Uganda is very well know for having a vast number of wildlife life, like lions, cheetahs, deers, zebras, giraffes, elephants, rhino’s and hippopotamus, birds like cranes, horn bill, flamingos, but It is specifically known for primates, Gorillas to be exact. Most people come to Uganda hoping and wanting to see the Gorillas in the forests and track them too.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is the most popular destination for people and Tourists in Uganda to carry on gorilla trekking. It has the largest population of mountain gorillas in the world. Visitors have a diversity of four habituated mountain gorilla groups that are Mubare, Habinyanja, Rushegura and Nkuringo. Bwindi National Park is located about 500km from Kampala, a distance that takes about 6 to 8 hours by road. Alternatively, one can choose to fly to an airstrip at Kisoro from Kampala or Entebbe, then drive to the Bwindi Park. There are actually three airstrips near Bwindi and your choice depends on the area you are going to track gorillas. It takes about 2 to 3 hours to drive from Queen Elizabeth.
A tourist needs to carry some good pairs of walking shoes if you intend to hike or walk in the dense Bwindi Forest. Have a pair of light clothes, sunscreen and a hat because it gets extremely hot during the day. When it is wet and cold, you need warm and waterproof clothes to explore the habitat of mountain gorillas.
Gorrilla tracking is obviously the highlight of Ones Safari time in Uganda.