Where can I go gorilla trekking in Uganda? – Best gorilla trekking National Park.

Where can I go gorilla trekking in Uganda? When you think about Uganda Safari holidays, think about Uganda gorilla trekking safaris. Uganda is home to more than half of the remaining mountain gorilla population and Gorilla trekking in Uganda is a major highlight of Uganda Safaris – a must include in your bucket list. Uganda is one of the three countries in the world that inhabit the endangered mountain gorilla species (Gorilla beringei beringei).  The mountain gorillas are an endangered primate species and a few of these gentle giants can be found in East Africa. There are only a few thousand left of mountain gorillas living in the Virunga massif and the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda. If you are wondering ‘‘Where can I go gorilla trekking in Uganda?’’ Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park are the two gorilla trekking destinations in Uganda.

Where can I go gorilla trekking in Uganda? Gorilla trekking in Uganda can be done in two National parks, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Both these National Parks are located in the southwestern part of the country and equally offer gorilla trekking opportunities to visitor on their Uganda Safari holiday tours.

Uganda gorilla tours allow visitors to indulge deep in the tropical jungles of Uganda to search for the endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Trekking to see these massive giants in their natural habitat is one of the most impressive wildlife experiences in Africa. This complete guide is designed to give you all the necessary information about where to see gorillas in Uganda (Where can I go gorilla trekking in Uganda?).

 

Uganda Gorilla National Parks – Where to see gorillas in Uganda

Mountain gorillas are an endemic species and can only be found in three countries in East Africa, and that is Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. There are four gorilla national Parks in these countries and Uganda happens to have two of these National Parks. If you are wondering where can i see mountain gorillas in Uganda, here are the best gorilla trekking national parks in Uganda.

 

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Where can I go gorilla trekking in Uganda?

Situated in the southwestern part of Uganda, the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is one of the best places where you can go to see mountain gorillas in Uganda. Bwindi is by far the most popular gorilla trekking destination for gorilla trekking tours in Uganda, boasting several habituated gorilla families. This National Park is located near the border of the Democratic Republic of Congo, on the edge of the Albertine Rift Valley.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park covers a total land area of about 321 km2, composed of both montane and lowland impenetrable forest. This National Park has the largest number of mountain gorillas 550 as per the last gorilla census, making it a premier destination for Uganda Gorilla Trekking safaris for those who wish to see mountain gorillas on a Uganda Holiday tour. The rest of the gorilla population lives in the nearby Virunga Massif that stretches across Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to about 19 habituated gorilla families that are available for gorilla trekking each day. There are four gorilla trekking sectors in Bwindi including Ruhija, Rushaga, Nkuringo, and Buhoma. Each of these sectors have habituated gorilla family that you can trek during your gorilla safari holiday tour in Uganda.

There are about 152 gorilla permits offered per a day in Bwindi, visiting all the 19 habituated gorilla families in the park that are found across the 4 sectors of this park. Besides normal gorilla trekking, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park also offers the unique gorilla habituation experience. Gorilla Habituation is a process of introducing gorillas to human presence. It is always done by researchers and the habituation team. You can as well join the habituation teem in Bwindi for A gorilla habituation experience. There are 8 available permits each day for those interested in gorilla habituation. Contact us for Bwindi Gorilla permit booking.

 

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is located in southwestern Uganda within the larger Virunga Conservation Area. This National Park is one of the smallest in Uganda covering approximately 33.9 Square Kilometers. If you are wondering where to go gorilla trekking in Uganda, Uganda’s Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is the second best gorilla trekking destination in Uganda.

Although this National Park is less popular than Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is home to the endangered mountain gorillas. This National Park offer gorilla trekking opportunities to visitors in Uganda who wish to experience the magical trekking experience in Uganda. There are over 30 mountain gorillas living in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park split into three groups, two of which are not habituated. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is home to one large habituated mountain gorilla family known as the Nyakagezi gorilla family which consists of over 19 members.

Unlike Bwindi Impenetrable National Park with several habituated gorilla families, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park only has one habituated gorilla family meaning only 8 permits are available per a day.

Experience Uganda on your Gorilla trekking safari tour with Acacia Safaris Limited, and get the opportunity to witness these endangered primates up close.

 

Other Gorilla Trekking destinations in Africa

Besides Uganda, you can also trek mountain gorilla in Rwanda and Virunga National Park in D. R Congo. Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park is a popular gorilla trekking destination all over the world, home to 10 habituated gorilla families that you can trek on your safari. There are about 80 gorilla permits available each day in Volcanoes National Park.

Book your African Gorilla trekking safari holiday with Acacia Safaris Limited and discover the charming jungles of the pearl of Africa, witness the endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat, and feel nature at its real state. Contact us today for all gorilla trekking tours and gorilla permit bookings and reservations in Uganda, Rwanda and D. R Congo.

 

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