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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

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3 days cycling tour in Lake Mburo National park

Have you ever been cycling between zebras and antelopes? This is your chance! Lake Mburo National Park is a small and beautiful national park which is a 4 hour drive from Kampala. The park hosts many species of wildlife like hippos, buffalos, Uganda kob, and water bocks, many others. <br>This tour includes some wonderful rides on the park border where a lot of wildlife is found. The tracks will offer you a thrilling ride through a wonderful landscape. The rides will depend on the level of fitness. Accommodation will be the safari tents on the hill with a beautiful view of the area.
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ananjand wrote a review May 2020
Mumbai, India123 contributions23 helpful votes
The main reason for our choosing Uganda was mountain gorillas and chimpanzees. After visiting both these primates, I realized that how incomplete wild life viewing in Africa remains unless gorillas and chimpanzees are seen in their natural habitat. Specially visiting Bwindi: doing the gorilla trek was an unforgettable experience. We reached the starting point, where the tokens were exchanged into tickets and to get a briefing on the dos and don’ts. The tourists of the day were divided into separate groups and were allotted a ranger and an armed security guard. We were also informed about engaging porters, who can carry our load and help us on our walk. Each of us were handed a stick to aid us in our walk. We decided to engage a porter for the two of us. After visiting the chimpanzees and previously doing the Murchison Falls trek, I thought that I was fit enough to do this trek on my own. How wrong I was. The hiking is very physically demanding on a difficult terrain. There is no defined route and more often than not, the ranger had to hack the bush to create the path. Being a mountainous terrain, the path can be quite steep at certain sections. As the ground was laden with fallen leaves, branches vegetation, there was no way of find out where I was putting my foot. The walking stick came very handy. Some plants also have strong pointed thorns. After, reaching a particularly difficult section (at least to me), I got stuck. Then our porter lend me his hand. A group of persons, who were with us, graciously allowed their porter to come to my aid also. For this act of kindness, I am deeply indebted to them. I realized that instead of engaging one porter for the two of us, I ought to have engaged two porters. I was quite out of sorts and by repeatedly taking small sips of water, I somehow kept going. Ultimately, we reached the point where we could hear the sound of the gorillas down below. Here the porters and security were to be left behind along with our bags and baggage. Seeing my plight, the ranger permitted our porter to come down. He himself lent me his hand. at certain physically demanding sections. Huffing and puffing, I reached the spot where an adolescent gorilla was quietly sitting semi-hidden in a group. Looking right we saw the silverback resting on the ground look towards us. As this was a flat section of the path, I decided to wait and watch from there. Most of the others went further down to watch more gorillas. The tree trunk close to where I was standing was being used by some member of the group to come down to the ground and a young one soon came down to a spot very close to me. We spent our allotted time watching the group and taking photographs. Then we reached the point where the porters and security were waiting. We got time to take our snacks. Then the return journey commenced. Our ranger created a slightly shorter route, making his way through the bush. We were lucky to have been able to view a group of mountain gorillas that was quite nearby. It took us about an hour and half to reach the group. The total trek around four hours. From my experience – being a hilly terrain, the trek requires considerable amount of physical fitness. Plentiful supply of water, energy drink/ bars and packed lunch as it may take a lot longer to even reach a group. Porters must be engaged. I understand, there is a sort of carry-on system whereby one is carried by four porters in a stretcher of sorts. Be that as it may, all physical discomfort pales before the experiencing of viewing the mountain gorilla in its natural habitat.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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SriniShenoy wrote a review Apr 2020
Bengaluru, India272 contributions46 helpful votes
I am doing Mountain Gorilla tracking for the 2nd time (first time in Rwanda in Volcanoes National park) - but spending time in close proximity with these gentle giants will never cease to amaze me! We went by the Rushaga Sector (2nd easiest as per reports with the Buhoma sector being the easiest). While a sighting of a Mountain Gorilla sighting is guaranteed (nearly), the quality of the sighting depends on where the family has settled to rest and their mood at that time (lazy or constantly moving). We were lucky to have come across a Gorilla family resting after their morning meal. Fantastic photographs and great entertainment by the young ones (they climb and tumble all over!) made our day. The walk through the Primary rain forest is an experience as well! Be curious and do bug your guide with questions - he / she is a storehouse of information and there is so much we don't know about these forests and their inhabitants! Mountain Gorilla tracking is a must do - bucket list experience for any wildlife lover!
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Date of experience: February 2020
Bernd E wrote a review Mar 2020
Parkhurst, South Africa138 contributions44 helpful votes
Diane Fossey - Rain Forest - Gorillas - this, and many more adventures is what you can find in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Let’s start like this, don’t trust Google Maps driving on your own through Uganda! And I mean it. Better have actual road maps and don’t be shy to ask the good direction. Bwindi village is a stretch of houses along an very bad road winding up the mountains, ending at the entrance to the park. We spend 3 nights in Bwindi Guest House, a bit outside the village they have mountain cottages, big rooms, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, balcony with rain forest view, very good equipped - WIFI !!! And its working!!! On the second day we geared up for the Mountain Gorilla trekking. At the welcome Centre all day visitors are briefed about “how” when” where” and what” including a traditional dance show. Be in time, briefing starts at 08:00 am. All day visitors are divided in smaller groups of 6 to max 8 trekkers with a guide and armed security. Off it went, around 2 hours up the mountains. And than - than suddenly - you see them. A tick in the bucket list for a few, a lifetime experience for the majority. Relaxed sitting in the bushes, protected by the Silver Back, now, face to face you will understand the majesty of these endangered species. 1h you can spend around, just watching, taking millions of photos. 7 meter is the magic number, but what to do when the Gorilla is coming closer and you stuck between the bush and trees. It was amazing!
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Date of experience: January 2020
Lexylu wrote a review Mar 2020
South Africa66 contributions1 helpful vote
Amazing, beautiful forest. Close encounter with the gorillas. Well organized and a really special experience.
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Date of experience: March 2020
tgrafton wrote a review Mar 2020
UK133 contributions38 helpful votes
Bwindi impentrable Forest is justifiably famous as a wildlife destination. Truly beautiful forest and landscapes with amazing birdlife and animals.
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Date of experience: September 2019