Be careful when planning a gorilla trek in the wild because all gorilla trekking destinations are unique with only one similar experience-gorilla trekking. It’s not rough to single out once you analyses the main forest habitats you intend to see on the trip. Tracking gorillas everywhere is good but unique gorilla trekking & volcanoes hike can only be done in Mgahinga National park and volcanoes National park and Virunga National Park.
If you want to track gorillas and golden monkeys still Volcanoes and Mgahinga National park are your places to be. Those seeking for perfect gorilla trekking experience, Bwindi forest National Park are your place to be as well as other parks. However the good news about the adventure is that it’s year round January to December with 99% guarantee of seeing the endangered primates. Here is a list of the most scenic natural gorilla trekking parks in Africa.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
This scenic forest jungle is beyond doubt the most amazing and breathtaking gorilla safari park in Africa. Along with the Bwindi water falls, Batwa cultural walking trail, nature walks, and a wide range of primates, Bwindi is the ultimate destination for gorilla safaris in Uganda. Bwindi forest is located in south western Uganda with four tracking sectors Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga, and Nkuringo. Above all you can only track gorillas in one park sector per day but those who wish to track gorillas twice can track in two different sectors or track two different gorilla families in the same park sector. When time permits visit Bwindi and also have a day filled with leisure activities on Lake Bunyonyi Islands a famous honeymoon paradise.
Mgahinga National Park
Though Mgahinga is known as Uganda’s smallest national park for tourists to track mountain gorillas and golden monkeys, it still offers amazing hiking safari volcano experience that take you to the top of the world. On your gorilla trekking safari you will be amazed by an experience beyond the gorilla trekking tradition as you take part in the forest people cultural trail. Among all gorilla parks Mgahinga is the only natural forested biosphere park where tourists have chances to explore the rare safari opportunities without forgetting the Buffalo walls.
Volcanoes National Park
On your trip to Rwanda featuring gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National park an incredible experience that you can’t miss despite the tight schedules of your trip to Africa. Tracking gorillas in Rwanda offers you another chance to experience the country rich culture, landscape, Dian Fossey research Centre, golden monkeys, twin lakes- Bulera, Rukundo as well as the most beautiful Volcanoes National Park – Karisimbi and Bisoke. Volcanoes National Park is located in Ruhengeri village just 3 hours from Kigali Rwanda’s capital.The park is also one of the most visited featuring Rwanda’s top tourist attractions.
Virunga National Park
There are many places to see gorillas in Congo but Virunga is the only place featuring amazing mountain gorillas. Virunga National Park is surrounded by great attractions like Nyiragongo volcanoes and wonderful views of mountain Rwenzori in Uganda. Be ready to view a wide variety of primates including chimpanzees, monkeys, and gorillas the main park attraction. If you fit enough combining your Congo gorilla trek with Nyiragongo volcano hike.