Recently I read about African safaris on the internet and these can make you discover the new world. All I can say the future of the globe is found in Africa. This is being done through tourism and conservation.
If you don’t tour these natural biodiversity in their wildness then you will never get the urge of preserving and conserving them. But what stand out most are the gorillas in Uganda, Rwanda or the Democratic Republic of Congo. This experience is one of the most rated wildlife encounters, adventure enthusiasts seek for in Africa.
Gorilla Tourism in Uganda
Uganda’s tourism largely relies on gorilla tourism. The country has developed and promoted sustainable gorilla tourism in its two jealously protected national parks; Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in South Western Uganda. This large ancient rain forest lies on the edge of the Western Rift valley (Albertine rift) and it shared by three districts; Kanungu, Kabale and Kisoro districts.
The park occupies different vegetation zones but predominantly a tropical rain forest. This is one of the few remaining forests in Africa to have flourished throughout the last Ice Age.
Bwindi Impenetrable national park is home to roughly half of the world’s mountain gorillas (over 480 gorillas). In the World today, it is estimated that there are only 1050 remaining mountain gorillas.
Uganda also hosts the mountain gorillas in the less known Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. This small national park is a continuation of the Virunga Region, a transboundary protected area that runs through Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Since Mgahinga is 33.7 sq. km, it is just 8% of the Virunga Conservation Area and the whole park is found in Bufumbira County of Kisoro District.
The park has one habituated gorilla family that is visited by tourists. You can have an amazing gorilla trek in this park and sustainable tourism practices are strictly followed to ensure the conservation of the mountain gorillas for the future generation.
Gorilla Tourism in Rwanda
Albeit Rwanda experiencing a plight in 1994, they have gotten over it and they embarked on the development of their nation.
This has been done through tourism and environment conservation and Rwanda now is well known for her possession of the mountain gorillas that are found in the Virunga region at Volcanoes National Park. Mountain gorillas are among the top ten 10 most popular tourist attractions in Africa. Rwanda has made these rare primates worth a visit. While at a gorilla trek in Rwanda, you can experience all sorts of excitement. Here you will come close to one of man’s closest relatives of which hold 98% of human DNA. You will watch them feed and you will take photos of them and also get to know more about these creatures through a well experienced informed gorilla patron.
Trust me you can fall in love with nature and learn how to conserve it while at this a Rwanda gorilla safari. Unfortunately mountain gorillas are endangered animals in that there are a few left in the world as of anytime they are getting extinct. It is only Rwanda, Uganda and The Democratic Republic of Congo that have these mountain gorillas.
Going on a gorilla tour is one of saving them as you can create awareness of their existence to other people who didn’t know them and the chain will continue. So humans will start to recognize their importance and existence in the end conserving and preserving them for the future generation to enjoy them.
Cutting to the chase these mountain gorillas are a beauty to watch as you can have a lifetime experience when you visit them in their natural state. This can make you bridge a gap between you and nature as you can get to know the importance of nature. You can never distort nature if you take a Rwanda gorilla safari.