Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda, Uganda and Congo.
The only places to trek the mountain gorillas are Rwanda, Uganda and Congo. In Rwanda, these primates can only be seen in the Volcanoes National Park, Parc Nationale Des Volcans, As of 2016, there are 11 mountain gorilla groups habituated making it 80 gorilla permits for visitors to Rwanda available every single day. 8 people per group can trek these endangered species. Susa group is the best to track with 41 gorillas! With a gorilla permit costing US $ 1500 per person per trek, part of your contribution goes to conserving these mountain gorillas.
The majority of Gorillas which you may have seen in a zoo are the lowlands gorillas of western Africa, and the mountain gorillas are actually a subspecies known as Gorilla beringei. Gorillas can only be found in the wilderness of the Virunga highlands of Rwanda within Volcano Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park as well as Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda, and the Virunga National Park found in the Democratic Republic of Congo. These parks are found only 48 km from each other. Within Uganda as well as Rwanda these parks can be accessed easily, while in the Democratic Republic of Congo due to the rebel activities that happened, there was a probable threat to the lives of visitors.