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Mountain Gorillas Cannot Survive in Captivity – Uganda Safari Tours

More Facts About Mountain Gorillas – Gorilla Trekking Safari in Uganda

All types of gorillas are considered critically endangered but mountain gorillas are the most endangered species of the great apes family. Mountain gorillas cannot survive in captivity; thus, you cannot find them in the zoo.

If you want to see and interact with mountain gorillas, you must travel to the tropical rain forests in East Africa for Gorilla trekking in Uganda Bwindi impenetrable forest and Gorilla tracking in Rwanda volcanoes national park.

The Virunga conservation area comprises of volcanoes national park in Rwanda, Mgahinga gorilla national park in Uganda and Virunga national park in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

All travelers must therefore travel to any of these national parks to have a close encounter with these gentle giants in their habitats.

There are roughly 880 mountain gorillas in the whole world 480 of which reside in Uganda while the remaining shared by Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Mountain gorillas have become a common feature for most of the Uganda safari tours attracting thousands of travelers from all parts of the world every day.

While planning a Uganda Gorilla tracking safari, all travelers require extensive understanding of the basic facts about gentle giants before confirming a safari.

They are a sub specie of the eastern gorilla species which originate their name “Mountain gorilla” from the mountainous regions where they reside.

Every day that passes, thousands of travelers from near and far corners of the world flock into gorilla national parks to have an interaction with these critically endangered species in their natural habitats.

No one can clearly describe the excitement of standing a few meters away from the world’s mountain gorillas. Those who have taken part of Gorilla trekking safari in Uganda have a best wildlife experience in the world.

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