Uganda Mountain Gorilla Extension
Track endangered mountain gorillas and sit with them in their wild rainforest habitat!
Rising from the heart of Africa astride the equator, Uganda's volcanic mountains are one of the last refuges of the endangered mountain gorilla. The rainforests that shroud their slopes also shelter chimpanzees and monkeys, making Uganda the world’s best destination for primate tracking. Fewer than 800 wild mountain gorillas remain, and tracking them through the dense forests of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is one of the absolute best safari highlights available anywhere in Africa. In guided groups of no more than eight travelers, search for one of the habituated gorilla groups that are accustomed to human encounters. Each visit with the gorillas lasts one hour. To come face to face with these powerful yet peaceable creatures, so evidently intelligent, is spine-tingling.
- Your 6-day extension includes two full-day treks through Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to find the rare mountain gorilla
- En route to the mountains, enjoy the wildlife and ecological diversity of Uganda’s Lake Mburo National Park
- Help save Africa’s endangered primates through the ecotourism efforts that serve to protect them