Uganda has more mountain gorillas
- October 28, 2016
- Posted by: Africa Safaris
- Category: Travel News
Uganda has more mountain gorillas than any other country in the whole world. The recent census has put the total population of the endangered mountain gorillas at 800 individuals irrespective of the new bones recorded over the past few years. Mountain gorillas live in only three countries in the whole world. There inhabit hilly and vegetated regions in the virunga ranges. Half of the world mountain gorillas are in the Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park while the rest are in the virunga ranges shared between three African countries of Uganda (Mgahinga National Park), Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Virunga National Park in the virunga.
Why Does Uganda have more mountain gorillas
Uganda is become a popular destination for gorilla trekking in Africa due to the fact that Uganda has more mountain gorillas than Rwanda and Uganda among other factors. The increment in number has been due to improved conservation methods that have been employed by the government of Uganda through Uganda Wildlife Authority and other conservation organizations. The fact that Uganda has more mountain gorillas that Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo, it has not attracted as more tourists as Rwanda when it comes to gorilla trekking. In fact gorilla permits to trek mountain gorillas are cheaper than those in Rwanda but still tourists prefer to trek gorillas in Rwanda than Uganda. In low season months of April, May and November, Uganda gorilla permits costs USD450.00 and as such people should come and visit Uganda to take advantage of this discount.
In other news, two twin mountain gorillas have been born in Mgahinga National Park increasing the number of individuals in Nyakagezi Gorilla family. Encounter Africa safaris organizes gorilla treks to Rwanda and Uganda. We handle gorilla permit booking, accommodation, and transport to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga National Park as well as Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda