Perhaps one of the more remote places I've ever been, Bwindi Impenetrable Park definitely lives up to its name! We stayed at a tented lodge just beyond the park (there are several) which was gorgeous and had amazing service. The road is dirt and to get to the edge of the park it's about 2 hours. 4wd is definitely needed, and I would consider not attempting the drive if it were raining or had it just rained: mud makes it impassable. There is a fee for anything you do in the park plus the park permit itself, but truly it is all worth it! Gorilla tracking can be done here (500$ for non-citizens as compared with 750$ in Rwanda's Volcano's NP) and though we did not do it this trip, our tented lodge neighbors did and were beyond ecstatic about their experience. I hear the gorillas are smaller on the Ugandan side and the thicker forest makes it a bit harder to see them, but there is the price differential. From the side of the dirt road we saw some big game, monkeys, and several gazillion species of birds. The folks in Ruhija town where we stayed were delightful. There are 10$ massages, community cultural activities, and simply enjoying the amazing views was well-worth the trip! We're heading back next month :)
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