When people talk about going on a safari holiday, their friends and family may assume that they are going on a safari to see the big five. Although these are often the most popular types of safari holiday you can do, it doesn’t mean you have to. If you have already done the big five safari types or simply they do not really interest you, then you still have a wide range or trips to pick from.
Gorilla trekking safaris offer a breath taking holiday adventure and often give you a more personal experience than going out on a safari vehicle in to the bush. With Gorilla trekking you will often track the same group of gorillas over a number of days and get to learn the hierarchy within the group and even start to be able to recognise them by the names that the tour guides have given them. Gorillas are said to be very close to humans and when watching a group interact, this becomes obvious.
These gentle giants are highly endangered, with just over 700 remaining in the wild. Luckily they are protected by the endangered species act and because many of them are habituated by humans, it is often a lot easier to encounter these magnificent animals on an organised gorilla trek.