Silverback Gorilla Uganda

Silverback Gorillas are species being endangered even today!

Silverback Gorilla

Silverback Gorilla is famously known as the leader of mountain gorilla families in the national parks of Africa that inhabit gorillas and they include Democratic Republic of Congo’ Virunga National park, Rwanda’s volcanoes national park, Bwindi Impenetrable National park and Mgahinga National park of Uganda.

Mgahinga National park and Bwindi Impenetrable National park are found in southwestern parts of Uganda and it takes a traveler 530km and 7-9 hours’ drive to reach the park headquarters.

Silverback Gorilla is an adult gorilla that has the back with grey thick fur plus the shaggy coats of black which help on warming them up in the cold weather. Silverback gorilla leads a family of 15-20 members that include males, females and young ones. It keeps meandering for food and where to rest throughout the whole day. Mountain gorilla’s move place to place to build their new nests especially in evening hours which they build using grasses on tree branches.

Mountain Gorillas grow up with a stocky broad chest, black fur on the back, wide hands and feet plus long muscular arms. The legs of gorillas are shorter than their arms. Gorillas stay in groups called gorilla families and the head is always silverback. Silverback is met to protect its members and it has to scare away enemies as it is on its hind legs standing plus beating its chest, stamping on its feet, throwing away plants and striking its palm.

Silverback Gorillas stand on their six feet tall and their height of adult males, for females, they are 5 feet tall.

Silverback gorillas have a weight of 350 pounds which doubles the weight of adult man. Mountain gorillas feed on plants only thus herbivores animals. They spend most time eating leafy plants and bamboo.

Silverback Gorillas came to be known in 1902 though the homes of these gorillas that were destroyed by people who used trees for fuel and for farming. Poachers sometimes kill mountain gorillas especially when they fall into traps of poachers.

Silverback Gorillas are species being endangered even today!

Cost of Silverback Gorilla Trekking in Uganda;

Gorilla trekking is famous activity in Mgahinga National park and Bwindi Impenetrable National park Uganda.

The gorilla permit for trekking in Uganda costs 700 USD but in the past years it was costing 600USD. 13 gorilla families are habituated and 8 people are accepted to trek the mountain gorillas daily. It good to book your gorilla permit in an advance of three months before final day of travel.

Be in touch with a trusted tour operator to be in charge of your gorilla trekking safari and that tour operator must be under the Uganda umbrella of Association of Uganda Tour operators.

Always inform your tour operator on the dates of your travel and the operator will send you bank details for payment or you can also use a credit card for payment.

After payment, you receipt of payment will be acknowledged and you will send in your passport copy to be us for registration of a gorilla permit that requires to know the names, nationality, passport number and status.

After confirmation of your registration and acquiring your gorilla permit, you will access these sectors, Buhoma, Rushaga, Nkuringo, and Ruhijah

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