Uganda is a popular destination found in the Eastern part of the African Continent popularly known for the shy endangered ground dwelling Mountain Gorillas, it is ranked to be hosting the most part of the World’s Gorilla population in its two popular and major National Parks listed below: –
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. This is Uganda’s number one Gorilla hosting destination ranked to be habiting most part of Uganda’s Gorilla population in its four major sectors; it is located in the South western part of Uganda characterized with thick and strong impenetrable forest where these Gorillas live. Bwindi has over thirteen Gorilla families for trekking and research habituated in its four sectors named Nkuringo, Rushaga, Ruhija and Buhoma sector with each sector having more than two Gorilla families except Nkuringo sector which has only one Gorilla family.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. This is the second Gorilla hosting destination in Uganda with only one gorilla family for gorilla safari named “Nyakagezi Gorilla family”, this Park is located in the South western part of Uganda bordering Virunga National Park of Democratic Republic of Congo and Volcanoes National Park of Rwanda inclusive of the Virunga Massif.
Rwanda “The Land of a thousand hills” is also located in the Eastern part of the African Continent with one destination popularly known for Mountain Gorillas; this destination is known as Volcanoes National Park located in the North western part of Rwanda in Ruhengeri Province, Volcanoes is characterized with tropical rain forest and bamboo forest where Golden Monkeys are permanent residents.
Democratic Republic of Congo is popularly located in the Central Part of the African Continent characterized with two different Gorilla Species named (Mountain Gorillas and Lowland Gorillas), DR Congo is characterized with tropical rain forest, Savannah grasslands, Bamboo forests and some areas covered with Swamps. Democratic Republic of Congo has two major National Parks which are popularly known for Mountain and Lowland Gorillas and these include Virunga National Park and Kahuzi Biega National Park.
Virunga National Park. This Park is ranked to be the oldest National Park in Africa formerly called Albert National Park, it is popularly known for Mountain Gorillas characterized with tropical rain forest, bamboo forests and some parts covered with Swamps where these apes live. As far as tourism in Democratic Republic of Congo this Park is a major boosting factor because research put it that it’s the mostly visited destination in Democratic Republic of Congo.
Kahuzi Biega National Park. This Park is also found in Democratic Republic of Congo and is rated to be unique from others because it’s the only destination popularly known to habiting Species of Eastern Lowland Gorillas, it’s characterized with tropical rain forests, Savannah, Bamboo forests and some parts covered with fertile Swamps.
What to bring for a Gorilla Photo Safari? Automatically going for a Photography Safari, you rather forget putting on a trouser but when you have a Camera in your bag because it’s the major gadget used, when selecting type of Camera to use better look for a DSL camera such that good work is captured at hand and this camera can be used to take photos in different positions. A water proof bag is necessary for keeping your camera in case of rainfall plus keeping your lenses from dust.
Strong Hiking shoes which are impenetrable by thorns and hooks are necessary since long distance movements are characterized via the routes which are characterized with thorns & Hooks, mud, biting snakes and more. Long sleeved shirts and trousers, huts & Capes, Sun glasses, Water proof Jackets, insect repellents are also advised to come with to protect you from thorn scratches, heavy sunshine, rainfall water, and biting insects like tsetse flies, Mosquitoes, Bees and more. Do not forget your packed lunch as in most times lunch time is reached when still in the jungle trekking.