GORILLA TREKKING / GORILLA TRACKING
One of the best attractions in Uganda, but also in Rwanda and Congo is the mountain gorilla tracking also known as gorilla trekking. Mountain gorillas are an endangered species of primates which could only be found in few rain tropical forests in these areas of Equatorial Africa.
There remain only about 750 mountain gorillas in the world, according to the recent survey of 2006. Half of them, 370 individuals, are found in the Ugandan Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a small but original tropical forest in the South West of the country. The forest suffers from a highly population growth surrounding the park boundaries. About 30% of them have been habituated for the tourist visits, corresponding to 5 families, but more families are planned to be open up in future.
How to prepare your tracking:Gorilla Trekking
The gorilla safari is a trekking inside the mountain tropical forests. These are found in a high altitude of about 2000 metres on the average, and you expect cold temperature in the evening and very humid climatic conditions. Rain in this area is frequent and common all over the year. The duration of the trekking to see the selected gorilla family cannot be predicted since it depends on the movements of the particular group of gorillas.
However, you can expect a trekking of about 5 hours, sometimes in very hard terrains deep into the hills and mountains trails of any of the national parks where the gorillas are living. Bring with you trekking boots, light rain coat, and small bag to carry enough water and packed lunch from your lodge.
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