Uganda, also known as the Pearl of Africa, is a unique small country located in East Africa. After a 15-year period of dictatorship and war by Idi Amin after independence, the current government has made significant improvements and is recognized in Africa and the world. The country has huge natural attractions that include mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, bird watching, wildlife and cultural tours. Gorilla hiking has made Uganda the most exciting wildlife encounter in all of Africa. Of the 700 remaining gorillas on earth, half are found in the country.
Gorillas are tracked in the impenetrable forests of Buindi, Megahinge National Park and Viruga volcanoes on the border of Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Mhaginga National Park is located in the southwestern part of Uganda. This park with an area of 34 square kilometers is the smallest park in the country. The park consists of three slopes of extinct Viruga volcanoes (Mohawra, Gahinga, Sabinio). Climate change in these mountains has been a good refuge for gorillas, wildlife and plants for many years. Gorilla tracking is the most exciting activity in Mhaginga National Park. The gorilla family in this park is called Nyakagezi and includes 2 silver backs, 3 adult females, 2 teenagers and 2 babies.
Buindi National Impenetrable Park covers an area of 200 square kilometers. The inaccessibility of this thick rainforest has kept gorillas, chimpanzees and other endangered primates. The forest has also guaranteed the preservation of deep river straits and high ridges for many years. There are 23 groups of gorillas living in the park, but only three groups are accustomed to humans. This impenetrable forest is part of an endangered species, home to 350 species of birds, 90 different mammals, a large number of butterflies and 200 different species of trees.
Tracing these endangered mammals is a very intensive experience and can take hours or even a full day. Primaries do not have a fixed routine and tracking them requires a qualified guide. Tracing early primates in jungles and thick forests is the most incredible wildlife experience you can experience. The protection of this park has improved the living standards of the neighboring communities through better employment and agricultural practices. Visitors are advised to follow all the rules and regulations provided by the guides. Watching this endangered gorilla mountain is one of the most interesting experiences in Uganda.