Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda are more enjoyable when you know some prior information about the Mountain Gorillas. The Ugandan Mountain Gorilla is physically distinct from the lowland gorillas. They are larger, have much hair, a short trunk, a broad chest / shoulders and also have a longer / slightly different nose shape. Gorilla eyes and ears are dwarfed by its large head and hairless, shinny black muzzle.

Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda

The fully adult male mountain gorilla is twice as large as the female. Male and female young gorillas between the ages of three and six are classed as juvenile. You can see all this while on a Uganda Safari. During this period both the male and female have a black skin and thick black rates for the first six years. On reaching six years; most mountain gorillas were about 68 kilograms. Between the ages of six and ten years, male mountain gorillas have a black hair colour and are thus referred to as the Blackbacks. On reaching maturity which is usually between 10 and 12 years, the male mountain gorilla develops silvery grey hairs on their backs thereby getting the name Silverbacks.

The most serious threat to gorillas is habitat loss. In Uganda, Mountain Gorillas are found in Mgahinga and Bwindi Forest.

Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda

Bwindi Gorilla tracking Safari 3 days : 3 day safari to track the mountain gorillas in Bwindi. Prices for all budgets.

Gorilla Tracking Uganda & Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari: Gorilla tour combined with wildlife. Track the gorillas and view wildlife game in Bwindi National park and Queen Elizabeth.

Chimpanzee tracking & Gorilla Tour 7 days: Safari featuring the primates of Africa, Chimpanzee tracking, gorilla trekking and monkey and much more.

Uganda Tour 9 days: 9 days tour to see gorillas and other attractions in Uganda. Perfect safari vacation itinerary.

Jungle Safari 12 days: A purely jungle safari, visit the forests of Uganda, see the Climbing lions in Ishasha, scenic viewing, forest birding and much more.

Uganda Vacation 14 days: A grand Uganda holiday vacation to take you to the best of Uganda. From the gorillas in Bwindi to various game parks in Uganda.

Mountain Gorilla Facts

Mountain Gorilla Safaris Africa, Gorilla gorilla beringei
Physical Characteristics and Habitat
Gorillas in Uganda Bwindi, Behaviour and diet of these Apes
About Gorillas and Parenting