There are places in Africa that you cannot go back home without visiting especially Mountain gorilla parks in Africa in Rwanda, Uganda and democratic Republic of Congo. Make your stay extremely wonderful by tracking mountain gorillas, golden monkeys, hiking volcanoes, checking out the Africa ancient traditions and much more. If you would like to see the might jungle giants that are still one of the endangered wildlife species in the world.
Here are the top national parks to visit in Uganda;
- Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda
- Virunga National Park in DR Congo
- Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda.
These are the most popular places to visit specifically for mountain gorilla safari tours. Book yourself a gorilla safari and explore the lush green jungle forests of any park above.
Volcanoes National Park
Volcanoes national park the only popular gorilla trekking park in Rwanda named after the five Virunga volcanoes Mount Sambinyo, Karisimbi, Bisoke, Gahinga etc.Volcanoes extends to the border of Uganda and Congo the other gorilla trekking countries but its considered to be the top luxury gorilla trekking destination in Africa. The park is perfect for gorilla trekking, golden monkey trekking and hiking of Bisoke and karisimbi though its most famous for gorilla tracking safaris year round. Visitors to Rwanda need just a day to track gorillas but 3 days to see gorillas and hike one of Rwanda rewarding volcano. For those interested in just gorillas and golden monkey trek, 2 days are enough for both adventures.
Virunga National Park
Virunga, the second gorilla park in Congo ranks high on the list of top mountain gorilla trekking destinations in Africa. Its rich landscape, biodiversity of primates, wildlife,birds and Nyiragongo volcano make it dominate for being the best place with life rewarding hikes and treks. Nyiragongo Volcano presents fascinating views of hills and green vegetation including Mountain Rwenzori in Uganda and the dazzling lights of the large lava lake colours the night till morning hence having the most rewarding experience up in the mountains of Africa. Above all gorilla safari tours in Congo are recommended and Virunga national park is simply the best for mountain gorilla trekking. Being fit and energetic is a must because the hikes up to Nyiragongo are no to easy like you can imagine. While here you can plan atrip to also low land gorillas in Kahuzi Biega National Park.
Bwindi Forest National Park
Bwindi is located in south western Uganda close to Rwanda and Congo but it’s a charming gorilla trekking destination in Africa. The main park highlight is the mountain gorillas but visitors to Bwindi explore much more to culture, communities, and leisurely islands of Lake Bunyonyi. What makes Bwindi forest very special is the highest number of mountain gorillas that has remained unspoiled due to conservation and sustainable tourism. As the most populated mountain gorilla park, Bwindi presents fourteen habituated gorilla family for tourists with one for research and gorilla habituation in Rushaga sector. The roads to the park are clear and a lot of accommodations wait for your visit.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Mgahinga is another second mountain gorilla tracking park in Uganda and known for also rewarding volcano hikes as well as golden monkeys. Other tourists activities to enjoy is the batwa trail that ends in the cave down Gahinga volcanoes. Nature lovers are allowed to explore the beautiful forest provided time is on their side. Don’t miss a chance to track gorillas and also hike the volcanoes in Uganda.