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Gorilla Safaris in Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo

Gorilla Safaris in Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo


Uganda the pearl of Africa endowered with 14 groups of gorillas. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is located in the southwestern part of Uganda on the rim of the Rift Valley. The hillsides which are mist-covered are sheltered by one of the ancient and very biologically varied rain forests in Uganda.

Bwindi is habitat to more than half the world’s population of Mountain Gorillas. Actually there are over 300 mountain gorillas living here. Gorilla devotees for Uganda safaris from different corners of the world to enjoy this Ultimate Safari in Uganda – Mountain Gorilla trekking / tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The word “Bwindi” means “darkness” and taking a hike this magnificent forest will certainly unveil to you the reason why the forest was named so.

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is also another catching park with one group of gorillas. It is the best point to trek the Nyakagezi gorilla group which frequently moves adjacent in the forests of Congo and Rwanda. The park being located high in the clouds, the welcoming atmosphere is an evidence of adventure filled of natural beauty.

A day’s trek through the forests of Mgahinga with a well trained guide who explains the gorillas’ behaviors along the way is a lifetime experience. It starts from Ntebeko Entrance gate t around 8:00amin the morning daily taking 2-4 hours. A visitor is expected to budget for his/her time well while with a gorilla family since the maximum time allowed to spend with them is one hour. The two parks give a greater chance in Uganda to enjoy a variety of the endangered mountain gorillas and this is done by Nature Adventure Uganda.

After the great Ugandan gorillas, you cross to Virunga National Park in Congo. A visit with a mountain gorilla family is a life changing experience. Mountain gorillas are highly intelligent, good natured, and fascinating to observe. The silver back’s powerful presence is inspiring, yet his calm clearly earns him the title, “gentle giant”. People are equally struck by the tenderness and care that mothers show their young.

And then, of course, there are the juveniles who spend most of every waking hour at play and never cease to make visitors smile. We believe your time with Virunga’s mountain gorillas will leave you feeling changed for the better. All treks are led by park rangers and usually depart from Bukima patrol post. Treks usually require 1-2 hours of hiking in each direction, depending where the mountain gorillas spent the previous night and the difficulty of the terrain, then spend with them strictly one hour.