Firstly, Uganda is the pearl of Africa in all aspects from the almighty God that decree the Bwindi impenetrable forest to chimpanzees that are closest relative to humans. Gorilla trekking in Uganda is such an exciting primate experience that most of the Uganda safari visitors never miss out on their vacations. Despite the fact that gorilla trekking is very fascinating; it is critical and important to plan well your next vacation trip through Top Safaris Uganda, the best local tour operator company with hands-on expertise to plan this great lifetime experience your way before you undertake this incredible life-changing tour adventure, you need to be well-prepared. Top Safaris Uganda is a ready native tour operator to help Uganda safari tourists to plan appropriately their vacation tours on their terms which may include a lot of fascinating Uganda safaris experiences.
In Uganda, the pearl of Africa, we have an estimate of 1006 mountain gorillas that still exist on earth today, and Uganda is home to half of all these massive creatures making it one of the only three countries in the world where mountain gorilla trekking is conducted.
Gorilla trekking in Uganda is done in two national parks. There are 18 gorilla families that have been habituated and already set for tourism purposes, 17 of which are tracked in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, and only 1 is found in Mgahinga National Park all found in the Pearl of Africa, Uganda.
This magnificent verdant swathe across the steep ridges of the Albertine Rift Valley is home to nearly half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas.
This ancient rainforest is one of the few forests in Africa to have flourished throughout the last Ice Age. Uganda national park has 90 mammal species, including 11 primates, of which the black-and-white colobus, with its lovely flowing white tail, is prominent.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is set in the extreme southwestern side of Uganda about an 8 -10 hours’ drive from Entebbe or Kampala by Top Safaris Uganda, a local tour operator company. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park covers the northern slopes of the three northernmost Virunga Volcanoes: Mt. Muhavura (4,127 m), Mt. Gahinga (3,474 m), and Mt. Sabinyo (3,645 m).
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda is about 10 km south of Kisoro district in Uganda and is bordered to the south by the Republic of Rwanda (Country in Africa near Uganda in the south) and to the west by the Democratic Republic of Congo (Country in Africa near Uganda in the west).
In this Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, tourists can join a 3-day gorilla tour in Mgahinga at any time of the year. Within Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, the Nyakagezi gorilla group is the only habituated gorilla family set for Uganda visitors and local tourists to trek.