- Uganda is a beautiful country with a great diversity of animals, an abundance of bird life & the friendliest of people.
There were many highlights on our tour but the driving force behind my decision to travel here, was a desire to see our closest relatives the gorilla.
Our trek was strenuous but made much easier with the help of a hired porter who carried our back packs & assist with a helping hand when the path became steep & slippery.
I felt humbled & privileged to observe the gorilla family at such close quarters. They appeared to accept us, carrying out their day to day activities unfazed by our presence.
Like a scene from East Enders, the family dynamics started to unfold.
We witnessed an argument between the black backs & silver back......were enchanted by a 6 month old baby & mother....& thrilled to watch youngsters frolicking in the branches above our heads.
When our designated time was over, we slowly descended through the Biwindi Impenetrable Forest in total silence. Soaking in our surroundings, reflecting on our close encounter.
Many many thanks to all at Explore for making this experience possible.
A special thank you must go to Peter, Noel & Umal our fantastic guides & drivers.
I encourage you to go to Uganda now!
A truly magical experience.
One never to be forgotten.
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Published on: 05 August 2016