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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Southern Sky Adventures: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

A magnificent verdant swathe across the steep ridges of the Albertine Rift Valley in Uganda, this ancient rainforest – one of the few in Africa to have flourished throughout the last Ice Age – is home to roughly half of the world’s Mountain Gorillas and home to excellent Virunga Mountain views and hiking opportunities.

Looking deep into the expressive brown eyes of these gentle giants is surely the most exciting and poignant wildlife encounter that Africa has to offer. Mountain peaks range from 4,000 to 8,500 feet so the chance for combining hiking and wildlife is at its zenith in these mountains.

This pocket of huge primeval forest in the Virunga Mountain range is one of the most biologically diverse areas on earth. It has an eco-system that defines the very essence of the continent and has therefore been designated as a World Heritage Site. The forest floor is damp and laden with leaf mould, matted vegetation and fallen vines, which serve to trip you up as you clamber up and down the slippery slopes in search of a glimpse of the elusive gorillas.

Searching up to altitudes of 6,500 feet can be exhausting but the rewards are worth it. Of course it may not be as difficult as that, but when visiting the Bwindi gorillas you should be prepared to unleash the explorer in you.

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