Mountain Gorilla Trekking In Rwanda, Uganda And Eastern Lowland gorillas in Congo
In Africa, Gorilla trekking takes place in Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. Although it is mainly done in Uganda and Rwanda, less in Congo because of the political instabilities and civil wars that took place within area that inhibits the gorillas but currently its open and safe for gorilla Trekking, Less expensive compared to Rwanda & Uganda. The eastern part was mainly affected by these wars leading to habitat destruction and poaching of the animals especially the gorillas but currently Eastern Lowland gorillas can be visited in Kahuzi Biega National park and okapi wildlife reserve for the visitation of the Okapi Animals . But recently, the situation turned back to normal and recently, the park has attracted a good number of tourists.
Gorilla Trekking begins early in the morning at Buhoma, Bwindi impenetrable national park, Kinigi, Volcanoes National park and Bukima, Virunga National park. Trekking the gorillas takes from 2-10 hours because gorillas keep moving from one place to another looking for food. During the tracking, you will be able to see mothers holding babies, the dominant silverback, juveniles and black backs as the Silverback keeps an eye on all of them.
Gorillas in Africa are broadly divided into two species of mountain and lowland with a few more sub-species within that are open for Trekking and they can be spotted in Rwanda, Uganda and Democratic republic of congo. It is possible to see the mountain gorillas and eastern lowland gorillas in Democratic Republic of Congo and its recommended to tour Operators in Congo to handle your gorilla trekking safari.
Mountain Gorilla Trekking can be done in three nations of Rwanda, Uganda and Congo, Around only 880 mountain gorilla still exist today in the virunga Massif & Bwindi impenetrable forest. Mountain Gorilla trekking experience in Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic republic of congo.
According to my experience ,visiting the Mountain Gorillas in Congo is the best experience as its ranked to be the best destination for Mountain Gorilla trekking in the Africa as it has many gorillas compared to those of Rwanda & Uganda.Gorilla trekking is a wonderful experience and Primate safaris Rwanda is a reliable tour Company that we recommend for offering Gorilla Safaris.
If you are wondering about the difference between lowland gorillas and mountain gorillas :
Those Planning to Visit the Eastern lowland gorillas must take note of either the long drive from Goma to Bukavu or take the 3 Hours drive on ferry to cross from Goma to the southern section of Lake Kivu.
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