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The three greatest nations in the world for gorilla safaris are both found in Africa. However, in the Africa trekking sector, Uganda, Rwanda and Congo have been referred to as the most top locations for the tourists interested in gorilla trekking in Africa.

Gorilla trekking in Africa

Gorillas are critically endangered and trekking is regulated in African gorilla parks.

About Uganda

Uganda being referred to as the “Pearl of Africa “is one of the most visited in east African countries when it comes to tourism due to its biodiversity and natural beauty

Mountain gorillas are the pride of Uganda tourism industry where over half of the remaining population is being observed in the protected areas of Uganda that is Bwindi and mgahinga national parks of Uganda.

Mountain gorillas in Bwindi

Bwindi impenetrable national park is not only the famous gorilla trekking destination in Uganda but also the best gorilla trekking destination in the whole world. It involves around 459 mountain gorillas nearly half of the remaining gorillas in the whole world.

Mgahinga which shares its boarders with DR. Congo and Rwanda is another gorilla trekking desitination though less popular.

Gorilla trekking experience in Africa.

Gorilla trekking in Africa beginning with briefing at the park headquarters of the respective section or region. Here its also where the mountain gorilla allocation process takes place

Trekkers are distributed into the groups of 8 per gorilla family visit.

When with the gorillas in the wild, you are encouraged to spend 1 hour around them but maintaining a distance of 7-8 meters due to the fact that getting too close to it may be risky.

When to go

Mountain gorillas in Africa can be trekked thought the year although some months are more encouraged than others that is the dry season starts from June to September and from December to February while the rainy seasons occur from mid-march to the end of May and from October to November.

However, the best visiting time to the mountain gorillas is during the dry seasons of June to September and December to February during these seasons there is always favorable climatic conditions that results into the success of the trekking experience.

In the dry season, the roads are easily accessible and trekking trails are always in good conditions leading to the memorable gorilla trekking experience.

How to get there

One of the most convenient ways to reach Africa is by air. There are several direct flights from India to various countries in Africa such as Kenya, Ethiopia, and South Africa among others. This continent is also connected to several countries by air and there are several airports here that serve a number of cities and countries.

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