Gorilla Trekking in Uganda- Rwenzori Expeditions
Gorilla trekking offers one of Africa’s most profound wildlife encounters which is unique and every travelers dream when he select a vacation to East African ( Uganda , Rwanda , DR Congo) – their populations, even in protected reserves, are counted in hundreds rather than thousands. So rare are Mountain gorillas, that trackers are able to give them individual names and identify their faces and personalities easily.
Dont miss to go gorilla trekking in Uganda, Rwanda & Democratic Republic of Congo with Rwenzori expeditions that offers unique gorilla safaris to visit the mountain gorillas in the magic Bwindi Impenetrable National Park , Mgahinga National Park, Virunga National Park & Volcanoes National Park without leaving out Kahuzi Biega National Park that is hosting the Eastern Lowland Gorillas.
Gorilla Trekking in Uganda:
Planning to visit the mountain gorillas while on Rwenzori & Gorilla trekking in Uganda? Rwenzori expeditions do tailors the unique gorilla safaris to visit the two gorilla trekking spots in Uganda which are recommended for gorilla safaris.
Note : We Recommend that travelers who wish to visit the gorillas and rwenzoris , your trip should be tailored when your starting with the Mountain gorillas and later explore the Rwenzori mountains with the certified rangers and porters for great safari experiences with the local company that expertise in primates and Rwenzori Trekking.
Where to go Gorilla Trekking in Uganda
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has 21 gorilla families which are open for trekking in the four sectors that make up the national park ( Ruhija, Buhoma, Nkuringo and Rushaga). The trekking in Bwindi is slightly different from Mgahinga because of the nature of the landscape. Bwindi is a rain forest with thick undergrowth and varying landscape, you will have experiences of both uphill and downhill on your hike. Before you book your Safari lodge it is important to know which sector you will track because the location is quite far apart.
Primate Visas to cross borders ( Uganda, Rwanda and Congo)
In the Virunga Region, there are mountain gorillas that cross borders without any passport or visa to secure entry into another destinations. Virunga Mountains are shared between Uganda , Rwanda and Congo which are all home to the primates like mountain Gorillas , Golden Monkey. Mountain Gorillas don’t pay mind to political borders, so populations across the Virungas are relatively fluid. Uganda has an edge, however, since Bwindi alone is home to half of the world’s mountain gorillas.
The mountain gorillas are often found in the undergrowth feeding on the vegetation as they rest and or groom each other. The leader of each gorilla family or group is a silver-back which is very protective of the family, if frustrated it will grunt and beat its chest before moving off with the females, offspring and mature males.
To enjoy the experience of gorilla trekking, you need to prepare adequately starting with booking your gorilla safari with Primate Safari experiences who will plan your entire safari including the lodges and purchase of gorilla permits for the selected dates.