The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, together with its mountain gorilla, is Uganda’s most valuable national asset. Tracking this beautiful and under threat species of primate remains one of the most moving experiences for Uganda safari.
Requiring only that you are moderately fit and not carrying any airborne diseases, your gorilla trekking will begin early in the morning, following a substantial mountain busting breakfast, and can take anything from one to eight hours. Accompanied by gorilla guide, an armed ranger and, should you wish, porters, you will – in accordance with park regulations – spend an hour in the company of the gorillas.
More than half the world’s population of mountain gorilla reside within Bwindi and these are the main focus of visitors. However, there are also healthy populations of chimpanzees, L’Hoest’s monkey, red-tailed monkey and colobus as well as 5 species of duiker and bushbuck. A small population of forest elephants also live within the forest and although the animals themselves are rarely seen, the tell-tale signs of their presence are often encountered.