Gorilla trekking in Africa will open up a new look on the wildlife safaris in Africa giving you the chance to watch a number of different gorilla species in the wild as the carry out their different activities in the for an amazing safari experience. The activity will give you the chance to explore a number of different destinations that will help you explore a number of rewarding destinations that are a habitat to the different attractions that will make your gorilla trekking experience in Africa quite memorable.
The most common gorilla species in Africa are the mountain gorillas that are endemic to the Albertine rift that can be seen in three national parks in Africa. the gorillas gained popularity all throughout the world by Dian Fossey an American primatologist that dedicated her adult life taking care and researching them, also her journal that were published in newspapers also gained their popularity and the fact that they are also endangered species in the wild for a rewarding safari experience.
For travelers interested in watching the mountain gorillas in Africa they can access them by participating in gorilla trekking in Rwanda, you can also part in gorilla trekking in Uganda, gorilla trekking in Congo. While participating in the gorilla trekking experience in Rwanda, you will get to participate in gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park which will give you the opportunity to hike the Virunga mountains in Rwanda that is mount Gahinga, mount Sabyinyo, mount muhabura, mount Karisimbi and mount Bisoke which will give you the opportunity to observe a number of habituated mountain gorillas in the wild.
For your gorilla trekking experience in Uganda you will have the chance to participate in gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park where you can also participate in gorilla habituation in Uganda which will allow you track and train the gorillas that are not accustomed to human presence. You will also have to participate in Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga National Park which will give you the opportunity to watch the habituated gorilla families in Rwanda and for the gorilla trekking experience in Congo, you will have the chance to access the habituated species by participating in gorilla habituation in Virunga National Park. During your gorilla trekking experience in Africa, you can also get to watch the Eastern lowland gorillas by participating in gorilla trekking in Kahuzi biega national park where you will get to access the eastern lowland gorillas along the low lands of mount kahuzi and Mount Biega for an amazing safari experience.
Gorilla trekking in Africa involves hiking through the dense vegetation in the park which will give you the opportunity to watch number of attractions like the different bird species like species from the Guinea-Congo Biome, you will watch a number of Albertine endemic bird species like the long-crested eagle handsome Francolin, Rwenzori Batis Dusky turtle love, paradise flycatcher, archer’s ground robin, African Rwenzori, double collared sunbird, marsh harrier, Ruwenzori turaco, common moorhen Ruwenzori night jar, grey throated tit, the dusky crimson wing, red-faced woodland warbler, a number of Monkey species like the vervet monkey, Hamlyn’s monkey, silver monkey, black and white colobus monkey and many other rewarding species as you make your way to the habituated gorilla families.
When you get to the gorilla families, you will spend one hour with the species observing their rewarding features in the wild for an up-close look at them. Among the features you will get to realize is how they co- exist with one another, their feeding habits among other rewarding features of the primates in the wild. you should carry a camera that will capture the beautiful moments as you spend time with the gorillas in the wild for an amazing experience.
Packing list for gorilla trekking in Africa
- Perfect hiking boots to help you walk through the impenetrable forests and also hike the different mountains where you will access the gorilla families.
- A camera to take pictures of the gentle giants
- Carry a rain jacket because it can rain at any given time
- You should also carry some insect repellent which will help you avoid getting bitten by the different insects that can cause irritation with their bites like the tsetse-flies mosquitoes and many more.