Africa Big 5 Safaris and Gorilla Treks
Africa is home to so many wild animals. Some of the wildlife is endangered with less than 1000 individual animals left on the entire planet. Among the most fascinating, and yet endangered of all are the mountain gorillas. As of the latest statistics dated September 2016, there is less than 880 mountain gorillas left on this planet. These can be found in Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The mountain gorilla is one of the 2 subspecies of the eastern gorilla. There are 2 populations. One is found in the Virunga volcanic mountains of Central Africa, within 3 National Parks: Mgahinga, in south-west Uganda; Volcanoes, in north-west Rwanda; and Virunga in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It is listed as critically endangered by the IUCN. The other is found in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
You may want to combine a big 5 wildlife safari with a gorilla tour by visiting some of the destinations in which they are found – Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and Congo.