Top destinations for gorilla trekking.
Top destinations for gorilla trekking.

Top destinations for gorilla trekking. Uganda Rwanda Gorilla trekking.

Top destinations for gorilla trekking. Mountain gorilla trekking is one of the most exciting activities for tourists exploring the African tropical jungles and one of the activities that should not miss out on any travel bucket list. Africa is home to the world’s only remaining mountain gorillas living in their natural habitats.

The top destinations for gorilla trekking in the whole of Africa in 2022 are Uganda and Rwanda.

Gorilla trekking is a beautiful adventure; choosing the best place or national park to trek is very important. When planning a gorilla trekking safari, ensure that your prime destination is safe for the activity.

Currently, because of the rebel insurgences, Congo has been unsafe for gorilla trekking due to security instability that was also followed by the eruption of the Nyiragongo Volcano; therefore, the Virunga national park is not open yet for Congo gorilla trekking.

Where to go gorilla trekking in Uganda

In Uganda, mountain gorillas can be trekked from two national parks or conservation areas and these are Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national parks. Both parks are situated in the western part of Uganda and are with are within the dense tropical forests where mountain gorillas are conserved within their natural habitat.

Top destinations for gorilla trekking in 2022

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is located in southwestern Uganda. The park is part of the Impenetrable Bwindi Forest and is located along the Congo border next to Virunga National Park and on the edge of the western Rift Valley. The jungle forests cover 331 square kilometers and contain both montane and lowland forest and mountain gorillas in this forest are accessible only on foot.

Top destinations for gorilla trekking

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to almost 480 mountain gorillas, almost half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas. About 19 gorilla families are fully habituated and can be trekked. Minimum age of 15 is allowed to trek mountain gorillas in Bwindi and only eight people are allowed to trek a single gorilla family in a day.

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is Uganda’s smallest national park and home to mountain gorillas with 1 habituated gorilla family known as the Nyakagezi gorilla group. The park is located in Southwestern Uganda. Tracking the Nyakagezi gorilla group is amazing with the fact that this group is big and social compared to many other habituated gorilla groups.

Volcanoes National Park – Gorilla trekking in Rwanda

Volcanoes National Park well known as Parc National des Volcans is located in the north-western province of Rwanda in a small town known as Musanze. The park harbors the endangered Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda that are always available for tourists who would love to carry out Rwanda gorilla tours. Volcanoes National Park borders Congo’s Virunga National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in southwestern Uganda. Volcanoes National Park has several habituated mountain gorillas and is known to be easier to trek than the Bwindi gorilla population.

Top destinations for gorilla trekking

Mountain gorillas of Rwanda are known to move for shorter distances and therefore this makes them easier to trek than those of Bwindi impenetrable national park. To see these elusive mountain gorillas in these natural habitats, tourists have to go gorilla trekking/walking or hiking in the dense tropical rainforests. The trek can be done by booking and purchasing s permit for an Uganda gorilla safari, Rwanda gorilla trekking tour, or Congo gorilla trekking safari.

Some of the Best Gorilla Trekking Safari Holidays in Uganda and Rwanda include the following.

3 Days Gorilla Trek Bwindi Uganda

3 Days Gorilla Trek Rwanda – Volcanoes

5 Days Gorilla and Chimpanzee trekking Safari in Uganda

5 Days Gorilla Safaris Uganda

Contact us for any inquiries about gorilla trekking in both Uganda and Rwanda.

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July 12, 2024
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