There are over 880 mountain gorillas left in the whole world and viewing them in the world is something wonderful and a few people have experienced. This section will tell you more about the adventurous destinations where you can locate these unique mountain gorillas and can help you choose the best safari company to go with.
Where to find the mountain gorillas.
About 400 mountain gorillas are believed to be found in the extinct volcanic region which is called the Virunga ranges along the boarders of Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic republic of Congo, the other 400 mountain gorillas are found in Bwindi impenetrable national park and this is considered to be thickest rain forest in Uganda.
In Uganda commonly the pearl of Africa, there are two national parks in which these unique primates are found and this is in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga national park. Mgahinga is situated on the extreme ends of southeast corner of Uganda along the slopes of the Virunga Mountains; this park only covers 28 square miles and it has got some mountain gorillas but apart from these, you can also view wildlife; leopards, buffalos, bush bucks and the golden monkeys.
Bwindi is also located in south western Uganda and its home to half of all the mountain gorillas, this park covers about 200 square miles of extremely dense rain forest .The fun of the mountain gorilla adventure is just trying to follow them through the dense foliage, you can also complement the safari with the chimpanzees and the lots of bird species with in the forest.
In Rwanda, the mountain gorillas can be found in the north of the country and it has got its share of the mountain gorillas. Volcanoes national park covers an area of about 46 square miles and six volcanoes. The park permit system is running very smoothly with in the country since tracking gorillas in Rwanda is more strenuous than in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, this is because the gorillas move around a little less. The forest in volcanoes national park allows some light for better photo opportunities than in Bwindi impenetrable national.
Democratic Republic of Congo has also got a section of mountain gorillas in the virungas national park however the population of the gorillas in Congo suffered a major setback because several gorillas were brutally hacked to death; the park management has worked hard in improving the habitants of these mountain gorillas. In the census of 2012, it showed that the gorillas were doing better than expected despite the wars raging around them in large part due to the amazing efforts which is put in by the rangers in virunga National Park.
The mountain gorillas around Virunga National Park had also moved to Rwanda, however the safari companies operating near the park keep on tracking the movements of the mountain gorillas and they can know where the habituated groups are.