How Difficult Is Mountain Gorilla Trekking-Africa

how difficult is mountain gorilla trekking-africa

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Mountain gorillas are one of the most endangered species in the world and are almost humans' closest living relatives. With their ever-growing number, tourists are keenly aware 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 their protection. Get more guide to mountain gorilla trekking with Devine African Safaris


Mountain gorillas inhabit the forests near the high mountain peaks of central Africa. The mountain gorilla population is divided in two, with over half of the living mountain gorilla population in the Virunga Mountains, which border Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the remaining mountain gorilla population living in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda.


Mountain gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda is part of the Virunga Conservation Area. Devine African Safaris also offers 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, which last 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 the 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 on the lower slopes as food is plentiful and temperatures are mild, which makes trekking times shorter compared to the dry seasons.