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If there is one question that has been asked many times is are there mountain gorillas in Uganda? Many people on the continent tend to think that mountain gorillas are only in Rwanda. There has also been some funny arguments that true or actual mountain gorillas only exist in Rwanda in the volcanoes National Park and that what Uganda has are sub species of mountain gorillas. If anyone is still doubting and wondering if there mountain gorillas in Uganda, below are the true facts.

Are there mountain gorillas in Uganda? Does Uganda have mountain gorillas?

There only three countries in the whole world where mountain gorillas live. These three countries are found in a continent of Africa and are Rwanda, Uganda and Democratic republic of Congo. For those doubting whether there mountain gorillas in Uganda should take it from us that Uganda has two national parks where one can find mountain gorillas. These are Bwindi Impenetrable National Park where almost a half of the world’s endangered great apes live. Uganda has other mountain gorillas in Mgahinga National Park. The rest of the gorillas are shared between Rwanda and Democratic Republic of congo in Volcanoes National Park and Virunga National Park respectively. Apart from mountain gorillas, The Democratic Republic of Cong has lowland gorillas as well.

For those who want to prove that there mountain gorillas in Uganda should book gorilla permits for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga National Park to visit a group of habituated gorillas in the wild. At a fee of USD450, one can get a permit during low season months of April, May and November 2017. Encounter Africa safaris organizes gorilla holidays ranging from 3 to over 20 days including cultural, community and wildlife viewing. For more information on booking gorilla permits and other components of your gorilla safaris, send an inquiry please

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