Gorilla Trekking Experience in Bwindi Forest

Trekking mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest doesn’t only offer the experience of real nature but makes you get an opportunity to interact with the Unseen World. Bwindi Forest National Park is a huge jungle cover embedded on the slopes of volcanoes of the southwestern part of the country along the Democratic Republic of Congo border next to the Virunga National Park and on the edge of the Albertine Rift. You may wonder how you will find the huge beast in that think forest where you are not certain of your existence but all is possible with courage.

Mountain gorillas are the main occupants of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest which is their sole provider since they are entirely vegetarian aside from the ants that they feast upon. Mountain gorillas normally live in groups/families of about 13 individuals under the leadership of male silverback who controls all the activities within the group and for those who wish to rebel, he normally fights them to death. The other members of the group highly respect his decision for he has the obligation of taking responsibility of the wellbeing of his family, solve disputes, look for new feeding grounds for the year and battle like the devil to defend his family from intruders.

On the day of trekking the gorillas, you will wake up very early and transfer to the national park headquarters and wait for a briefing from the ranger guide who will tell you the status of the gorillas because they usually change in behavior depending on the situation. Gorillas always know your presence before you do on the grounds that close the feeding ground the silverback sends watchers to alert the rest of the group. Mountain Gorillas feeds from either the slopes or down the valley so you need to tail them beginning from the place where they were previously seen and follow the path.

When you reach the place where the gorillas are, you must wait for the ranger guide to analyze the situation and then walk to where the family is feeding. The gorillas may wish to touch your cameras yet you must not touch them on the grounds that they are wild animals. Watch them and take as many photographs as you can and you should note that flash photographing is strictly not allowed in the presence of the gorillas. Then after come back to the lodge and unwind carrying only memories of your gorilla trekking experience.

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