Uganda, Rwanda and Congo are the only places where the rare Mountain Gorillas can be found. With not more than 750 mountain gorillas living in the tropical rainforests within these countries, mountain gorilla tours rank among the top adventures on any holiday within these three countries. Apart from the mountain gorillas, there are about 11 other different primates that can be seen in Uganda and Rwanda. Notable ones include chimpanzees, baboons, colobus and vervet monkeys – all of which can be seen during our gorilla tours in Uganda or Rwanda.
A gorilla is the bulkiest member of the primate family; an adult gorilla may grow up to 1.8m high (although they seldom stand fully upright). There are three species of gorillas recognized world wide. The most common race, the western lowland gorillas (G. g. gorilla) is not present in Uganda but an estimated 40000 live in the rainforests of west and central Africa. The endangered eastern lowland gorilla (G. g. graueri) is restricted to patches of forests in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The most threatened specie is the mountain gorilla (G. g. beringei). Their total number is estimated to be only 700. Half of these mountain gorillas lie in Uganda. The mountain gorillas have become Uganda’s most major attraction and a truly Ugandan safari cannot be complete without tracking the mountain gorilla from Bwindi or Mgahinga National park!. Looking into the dark brown eyes of these mammals is quite the most memorable adventure activity that Uganda other than any other destination in the world can offer.
We organize different gorilla trekking adventures to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga National Park Uganda and Parc Nationale des Volcans in Rwanda. Our tours are available in both budget and luxury versions.