Gorilla Trekking Destinations in Africa

Gorilla Trekking Destinations in Africa are mainly in 3 countries in East and Central Africa i.e. Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Gorilla trekking in Africa has gained popularity because of the different gorilla species in the park being endangered which has enabled many tourists to come to the continent in order to visit the different gorilla species in their natural habitats. There are a number of gorilla trekking destinations in Africa for tourists interested in gorilla trekking that they can visit to ensure they have an interesting gorilla trekking experience. Some of the different gorilla trekking destinations in Africa that they can visit in Africa include the following;

Gorilla Trekking Destinations in Africa

Uganda’s Gorilla Trekking Destinations in Africa

In Uganda, tourist will get the opportunity to see the mountain gorillas in two national parks that is in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, and in Bwindi impenetrable national park. Both the national parks are located in the south western part of Uganda in the Kisoro district.

While carrying out gorilla trekking in Mgahinga National Park, you will have to hike the different Virunga mountains in the park to get to the different mountains in the park. The different mountains in the park include Mount Gahinga, Mount Muhabura and Mount Sabyinyo where you will find the Nyakagezi gorilla family and the newly migrated Hirwa gorilla group. Mgahinga national park will also give you an added benefit of seeing the golden monkeys and other monkey species like the vervet monkey, Mona monkey black and white colobus monkeys among other monkey species.

gorilla trekking in Africa

In Bwindi impenetrable national park, gorilla trekking is carried out in four different sectors that is Rushaga, Nkuringo, Buhoma, and Ruhija where you will see the different Uganda gorilla families. Still, in Bwindi impenetrable national park, you can choose to participate in gorilla habituation which is an interesting gorilla experience where you will take part in training gorillas how to get accustomed to human presence. It should be noted that gorilla habituation can only be carried out in Bwindi impenetrable national park there come and visit the park to it is in the park.

For tourists interested in carrying out gorilla trekking in Uganda, they can get a Uganda gorilla trekking permit at only 600USD to take part in the activity. The permit can be got through a tour operator or a trusted tour company so that you do not miss out on the activity. Tourists should put in mind that on 1st July 2020, the price will be 700USD.

Rwanda’s Gorilla Trekking Destinations in Africa

Gorilla trekking in Rwanda can be carried out in Volcanoes National Park where you can also carry out the Virunga mountains hike, birding, hiking to Dian Fossey’s grave among other activities in the park. Just like gorilla trekking in Mgahinga national park, tourists interested in carrying out gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park should also hike the Virunga Mountains to get to different Rwanda. The different mountains include; Mount Gahinga, Mount Muhabura, Mount Bisoke, Mount Karisimbi and Mount Sabyinyo where you will see the different families like Hirwa gorilla family, Susa gorilla family which was one of the gorilla families that Dian Fossey studied during her research on the gorillas in Volcanoes national park among other gorilla families that can be seen within the park.

During gorilla trekking, you will have a chance to hike the virunga mountains and see a number of tourist attractions like the golden monkeys, the vervet monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, different bird species like; like Pockefellers’s sunbird, Chapin’s flycatcher, Rwenzori Batis, strange weaver, red-throated alethe and so many mote you will also have exceptional views of Lake Kivu, the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo which will ensure you have an amazing time during your gorilla trekking experience in the park.

As you access the different gorilla families in the park, you will get to spend an hour with them understanding their behavior while in the wild. If you are interested in visiting the mountain gorillas of Volcanoes National Park, you can get a gorilla trekking permit in Rwanda at only 1500USD.

Gorilla Trekking Destinations in Africa
Gorilla Trekking Destinations in Africa

Congo’s Gorilla Trekking Destinations in Africa

Gorilla trekking in the Democratic republic of Congo can be carried out in Virunga National Park and Kahuzi Biega however there are other National Parks where a number of different gorilla species can be seen like the western gorillas that can be seen in Ntokou- Pikuonda National Park, in Maiko National Park, you will get to see the western lowland gorillas and also in Noubali National park where you can see the western gorillas. Gorilla trekking in the Democratic Republic of Congo is best done in Virunga National Park where you see a number of Congo gorilla families, you can also visit the Senkwenkwe gorilla orphanage where you will get to take care of gorilla orphanages in the park, you can also visit Kahuzi Biega national park where you will visit the eastern lowland gorillas and get to spend one hour in the park understanding their behavior in the park. 

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