The life of Gorillas in Volcanoes Park Rwanda, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest & Mgahinga Park Uganda plus Virunga Gorilla Park in Congo is a great adventure to Tourists who plan to take a safari to East Africa. Participate in Gorilla Tracking or Gorilla Habituation Experience in Uganda
The only remaining Mountain Gorillas in the world is protected in four national parks of Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo and these include; Bwindi National Park, Mgahinga National park, Volcanoes National park and Virunga National Park where they are facing extinction.
Mountain Gorilla National Parks in Virunga Conservation Area.
The mountain gorilla National Parks in the Virunga Conservation area includes; Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda and Virunga National Park in Congo. These are the only National Parks in Africa where gorilla trekking can be done. Gorilla habituation has taken place in Rwanda and Uganda( Volcanoes N.P and Bwindi Forest respectively)
Like any other living thing, Life of Gorillas in Volcanoes National Park experience both the dark and bright side of life
Challenges faced by Life of Gorillas in Volcanoes National Park
Most of the challenges affect Mountain Gorillas in Virunga National Park Congo as you will see below
–Insecurity caused by Political Instabilities in this region is a serious challenge to gorilla conservationists and the Gorillas at large many of the game rangers have been killed in Virunga National Park by either rebels or poachers.
– Poaching remains at a high level in all National parks. Poachers kill the Gorillas for purposes of getting bush meat for eating. In this case, snares are used for poaching.
– Deforestation of these gazetted National Parks. The locals collect timber for economical use or home use which affects the lives of the gorillas in terms of Food and shelter.
How to overcome these challenges faced by the Life of Gorillas in Volcanoes National Park
Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo need to enforce local community empowerment, strengthen the Political security in these Areas, Community needs to be taught sustainable Tourism, Conservationists of the Gorilla National parks need to share some of the funds got from Gorilla Tour with the community in order to discourage poaching. Schools, Health cares and Water should be provided to the communities living around these National Parks free of charge to encourage mutual relationships between the communities and the Tourism industry.