Despite having more than half the world’s population of these particular primates, Uganda is more than just mountain gorillas.
Tracking apes, whether it be the gorillas of Bwindi Forest or the chimpanzees of Kibale Forest, remains, however, the undoubted highlight.
Bwindi National Park is a thick jungle, covering a steep upland terrain of ridges and valleys which makes gorilla trekking a challenging experience and one you should prepare for. Often you need to walk for 4-5 hours to see a family group and the going is hot and tricky underfoot. When you find the gorillas you are allowed one hour with them.
A short 3 night stay here is the norm, tying the trip in with a visit to Kenya perhaps, but if you would prefer to spend more time in the country then more traditional game viewing can also be found in Murchison Falls National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park.
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