When we talk about gorilla trekking, the pearl of Africa is one of the top gorilla destinations in the world. With over 50% of the remaining gorilla population left in the world. Together with Rwanda and D.R. Congo, Uganda harbors up to 600 mountain gorillas, a sub species of the eastern gorillas. The gorillas reside within the Albertine rift of East Africa. Gorillas are the largest living primates with 99% DNA as of humans. These are round faced apes and are mostly herbivorous.

In Uganda, the mountain gorillas can be trekked in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park, all located in the southwestern region. Uganda is a country where tourists can trek over 600 gorilla individuals at different locations. Bwindi impenetrable national park is located in the southern west region of Uganda in the districts of Kanungu, Rubanda and Kisoro. This national park alone hosts about 530 gorilla individuals located in its four sectors, namely; Buhoma, Rushaga, Ruhija and Nkuringo.