Looking for great Opportunities to Meet the Mountain Gorillas , it lies only in Africa and Mainly in Three Nations that to say Rwanda, Uganda and Congo with the Purchase of the Gorilla Trekking Permit. Meeting a gorilla is something that has to be experienced to be believed. There are two different species of gorilla – eastern and western – each with two sub-species. Mountain gorillas are an eastern gorilla sub-species. Though numbers are increasing, there are only about 700-800 of them; they are listed as ‘Critically Endangered’. Eastern lowland gorillas, of which there are around 5,000, are the largest sub-species of gorilla – adult males have been known to reach 250kg, making them the world’s largest primate. Get the Best Gorilla Tour Package organized by Experts At Best Gorilla Tours Under the Management of Ultimate Gorilla Expeditions.
Less is known about the western lowland gorilla sub-species. They’re known to be more numerous, but winning their trust has been much more difficult because they are terrified of humans. They live in Angola (Cabinda only), Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, DRC, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.
The other western sub-species is the Cross River gorilla. They are the most endangered sub-species, and the hardest to see. The tiny population is divided into a dozen sub-populations across Nigeria (Cross River State only) and Cameroon’s South West Province.
Virunga Conservation Area which covers areas of Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo [DRC] and Uganda is what most people picture when they think of gorilla watching. It comprises Volcanoes NP in Rwanda, Mgahinga NP in Uganda and Virunga NP in DRC. There are 36 family groups distributed throughout this protected area.
The survival of gorillas in the wild is only possible if they’re proved to both locals and governments to be worth more alive than dead. The biggest threat to gorilla populations in Africa is poaching and loss of habitat.
Politics and human conflict also play major roles in gorilla welfare. The United Nations committee on wildlife currently advises against travel to many countries and areas where gorillas live.
Even in areas where it is safe for travelers to go, gorilla tourism is both an emotive subject and a vexed question. Many potential visitors are worried that tourism might be causing disturbance or exposing the animals to human diseases. In truth, Africa’s surviving gorillas probably wouldn’t be here without tourism.