Why You Should Trek Gorillas In Uganda



Gorilla trekking takes place in an extensive African jungle location, which adds a layer of exotic adventure that matches any kind of tour worldwide. Mountain gorillas are situated on the edge of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Uganda, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda, Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, and Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


Mountain gorilla trekking is a non-comparable encounter in the wild; having one-on-one time with these giant apes is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. This safari experience is unbeatable while watching a mountain gorilla family relax in their lush natural environment.


Mountain gorillas are in three African countries, all offering the same experiences. Mountain gorillas are about 4-6 feet tall and weigh approximately 136 to 220 kilograms. Mountain gorillas are one of the two subspecies of Eastern gorillas remaining in the African jungle, with over 1,000 mountain gorillas occupying the bamboo and montane forests.


The worldwide mountain gorilla population adds up to 1,063; Uganda has a total of half of the mountain gorillas in the world, while the other remaining population is shared by the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda.  Uganda offers mountain gorilla trekking activities in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.


Mgahinga gorilla national park is located within the Virunga Chain of Mountain Ranges and is bordered by Volcanoes National Park in the northwestern part of Rwanda and Virunga National Park in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Mgahinga National Park has one mountain gorilla family available for trekking, called the Nyakagezi family, with about 7 to 14 individuals. 


The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is the best destination for mountain gorilla trekking in the entire trio of destinations. Uganda possesses the highest number of habituated gorilla groups in the world. Mountain gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is divided into 4 sectors: Buhoma sector, Ruhija sector, Nkuringo sector, and Rushaga sector, the only sector offering mountain gorilla habituation.



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