Gorillas are the most world’s unique primate that survives in isolated Jungles especially those in Africa. Gorillas are categorized into two; the mountain gorillas and the lowland gorillas. It is estimated that only some seven hundred mountain gorillas left on the borders of Uganda (Bwindi impenetrable forest and Mgahinga National Park), Rwanda (Volcanoes National park), and Congo (Virunga National park).
Seeing the mountain gorillas is an awesome experience. African Jungle Adventures Ltd organizes Gorilla trekking in Bwindi and Mgahinga in Uganda, or in Parc National des Volcans in Rwanda.
Professionally guided gorilla trekking is restricted to Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, two remote parks that protect the mountainous rainforest environment in which the surviving 700 or so mountain gorillas live in family groups – mountain gorillas have never been reared successfully in captivity and there are none in zoos.
Tracking gorillas need some level of fitness, suitably equipped for a jungle hike, and healthy – you won’t be permitted to go trekking if you have a cold or similar illness in order to protect Gorillas against diseases which can be transmitted from visitors. It is a glance that in Africa, dry seasons are good for tracking gorillas because tarmac roads are not easily accessible in rainy seasons therefore, Mid-December to February and June to September – offer the most comfortable conditions for gorilla trekking.
In Africa, the chances of finding a gorilla family are extremely high because gorilla families are habituated and today the ranger guide can predict where to find gorilla groups depending on where they slept last night. Encounter gorillas in their natural habitat are exciting due to their dramatic exhibition. Meet gorillas enjoy them feeding, swing in the branches of trees, mothers breastfeeding their young ones among others. Sitting only a few meters from a gorilla and looking into its soft brown eyes is a spine-tingling experience not easily forgotten.
Gorilla trekking is a tightly regulated activity and we strongly recommend using the experience and planning expertise from African Jungle Adventures ltd. Permits are not only expensive but extremely limited and difficult to secure, and immediate payment is necessary as permits are not provisionally held.