Mountain gorilla encounter 2019

Gorilla safari is a lifetime giving experience activity. Get immersed in the jungles of either at vast thick Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, Mountainous Volcanoes national park or the forested Virunga national park or Kahuzi Biega national park in  DR Congo.Gorilla safari is a story made in a day but to be told for decades.

24 hours of Mountain gorilla.

As any human, a gorilla wakes up to at 06:00am on a normal day embracing the sunrise in the Jungles of Bwindi Impenetrable national park.

Unlike for humans, Gorillas wake up and feeding starts immediately without looking for toothpaste or brush. mountain gorillas’  biggest portion of morning hours are spent travelling searching for food to eat.

The mountain gorillas‘ food ranges from herbs, vines, shrubs, stems of forest trees to weeds. In some occasions,  they supplement with fruits, ants and others. Your gorilla safari will draw all these to you when you visit mountain gorillas at their natural habitat.

In some months of the year, the mountain gorilla’s diet is supplemented by Bamboo plant. The male gorilla alone feeds about 20 kilograms of food in a day.

Gorilla safari.

In  a day,  mountain gorilla spends about 30% time eating, 30% moving searching for  food and 40% resting. In the feeding and resting time is the best time to encounter with the mountain gorillas in any gorilla safari.  Movement is done within the family territory.

Gorillas rarely move out of their territory that is usually about 20 square kilometers rather they do roam within the gorilla family’s territories.

The 40% time of the gorillas’ day is spent on resting which gives best moments to each family group because it’s the best time for bonding with the young ones, do recreation activities like wrestling with each other till one is brought down, give hugs.

This is the best time for integrating the young ones into the gorilla family group. The 30% movement time calls for 30%  feeding time. This is what makes the gorilla safari hard as you try locating thus becoming  so lengthy.

Gorilla trekking tour/encounter.

But after meeting them, you will definitely forget the challenging trails, the dew soaked weeds along them and instead wish gorilla tracking safaris and gorillas trekking tours could happen to you on daily basis.

At the end of the day before dusk, the great giants in the jungles of Bwindi Impenetrable national park the mountain gorillas start constructing a nest/beds where they will spend their night.

Every single gorilla has its own nest, except for the infants who sleep next to their mothers. Nests are built on the ground or in trees and are carefully constructed by branches of bushes and other plants.

This is the chain of activities of the mountain gorilla on any day in any of these parks. Wake up, begin the movement looking for food, then after satisfaction in the late afternoon, they get the resting time integrating young ones engaging wrestles with one another, give hugs, and hit one another.

So when you go for a gorilla safari, anticipate all the above.  For bookings, talk to us at Baboon Adventure safaris and we promise to respond timely.

Below are some of the itineraries to take you to Bwindi for gorilla tracking safari

3 Day Bwindi gorilla trekking safari

7 Day Gorilla safari adventure

5 Day Bwindi gorillas- Kibale chimps safari

9 day gorilla and Africa big game safari

And many other itineraries that can be found at our www.visitugandagorillas.com. contact us today


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