Uganda safari tours and Gorilla trekking
Uganda has more than half of the world’s mountain gorilla population found on the Virunga Mountain slopes in Mgahinga National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
There are two species of gorilla recorded only in Africa: the Eastern and Western Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla). Uganda’s mountain gorilla is a subspecies of the Eastern gorilla, found only in the east-central African rainforests.
As their name hints, they live only in the mountains at elevations between 8,000 and 13,000 feet.
According to a recent publication (2018), a little more than 1,000 mountain gorillas remaining on Earth. Some of the mountain gorilla population lives in the rainforests of the Virunga Mountains in central Africa. The other almost half roam the Montane jungle floors of Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Where do mountain Gorillas live?
Mountain Gorillas live in East-central Africa in just two isolated groups – one in the Virunga Volcanoes, a cross-border region spanning three forest reserves in Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The other lives in a far-flung, isolated Montane forest in Uganda, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, extending to Sarambwe Nature Reserve in DRC.
These gentle giants live only in high-altitude montane and bamboo forests, between 8,000 – 13,000 feet (1,400 m to 3,800 meters), surrounded by human agriculture and settlements.
A typical Gorilla trekking safari will take 3 days. The first day being for travel, then gorilla visiting, this adventure will take maximum if 2 hours face to face with the Gorilla. The ticket for access this place, is pre-booked, and paradise vacation adventure team will put this in place for you. This activity is done throughout the year and when at the destination, your safety is paramount with the armed rangers at the site so that they keep all travelers safe from any harm by the Gorillas.
Gorilla Trekking as a dream
Uganda Gorilla Trekking & Safari Tours, If your dream is mountain gorilla trekking, Uganda is the place to go. Rwanda is the only other country in which these gentle giants encountered on a trek. And Ugandan permits are a fraction of the price charged over the border. Apart from gorilla trekking, there are lots of other things to do in Uganda. The country is home to many primates and Kibale NP. Offering amazing chimpanzee trekking and habituation experiences. Kidepo, Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls NP great for game drives in a savannah environment. Uganda Gorilla Trekking & Safari Tours, With plenty of lion, buffalo and elephant, as well as a range of antelope species. The country is particularly scenic and has a lot to offer to people. With a keen interest in natural history and enjoy active holidays.