It’s important to note that both countries only allow 8 people per gorilla trekking group, and each group is allowed one hour with the gorilla family each day.
Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park is home to 10 mountain gorilla groups and 80 permits.
Half of the world’s 700 mountain gorillas are found in Uganda, more than any other country. Bwindi National Park has 88 permits for 11 gorilla groups and Mgahinga National Park has 8 permits for one gorilla group.
Tip: For the more adventurous, the Nkuringo group in the southern part of Bwindi is among the most physically challenging treks and one of the most rewarding as the group is comprised of 19 members.