Mountain Gorilla Trekking

mountain gorilla trekking

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Mountain gorillas are one of the endangered species in the world, almost humans closest living relatives, with its ever-growing number, tourists keenly see that these great apes are proving to be an important factor in the conservation sector, Gorilla trekking is a wonderful experience that allows travelers to see these magnificent apes in their natural environment and helps promote towards their protection. Get more guide to mountain gorilla trekking with Devine African Safaris

 

Mountain gorillas inhabit the forests with high mountainous peaks of central Africa. Mountain gorilla small population is divided in two, with over half living mountain gorilla population in the Virunga Mountains, which borders Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the remaining mountain gorilla population live in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga gorilla national park in Uganda.

 

Mountain gorilla of Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda is part of the Virunga Conservation Area, Devine African Safaris also offer an option of mountain gorilla trekking in Uganda which either takes place in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

 

Mountain gorillas trekking takes place all year-round, although the best time for gorilla trekking is ultimately up to travelers. The dry seasons also known as peak seasons, from mid-December to February and from June to September yearly, are always considered the most comfortable times for mountain gorilla trekking and the trails are easier for trekkers.

 

Although, wet seasons have some advantages for mountain gorilla trekking from March to May and October to December. During these months, mountain gorillas tend to stay in the lower slopes as food is in plenty and temperatures are mild, which makes trekking times shorter compared to dry seasons.