Do you like golfing in Africa? Would you like to do something different on your next golfing holiday? Why not try a mix of a golfing vacation with a gorilla safari adventure in Uganda or Rwanda. Though these countries do not have the best golfing places like South Africa, adding gorilla trekking onto your holiday will make your holiday a trip filled with lifetime memorable experiences!
A gorilla trek is one of the amazing adventures that you can enjoy in Africa. This wildlife adventure is one of the experiential safaris that you can enjoy on a safari in Africa.
Why add a gorilla safari onto your vacation?
- Mountain gorillas are among the world’s most critically endangered primates, with three distinct sub-species in equatorial African countries. About 840 mountain gorillas survive in two isolated populations – about 320 in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest of South Western Uganda, and a similar number on the slopes of the Virunga volcanoes (shared by Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda).
- In the western tropics, there is also an estimated number of western lowland gorilla survive in the tropical rain forests of the Congo Basin. The bulk of these are found in Gabon where a comparatively low human population exists. No more than several hundred eastern lowland gorilla remain in isolated pockets of forest in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo though some of them have been hunted down and killed, but there has also been survivors.
- The dilemma of the gorillas is now well-known and this is all thanks to the efforts of Dian Fossey (who spent 18 years studying the Virunga population before being murdered in 1985). However a lot of people who also raised awareness about these giant mountain gorillas are; George Schaller (who conducted the first scientific study of gorillas in 1959), Ian Redmond and colleagues (who have continued and expanded on Fossey’s work in Rwanda and Uganda), and photographer Karl Ammann who has done more than anyone to expose the rampant “bushmeat” trade in West and Central Africa that has lead to many conservation plans.