Are Gorillas Dangerous Animals? Gorillas are among the most famous attractions that one can watch when they participate in gorilla trekking in Africa which will lead you to a number of different gorilla trekking destinations in Africa which will give you access to the different gorilla species in the wild and also get the opportunity to spend an hour with the habituated gorilla family observing the behavior of the species as they carry out their daily activities in the wild for an amazing safari experience.
While participating in gorilla trekking in Africa, you will access the habituated gorilla families in the wild as you visit the different gorilla trekking destinations in Africa that will lead you to the mountain gorillas and the eastern lowland gorillas in Africa. the mountain gorillas can be seen when you participate in gorilla trekking in Mgahinga national park and gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park after you obtain a gorilla trekking permit in Uganda at the price of 700USD.
Travellers can also participate in gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park for the gorilla trekking experience in Rwanda after you obtain a gorilla trekking permit in Rwanda at 1500USD and travellers can also participate in gorilla trekking in Congo which will lead you to the eastern lowland gorillas as you participate in gorilla trekking in Kahuzi biega national park and gorilla trekking in Virunga national park which will lead you to the mountain gorillas in Congo which is the cheapest gorilla trekking destination in Africa where you can obtain a gorilla trekking permit in Congo at 400USD.
One of the main questions asked by travellers going to participate in gorilla trekking in Africa is whether the gorillas are dangerous animals and yes, gorillas are quite dangerous if provoked however if travellers are able to follow the rules and regulation and the different guideline for gorilla trekking in Africa, it will ensure that you have the safest gorilla trekking experience in Africa. in this article you will get to understand the different ways you can avoid any gorilla attacks and what you can do when you find yourself being charged at by the gorillas in the wild.
How to avoid gorilla attacks!
- Maintain a distance of about 7 metres away from gorillas to avoid triggering the species as a threat.
- You should avoid making noise when you get in the presence of the gorillas
- Travellers should avoid making unnecessary movements in the wild that will trigger the gorillas as a threat which can lead them to attack you.
- Petting infants can also trigger the adults to attack you thinking you are a threat to the species
- You should avoid eating in the presence of the gorillas because they wouldn’t mind attacking you to get a bite of whatever you’re eating.
- You should also avoid making eye contact with the gorillas because it is a sign of a challenge for a fight.
What to do after gorilla trekking attack
- When a gorilla charges at you should crouch down and make sure you act as inferior as possible
- If a gorilla gets a hold you groom it without looking straight in its eye to avoid them you this will lead them to loosen their grip.
- Stay as quiet as possible to avoid the species from charging at you some more.
- Be submissive when you watch a gorilla charging at you this will help the gorilla feel much more superior hence avoiding them from attacking you.
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