Uganda Gorilla Safaris
GORILLA TRACKING IN UGANDA
Famous for mountain Gorilla Tours, Uganda, the Pearl of Africa, boasts of having more than half of the remaining mountain gorillas in the world. In Uganda gorillas are seen in Bwindi and Mgahinga. Bwindi has six habituated families with 48 permits now available. The gorillas there live in thicker tropical forest and tracking is more challenging as the hillsides are steeper and it can take 3-10 hours. Three of the Mountain Gorilas Families (Mubare, Habinyanja, and Rushegura) are accessed from Buhoma in the north, staying at Bwindi Lodge.
On a Gorilla Tour, you can also go for nature walks to see birds, monkeys and orchids. Nkuringo another gorilla family in Southern Bwindi, is accessed from Kisoro. Access to the Nkuringo group is on a very steep trail. Mgahinga, in Uganda, is the best place to appreciate the unique Virunga volcanoes. You can also climb a volcano or go for a nature walk, visit the endangered golden monkey or go birding in the unique Virunga volcanoes. On a Gorilla Tour through the country, variety of wildlife can be seen.
Today Uganda ranks among Africa’s top adventure destinations given the exciting gorilla trekking safaris, birding tours, mountaineering safari, primates tour, cultural tours, white water rafting, bungee jumping, to mention but a few. Enjoy a Uganda safari of your life time by booking with us. You will not regret.
Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is best known for its Mountain Gorilla populations and gorilla tracking although, it also offers some of the finest montane forest birding in Africa and is a key destination for any birder doing a Safari to Uganda. Amongst the numerous possibilities are no fewer than 23 of Uganda's 24 Albertine Rift endemics, including spectacular, globally threatened species such as Shelley's Crimson wing and the African Green Broadbill. Bwindi is one of the few in Africa to have flourished throughout the last Ice Age and it is home to roughly half of the world's mountain gorillas.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is best known for its outstanding gorilla tracking, but it also provides refuge to elephant, chimpanzee, monkeys and various small antelope and bird species.if you a book a uganda safari without Gorilla trekking then you will have missed an opportuinity to see these rare and threatened gorillas. The variant biodiversity is supported by the fact that Bwindi is extremely old and also its slopes extend over a broad altitudinal range of 1447m above sea level, enabling habitats ranging from lowland forest to Afromontane vegetation.
Gorilla Tracking in Mgahinga Gorilla
Mgahinga Gorilla national park is located in the southwestern Uganda on the border with Congo and Rwanda. Covering an area of about 33.7 sq kilometers, the park is a habitat for man's closest, the mountain gorillas which roam about the whole forest in search for food. This park is one of the few places in the world where the endangered mountain gorillas live and it attracts people from different countries to come on Uganda Gorilla Safari. There is no doubt that Mgahinga Gorilla national park is one of the leading tourism sites in Uganda since it harbors these rare primates.
One may wonder why gorilla Safari should be done in Mgahinga and not other places but the secret behind it is that this park has a thick rain forest with a wide variety of tree species and gorillas are known to be vegetarians. There is enough food for them in the park and this is the reason why some even migrate from Congo and Rwanda to this place. Though not in large numbers, gorillas of Mgahinga are easily seen in their natural habitats and this makes tracking more easy compared to other parks.