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Gorillas are the largest of the living primates. They are ground-dwelling and predominantly herbivorous. They inhabit the forests of central Africa. Gorillas are divided into two species and either four or five subspecies. The DNA of gorillas is 98%99% identical to that of a human, and they are the next closest living relatives to humans after the two chimpanzee species. Gorillas live in tropical or subtropical forests. Although their range covers a small percentage of Africa, gorillas cover a wide range of elevations.

Silverbacks are the strong, dominant troop leaders. Each typically leads a troop (group size ranges from 5 to 30) and is in the center of the troop's attention, making all the decisions, mediating conflicts, determining the movements of the group, leading the others to feeding sites and taking responsibility for the safety and well-being of the troop. Blackbacks may serve as backup protection.


Gorilla Trekking at Bwindi  

If you planning Gorilla Trekking at Bwindi, you are surely going to experience the true adventure of life. Bwindi National Park, also known as Bwindi impenetrable forest, offers home to many Gorillas and at present it has three gorilla families for visitors to enjoy gorilla trekking. It has Habinyanja group with 23 gorillas and 2 silver backs, Rushegula with 27 members and 2 silver backs, Mubare group with 16 gorillas and 1 silver back and Nkuringo with 25 members. However, you are let to visit one of the either of each family at each time. Moreover, you need to be fit and healthy as Gorilla Trekking at Bwindi is really strenuous!

What will you need for tracking gorillas?

- You can wear hiking or ankle length boots for trekking. But ascertain that it is helpful. - Gloves to protect your hands while passing through dense forest. - A warm cardigan to shelter you from the cold climate. - Trekking outfit should include thick trousers and long sleeves t-shirt. - Raincoat, because it rains for almost all the times. - Video recording cameras to record your adventurous expedition. - Water resistant cans to keep your cameras safe. - A pair of binoculars to help you watch closely. - A baseball cap is perfect for hat lovers.

Behave well when you suddenly come across huge gorillas Always try to be passive when you come across with huge and heavy gorillas.

- Don't look straight at gorillas, just give a side glimpse. - Try to be in a tight group and stoop, avoid standing right in front of them. - You should whisper and avoid speaking loudly as a loud voice may distract the gorilla. - Never use a flash to capture their photographs.

You need to behave politely so that you don't disturb and annoy these peace loving huge creatures.

Things to remember when you are on Gorilla Trekking at Bwindi Gorillas at Bwindi are dangerous, and untamed. Hence, don't provoke them. Remember these small points in order to completely enjoy gorilla trekking:

- Maintain safe distance, about 7 metres is perfect. - Gorillas need enough space to move. - Never feed gorillas there. - Don't entice them to contact you. - Don't eat before gorillas.

You must always remember one thing that you shouldn't litter in the park. Also bury your waste products. As gorillas are endangered species so prevent gorilla trekking if you suffer from any kind of catchy disease such as flu or other respiratory tract diseases. If you inform the Bwindi National Park authorities about your health troubles in advance, and want to cancel your trekking, you are paid back the entire amount. Also avoid sneezing straight away facing them. Cover your nose and mouth if you sneeze. Avoid spitting or defecate in the forest. You should be 15 years and above if you are planning Gorilla Trekking at Bwindi.

Therefore, if you really want to enjoy Gorilla Trekking at Bwindi, this piece of information will surely aid you to make most out of your expedition.

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