“Last but not least” is a definite understatement for the final leg of our East African Adventure….trekking to see mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda. Besides our summit of Kilimanjaro, this was our favorite “bucket list tick” of the trip.
It was both thrilling and moving to find and observe these gentle giants in their incredibly lush, remote environment. Mountain gorillas are shy and peaceful animals, and the families that we had the privilege of watching interact with each other had been habituated to humans by daily visits over a period of years. There are only 880 mountain gorillas left in the world; over 400 of them are in Uganda. We got to see silverbacks, blackbacks, mamas, babies and youngsters playing, all in the lush tropical forest of Uganda. We had know idea how beautiful Uganda is… it looks like Costa Rica.
We were split up into two groups for our treks into the Impenetrable National Park; I’m posting pictures from both groups, and a few videos too.