Comparing Lowland Gorilla Trekking-Mountain Gorilla Tracking, Our new activity of Eastern Lowland Gorillas tour, lowland Gorillas lives in one of DR-Congo’s smallest national parks “Kahuzi National Park”. Kahuzi is one of the places one can find the remaining Eastern Lowland gorillas families/groups, only 255 lowland gorilla individuals are remaining in Kahuzi National Park.
There are only two types of gorillas in the whole world and the main difference between mountain gorillas and lowland Gorillas is in size and in colors, The Eastern lowland gorilla is the world’s largest gorillas and also known as Grauer gorillas so it should not be confused with their relatives the Mountain Gorillas. Kahuzi National Park is the protected area where one can track lowland gorillas also listed on UNESCO as world heritage. Kahuzi National Park is also known as an important endemic bird area with an impressive list of 350 bird species besides the habitat of the Lowland Gorillas with stunning landscapes that provides the best photographing moments on Africa safari.
Mountain and lowland gorillas tracking day is an exciting day that one gets in his/hers lifetime standing eye to eye with the mountain gorillas, Congo gorilla tracking tours are done in Virunga National Park also known as the oldest national park in Africa, Virunga also connects to Rwenzori mountains and to the active volcano of mount Nyiragongo.
Because of civil war in the Eastern DR-Congo Virunga National Park has been hidden from the tourists and other visitors for a long time, at the moment it is safe and in full operation, Virunga is the perfect place to track the mountain gorillas in the wild because of its impenetrable forest
Kisoro Tours will make your gorilla trekking an exciting journey, we all know that coming face to face with a mountain gorilla is a humbling and emotional experience in Africa traveling through forested slopes, entwined vines, local communities, bushes, and bamboo forests and eventually you reach the mountain gorillas. Please follow your guide/ranger who will point out signs of previous gorilla activity, including dung, nests, and chewed bamboo shoots and once you find gorillas you will be allowed a maximum of one-hour viewing, taking photos, and filming them.