Gorilla trekking experience in Uganda – Forest so thick, you can’t see the person walking less than a meter in front of you,
ground as slippery as ice and at a minimum angle of 30 degrees – It’s the moment of truth. After a long, sweaty scramble, your guide ushers you quietly into the clearing.
Our second mountain gorilla trekking adventure in Uganda had begun!
Even second time around it was as unforgettable an experience as the first time. There is something about staring into the eyes of so human a creature and seeing recognition
and acknowledgement that makes it impossible to leave without a very different attitude to all our fellow inhabitants of earth.
Our first trek was back in 2009 and we trekked from Buhoma in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (Uganda) but this time we trekked from the opposite side of Bwindi, at Rushaga.
I’ve read many pieces discussing whether it is better to do your gorilla adventure in Rwanda,
Uganda or the Congo but these often miss the fact that not all gorilla trekking experiences in a particular country are the same.
I don’t know much about gorilla trekking in Rwanda or Congo since I’ve never trekked in either country,
but having trekked to gorillas twice in Uganda, in different locations, I can confirm that each experience was completely different. There are as many factors to consider in picking your location within one of these countries as between them.