Mountain Gorilla Trekking is receiving more attention as travelers globally yarn for an eye click on the human-like creatures. The mountain gorillas are arguably the most common human closest cousins sharing about 98% of human DNA.
Mountain gorillas are the largest primate species, the subspecies are endemic to only forests of Bwindi impenetrable forest in Uganda harboring over half of the world’s population and the Virunga Conservation areas covered in the forests of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park IN Uganda, Volcanoes in Rwanda and Virunga National park in DR Congo.
Trekking mountain gorillas highlights all other adventure safaris in Africa. The unforgeable moment finding yourself in the midst of the habituated group of the giant apes within the jungle, the eye to eye contact with a silverback it’s an exceptional experience of its kind.
Best places to trek mountain gorilla
Rwanda for long has had a wrapped trekking trail for its deluxe gorilla trekking adventures, the hilly Volcanoes national park is the perfect upmarket gorilla park of Rwanda. A trekker with limited time has to decide to use the Rwanda gorilla trail for the opportunity to encounter the human closest cousins.
Well, Uganda with the two-gorilla national park including Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgaahinga Gorilla National Park, the country posses to offer the trending mountain gorilla trekking around the world. There about 18 habituated gorilla families from the two parks, rendering the highest numbers of trekking permits.
Only in Uganda where trekkers can do gorilla habituation, it’s an exceptional experience spending almost a full day with the gorillas. Gorilla habituation is a subsequent escapade done at Bwindi impenetrable national park.
When to trek mountain gorillas
Mountain Gorillas trekking can be done throughout the year, through the months of December to February the demand for trekking permit exceeds the supply. Trekking in the rainy low seasons of Match to May and September to November you can secure a permit in one or two weeks before the trekking date. For the peak seasons of December to February and June to October its advisable to book for a permit at least three months before the trekking date.