Magical mountain gorilla trekking experience in Uganda – We help you book Gorilla permits for your trek
Our Magical Mountain Gorilla trekking Experience is a year-round activity – although they are easier to trek in the dry season. With the expert ranger guides and trackers, this magical mountain Gorilla hike will take you through the dense and sloped rainforests of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks in Uganda or the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, depending on where you chose to visit. Trekking through the lush green thicket is an enchanting experience on its own, and while it may take several hours to locate the mountain Gorillas, once you lay your eyes on the majesty of a silverback, or witness the robust innocence of a baby Gorilla, the effort will be well worth it.
Half of the world’s total existing Gorilla population live in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. This magical mountain Gorilla hike requires a reasonable amount of fitness, through the spectacular rainforest and bamboo covered slopes of the National Park. The walking can sometimes be tough and long, but when you catch a glimpse of a magnificent silverback and his family, your journey will be well worth the effort. When sighted, visitors will be guided to within seven meters of the Gorillas though the Gorillas tend to get closer sometimes touching you especially the babies. It is an extraordinary feeling sitting in the dense rainforest, knowing you are in the company of these rare creatures. You are allowed an hour with the Gorillas before returning to the National Park offices for a graduation after your successful magical mountain Gorilla trekking experience.
This stunning “impenetrable” rainforest, Bwindi protects over 500 robust gentle mountain Gorillas, feeding on nutritious roots, leaves and fruits from the National Park’s tree and fern species and they form a sublime backdrop amidst lush emerald green foliage and a kaleidoscopic fluttering of birds and butterflies. Bwindi Forest being one of Africa’s most ancient rainforests, trekking through this lush abundant thicket is a captivating experience, made all the more spectacular when you silently come upon these majestic beauties. This is a spectacularly humbling magical experience that you will never forget.
Explore Uganda’s mist-covered Bwindi Impenetrable Forest on the edge of Rift Valley, listed as a World Heritage Site due to its unique ecology and biological diversity. The forest is also a home to Baboons, Chimpanzees, Elephants and many of the planet’s rarest Bird species.
Few animals have sparked the imagination of man as much as the Gorilla, the largest of the living primates. Although strong and powerful, mountain Gorillas are generally gentle and shy. Gorillas have strong attachments to members of their own family, which are led by the dominant male silverback. Most Gorillas live in inaccessible regions in various dense forests in tropical Africa, and one subspecies, the mountain Gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei), was not even known to science until 1902. The mountain Gorilla has a robust build with long, muscular arms, a massive chest, and broad hands and feet. It is the hairiest race of Gorillas, its long, thick black hair insulates it from the cold of living at high elevations.
Mountain Gorillas have a slow rate of reproduction. This slow reproduction makes this species even more threatened. In a 40-50-year lifetime, a female might have only 2-6 living offspring. Females give birth for the first time at the about age of 10 years and will have offspring every four years or more. A male reaches sexual maturity between 10 and 12 years. Able to conceive for only about three days each month, the female produces a single young and in rare cases twins.
This magical mountain Gorilla trekking hike through the dense jungle to spend time with a family of mountain Gorillas will be an incredible experience, creating memories for a lifetime.