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With over 15 years of experienced staff in the field of Safaris and tours, Travelust African Safaris has built its credibility over the years. We are members of Uganda Tour Operators, and also affiliated to Tourism Uganda, the official board, Uganda Wildlife Authority.
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Our tourism and travel guide section will tell you where, when and how you will track the mountain gorillas and other wildlife species in Uganda. With about 800 mountain gorillas left in the entire world, its only a handful of people that get a chance to see them in the wild. You could be one of those if you decide on an Africa safari to see the gorillas and other wildlife today.
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The Mountain Gorilla(Berengei Berengei) is the Largest among the African Primates living at altitudes of 2000 metres up to over 35,00metres above sea Level. In Africa, Mountain Gorillas live in an area of dense vegetation and Volcanic Mountains spread out between Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Mountain Gorillas live mostly on the ground and move on their Fours. The Gorillas are adapted to living in the mountains probably due to their muscular arms and legs. Fur allover their bodies, apart from areas on their faces, a well developed huge chest, Massive hands and feet. A layer of fat underneath the Mountain Gorilla Skins protects the Gorillas from the cold temperatures that sometimes drop to almost freezing.
Our Gorilla safaris feature the Mountain Gorilla Habitats of Bwindi, Mgahinga, Volcanoes and Virunga National Parks. It should be noted that Mountain Gorillas under go a process referred to as habituation whereby, the gorillas, over a period of time are approached on a regular basis by trained personnel up to the time they get used to the presence of human beings and accepting them around their own.
They mostly move on the ground, in families comprising of a dominant Male (silverback) a couple of females, females, juveniles and baby gorillas. Mountain Gorillas are black in colour and do have rough `black skins, face and have their anal areas are without fur. Mountain Gorillas do have black fur over their bodies and are easily identified by their large nostrils, and thickset eyes with a pronounced crest on their heads. Individuals do have a different nose print pattern from each other which is used in identifying the family members.
The Mountain Gorilla weighs around 100 to about 260 kilos. Males do develop gray hair over their backs when they reach their maturity age. However, only one dominant silver back leads the family. This silver coat of hair is shorter than the other hair on other body parts.
Gorillas are 99% vegetarian and spend most of their time on the ground on which they make a sleeping nest on a daily basis. The dominant male(silverback) is usually gentle and would never attack unless attacked. He does however mock charge on some occasions as a way of showing his dominance over the gorilla group.
Gorillas normally move in a group led by the Silverback. They are quadrupedal but at times can stand on two legs during chest thumping and fighting or courtship displaying. Their arms are slightly longer than their legs and Adults rarely climb trees although it has been noted that of recent that the entire family sometimes gets high in trees in search of fruiting figs and other food.
Congo: A section of the Virunga mountains park in Congo has these gorillas as well. Please note that the gorillas in Parc National Des Virunga is decreasing at an alarming rate due to the rebel and human activities like poaching in the region. The Mountain gorilla is therefore a more endangered species than ever.
What Else for your Uganda Gorilla Tour Holiday?
A visit to Uganda will let you see various wildlife including the Elephant, Uganda Kob, Giraffe, Leopard or a lion safari. There are various bird species, over 1000 recorded already. Find a variety of primate species including the Chimpanzee, Baboons, Monkeys and so much more.
We welcome you to this guide. gorilla safari companies rated here, compare price – the mountain gorilla trekking , lowland gorillas, western lowland gorillas or the silver back as well as environment and nature conservation of their habitats. Gorilla