With the rampant growth in the tourism sector in Africa, so many tourists flock central and East Africa to view the magnificent mountain gorillas. These intriguing apes basically reside within the Virunga ranges of Africa spreading from North Western Rwanda, southern Uganda and to Eastern Congo forming the Virunga Conservation Region. This is apparently home to over 500 of the existing mountain gorillas.
In Rwanda, Mountain gorilla trekking is done from Volcanoes National Park, In Uganda from Mgahinga national park and Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park and Virunga National park for the Democratic Republic of Congo.
On the eventful day of mountain gorilla trekking – the highly endangered species of wildlife; start off with morning briefing from the head guides and rangers who provide you with all the trekking rules, guidelines and the code of conduct when within the apes’ vicinity. You should always keep calm, silent ant still when with these creatures, always keep away from the gorillas at 7 meters feet even in cases where the baby gorillas may try approaching you, to avoid distracting them and for safety measures. The dominant silverback is the leader of the group and always looking out for its family members. On meeting the gorillas, enjoy an hour observing them and once done, retrieve to the starting point, meet your guide for your return to the hotel or lodge.