What is gorilla trekking? This can be defined as the long walk to search for gorillas. Gorilla trekking and gorilla tracking mean the same. Mountain gorilla trekking can only be done in three countries in the world and that is Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic republic of Congo. The total number of the endangered mountain gorilla species is about 1000 with half being found in Uganda. The endangered mountain gorillas can be found in the Virunga conservation ranges across three countries and in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. All gorilla groups are dominated by a giant male known as a Silverback. They move from one place to another searching for food and shelter hence making the trekking a little hard. Gorillas share 98% of human genes and can contract human diseases. This is the reason as to why you should always try to keep a distance from this endangered species of primates while on your gorilla tours. People with infections are not allowed to trek gorillas. Gorilla often eat bamboo shoot, stems, leaves, foliage and fruits. They are flexible and can live in a variety of habitats. Uganda boasts with the highest concentration of primates in the world most especially mountain gorillas. If you would like to encounter a gorilla habituation experience or normal gorilla tracking, Focus East Africa Tours is the way to go. See some of our gorilla trekking packages below.