No matter what your plans are when you visit Uganda, a visit to see the mountain gorillas is an absolute must.
The world’s remaining mountain gorillas live within four national parks, split into two regions that are 45 kilometres (28 miles) apart that spans 3 countries (Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo).
One population of mountain gorillas inhabits the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda. A census in 2006 recorded 302 gorillas here.
The second population of mountain gorillas is found in a mountainous region referred to as the Virungas, which includes Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (Uganda), Volcanoes National Park (Rwanda) and Virunga National Park (Democratic Republic of Congo). A census conducted in 2010 showed 480 gorillas live in the Virungas.