Safaris are a great way for someone to really get back to nature and witness the marvels the African wildlife has to offer. No other holiday offers the experiences African safaris do, and no other holiday will provide the life long memories that African safaris do. There are a number of different types of safaris you can choose from taking in a number of countries right across the continent. One safari that is becoming increasingly popular is a gorilla safari.
One reason for their popularity is the rarity of these magnificent creatures and the unfortunate feeling that this could be one of your last chances to see mountain gorillas in the wild. Gorillas are the largest of the primates and one of mankind’s closest relatives. Gorillas are officially classified as endangered by the UN with wild gorillas located in just a few pockets of forest in Africa. There is real concern amongst some experts that these wonderful animals, specifically the mountain gorillas found in Uganda, are heading towards extinction unless more is done to conserve them.
Gorilla Safaris offer wildlife lovers the chance to see these primates in their natural habitat, something that would be almost impossible outside of a safari. There is estimated to be just 700 mountain gorillas left in the wild with around half of these in Bwindi.
Uganda offers some of the very best gorilla tours to be found in Africa. You will also find plenty of other primates beside the mighty gorillas; in fact, Uganda has the highest concentration of primates in the world.
Uganda itself is a sight to behold with Winston Churchill describing it as the ‘Pearl of Africa’ when he visited the country. The landscapes on offer are truly striking and will provide countless photo opportunities. The country also has the benefit of having fewer tourists than the likes of it neighbours Tanzania and Kenya, though once word about Uganda gets out this will soon change.