Gorilla Tracking in Uganda

"The Ugandan forests of Bwindi are home to the rarest and most majestic of all the apes, the mountain gorilla"


Background Information

In stark contrast to many other African holiday destinations, Uganda is a well watered, fertile land covered in dense forest and waterways. Gorilla Tracking in Uganda is a huge attraction and is the highlight of many safaris to this unique country. "The Ugandan forests of Bwindi are home to the rarest and most majestic of all the apes, the mountain gorilla"

 

Background Information

There are few wildlife experiences that can compare to tracking a family of mountain gorillas through the thick, tropical rainforests of Uganda. George Schaller famously stated that "No one who looks into a gorilla's eyes – intelligent, gentle, vulnerable – can remain unchanged, for the gap between ape and human vanishes, we know that the gorilla still lives with in us" With approximately 50% of the world’s mountain gorilla population, it’s easy to see why we call Uganda the ‘Land of the Mountain Gorilla’.

 

Background Information

The best place in all of Uganda to witness the mountain gorilla is Bwindi National Park (read our Gorilla Tracking experiences), it’s estimated that 330 gorilla live here. Bwindi is very heavily forested so it is wise to be prepared for some tough mountain gorilla tracking, but it will all be worth it as soon as you catch your first glimpse of these amazing animals. The other park that is inhabited by a mountain gorilla troop is the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. However this park is at the confluence of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda and the troops range can take them into these other countries

 

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