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According to International Union for Conservation of Nature(IUCN) classification, Gorillas are in two sub species namely the Gorilla gorilla and Gorilla beringei. However, this classification has not been an easy matter. The genus was first referred as Troglodytes in the year 1847 but in 1852, it was renamed gorilla. A taxonomist Colin Gloves in the year in 1967 suggested that gorillas should be divided into three Sub species namely Gorilla gorilla gorilla for the western low land gorillas, Gorilla gorilla gruaeri for the eastern lowland and Gorilla gorilla beringei for the mountain gorillas. This was reviewed by IUCN and categorised them in their current setting.

With only about 850 mountain gorillas left in the world, seeing them in the wild is something only a few people will ever have the chance to experience. This section will tell you where you can see mountain gorillas, where to stay, how much it costs, and help you choose the best safari to go for. Gorilla tracking is a captivation and unforgettable experience.
Gorilla habituation experience is another way of spending more time with gorillas. Gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is an initiative aimed at giving more time with gorillas to those who can afford.


Tracking Uganda Mountain Gorillas

A Gorilla safari in Uganda / gorilla trekking Uganda is an unforgettable life-time memory experience . Gorilla trekking in Uganda is an amazing captivating search involving long walks following gorilla trails in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park majorly or Mgahinga National Park. An African safari in Uganda to trek mountain gorillas in Uganda deep in the heart of Africa’s most spectacular rainforests is life time memory for every traveller that undertakes it. A Uganda gorilla trek trip in Bwindi forest can take anything from 15 minutes to 8 hours, depending on where the Uganda mountain Gorillas slept the previous night. At the end of each Gorilla trek in Uganda`s thick forested mountains, you will stay for only one hour photographing, admiring, learning and interacting with these great mountains Gorillas or apes. A Uganda gorilla tour requires one to have a gorilla permit that is bought in advance to allow one track gorillas because only a maximum of eight people are allowed to search each gorilla group in Bwindi, and Mgahinga. Uganda has 14 mountain gorilla groups open to tourists and one spends only one hour observing these beautiful mountain Gorillas and taking photos.


Tracking Rwanda Gorillas

Gorilla trekking Rwanda safari / Gorilla tours Rwanda takes you Gorilla trekking Rwanda - a golden chance to visit, trek and see mountain Gorillas in Volcanoes national park Rwanda Africa. A safari in Rwanda / Rwanda gorilla safaris that takes you search for the beautiful mountain gorillas gives a lifetime memory giving safari adventure. Rwanda mountain gorillas are found in the Volcanoes national park and were habituated by Dian Fossey for a long time till her death. Besides a mountain gorilla safari tour in Rwanda, you can visit various national wildlife parks for wildlife such as Akagera and also tour genocide memorial stadiums as well as the various cultural museums. We offer several Rwanda Gorilla safaris ranging from short 1, 2, 3, 4 days Rwanda gorilla tours / safari excursions to medium and long Rwanda gorilla safari tours. To enjoy Gorilla trekking in Rwanda / a Rwanda Gorilla trek, you need a Rwanda gorilla permit to watch the gorillas in one of Rwanda`s gorilla groups in Volcanoes national park. We always formulate new exciting customised gorilla trekking safari private, group affordable Rwanda Gorilla safari (s).


Gorilla Trek & Gorilla Tracking

No African safari tour is complete without seeing the Mountain Gorillas. Go on gorilla safari in Uganda or Rwanda! Experience an unforgettable meeting with these gentle apes yourself! A gorilla safari is easy to book and we would be happy to provide you with a suitable gorilla safari itinerary. Please check our sample gorilla safari itineraries to obtain ideas for your gorilla safari or contact us to create a gorilla tailor-made tour. GoExplore Safaris will take you on one of our Uganda and Rwanda Gorilla Safari, Gorilla trekking Uganda, Uganda Gorilla Tour, Gorilla Safari Uganda Gorilla safari Uganda / Gorilla tours Uganda trips taking you Gorilla trekking Uganda – Bwindi Impenetrable forest form the greatest number of Uganda safaris. Book a Uganda gorilla safari tour, go gorilla trekking in Uganda Africa! with us by booking our Uganda Gorilla safari / Gorilla trek safari in Uganda & Rwanda.

When you are with the Gorillas:-

  1. A 7 meter (21 feet) distance should tried to be observed at all times from the gorillas. The further back you are, the more relaxed the group will be.
  2. You must stay in tight group whey you are near the gorillas.
  3. Keep your voices down at all times. However, it is okay to ask the guide questions.
  4. Do not smoke, drink or eat when you are near the gorillas. Eating or drinking inevitably will increase the risk of food/drink morsels/droplets falling, which could increase the risk of transmission of diseases.
  5. Sometimes the gorillas charge. Follow the guides example (crouch down slowly, do not look the gorillas directly in the eyes and wait for the animals to pass). Do not attempt to run away because that will increase the risk.
  6. Flash photography is not permitted! When taking pictures move slowly and carefully.
  7. Do not touch the gorillas. They are wild animals.
  8. The maximum time you can spend with the gorillas is one hour. However, if the gorillas become agitated or nervous, the guide will finish the visit early.
  9. After the visit keep your voices down until you are 200 meters away from the gorillas.

Gorilla Trekking Safety Measures

Remember that mountain gorillas are very susceptible to human diseases. The following rules are ways to minimize the risk your visit might poses to them:

  1. Respect the limits imposed on the number of visitors allowed with the gorillas each day. This minimizes the risk of disease transmission and stress to the group.
  2. If you are feeling ill, or you are carrying a contagious disease, volunteer to stay behind. An alternate visit will be arranged for you, or you will be refunded your money.
  3. If you feel the urge to cough or sneeze when you are near the gorillas, please turn your head away and cover your nose and mouth in order to minimize the spread of bacteria or viruses.
  4. Always stay 7 meters (21 feet) away from the gorillas. This is to protect them from catching human diseases.
  5. Do not leave any rubbish (eg. food wrappers) in the park; foreign items can harbor diseases or other contaminants.
  6. If you need to go to the toilet while in the forest, please ask the guide to dig you a hole with his panga. Make sure the hole is 30 cm deep and fill it in when you are finished.
Our Commitment to your successful Gorilla Tracking Safari

GoExplore Safaris will tailor-make for you a gorilla trekking tour which will be unforgettable, we will handle all your bookings and you will have a hustle free gorilla safari. Depending on where you wish to trek gorillas, the minimum days for a gorilla trekking tour in Uganda is three while for Rwanda, it can be two days.

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