Gorillas are giant apes that everyone would love to see once in their lifetime. Who would not want to see the exact replica of a human being? Science has it that e share about 98%DNA with these giant primates.
Gorillas are extinct and engendered wild animals among all the primates including the orangutans, lemurs, mountain gorillas, and much more. But the good thing is, the government and also the world wild organization trying as much as possible to protect these animals.
We still do have the gorillas in the world and are able to see them. Here is the list of a few countries where you can go on a gorilla safari in the wild.
Rwanda is gifted by a few hills and mountains making it the land of hills. And within these hills and the Virunga Mountains spanning the borders of Uganda, DRC and Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park are home to over 600 mountain gorillas.
Rwanda has 10 gorilla tracking families available including the Susa group which lives high up on Mount Karisimbi and was studied by famous primatologist Dian Fossey. As it is tracking gorillas is moving for some distances.
Even if Rwanda is small you will still do the moving. Though it is the best destination for the old and seniors. In September, the annual naming ceremony of baby gorillas – Kwita Izina – attracts thousands of visitors to Musanze, the main town for gorilla safaris in Volcanoes National Park.
If you are looking for gorillas and primates at large, The best 5 days gorilla tracking safaris in Uganda. Bwindi impenetrable national park in Uganda is home to half of the world’s left gorillas in the world.
with 13 groups and around 600 gorillas in only Bwindi impenetrable national park, Mgahinga National Park has one family with just about 100. while just as beautiful, lies within the Virunga ranges neighboring DRC and Rwanda.
The one habituated group is in Mgahinga the Nyakagezi, with excellent rangers and gorillas at our disposal to see any time. Gorilla Habituation Experience where you spend up to four hours with at $1500 per person
Democratic Republic of Congo
If you are to compare between Uganda and Rwanda about the gorillas, DRC is the only country that has both lowland and mountain gorillas.
Groups of mountain gorillas live within DRC’s Virunga National Park, which was closed recently after British tourists were kidnapped. It reopened in February 2019, with assurances that it was safe again.
Grauer’s or eastern lowland gorillas are only found in DRC.
Congo Brazzaville is one of the best places to see western lowland gorillas. Odzala-Kokoua National Park in Congo’s northwest has two habituated groups in this wild, tropical rainforest.
However, this side of the Gorillas is a little bit much more expensive compared to the gorillas of Uganda, Rwanda, and the DRC. The gorillas here are not so many but a fun a d good experience to have through the rough terrain
The Central African Republic
The Central African Republic is the only other country aside from Congo that has habituated western lowland gorillas but it’s not for the fainthearted. Dzanga-Sangha Special Reserve lies within the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sangha Trinational Reserve
its tropical rainforest ecosystem also spans protected areas in Congo and Cameroon. in this part you will find the highest number of low land gorillas left in the whole world.