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The Fascinating Mountain Gorilla

Have you encountered with a majestic mountain gorilla; a large strong ape ever on a gorilla trek? If you are really anxious for one of the most incredible moments staring into the eyes of a wild gorilla, you will know how privileged enough you are to have enjoyed this wonderful experience.

This will satisfy your dreams of wanderlust with beautiful and unforgettable memories when you meet the fascinating creatures in the world deep in the jungles of Bwindi impenetrable national park. Bwindi is the most popular destination for gorilla trekking enthusiasts because it has the largest gorilla population in the world with half of the gorillas residing there. When you grab this opportunity, it will truly make a wonderful difference in your life. You can feel the real charm of the place and this will give you an excellent opportunity to experience the goodness of gorilla trekking. You will be filled with a lot of excitement while on a gorilla trek.

Few animals have sparked the imagination of man as much as the gorilla, the largest of the living under primates family that inhabit in the forested Virunga mountains in north western Rwanda, south eastern DRC and south western Uganda and those of Bwindi. Trekking to see the mountain gorillas is one of the most magical things you can do in your entire life time. It is an amazing wildlife encounter with earth's largest living primates, the mountain gorilla inhabiting in Africa’s volcanic slopes in Uganda, Rwanda or Democratic Republic of Congo totaling to about 880 in the whole world. It has few predators yet due to detrimental human activity, such as poaching, civil war, habitat destruction, and human encroachment on their habitat have all played a part in drastically reducing their numbers. They numbers have started recovering due to the various gorilla conservation campaigning programs in the protected areas of Bwindi and Mgahinga national parks in Uganda.

Trekking mountain gorillas is more perfect and easy in Bwindi as those in Mgahinga usually cross the border to Democratic Republic of Congo thus unpredictable. Before encountering these primates, there are a few things to bear in mind like the sick are not permitted to go for gorilla trekking because gorillas are susceptible to human diseases just within a short time due to having about 98% DNA with that of humans, everyone should have packed lunch and enough water. Others include no feeding of the gorillas, no use of cameras or phones with flash light on, dumping in the forest is not allowed, no smoking, a code of conduct suitable for hiking with a rain coat because the weather changes any time, and you don’t know how long it may take since gorillas move to new places everyday and do not stay in one place twice.

Gorillas are mobile and they usually move searching for fresh foods and for that reason, they do not have permanent places to sleep. They build nests every day where they will be sleeping for that night. This is one of the reasons why trekking mountain gorillas usually involves moving for some time from 3-8 hours as they may also be on the move.