Gorilla Tracking is a very unforgettable lifetime experience to many, and actually it’s not any activity that can be hurriedly organized.
There may be options for last-minute incidents though it is much preferably that you plan this exceptional Uganda Safari in advance, particularly if you are to do the safari during the peak-seasons from June to September and from December to January.
If you organize in advance, you reserve the capability of choosing the most enjoyable gorilla-tracking destination, possessing the biggest gorilla family as well as the best lodge facilities that will best fit your budget. For that reason to get the best out of your gorilla tracking Safari, it is recommended that you organize in advance.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest- the best place for Gorilla Tracking
This ancient forest that endured the great plate-shift on earth which resulted into the actual formation of the great western Rift is very beautiful. Bwindi is a word from the native Bakiga language for “a dark, complicated as well as fierce place”, hence well describing the impenetrable verdant forest. In some parts of this forest, actually the tree canopy is very thick that the sun rays can’t penetrate through to the ground. In addition, this forest possesses a very deep swamp. Luckily, the thrilling Impenetrable Bwindi Forest isn’t so impenetrable, in fact it is accessible as well as the best destination in Uganda where you can track the tranquil Mountain Gorillas yet still the finest of all the three countries where these gorillas inhabit.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is the sole sanctuary in Central and Eastern Africa where Mountain Gorillas as well as Chimpanzees do co-exist. Factually there are about 860 chimpanzees seen in the forest although not all of them are habituated. The impenetrable Bwindi isn’t just a habitat for Mountain gorillas which today are facing severe extinction but also to a variety of other Uganda wildlife, birds and a great vegetation that includes: about 310 species of trees, over 100 luscious ferns, about 300 butterflies as well as 340 recorded species of birds. In addition, the resident Forest elephants here are rather smaller and yet more-hairy than their ‘cousins’ in the savannah, and each foot has an extra toe in addition to having smaller tusks. These are best seen in the southern area of the Bwindi forest.
Additional animals in the forest are:
Bushpigs, Duiker Antelopes, Leopards, Civets, Clawless Otter, Side Striped Jackals, Genets, Golden Cats, Bats and huge Forest Hogs. Among the resident primates are L’Hoests Monkeys, Red-Tailed Monkeys, Pottos, Blue Monkeys, Vervet Monkeys, Olive Baboons, Black and White Colobus Monkeys and Bush babies. This pristine beauty of the forest is complimented with a great biodiversity and encircled by a scenic background of terraced farmlands that are cultivated by the locals. The typical bionetwork has ranked this forest as the best gorilla tracking destination.