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.
The High Atlas Mountains are the most popular destination for trekkers. This region is largely unexplored by anyone other than the Berber tribes, due to its remote nature as well as Morocco being un-traveled. The treks one can take vary from short walks through cedar forests to difficult treks up steep and rocky slopes.
Areas of the High Atlas Mountains cannot be reached during winter because of the treacherous mountain paths. Other areas turn into winter wonderlands with small ski resorts and plenty of downhill skiing fun. A location for trekking Morocco you might find most exciting is the rarely traveled Jbel Sarhro. Jbel Sarhro runs along the Anti Atlas and High Atlas mountains. From the area it is possible to overlook the Sahara desert in the distance. There are mesas, gorges, and volcanic pinnacles which are softened by the growth of palms and almond groves. It is an arid country with wild landscapes just waiting for the next visitor.
Treks through the Jbel Sarhro can take five to twenty days depending on what you wish to see. The different walks are almost endless when it comes to choices. The first place many travelers choose to see is Bab n?li. This High Atlas trekking experience brings you to rock formations which are geologically strange. For example the Tete De Chamaux or Head of the Camel cliffs which rise above Igli are distinctive. The cliffs are also impressive in size and magnificence. There is also the Taggourt Plateau. The plateau is the perfect opportunity for trekkers to look back at what they left behind. It is a stunning green and red landscape which is a marvel for anyone who has ever seen it. There are numerous peaks, plateaus, and rock formations to examine throughout the area.
Tizi n Tazazert is a two to three day hike up a pass. From this area it is possible to take a five day loop from N?ob to the Handeour Valley where dry river beds await the adventurer. Tadout n?ablah is another plateau of the region. The most magnificent area in the Jbel Sarhro region is Jbel Bou Rhdad and Tamouline. They are twin peaks you can trek. While these peaks do not reach the 4,000 meters of Jbel Toubkal they are no less impressive than the tallest High Atlas Mountain. Since the mountainous area of Jbel Sarhro was once littered with active volcanoes you have even more to add to the trip’s sites. Volcanic rock can still be found near the pathways for you to marvel over as the rocks are very old.