Where To See Mountain gorillas in Africa

Gorillas are ground-dwelling, predominantly herbivorous apes that inhabit the forests of central Sub-Saharan Africa. The genus gorilla is divided into two species that is, the eastern gorillas and the western gorillas.They are the largest living primates with DNA 0f 95% to 98% similar to that of humans, and they are the next closest living relatives to humans after the chimpanzees and bonobos.

Gorilla trekking can be done in the mountainous areas of Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo and we introduces you to an exclusive and an unforgettable chance of interacting with the gentle and powerful giants at your liberty to choose where to track Mountain Gorillas from.
Mountain Gorillas are the largest primates in the world and the remaining number of them is found in central and East Africa, thanks to the conservation parties that have ensured safety and protection of these species. The trek is tiresome in most cases but the truth is that all efforts of this trek immediately evaporate when you start watching these giants for an hour. There is nothing as amazing as watching the playful juvenile gorillas in the trees jump from branch to branch, watch also the female giants feed and groom the groups as well as the Silverback as he ensure safety of his territory and here is where to watch Gorillas from in Africa.
Uganda is one of Africa’s top destinations to watch gorillas and these gentle giants can be tracked in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and also Mgahinga Gorilla National Park found in the southwestern part of Uganda. Mgahinga Park lies in the Virunga Massif which also is shared by the parks in DR Congo and Rwanda.
There are 4gorilla sectorsin Bwindi, Rushaga, Ruhijja, Buhoma, and Nkuringo they are well habituated and open for tourism; Mgahinga has one habituated group known as Nyakagezi and Every group allows only 8 individuals to trek per day.
There is also a possibility of gorilla habituation though the permit for this goes for 1500USD and 4hours are given to the people to do this activity per day, hence will have more time interacting with the gorillas. In order for one to trek gorillas they need a gorilla permit which is issued by Uganda Wildlife Authority and each goes for 600USD.
This is where gorilla trekking is so straight-forward since the gorillas are trekked in Volcanoes National Park which is located about 80km away from Kigali International Airport which is approximately a 2hours drive. During your visit to Rwanda for Gorilla trekking you will pay respect at Dian Fossey’s grave one of the great conservationists of these giants. Along this place are many birds and monkeys with great and stunning views of landscape.
The professional guides will lead you through from the starting point until you meet these gorillas and will also help you endure the steep slopes. It is advisable you trek during the dry season because in the rainy season the paths tend to be muddy and slippery. But still above all whether muddy or not, after meeting these gentle giants all your worries are dissolved. A gorilla permit in Rwanda goes for 1500 USD per person, its permit costs slightly higher than that of Uganda.

Democratic Republic of Congo

The Mountain Gorillas found here are the same group as those found in Rwanda’s Volcanoes and Uganda’s Mgahinga, but note that some the group scattered in these three national parks is different from that found in Bwindi Forest Impenetrable in Uganda. The mighty giants are found in Virunga National Park which is a recognized UNESCO heritage site. Congo is the only country which offers both mountain gorillas and lowland gorillas which can be tracked in Kahuzi Biega national park. The gorilla permit in Congo costs 400USD it cheaper alternative for tourists to meet the rare mountain gorillas and fulfill a life time adventure.
How to access Congo
Congo is mostly access via Gisenyi from Rwanda crossing into Goma. Visas must applied for at least 48 hours in advance and Congo visa costs $100 Per Person