Uganda is a very diverse place in East Africa with a lot to see and to explore on a safari. Check out some of the other places you don’t want to miss while in the region.
For most, a trip to Uganda is focused around visiting the mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The densely forested, mist-covered hillsides of this National Park are home to roughly half of the world’s mountain gorillas. As they do not survive in captivity, the conservation of Bwindi is vital to their survival.
This incredible biologically diverse rainforest is over 25,000 years old, and aside from being home to over 320 gorillas, it also provides shelter for several monkey species, baboons, chimps, elephants, antelopes and 350 species of birds. Your journey to look for this incredible species can take anywhere from 1 hour up to 6-7 hours and mostly through the lush rainforest.
Your heart will beat faster when you see the huge silverback, the mother gorillas grooming their babies and the juveniles playing with each other. The feeling of being in the middle of the rainforest surrounded by these peaceful creatures is an experience you will never forget.