Best Gorilla Trekking Safaris – Gorilla trekking is a top safari activity that you shouldn’t miss while on your vacation in Africa. Coming face to face with our second closest cousins in the jungle will leave you speechless!! Watching the massive primate in their natural habitat as the feed and play will blow your mind. It even gets much better if you are lucky enough to witness the silver back pound their chests wow!!! Mountain Gorilla trekking is done East Africa in countries like Uganda, Rwanda and D. R Congo. For the best mountain gorilla trekking experiences, one needs to prepare early enough before they embark on this life changing experience. Acacia Safaris Limited has you covered with all the necessary information you will possibly need for proper preparation of your gorilla trekking safari to East Africa.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Bwindi impenetrable national park is famous for its habituated endangered mountain gorillas. The Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in the southwestern part of Uganda, in Kanungu District. The National Park is part of the typical dense tropical rain forest, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest that is situated along the Border of Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo, next to the Virunga National Park and on the edge of the Albertine Rift Valley. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park was established in in 1991and was designated a UNESCO world heritage site in 1994.
Volcanoes National Park
The National Park is home of the rare primate species, the mountain gorillas. Volcanoes National Park is part of the large Virunga ecosystem that stretches in three countries of Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The National Park is bordered by Virunga National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in the Uganda.
Despite the Mountain Gorillas, the other mammals include: golden monkey (Cercopithecus mitis kandti), black-fronted duiker (Cephalophus niger), buffalo (Syncerus caffer), spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta) and bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus). There also some elephants in the park however they are rarely spotted.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is a National Park located in the southwestern Uganda, in Kisoro District. The most striking features are its three conical, extinct Volcanoes part of the spectacular Virunga Range that lies along the border region of Uganda, Congo and Rwanda. The National Park sits high in the clouds, at an altitude of between 2,227m and 4,127m.
The verdant and tropical slopes, the inclines of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park do not only hide gorillas as its name suggests. The local word, ‘gahinga’, refers to the array of volcanic rock found dotted around the various bases of the park’s three extinct volcanoes namely Muhabura, Mount Gahinga and Mount Sabyinyo.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is part of the Nile River water shade area; it is also contiguous with the Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park and the southern sector of the Virunga National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo.