Gorilla Trekking Destinations in Uganda
Gorilla Trekking Destinations in Uganda are only two in the country and in these areas, Uganda habors half of the world mountain gorilla species. In Uganda, gorillas can be encountered in two conversation parks which famously known to be a home of half of the remaining gorillas in the world and such prominent places include Bwindi Impenetrable national park in Kanungu districts and Mgahinga gorilla national park in Kisoro district of which these two national park are closely located to each other. Mgahinga gorilla national park is located between the border of Uganda and Rwanda but both in positioned in the south western region of Uganda.
In the world, there is different types of gorillas that attract a number of travelers to visit such destinations. Has we can say that in Uganda we host mountain gorillas of the Eastern gorilla type and are listed as threatened and endangered species by IUCN. Mountain gorillas can also be found in Volcanoes national park in Rwanda and Virunga national park in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The environmental scientist has proved that 2020 the number of mountain gorillas have increased and estimates over 1,000 individuals of mountain gorillas in the world of which half of 1000 mountain gorillas can be seen in here in Bwindi national park followed and Mgahinga gorilla national park which inhabits few gorillas to be seen on your Uganda primate’s safaris. And the scientists are saying that the number is increasing more and more. Bwindi impenetrable national park is the top-visited park in Uganda and on each day the number of tourists are increasing to visit the park comprised in a group of 8 tourists per trek.
Bwindi impenetrable national park has over 19 habituated gorilla families composed of two subdivisions such as the southern part of the park and the northern side of the park. The southern part is categorized in three families that is Nshongi group, Mishaya, and Nkuringo group well and Northern part of the park includes the Oruzogo group, the Mubare group, Bitukura group, Habinyanja group, and Rushara group.
When it comes to Mgahinga gorilla national park for it has only habituated group and this is due to the size of the park, this habituated gorilla group is composed of 9 members with silverbacks. And since the park is so close to Volcanoes national park in Rwanda, this gorilla group is a migratory group which border crosses between Uganda and Rwanda thus making it a difficult gorilla group to track.
In general, each Gorilla families are led by a dominant silverback that protects their territories and the families is stipulated with female gorillas, Juveniles, infants, and offsprings.
Bwindi Impenetrable national park and Mgahinga national park are the two major national parks in Uganda where you can see gorillas in their protected nature habitant.
During peak season it’s when gorilla trekking activity is best done and gorilla permits tend to be sold out very fast thus causing a scarcity in their demand.
Bwindi impenetrable national park sounds like the home for half of the remaining mountain gorillas in the world and boosts with very many tourists accommodation where a traveler can stay on his or her visits to a gorilla safari destination in Uganda and these accommodation facilities were built close to popular sectors of gorilla families in the park and such sector include, Buhoma sector, Ruhija sector, Nkuringo sector, and Rushanga sector and they are ranged between budget to luxury to some of these lodges include Ruhija gorilla lodge, Mist camp, clouds, Rushanga safari lodge, Nkuringo lodge and many more thus saving the trekkers time. Mgahinga gorilla national park it has few accommodation facilities, for example, Amajambere Iwacu community camp ‘’budget’ ’and Mount Gahinga ‘’Mid-range’’.
Travelers must note that no one visits gorilla destinations without holding gorilla permits, which are advised to be booked in advance to avoid last-minute disappointments. We recommend travelers to always book their gorilla permits with trustworthy tour operators or else you can not hesitate to contact or email us Achieve global safaris for more details about your booking gorilla tour package.
Lastly, Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park are both secure and safe place to visit on gorilla safari Uganda at any time of the year.