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Where to see gorillas in Africa

Africa is the second largest continent in the world after Asia and it covers an area of about 30.3 million square kilometres. Africa among all the continents in the world is the only continent where you can find the most amazing and interesting primate apes which are known as Gorillas. Gorillas are simply defined as great primate apes with huge and developed brains but no tails.

Not only Gorillas can be found in Africa but also other memorable and interesting creatures on this continent, take an example of other primates like chimpanzees, baboons, monkeys, and other wild animals such as giant elephants, Topis, Lions, cheetahs and many more. Africa is also donated by rivers and lakes, blessed with waterfalls plus more interesting things that we can’t include in one article.

In other words, most people have been asking themselves even wondering where one can find gorillas in Africa and getting a chance to read this article all that you need to know will be covered. Africa consists of many countries where to see gorillas though there are only three most popular countries that harbor these primates. Among popular countries there is Rwanda with its Volcanoes national park, Uganda the pearl of Africa with two national parks where they are protected from that is Mgahinga gorilla national park and Bwindi Impenetrable national park which harbours 459 gorillas that almost half number of gorillas in the whole world. The Democratic Republic of Congo also has two national parks; Virunga national park and Kahuzi-Biega national park.

In addition to the above, these gorillas are divided into two species that is mountain gorillas and eastern lowland gorillas. For further notice, mountain gorillas are found in both three countries apart from the eastern lowland gorillas which are found only in Kahuzi-Biega national park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Though these primates are divided into two species they almost share the same social behaviours and ways of living, for example, they are all led by an alpha male called a silverback, and both fight for territories and food plus females but on a rare occasion because gorillas are known as the humble primates that don’t like fighting.

However, though these countries harbor gorillas but each country has its gorilla permit costs. To see gorillas in Uganda one has to pay USD 700, in the Democratic Republic of Congo it goes up to $400 per person and $1500 per person in Rwanda which is the country with the most expensive gorilla permit.

Other places where you can find gorillas in Africa; both in the east and central Africa includes Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria and Gabon though most people prefer the above countries Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

For more remembrance planning to have a gorilla safari first think of Africa and for the best and for interesting memories, book in advance for the best experience. Setting off to Africa for Gorilla trekking experience remember to carry your cameras to take photos for remembrance while back home, binoculars to view distant objects, rain gear like jackets and umbrellas since the weather in Africa is unprecedented, and some energy-giving snacks like biscuits and cookies, good hiking shoes plus a water proof backpack to keep all the confidential belongings.

Also note, that Africa has two seasons that are dry and wet seasons which are divided into long and short seasons like the short dry season is always from December to February with a long dry season from June to August and a long-wet season starts from March to May with the short season which runs from September to November.

During the dry season, most trails are easily passable making trekking more colourful, therefore, it’s better to plan a safari in Rwanda during dry seasons for the best experience.

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