The Gorillas are known to be thriving in the dense African tropical rain forests that are spread into two distant parts with about 900m in between separating the western gorillas from the eastern gorillas which are always encountered on gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda and Rwanda.
This gorilla habitat is known to have split apart as it was initially
uniform but with the forces of last ice age, the tropical rain forest
was erased and savannah growth grew up after the ice period keeping the
gorilla groups that had separated apart. Although the rain forest later
re-evolved to regain its ground of the central African basin, the
already separated gorillas did to make the attempt of re-uniting again.
As a result of this ancient separation, the gorillas have since
followed different paths and their characteristics including the body
spread and the genetic formation consenquently changed leading to the
formation of various gorilla sub species among which including gorilla
gorilla beringei which is heavily sought on Uganda gorilla safaris and tours.
Despite the fact that the borders of gorilla distribution area has been
altered less over the years, their habitat has been remarkably
threatened by encroachment and the major forested areas were reduced and
split from others through cultivation. In regions where the habitat has
been completely destroyed, the gorillas have also disappeared. The
effects of gorilla habitat encroachments can be encountered while on gorilla safari in Rwanda before the country beefed up the efforts to conserve these habitats.
The western low land gorillas are noted to be thriving in the western
forests spread in the countries of Cameroon, Congo, Central African
Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Angola and Gabon not forgetting the
Democratic Republic of Congo. The Eastern lowland gorillas are mostly
found in Democratic Republic of Congo in her parks of Kahuzi biega, the
Maiko National Park, Usala Forest, Itombwe massif and Tayna Gorilla
The mountain gorillas which
have gained popularity world over are known to be thriving in the
counties of Uganda, Congo and Rwanda in the habitat of Bwindi
Impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Volcanoes
National Park in Rwanda and the Congo’s Virunga National Park. These
have formed a rich ground for the gorilla safaris to Uganda and Rwanda and the extension to Congo has for long been limited by insecurity.
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