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“Home to the famous mountain gorillas of Uganda” - Nature Travel Namibia

Famous mountain gorillas of Uganda

Views: 157 Visited: Jan 2019 Reviewed: Oct 17, 2019

This UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, is home to the famous mountain gorillas of Uganda. Trekking and finding these amazing and critically endangered great apes is an experience of a lifetime and should be on everyone’s bucket list. The experience was one of most thrilling, and rewarding activities I have ever done. No one can fully describe the feeling and wonderful moment of first setting your eyes on a wild mountain gorilla.

The trekking and walking in Bwindi Impenetrable forest gives you an amazing experience that you can never forget from the moment you enter the forest to the time you encounter the mountain gorillas.
The dense cover of the vegetation gives it surprisingly cold temperatures that keep the forest misty. The scenery that the forest offers gives you a breathtaking feeling of the fresh air and makes you feel you are on another planet. Trekking takes place early in the morning and you will be joined by a trekker, porters if need be and a guard from the military. Only 8 people will be in the group and you will trek a certain gorilla family. Trekking can be short (my last trek in August 2018 took 45 minutes), but in the past I have trekked for over 4 hours to see the amazing apes. During the walk you will encounter other primates and, if you're lucky, even chimpanzees!

The bird life in the forest is exceptional so take your binoculars! For serious birders, I suggest doing some local birding in the area on a guided trip as the area is home to some very special forest birds of Uganda.

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