Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda is home to a population of some 330 Mountain Gorillas, roughly half of the worlds` total population. Bwindi is the only forest in Africa to have Chimpanzees and Mountain Gorillas co-existing.
The area is on UNESCO`s list of world heritage sites due to its ecological uniqueness and natural beauty and it is home to a number of other primate species including black-and-white Colobus monkey L`Hoest`s monkey, Red-tailed Monkey, Blue Monkey, Vervet Monkey and Baboon. In addition there are 79 mammal species including Duiker, Elephant, Bushbuck, Bush Pig, Giant Forest Hog and several small cat species. Here you can venture out on a Gorilla trek to go in search of these stunning creatures and get up so close that you can look directly into their soft brown eyes, this is said to be one of the most exhilarating wildlife encounters that Africa has to offer.
The accommodation here is excellent and Gorilla excursions can easily be arranged with expert guides to ensure that you experience both the great apes and this beautiful place safely and to the full.
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