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Where Can You See Gorillas in Africa? Gorillas Destinations.

What is the best time to go for gorilla trekking in Uganda

As they plan their Africa tours and safaris, travellers always wonder:  Where can you see mountain gorillas? Where are gorillas found? Where do you find gorillas? Where is mountain gorillas found?


  1. Mountain gorillas: Mountain gorillas are a subspecies of the eastern gorilla. There are two populations of mountain gorillas. One is found in the Virunga volcanic mountains of Central Africa, within Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in southwestern Uganda, Volcanoes National Park in northwestern Rwanda and Virunga National Park in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The other population, (almost half of the world’s mountain gorilla population) is found in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the southwest of the country.
  2. Eastern lowland gorillas: Eastern lowland gorilla is a subspecies of eastern gorilla that is only found in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). They are found in Kahuzi-Biega National Park, a protected area near Bukavu town in the eastern region of the county and in Maiko National Park also in the remote eastern region of Congo. They’re believed to number around 5,000. Kahuzi-Biega National Park is the best place to see them.
  3. Western Lowland Gorillas: The western lowland gorilla is a subspecies of western gorilla that lives in montane, primary and secondary forest and lowland swampland in central Africa in Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo (Congo Brazzaville), Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.

Republic of the Congo/Congo Brazzaville is among the best places to see western lowland gorillas. There are two habituated gorilla groups in Congo Brazzaville’s Odzala-Kokoua National Park in the northwest of the country.

  1. Cross River Gorillas: This gorilla subspecies of western gorilla is populated at the border between Nigeria and Cameroon, in both tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests.

if you are to trek gorillas in Uganda in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Rwanda in Volcanoes National Park or the Democratic Republic of Congo in Virunga National Park and Kahuzi Biega National Park

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