was evident, to date visitors pay tribute to the Dian Fossey tombs in the Volcanoes beginning at the Karisoke research center, Gorilla trekking begins early in the morning with a briefing from the park wildlife ranger.
The democratic republic of Congo does have the Virunga national park, which is popular for the Mountain gorilla and the active volcano Nyiragongo, the park is beautifully placed in the eastern part of Congo along the floor of the great Albertine rift valley region, the conservation area is a Known place to high biodiversity in Africa, there are a number of critically endangered species present including the golden monkey.