Mountain gorillas cannot survive in captivity! Even those that were taken into zoos lived for a short lived time. They are good only in their natural habitat. Today there is no single gorilla in captivity and thus gorilla trekking into their home forests is the only what left actually if you want to see them.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park and Mgahinga gorilla national Park is your only chance to see these gorillas in the wild in Uganda. Seeing these gorillas however comes with a fee of 700 dollars for trekking and 1500 dollars for habituation per person.
There are strict regulations in place that will have to be followed even if you have paid the money– like the Uganda gorilla trekking permit and to get it you will have to be free from this normal bronchitis disease like the flues and coughs.
To ensure the health and safety of these animals. Because we share about 98 % DNA so what you get they get. Please check with your travel operator because things change every day without any notice.
Unlike other countries Uganda gorilla families are very many and you will not be denied a chance to see them even if you are a family. Just book your gorilla trekking safari early enough to get space because they have a daily limit number.
Uganda’s mountain gorillas live in the epically named Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, about 10 to 11 hours from the capital Kampala and Mgahinga gorilla national park also about 12 hours’ drive from Kampala.
Rwanda on the other side is a stunning, in the Volcanoes National Park is situated in north-western Rwanda prime rain forest. In Rwanda the gorilla permit is 1500 dollars per person.
The good thing with this is that it is short drive from the city. Gorillas are critically endangered primates and highly sociable creatures that spend most of their waking hours searching for food on the ground.
The Volcanoes National Park was the base for pioneering primatologist Dian Fossey, which makes it authentic Gorillas in the Mist country – you can even pay your respects at Fossey’s grave
The Democratic Republic of the Congo has some of the most diverse wildlife in the world and is the only place in the world where the critically endangered Grauer’s gorillas are found.
Protecting the forests of Virunga National Park in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo – home to endangered mountain gorillas – could be described as one of the toughest jobs on the planet.
In the past 12 months, more than 20 of the park’s staff have been murdered – and last week rebels were accused of killing the Italian ambassador to DR Congo, his security guard and driver in an attack within the park.