Best Places to See Mountain Gorillas in Africa

Best Places to See Mountain Gorillas in Africa

The following are the 10 best places to see gorillas in the wild. Gorillas are of various types and these include mountain gorillas, western lowland gorillas and eastern lowland gorillas.

Mountain gorillas in Africa

Mountain gorillas in Africa live in East and Central Africa. Countries with this type of gorillas include Uganda which has gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Rwanda also has the same gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park. Mountain gorillas in the Demcoracti Republic of Congo live the vast Virunga National Park.

Gorillas in Uganda

  • Equatorial Guinea. …
  • Gabon. …
  • Angola. …
  • Congo. …
  • Central African Republic. …
  • Rwanda. Visitor infrastructure: 5/5. …
  • Uganda. Visitor infrastructure: 5/5. …
  • Democratic Republic of Congo. Visitor infrastructure: 1/5 (western lowland gorillas), 3/5 (eastern lowland gorillas and mountain gorillas)

 

The most interesting destinations for seeing or trekking mountain gorillas in Africa are Rwanda at the Volcanoes National Park and Uganda in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

best place to see mountain gorillas in Africa
A Group of Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda

In the world over, there are roughly 880 mountain gorillas living on Earth, and almost half that inhabit in the jungles of the Virunga Mountains in central parts of Africa. These mountain gorillas live on green vegetation found on volcanic hills of Rwanda, Uganda and in the Democratic Republic of Congo areas. However in the Congo areas, the gorillas have seen a considerable human violence from which they have not runaway unharmed.

In order to see mountain gorillas in Rwanda or Uganda, one has got to book well in advance a gorilla trekking permit to be able to visit the gorillas in their natural jungles.

In Rwanda, Mountain gorillas are found in the Volcanoes National Park which is part of the vast Virunga Mountains that stretch astride Rwanda, Uganda and DR Congo. Around the volcanoes National Park, there are several accommodation facilities where gorilla visitors usually stay in preparations and anticipation for a thrilling gorilla tracking experience in Rwanda. A Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Permit is an USD 1500 and is booked and obtained able through a reliable tour operator (company) which eventually organises a gorilla tour for you.Volcanoes National Park Rwanda

Bwindi ForestIn Uganda, Mountain gorillas are found in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in south western Uganda in the districts of Kabale and Kanungu. A Uganda gorilla trekking permit is at USD 600 in high season and USD 350 during the low-season months of April, May and November. Like in Rwanda, a gorilla tracking permit for Uganda is also booked through a tour operator who finally prepares the whole gorilla tour.

The D R Congo shares the least population on the total mountain gorilla numbers in the whole world. Because of the unstable Eastern DR Congo due to various militia factions, gorilla trekking has not been possible for some good time. So, the gorillas there remain un-trekked for security reasons. This leaves Uganda and Rwanda as the only two countries where gorilla trekking is safely and soundly done.

Numerous conservation creativity are destined to help mountain gorillas and it is thought that their population may be stable or gradually cumulative. Despite the efforts, the mountain gorillas remain facing major dangers from habitation loss and poaching.

Through Speedway Safaris, you are at liberty to book a gorilla trekking permit for Rwanda gorilla tours or Uganda Gorilla Safaris at best. Besides gorilla trekking, you will also tour several attractions in both countries that include wildlife safaris, community tours, nature walks plus several sporting acting done along or near the Nile River,