Activity: Gorilla Trekking

Gorilla trekking is the highlight of any visit to Uganda. This trek through the tropical forest to see mountain gorillas in their natural habitat will bring you to man’s closest cousins after the chimpanzees and the bonobos. Unlike the chimpanzees, gorillas have a 98.3 percent genetic code match with humans.
The gentle giants who display almost human like emotions and behaviour are stocky animals with broad shoulders, chests and have hairless faces, small eyes and human like hands. Just like humans, gorillas like to live in families. Usually, a family comprises of about five to ten gorillas and can sometimes be a large family of upto 50 gorillas led by a dominant adult male known as a silverback.
As you walk through the forest during your gorilla trekking safari, keep your eyes open for the tell-tale signs of gorilla inhabitation which include faint footprints in the soil, overturned logs and discarded stems.
Sadly, only less that 20 percent of gorillas live in protected areas. With a low reproduction rate, gorilla species have a difficult time recovering from population decline. 75 percent of the money raised from your visit helps conserve the remaining gorilla population.

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A Silverback Trek: Intensive 13 Day Ugandan Gorilla Safari

Explore Uganda’s beautiful destinations and spot the gorillas at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

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