Africa Gorilla Safari Tour Destinations
Where to go for gorilla trekking safari in Africa destinations. Gorilla trekking adventures in Africa are mainly done in Uganda, Rwanda, and Eastern Congo. Uganda being the only destination having almost half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas gets more travelers compared to other destinations.
Virunga national park in Congo is home to the world’s most famous population of mountain gorillas but has been hit by rising instability and violence in the country. Virunga is located in Congo’s North Kivu province, covering nearly 8,000 square miles.
As well as being home to one of the world’s largest populations of critically endangered mountain gorillas, there are many other species found in the park including birds, wildlife, and many more others.
Volcanoes National Park well known as Parc National des Volcans in french is located in the north-western province of Rwanda in a small town known as Musanze.
The park is currently taken as the oldest national park on the African continent and harbors the endangered Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda that is always available for tourists who would love to carry out gorilla tracking tours in Rwanda.
Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park is located in southwestern Uganda in East Africa. The park is part of the Impenetrable Bwindi Forest and is located along the Congo border next to Virunga National Park and on the edge of the western Rift Valley.
The jungle forests cover 331 square kilometers and contain both montane and lowland forest and are accessible only on foot. The park is regarded to be the most biological forest in Africa, largely due to its antiquity and an altitude range of between 1,160 and 2,607m above sea level.
Kahuzi Biega National Park is a unique habitat with very rare wildlife species known as Eastern lowland gorillas (Gorilla beringei graueri), Eastern needle-clawed galago, Mclaud’s horseshoe bat, Alexander’s bush squirrel, the Mount Kahuzi climbing mouse, the bongo antelope, Eastern chimpanzee, bush elephant, bush buffaloes, and others are some rare resident wildlife species that are facing threat to their existence.