Also termed a man’s closest animals, mountain gorillas are a one of the most attractive primates left in the world. With a total of about 900 of these elegant apes left in the world, these are easily viewed on a Rwanda safari in Volcanoes National Park. Many tourists visit this East African country specifically to look at the gorillas in their natural habitats but few bother to find out what could be the reason why they have a human-like lifestyle. One of the evidence that these mammals are just like us human beings is the strength they exhibit when doing their day-to-day activities.
A mature mountain gorilla is said to have the strength equal to that of a youthful human being and this makes it one of the strongest animal in the wild. However, its energy is used on different activities unlike other wild animals which use it for killing other mammals In most case, they use this power to gather fruits for their young ones and also protect their families from danger. As you move through the thick rainforests of Volcanoes National park, you may get surprised to see a male gorilla lifting large bunches of tree stems trying to organize where to sleep. This shouldn’t shock you because these primates behave just like human beings as they try to find ways of surviving.
Gorilla tracking in Rwanda is the leading tourism activity and 705 of the country’s visitors come specifically to look at the human-like apes in their natural habitats deep in the rainforests. It is on record that Rwanda provides the most interesting gorilla tracking experience as compared to other countries like Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo where these primates are also found. While in the rainforest trying to search for the gorillas, there are higher chances of encountering with different types of primates like the golden monkeys which also live in the same forest with the great apes. The different tree species which are found along the tracking paths are just breathtaking to look at as they give a wonderful feel while in the wild.
You are therefore encouraged to travel to Rwanda this year for gorilla tracking and you experience a lifetime stay full of adventurous activities.