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Mountain gorillas and where they are found

Mountain gorillas and where they are found

Mountain gorillas and where they are found

What are mountain gorillas and where are they found?

There are two species of gorillas and both are recorded in Africa; Eastern and western gorilla (Gorilla gorilla).

Eastern gorillas are the gorillas in Eastern-Central Africa in the Virunga volcanic mountains where three national parks of Mgahinga, Volcanoes and Virunga are found. Bwindi impenetrable national park which is a home to the largest number is also near the Virunga mountains and is also on high elevation. The highly elevated montane and bamboo forests with the altitudes of 8, 000 feet t0 13,000 feet. That is why they are called mountain gorillas because of their habitats in the mountains.

Therefore, they are found in the two separate places of Bwindi forests in Uganda and Virunga mountains which is shared by Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic republic of Congo. Some research as shown that these gorillas have some differences but they have much they share in common like appearances and behaviours thus categorizes as same species of gorillas.

Gorilla habituation has been done in both areas and that is why it iss possible to do the gorilla trekking activity in any of the national parks. Gorilla habituation is a process where the gorillas are trained to get used to the presence of humans without any discomfort. That means that even if humans come to track them, they will not change their behaviors nor feel insecure. This process of habituation can take between 1-2 years.

Gorilla trekking is possible because the gorilla families that visitors spend time with are Habituated (trained) by experts. There is more habituation going on especially in Bwindi impenetrable national park. This means that more gorilla families will be available for visitors to trek.

Gorillas live in families and as of today, there are 11 gorilla families in Volcanoes national park in Rwanda, 8 families in Virunga national park, 1 family in Mgahinga gorillas and more than 20 families in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park in Uganda.

All these families can be visited by tourists and a maximum of 8 people are allowed to visit each family daily. Therefore, you can book your Gorilla trekking safari with Mum and Dad Uganda tours to this life time experience any time you want.

Gorillas live in families and as of today, there are 11 gorilla families in Volcanoes national park in Rwanda, 8 families in Virunga national park, 1 family in Mgahinga gorillas and more than 20 families in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park in Uganda.

All these families can be visited by tourists and a maximum of 8 people are allowed to visit each family daily. Therefore, you can book your Gorilla trekking safari with Mum and Dad Uganda Tours to this life time experience any time you want.

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