Uganda and Rwanda are known for gorillas which are about to become extinct. A huge damage to their population was done during the civil strife that gripped the region in the early part of the 1990s – there was no safety cover that could protect gorillas from poachers. There were nearly 700 gorillas in 2002 which has been reduced to 260 in 2008. The curiosity to see the endangered gorillas forces travelers from around the world to come and know the close ancestors of human from close – they share 97% genetic material with human beings.
Increasing Popularity of Trekking
The ORTPN Park is known to have rare Giant primates or the Legendary Mountain Gorillas in Africa. Travelers who do Safari at the park can have an opportunity to see these gorillas; however, a major problem is that the creature does not often come out and it depends a lot upon the time and luck that a traveler can have a view of them. Generally, gorillas come out when they are hungry and that too at the nearest food.
The endangered gorillas are also found in Africa’s Virunga Volcanoes Mountains. Another species that attracts travelers is Golden Monkey which is found in Thousand Hills. The subspecies of blue monkey, Golden Monkey are common sites in the bamboo forests of the volcanic mountain chain that is spread in the parts of Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Rwenzori Trekking offers exciting adventurous traveling experience to travelers with its terrain and wildlife. Also called the Mountains of the Moon, Rwenzori Mountains are a mountain range of central Africa. Located between Uganda and the DRC, the mountain has an height of 5,109 m. Most of the time, the peaks of Rwenzori Mountain are snow-capped which can be considered ideal for mountaineering and trekking. Travelers from far countries come to expedite the tough terrain and feel victorious after reaching atop the hill.
The range of mountain has diverse flora and fauna that attract travelers and enchant them a lot. Vegetation, ranging from tropical rainforest to alpine meadows to snow can be considered a major attraction; such diversity is unparallel and unfound anywhere in the world. Nonetheless, the animals found in the range of mountain can be considered exquisite ones. Animals ranging from forest elephants to giant heathers to senecios and lobelias, etc. amongst others can be seen anytime at these mountains.