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“Great privilege safari in Uganda”

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
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3 day Gorilla Tracking Tour to Bwindi National Park
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3 Days Gorilla Trekking to Bwindi
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3 Day 2 Night Bwindi Gorillas Trek
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Kabale
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Reviewed 11 October 2012

Uganda is home to half of the world’s population of Mountain Gorillas. Extensive efforts at conservation have led to a number of the families being habituated to human contact. Taking a gorilla tracking safari in Uganda is indeed a great privilege to visit these enormously powerful and gentle creatures in their spectacular natural habitat-the tropical forest bordering the Virungas Volcanoes.

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Reviewed 27 September 2012

Of course, one will mostly come here for one or several gorilla trackings. This is a fabulous experience and we have been very lucky to do 3 with 3 different groups: Rushegura, Mubare and Nshongi.
Tracking the mountain gorillas (which worldwide population is around 820 with about 340 in Bwindi) can be easy to very strenuous. Our first one for Rushegura was 50 minutes back and forth whereas the last one for Nshongi was 8h back and forth with a steep trek. So be prepared for anything between half an hour and 10 hours. At the end, if you are reasonably fit you will reach the gorillas, you will try to keep the recommended distance of 7meters and will be mesmerized by their stunning presence and proximity to mankind. The silverbacks with their 200kgs and more are very impressive but at the end you'll fall in love with a turbulent youngster or a very young baby (we saw a 4 days old baby in Rushegura). From the photographic point of view I would recommend to do at least 2 treks as one might not be enough all the time if you expect good results (sometimes the forest is rather dark and the gorillas can stay in the thickets).
All in all I have found that UWA (Ugandan Wildlife Authority) is doing a great job to preserve the gorillas and involving the local community in this process.

Besides the gorillas, you can do a lot activities in Bwindi like village walks, nature walks, cultural walks (with the Batwa pygmy people)..

The park has a set of beautiful lodges around that you reach on bumpy roads. On the way you can enjoy beautiful landscapes especially when the sun rises and the mist is also rising from the wet forest. I have found the southern part of the park to be a little different: higher with better views on the mountains and sceneries.

All in all a place not to be missed by true wildlife and nature lovers!

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Reviewed 24 September 2012

If you havn't been to see the gorillas you should go! This was just amazing! Climbing the hills in the rainforest and finally see the gorilla family. The big silverback, mom's and babies and youngsters. Just amazing!!

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Reviewed 30 August 2012

I did a tour of Uganda with the excellent tour operator Destination Jungle owned by an italian.
In the morning the expalantion of the trekking and then let's start oto go and wolk, seven hours up and down make you really enjoy to find the gorillas. We spent 1 hours looking at them, so sweet, always taking care one of the other, better than humans. Then happy the return adn good spleap in the house tent in the middel of the forest.

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Reviewed 10 August 2012

This company provided the assistance you definitely will need. We were able to see the silver back within three hours. We were at our meeting place in plenty of time, and our guide was waiting for us upon the end of the trek. This is a trip to remember forever. Thanks Africa Adventure Safaris.

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