Gorilla trekking is one of the most adventurous activities that tourists love to encounter when they visit Africa. Many have heard so much information about the mountain gorillas and so when they get a chance, they are anxious to see them face to face. There are three countries in Africa that are a home to these gorillas; these include Rwanda, Uganda and Congo. Whichever destination you decide to visit, you will experience the best memories of a lifetime.
Mountain gorillas are identified in three groups, there are those that stay in the lowlands and are known as the western and eastern gorillas along with the Graueri that settle in the mountainous areas.Mountain gorillas are called giant apes due to the fact that they live in the tropical rain forest of Africa. These are the only primates that can stay in the mountain areas. Visiting Virunga Mountains or Bwindi Impenetrable forest will give a chance to see the Berengei thus making your dream come true.
Unfortunately we are left with only 650 gorillas still surviving, thus a lot of support is needed to conserve the still in existence. You would be wondering why a gorilla permit to Uganda or Rwanda is expensive, but the reason behind this is to ensure their protection and survival. Encountering these gorillas at a closer range will surely be worth your money. You will see them play, some resting and the mothers feeding their young ones. It’s a lifetime experience that no one on planet earth should miss.
Uganda is one country in Africa that is gifted by nature. Since time memorial, it has been acknowledged as the pearl of Africa because of its tourist attractions. Visiting Uganda will definitely give you an opportunity to go track the gorillas, chimpanzees and still take a trip to see the wildlife. As you walk through Mgahinga National Park or Bwindi National Park looking for the gorillas, you will enjoy the nature walks and see various species of birds. The whole activity will be fascinating and extreme involving.
One thing you must know about gorillas is the fact that they live in groups but whichever group you are assigned to, you will see many gorillas. Groups of families include Nshongi, Nkuringo, Rushegura, Habinyanja, Mubare and Bitukura.
As you plan for your safari to see the gorillas, there are certain tips that you must consider. You must book a gorilla permit prior to your safari; this can be done through a reliable tour company. Remember children below the age of 15years are not allowed to track the gorillas. You are recommended to follow the ranger guide’s instructions and please avoid taking flash pictures when you encounter the gorillas. You must keep a certain distance whiling seeing the gorillas to avoid contracting diseases from human beings. Remember some level of physical fitness is needed because you are to trek the mountainous areas in search for the gorillas. Encounter the natural beauty of visiting Uganda and Rwanda and experience a memorial lifetime.