Sitting on the green sheet covered ground watching the huge mammals of Africa for an hour might be the best moment of someone’s life. Mountain Gorillas are one of the unique species that are only spotted in two countries of East Africa like Uganda and Rwanda. Existing around only 900 Mountain Gorillas, it’s really a privileged opportunity to watch these closest relatives to humans in their natural habitat. Mountain Gorillas live in the dense vegetation of Uganda and Rwanda as they are completely dependent on green leaves and fruits as their diet.
The highest concentrations of Mountain Gorillas are spotted in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, which is 60% of the total mountain gorillas left in the world. Located in the Southwestern part of Uganda Biwendi National Park is one of the diverse parks divided into 4 regions namely the Buhoma region, Ruhija region, Rushaga region, and Nkuringo region.
Reason to visit Uganda for Mountain Gorilla trekking:
In 1981, there were only 254 mountain gorillas left in the world, which slowly raising due to the intense international conservation efforts. The misty cloud forests of Uganda holds around half of the Mountain Gorillas presented in the world.
The Gorilla trekking permits are more affordable in comparison to Rwanda. The permit cost even varies depending on the season. In the rainy season, permits are low priced and in the dry season, the price goes a little higher due to the huge traffic flow.
The best time for Gorilla Trekking:
The best time for Gorilla Trekking is early in the morning, mostly trek starts between 6 to 7 am after briefing the security tips and other precautions needed to take inside the park by the Ugandan Wildlife Authority.