Gorilla Trekking in Uganda
Gorilla trekking in Uganda is one of the best and popular activities that are being carried out in different and unique national game parks in Uganda. Uganda has got one of the most favorable environments and climate that can enable all these kinds of gorillas to inhabit the wonderful grounds of the pearl of Africa.
Uganda is a landlocked country but recognized as one the best countries in East Africa because of the wonderful nature, pure landscapes and sceneries that it has. It has also got a rapidly growing economic capital city Kampala that was founded in the ancient days but still managed to grow rapidly and reached its climax in a very short time interval.
Uganda has got different species of gorillas that are found in the national parks that it inhabits and this is also accompanied with great rules and regulations that are meant to be implemented by every national park. This was done also to make the activity of gorilla trekking in Uganda effective and unique from all other treks that are being carried out in other countries in the all world.
Gorilla trekking in Uganda is an activity in Bwindi impenetrable national park, is totally arguably one of the most mystical compared to others that are found in East Africa. Gorilla trekking is a hike in the well known Bwindi national park of Uganda .
Bwindi impenetrable national park is the home of mountain gorillas and while in the premises of Bwindi you may be involved in getting a little bit dirty because you will bushwhacker through the strong and thick jungle and this is all done with and experienced local guide who is considered with taking you through these grounds of Bwindi.
Mountain gorillas can also be found in Virunga mountains that is located in the country of Democratic Republic of Congo, and also in Rwanda and still also the highest population of mountain gorillas is in Uganda.
Bwindi impenetrable national park, holds approximately about 60 percent of the original total population of mountain gorillas that are left in the world. There are about 400 gorillas living in Bwindi impenetrable national park, that is located in the south western part of Uganda and is also one of the most diverse national parks in Uganda. Bwindi impenetrable national park is divided into four sectors for the effectiveness of this and also it’s uniqueness from all others that are organized by other countries in the different parts of the world. These regions include the great Buhoma region, Ruhija regions, Rushaga region and Nkuringo. Among these regions , Buhoma is the most popular region for the trekkers that are coming to Bwindi impenetrable national park for gorilla trekking.
There are four groups of gorillas near Buhoma that are habituated to humans. The group include the Mubare, Habinyanja, Rushegura and Nkuringo gorilla groups.
A typical day of trekking normally starts at designated meeting point and ours happened at Buhoma where the park headquarters of Bwindi impenetrable national park is located.
We all show up at approximately 7:30 for a short briefing about gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park with Uganda wildlife authority officials.
After this you will be divided into different groups and each group is assigned a game ranger. Each group should have a maximum of 8 members only. Because it is believed that a small group of people is very easy to monitor and maintain while of gorilla trekking, is being carried out in the grounds of Bwindi impenetrable national park. A small number of people normally do not overwhelm the gorillas.
A family of 17 gorillas is found to be the largest habituated gorilla family in Bwindi impenetrable national park. Research shows that gorillas share about 98 percent DNA with us as they are easily contaminated with human diseases. Humans should not walk closer than seven meters from the gorillas unless, they have approached you and if you are sick you should not go for the activity of gorilla trekking as you may make the gorillas attract your sickness and the result of your sickness.