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Mingling with mountain gorillas in Uganda’s remote south- Uganda safaris & Tours

Gorilla tregorilla feedingkking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is one of the wonderful experiences one can ever have. The park which is located in south western Uganda, at the junction of the plain and mountain forests, because of its exceptional biodiversity, with more than 160 species of trees and over 100 species of ferns. The park harbours many types of birds and butterflies as well as the endangered species, the mountain Gorillas.

This mountain gorilla tracking tour will refer you to Makara, the fearsome silverback and leader of the Habinyanja family of mountain gorillas that reside deep within Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

The gorilla safaris will show how Makara the silverback climbs across his grey speckled back and playing with the juveniles. Once these spot people around them, they normally venture close, peering through the thick undergrowth with big brown inquisitive eyes. These will surely make your trekking safari interesting.

These mountain gorillas have got interesting features which have always attracted many people to come for safaris to Uganda, these have mainly engaged in gorilla trekking tours which they have enjoyed fully and always promise to come for more tracking adventures.

Gorillas sometimes change but they have never attacked a tourist and they are always friendly to people since they poses human characteristics.

Gorilla tourism is big business in Uganda, Permits cost $500 (£332) per day and demand far outweighs supply. A maximum of 64 are issued daily and trekkers are evenly split between the eight families of gorillas that have been introduced to humans over a two-year period. Time with these jungle VIPs is strictly limited to one hour.

More so, of the 880 critically endangered mountain gorillas that remain in the wild, more than half are found in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, tucked away in a lush corner of south-west Uganda. The others are split between neighbouring Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. These have attracted many gorilla safaris to Africa.

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