Uganda is regarded the heart of East Africa, with beautifully dense forests, mountains, lakes and savannahs. The most visited area and attraction in Uganda is Bwindi Forest which is home to the habituated mountain gorillas. Found in only Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, a face-to-face experience with these mountain gorillas is not only exhilarating, but also incredibly humble. After a safety briefing in the park headquarters, you’ll be assigned to a small group, with a head guide and ranger, accompanied with several porters who are there to assist you. Once you’ve found the gorilla family assigned to your group, you are able to have one hour with them, watching their social interaction, behaviors and of course, getting as many unforgettable pictures as possible.
Aside from the mountain gorillas, Uganda is home to a huge variety of primates. Kibale Forest in the west of Uganda is where you will find the chimpanzees. These highly intelligent primates are certainly worth visiting, often combined in a driving itinerary combining Murchison Falls National Park to the north, and Queen Elizabeth National Park to the south. The variety of safari activities available including game drives, walking safaris, primate treks, guided hikes and more, makes Uganda a truly unforgettable safari destination.