It is estimated that only 700 mountain gorillas remain, and about half of them live in the forests of Central Africa, on the volcanic slopes of Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. These areas were the scene of numerous human roughness, from which the gorillas could not escape. Mountain gorillas can climb trees, but are usually on the ground in communities of up to 30 people organized in incredible social structures.
Among them is a dominant male, which stands out from the silver strip on the back of his fur. In the group there are other younger men, women and their boys. These places offer the opportunity to see the gorillas in their natural environment, and it is certainly an experience you will never forget.
Mount Gahinga Safari Lodge
Mount Gahinga Lodge is located at the foothills of the Virunga Volcano on Uganda’s border with Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The mountains of Sabinyo, Gahinga and Muhuvura offer an environment of unique beauty, while nine houses are made like the traditional Pygmy huts, with much more amenities.
You will get to know the members of the Batwa Pygmy community, considered one of the oldest living populations in Central Africa, and the traditional way of life. The area is ideal for bird watching as there are about 180 different species.
Virunga Lodge is located on a hill with panoramic views of Bulera and Ruhondo Lakes and Virunga Volcanoes National Park. Some said that he had the best view of the world. It has eight lodges that offer their guests a pleasant stay, while dominating the decor with eco-friendly and eco-friendly products.
Each house has its own terrace where guests can enjoy the spectacular views, while everyone can participate in other activities such as climbing volcanoes, hiking or walks in the nearby villages and next to the folds.