Words that define mountain gorilla tracking are very difficult to find, meeting these giants in their natural habitat is a life time experience. Many tourist activities have been done on any safari in the world but a charmed encounter with the rare mountain gorillas is of its kind and it’s a real adventurous activity. These rare species are only found in Africa and they can be tracked only in Rwanda, Uganda and the DRC. However according to many people who have got chance to visit both countries offering mountain gorilla tracking, they give it to Rwanda as the leading mountain gorilla safari destination in the world almost a half of the world’s population reside in Rwanda(volcanoes national park)over 380 out of 900 are estimated to live in this park.
Gorillas in this area are a bit easy to track, the forest is not thick like that of Bwindi impenetrable forest ,so photography is clear, however this is not a guarantee since their wild animals their difficult to predict the one you think are easy to track may turn to be the toughest. Normally gorilla tracking may go from one to eight hours, reasonable degree of fitness is called for, tracking gears like sturdy pair of walking shoes/boots, rain jacket, gloves, walking, long sleeved shirts or blouses are also needed whenever if you’re coming for gorilla safari.
Rwanda has 12 habituated gorilla families (Habituated means they are used to short visits by humans.) 10 gorilla families are ready for tracking and the two are used for research purpose. In each gorilla family 8 members are only allowed to track in each gorilla family. Mountain gorilla tracking starts very early in the morning after breakfast, then after drive to the park headquarters in t Kiningi the starting point for gorilla tracking, here you will receive gorilla tracking information from the park wardens and also to get assigned to the gorilla group. After briefings, you will escort the ranger guide to the tropical rain fall to begin the gorilla tracking activity possibly the most regarded magnificent activity done on earth.
It’s an extra ordinary feeling sitting in the dense rainforest knowing you are with a few of the last remaining mountain gorillas. It’s amazing to think there about 900 of these beautiful creatures left. When you meet these giant apes you strictly allowed one hour while observing their behaviors as well as taking as many photography as you can. Mountain Gorilla tracking is worth the money paid for this activity, money comes and go but gorilla tracking experience comes ounce permits cost USD 750 per person per tracking including park entry fee and a ranger. Over 70% of travelers to Rwanda go gorilla tracking there are fabulous fan to watch in their natural habitat, this has attracted many people from within and outside to come to this park (volcanoes national to spend at least 1-2 days in the wild in while watching these animals, it’s really a great experience one should not love to meet. Be part of the experience and book your Rwanda gorilla safari with us at a very friendly price welcome in advance.
Mountain gorillas are known as the second closest relative of man after chimpanzee who shares almost 98% of human DNA make-up; gorillas are considered the largest member of the great ape family weighing up to 470 pounds and reach six feet in weigh (an adult male silverback which age from 12 and above. They live in family group which involves of 6-35 members and the silverback is the leader of the group, responsible for any activity which takes place in the group including where to feed, sleep, and also defending the group together with other family members. Other members include few subordinate males (black backs) and multiple females and kids. They majorly feed on leaves, plants, fruits, aunts and they rarely drink water since most of the food they eat contains too much water.