A gorilla trek is a magical, unforgettable experience. From a lodge near the park you wake up early to withdraw into the misty forest. The hike is straight through the jungle (think: machetes, lianas, Tarzan and Jane), accompanied by a tough ranger who tracks down the mountain gorillas. Sometimes you find them right, sometimes you have to hike for about five hours before you find them. And there you are: face to face with these majestic great apes. You can admire them for an hour as they casually do their thing, just meters away. This tour may not be a budget option, but the experience is one to remember!
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About the Chimpanzees
For those who can’t get enough of the great apes, they can also look for chimpanzees. North of Bwindi, at Queen Elizabeth National Park and Fort Portal you will find two other steaming forests: Kalinzu Forest and Kibale Forest. The forests are smaller than Bwindi, but no less beautiful! The trek is considerably cheaper and the hike takes less time. But the result – studying our family members in their natural habitat for an hour – is unbeatable!