Why you need to see African Silverback Gorilla in Uganda – Mountain gorilla trekking safaris to Bwindi
Why you need to see African silverback gorilla in Uganda – Enjoy a walk in the tangled jungle, mist and be in meters with a Silently sitting on the cold ground of Ugandan tropical rainforest for 60 minutes might be one of life’s greatest privileges. There are fewer than 900 mountain Gorillas in existence, and Gorilla tracking provides a rare opportunity to observe the everyday interactions of these gentle and mysterious primates. In today’s article we give you all you need to know about trekking along with the African silverback in Bwindi forest.
Africa Silverback Gorillas only live in the dense vegetation of Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and along the volcanic Virunga mountain range that stretches across Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park and Uganda’s Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, and Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
You will be where the World’s Mountain Gorillas Live
There are three Gorilla trekking countries in the World: Uganda Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Silverback Gorillas are the heads of the Gorilla families, they choose where the family should go feeding and don’t pay mind to political borders, only that the populations in Uganda are almost half of the total World’s population.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park (also called “The Place of Darkness” due to its dense treetops) is an ancient, montane and lowland forest spanning 128 square miles. The region was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its incredible biodiversity and the large number of endangered species that call it home.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park accounts for 13 square miles of the larger Virunga habitat, which stretches across 168 square miles into Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The national park includes three of the eight major Virunga peaks: Mount Gahinga, Mount Muhabura and Mount Sabyinyo.