Western Lowland Gorilla Tracking – Africa Gorilla Safari
Africa is the only known destination known for gorilla trekking , it ranks from the mountain gorillas, lowland gorillas & western Lowland gorillas.
Gorilla Trekking ranks high on safari activity that is loved by most travelers that come to Africa for safari holidays & Vacations with the range of countries to be visited including Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Congo, Cameroon, Gabon & DR Congo.
Gorilla trekking is a hike into Odzala National Park, a jungle that is home to Western Lowland gorillas can be visited in congo Brazzaville. The gorilla trek involves getting a little dirty and bushwhacking through thick jungle with an experienced local guide to find a troop of habituated gorillas.
Where are the Western Lowland Gorillas in Congo?
western lowland gorillas are the most numerous and widespread of all gorilla subspecies. Populations can be found in Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Equatorial Guinea as well as in large areas in Gabon and the Republic of Congo. The exact number of western lowland gorillas is not known because they inhabit some of the most dense and remote rain forests in Africa. Significant populations still exist, including in isolated swamps and the remote swampy forests of the Republic of Congo.
What to expect when you Gorilla Trek in Congo?
A typical day of trekking starts at a designated meeting point. Ours happened to be the odzala park headquarters. We showed up at 7:30 for a short video and gorilla briefing . From there we were divided into groups assigned to the different groups.
Ngaga Gorilla Trekking Experience
Led by skilled local trackers and with expert guides to interpret the sights and sounds of the forest, you will use the network of forest trails to get close to some of our nearest living relatives in the wild, and observe their behavior as they go about the daily business of being a gorilla.
Gorilla Tracking expeditions typically leave on foot from Ngaga although they may involve a short drive depending on where the gorillas are.
The marantaceae forest which is favoured by the gorillas also supports an incredible array of life of every shape and size. Walking the forest trails you will feel as though you have stumbled into one of the workshops of evolution. However experienced a safari-goer you may be, Ngaga is certain to surprise and delight you.
At intervals throughout the year the gorillas also seek out fruiting trees within the forest. Lowland gorillas are very at home in the trees, which can provide some very special sightings.
Expeditions do not cover enormous distances and can range in length from 1 to 8 kilometres (0.5 to 5 miles) over undulating country. The undergrowth can be thick, however, and including the time spent with a gorilla group, excursions can last between 2 and 8 hours including time spent with the gorillas. Please note that although every effort is made, gorilla viewing cannot be guaranteed.