Information from the American Journal for Primatology in conjunction with Rwandan Kwita Izina had some adjustments they wanted to put across. One of these included; for one to visit the gorillas there must be a distance of about 7 meters and the tourists were asked to wear face
masks to avoid the transmission of diseases to the gentle giants.

Many tourists that have got involved in gorilla tracking say that this will not possible. They believe that the distance is long and they can’t take photos of the animals and the entire meaning of gorilla tracking may lose its essence. This can only came into agreement if the conservationists, park authorities along with the tourism industry find the best measures for this new recommendation.

Tourists love discovering the mountain gorillas in their natural setting. Countries well known for harboring these animals include Rwanda, Uganda next to the Virunga mountain range, Congo DR.All these animals are well protected by the game rangers or trackers. The report also recommended that the number of people that visit these areas ought to be reduced to give people a chance to easily identify the social behavior of the mountain gorillas thus make a complete study case about the animals.

Rwanda and Uganda are the two countries well known for its gorilla tracking. Congo tries but they still have a problem of political instability particularly in the areas that harbor the gorillas. This has drawn away many tourists from visiting the Congolese park and the few that can include the overland truck tours and backpackers that do their tracking when the permits to Uganda and Rwanda are sold out.

The easily spotted areas for gorilla tracking include the border to the Congo close to Kisoro gorilla parks on Uganda soil.Bwindi and Mgahinga in Uganda record the biggest number of mountain gorillas. Parc de Volcanoes takes the second lead in Rwanda. The wild life management organization of these countries have set up rules that will govern and protect the parks.

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