Listed as endangered on the IUCN Red list, there is only an estimate 1004 individual mountain gorillas in the whole world. The population of these endangered species is found in three countries; Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. In Uganda, over 400 individuals have been recorded in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and a lesser population in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park is said to have an estimate 240 individuals and a good number has been recorded in DRC’s Virunga National Park.
Yaneta safaris offers gorilla trekking tour packages for tourists desiring to trek gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda. To track any of the habituated families, one must first acquire a gorilla trekking permit which is acquired at a reasonable cost. Due to high demand, tourists are advised to pay for their permits several months in advance. Several habituated families are availed for trekking in the various parks, they include; Mubare, Habinyanja, Rushegura, Oruzogo, Bitukura, Kyaguliro, Nshongi, Mishaya, Kahungye, Busingye, Bweza and Nkuringo, found in Bwindi. Nyakagezi is the only habituated family found in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Susa, Karisimbi, Sabinyo, Amahoro, Umubano and Kwitonda are the groups living in Rwanda.