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Mountain Gorillas
Despite their massive size, mountain gorillas are shy and retiring rather than ferocious and aggressive although they will valiantly defend their family group if threatened. Groups are normally headed by an adult male called a silverback, so named because of the silvery grey hairs on its back.  Mature, adult males are twice as large as females.  Gorillas are nomadic creatures wandering a range of around 10 to 15 square miles.




 

A incredible opportunity to see primates

Uganda and Rwanda are both tiny countries, nestling in the heart of the continent between Kenya, Congo, Sudan and Tanzania.  They are also both very mountainous; Uganda has three distinctive mountain region - the Rwenzoris, Mount Elgon and the Virgunga volcanoes - and Rwanda is often known as the 'land of a thousand hills'.  

Game-viewing in these countries is predominantly focused around the primates, especially the mountain gorilla and chimpanzees that dwell in the forest regions.  Temperate climates support a wide variety of other species as well - with exceptional birdlife and beautiful wild flowers adding to the many attractions of both of these pint-sized countries. 

 

 

A NOTE ABOUT THE HIGHLIGHTS LISTED BELOW

Uganda and Rwanda offer a diverse range of wonderful attractions and, should you wish to explore these countries in detail, we would be pleased to provide you with a wealth of information on the many super places you can visit.  However, here we focus solely on the gorilla and chimpanzee tracking safaris since this is the attraction that draws most visitors to these two countries.  

 

Highlights

 

 
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