One of Uganda’s top African tourist destination is the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (MGNP). The park offers tourists from all over the world a rich and captivating experience of gorilla trekking and a picturesque landscape.
An African safari or tour around Mgahinha Forest in Uganda is an experience both local and foreign tourists cherish. Everything here is fresh and at its natural best. Catching a glimpse of the gentle Uganda gorillas makes this the ultimate wildlife experience for many tourists.
“I didn’t know what to expect as I’ve seen gorillas in movies and all that. But when I actually saw the Uganda gorillas at close range, I almost lost my breath! It was a truly epic moment.”, says one of the gorilla trekkers at Mgahinga Forest in Uganda.
Gorilla Trekking has been going on in Uganda for almost 20 years. With tracking devices, the park rangers are able to follow-up on the activities of the giant Uganda gorillas.
“Whenever our gorilla trekkers go to the forest, they go with GPS equipment and data sheets. They collect data based on the management needs. For example, they record the individual Uganda gorillas that have been sighted, any existing health conditions and unusual behavior or illegal activities. At the end of the month, the data sheets are collected and the information downloaded to produce a map”, says one of the managers at the forest.
According to the Uganda Wildlife Authority, these tracking systems for the Uganda gorillas are not only instrumental in tourism, but they also help keep track of the gorillas’ health conditions as wells as their count. The gorilla trackers help to establish the prevailing condition of the Uganda gorillas and enable the forest administration to act accordingly if need be.
Of the 880 gorillas left in the world as of August 2017, over 400 are found in Bwindi Forest National Park in Uganda, making the East African country a famous home for the mountain gorillas.(Uganda, The Pearl of Africa)