Mountain gorillas can be seen in Uganda, Rwanda, and DRC in Africa. Uganda has half of the world’s gorilla population hence the best option when you want to trek gorillas. The mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) is one of two subspecies of the eastern gorilla (Gorilla beringei) listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List. One population lives in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and the other lives in the Virunga Mountains in three adjacent national parks, namely Uganda’s Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, and Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo which makes gorilla trekking an extraordinary experience worthy to be taken.
These apes are charming, friendly and smart to be amongst. They are sub-divided into relational groups and carry different attributes like saying the silverbacks that act as the leaders, the fully developed female gorillas as the caretakers and the youth who are only mischievous and are at all times within the trees. A time period of 1-9 hours is said to be spent tracking these endangered gorillas depending on where they were left the previous day, the topography, weather. These gorillas live in lowland and montane forests of Bwindi and Virunga and within these forests, the tracking is done on foot. In the Bwindi forest, there are 14 habituated mountain gorilla groups while in Rwanda are 10 groups open to tourism. During the trek in Bwindi forest, come see the gorillas climb trees to feed on foliage, epiphytes, and fruits or as they build nests in trees. Selected gorillas families have been habituated to human presence, and the number of visitors is tightly controlled to prevent risks to the gorillas and degradation of the habitat. AA Safaris will get you Gorilla tracking permits. The gorillas seldom react to tourists.
There are strict rules for tourists;