Without doubt gorilla trekking is one of the world’s greatest wildlife experiences – the thrill of a close encounter with reclusive gorillas in their natural habitat is a lifetime experience that never fades in one’s memory.
There are several gorilla trekking safaris offered by tour operators to get you up close and personal with these gentle giants. These trips are conducted responsibly, taking care not to disturb these fascinating creatures and as well promote conservation in Africa. On gorilla trekking trips, visiting tourists always keep a respectful distance (about 7 metres) – but it’s not unusual for an inquisitive gorilla to come closer to tourists!
Gorilla tracking in East Africa
There are several places to go gorilla trekking in Africa. The best places to see mountain gorillas in Africa are;
- Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in South Western Uganda
- Mgahinga National Park in Southern Uganda
- Volcanoes National Park in Northern Rwanda
- Volcanoes national Park in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Like mountain gorillas, there are several tourists interested in watching the lowland gorillas. The best countries to visit to see lowland gorillas are;
- Democratic Republic of Congo