Factfile: Observation by Sardius Team
are large, quiet, gentle apes that live in Africa.
Although gorillas are frequently portrayed as aggressive,
dangerous killers, they are really shy, peaceful
vegetarians. Because of massive loss of habitat,
these majestic primates are in great danger of going
Gorillas have very long arms (the arms are longer
than the legs), and a short, bulky body with a wide
Gorillas are covered with brownish hair on most
of their body (except their fingers, palms, face,
armpits, and bottoms of their feet).
Gorillas have a very large head with a bulging forehead,
a crest on top (it is called the sagittal crest,
and is larger on male gorillas), tiny ears, and
small, dark-brown eyes. Gorillas have no tail. Adult
gorillas have 32 teeth, with large molars (flat
teeth used for chewing food) and large canines (pointy
teeth used for biting), which are especially large
in the male gorillas. Gorillas each have a unique
nose print (like we have unique fingerprints).
Gorillas have senses very similar to ours, including
hearing, sight (they seem to be slightly nearsighted
and to have color vision), smell, taste, and touch.
Gorillas' hands are very much like ours; they have
five fingers, including an opposable thumb. Their
feet have five toes, including an opposable big
toe. Gorillas can grasp things with both their hands
and their feet.
Male gorillas are much larger than the females,
and are almost twice as heavy. Adult male gorillas
are called silverbacks because they have a saddle-shaped
patch of silver hair on their backs after they are
about 12 years of age.
Female 4.6 ft (1.4 m) 200 lb (90 kg)
Male 5.6 ft (1.7 m) 400 lb (180 kg)
Gorillas are predominantly herbivores, eating mostly
plant material. They forage for food in the forests
during the day. They eat leaves, fruit, seeds, tree
bark, plant bulbs, tender plant shoots, and flowers.
They have been known to eat various parts of over
200 different plant species. Occasionally, gorillas
supplement their diet with termites and ants.
rarely drink water; the water contained in their
diet is apparently enough to sustain them.
adult male eats approximately 50 pounds of food
Gorillas are very intelligent and can learn extremely
Some gorillas have been taught sign language by
people; these gorillas learned how to form simple
sentences and communicate with people.
Gorillas have never been observed using tools in
the wild, although they have been taught to use
them in captivity.
069 6 Days – Gorilla
Day 1 Arrive Entebbe
On arrival , you will be transferred to the hotel and
spend most of the day at leisure and overnight Dinner at the hotel.
Day 2 Kampala
Whole day exploring lake Buyonyi taking with you picnic lunch.
The lake is dotted with small Islands whereby the main Island
was converted to a colony by a Dutch leper until 1969. Dinner
and overnight at the Island camp.
Day 3 Lake Buyonyi /
Bwindi National Park
In the morning you will have a chance to take a canoe or fish
on the lake before embarking on a drive into the mountains to
the famous Bwindi forest. Bwindi means a place of darkness
derived from the thick vegetation of the forest
this almost impenetrable and this is where your tour gets
more excited. Rest off the day at leisure, dinner and overnight
at the Buhoma luxury tented camp.
Day 4 Bwindi National
Full day in the forest searching for the mountain Gorilla
these creature are very magnificent. They move in groups. Enjoy
a picnic lunch before trekking back to camp. Dinner and overnight
at the luxury camp.
Day 5 Bwindi Entebbe
After your exciting forest tour drive back to Entebbe with
lunch en-route . dinner and overnight at an hotel.
Day 6 Entebbe
Transfer to the airport fro your departure flight.