Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Kabale

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A World Heritage Site protecting a large proportion of the world's wild mountain gorillas, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park represents one of Uganda's oldest rainforests. Bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo and nearby neighbor to Rwanda, the park provides a home to a diverse population of plant and animal life, with one of the broadest ranges of vegetation in East Africa. Prepare yourself for a challenge if you go gorilla-tracking--although the sight of an endangered gorilla in its natural habitat will more than reward your efforts. If you're looking for something at a slower pace, the forest's 350 avian species provide ample bird-watching opportunities. Bring plenty of water and sunscreen. Before you visit Kabale, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • We went up to the gorillas, and the second day we crossed the Bwindi on our way to QENP. Breathtaking views opened up to us. The roads are very, very tough, but it is worth the effort.  more »
  • AFRICAN NIGHTMARE: AVOID THIS BUSINESS AT ALL COSTS Michael Ahabwe Mugerwa of Mushra Travel, located in Uganda, has provided the WORST travel experience in our 35 years of roaming the globe.. After ca...  more »
  • I have been fortunate enough to experience very many wildlife encounters in several countries in the world and this was one of the best. The thing about gorilla trekking is that you are able to observ...  more »
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  • Amazing gorilla trek. Such amazing creatures. Our guide ensured we got up close with amazing good views for photographs
  • We took the gorilla trek, it was excellent. We got so close to the gorillas and spent a whole hour with them. It is not cheap ($600), but cheaper than the same activity in Rwanda.
  • The Gorilla Habitation experience is incredible. You are up close and personal (about 33 feet away) with the gorillas. You’ll spend up to 4 hours with the gorillas (and this is after an hour or more hike to find them) observing them and allowing them to get used to people. The guides, trackers and porters are familiar with the area and the animals. Their respect and love of the animals is apparent. Please note the trip is only for the most physical fit/experienced hikers. Note that the Uganda Habitation is much more difficult than the Rwanda trekking however, with the habitation experience you get to spend more time with the gorillas. Our guide, Patrick and porters, Stephen and Ketty were amazing. The trek was very difficult for me (although not for my husband) and they ensured I made it there and back.
  • Trek to see the gorilla, was the most amazing thing I've ever done. To be up close and personal with the gorillas (less than three metres away. Was outstanding. Such an emotional day. And the porters and trackers that guided us were fantastic. Thank you for the amazing experience.
  • Absolutely magical place, and it's amazing how good the conservation programs are. Seeing the gorillas in the wild is a truly unique experience, and one I hope will be possible way into the future. For the walk, I definitely recommend hiring a porter. For just $15 they are so helpful, and are all from the local community so you help support them.
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