Gorilla trekking trip to Africa, meeting mountain gorillas in East African jungles is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, gorilla trekking experience cannot be duplicated anywhere on this planet. Our clients who have had the opportunity of experiencing mountain gorilla trekking have testified through different reviews that no other wildlife safari encounter in Africa can match the Africa mountain gorilla trekking experience of face-to-face with Africa’s giants.
The fact that mountain gorillas are a species that is on the brink of extinction and trekking is a restricted activity in East Africa, encountering wild mountain gorillas as I mentioned above it is considered a once-in-a-lifetime experience, seeing a group/family of mountain gorillas in its natal habitat is an inspiring memory you will take away and remember for many years of your life.
Currently, there are two gorilla species we know, mountain gorillas, the eastern and western gorilla. The mountain gorillas are the is listed on the ICUN red list as endangered species. As of the 2018 mountain gorilla census, the mountain gorilla population stands at an estimated 1,063 total numbers in the whole world.
Gorilla trekking trip to Africa-mountain gorilla trekking locations in the world? Mountain gorillas can only trek in jangles of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park both jungles are located in southwestern Uganda, other locations include Volcanoes national park in Rwanda and Virunga national park in DR-Congo.
Mountain gorillas are normally located in the high altitude jungles volcanic mountains in East Africa, gorillas live in families led by adult male (dominate silverback) like humans, and the recommended best mountain gorilla habitats in East Africa is in either Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and in Mgahinga gorilla national park both parks are located in Uganda and in Volcanoes National Park of Rwanda, the two countries are the main recommended gorilla trekking locations because it is the most secure and safe for the visitors, Rwanda and Uganda has the best logistics and security, currently, we are not recommending for our clients to go gorilla trekking in DR-Congo because of different civil wars in the North Kivu region where Virunga national park is found making it not safe the travelers.
The dominant male adult silverback is the one who determines all the movements and activities of the whole family, one of the silverbacks main mediates within ad outside the family is protect the family from external and internal threats. For example, when the family is attacked the silverback will protect the family even at the extend of the cost his own life.
Silverback center of attention is usually when the family is resting, young gorillas and babies like keeping close to the silverback for the protection and If a mother with young ones dies the silverback is usually the one to looks after them, he makes sure the young ones have food, protect them from other offspring and he also makes sure that the young ones sleep in the nest before anyone sleeps.