Gorilla Trekking is one of Africa’s greatest wildlife encounters you have! With a population of around 900 individuals, mountain gorillas are one of the most endangered animals in the world. Although our closest living relatives, it is ironically man that poses the greatest threat to their survival.
Mountain gorillas inhabit forests high within the mountainous regions of Central Africa. Their small population is split in two, with just over half living in the Virunga Mountains, bordering Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the remainder in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda. World Adventure Tours offers gorilla trekking in all these three countries.
Uganda Gorilla Safaris allow you to witness these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which home to the half population of the remaining mountain gorillas. You can combine your Gorilla Trek Uganda with a Rwanda gorilla safari for unique experiences.
Facts About Mountain Gorillas:
- Mountain gorillas are the largest primates on earth.
- It is estimated that around 900 mountain gorillas are left in the world. Half of this number lives in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda.
- Mountain gorillas share DNA with humans. They share 98.5% similar DNA.
- Gorillas have human emotions. They laugh when tickled and cry when hurt.
- Gorillas are very intelligent and those that have been habituated can communicate with sign language.
- They live in families just like humans.
Get up close and personal with the elusive mountain gorillas with our Uganda Gorilla Safaris today!