Commonly referred to as “the pearl of Africa”, Uganda is also known for being the best gorilla tracking destination. With a total of around 900 mountain gorillas left in the whole world, this east African country is said to have over half of this total population and this makes it the best option for those visitors intending to go gorilla trekking. Other countries where one can visit for a thrilling tracking experience are Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. Currently, this East African hosts the highest number of primate lovers and these include those who are on holidays and those who are doing research. Uganda Safaris have continuously increased and the high margin is expected to increase if the government and numerous operators invest in marketing the hard-to find attractions found in the country.
Gorilla tracking in Uganda is currently the leading tourism activity attracting people from different corners of the world and this has helped the country boost its tourism image especially to the western countries. Although the country hosts tourists who go for other different activities, gorilla trekking activity records the biggest number. This explains the reason why most operators market this activity more as compared to other activities.
Where to go Gorilla Tracking in Uganda
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park:
Located in the southwestern part of Uganda, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is the best place to go for a thrilling gorilla tracking experience. The park is estimated to harbor over 300 mountain gorillas and this number is large enough to offer the most exciting tracking experience in its tropical rainforest. The park has over 11 habituated gorilla families which are available for trekking and this puts it in the number one position when it comes to giving trekkers the best conducive atmosphere for spending a day with the primates. Walking through the thick bushes of Bwindi is a dream comes true as one gets to experience a thrilling adventure in an area where nature is brought to life. The different types of trees this park has and other plant species are more than enough to give a visitor the true picture of African beauty. Not forgetting other primates which maybe encountered as tourists make their way through the forest searching for the most endangered species on the plate, the mountain gorillas.
Mgahinga National Park:
This is another park where one can go and track the rare mountain gorillas. Although there are few habituated gorilla families in this park, the convenience and relaxation one enjoys while looking for the primates in their natural habitats is just enough to make the safari interesting. This park is also found in the southwest of Uganda and it is one of those few areas in the world where one can expect to have a real experience with the gorillas in their natural habitats.
Those two areas are above are very important especially to tourists planning to go on a Uganda Safari tour.