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Bushtracks' Guide to Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

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Bushtracks' Guide to Gorilla Trekking in Uganda Uganda is home to approximately half of the world’s population of mountain gorilla families – the largest living primates on earth. A recent 2011 census puts the total population in Bwindi at around 400 gorillas, up from 302 in 2006. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park now has as many as 11 habituated gorilla families available for tracking. These families can be tracked from ranger posts in four different locations in Bwindi – Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga, Nkuringo. Please see page 6 for Gorilla Family Location Map for their precise locations. 
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Posted in: Gorilla Trekking Safari, Trips to Uganda, Gorrillas in Africa

Gorilla Trekking Safaris for Teens

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Gorilla Forest Camp in Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safaris for Teens By David Tett Owner and President Bushtracks Expeditions On safari you can expect to spend many hours in your four-by-four vehicle – and front-row seats to the most amazing wildlife show on earth is nothing to complain about. However, when we’re planning a safari for families with teens or young adults, we strongly encourage our guests to also incorporate activities – ranging from high adrenaline like shark cage dives in South Africa or bungee-jumping in Victoria Falls to the more subdued like a canoe-paddle through the Okavango Delta. WHERE TO GO GORILLA TREKKING WITH TEENS  Gorilla trekking is a perfect example of a higher level activity safari for teens and young adults aged 15 and older. And Uganda is a great destination for blending vehicle-based game-viewing with an activity that will stretch your teen’s legs, and change their thinking about the natural world for years to come. The world’s remaining mountain gorillas are fewer in number than 900 and can’t be seen in zoos – you must go to high altitude forests in Uganda, Rwanda or the Democratic Republic of Congo and seek them out. Your adventure begins with an early wake-up, after which your group of 6 to 8 guests will set out in search of one of the habituated family groups of mountain gorillas with experienced trackers. While the duration of the hike can vary based on the gorillas’ location, expect to walk for 2 to 6 hours in terrain that can be steep, slippery and thick with foliage. Your interesting surroundings, the occasional black and white faced  L’Hoest monkey jumping overhead, and your guide’s interpretation of the gorilla’s traces combine with your anticipation to make the hike more than worthwhile.
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Posted in: Trips to Uganda, Gorillia Trekking in Uganda, Best African Safaris

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