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“Be ready with your packed lunch as you may get tempted into the park for long hours” - Sham

Meet the real Bwindi Gorillas

Views: 836 Visited: Sep 2012 Reviewed: May 09, 2013

An early morning drive from Kampala to Buhoma through Kabale and Kanungu is the least I can recall of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park…of course with a bunch of sleepy colleagues at the back. After a brief stop at Kampala we had to make our way to Bwindi before midday, because our contact had informed us that the game there is not widely visible in the afternoon.

We did make it after almost six hours on the road, and nobody was ready to move a leg in the park at least for that day. We had to spend the night in a lodge next to the park, although the services were firstly class, we paid relatively cheaper as compared to the other destinations in Uganda…after all it was in a remote region of Uganda.

The next morning saw the seven of us embark on a trekking spree, accompanied by two trackers, and the first to welcome us was a variety of birds, the distinctive ones being hornbills and turacos. The further we went into the park we encountered a variety of monkeys jumping all over. Deep in to the park we encountered the real ‘Bwindi Gorillas’ in their exclusive territory, and from a distance we would see a herd of buffaloes, but we never dared move closer as the sun was setting in and most of us were getting exhausted. But we never went back without a set of photographs in the scenic wild…of course in worn out rubber thank to the unforgiving murram roads in the park!

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