It could be debated which one would be more intimidating – the gorilla right in front of you or guard armed with a rifle next to you. You need not to fear though as the only way to get up close to the rare silverback gorilla in ‘The Pearl of Africa’ is with the accompaniment of a guard as a safety measure.
Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to the largest mountain gorilla population in the world. It is here in this World-Heritage Listed park that you can get up and close with these fascinating beats in their natural habitat. With neighbouring Rwanda recently doubling its gorilla tracking fees from $750 USD to $1500 USD, there has never been a better time to see how close relatives live in the most mind-blowing wildlife encounter Uganda has to offer.
To continue reading about my mind-blowing, ‘I feel so small’ encounter with the gorillas, click here: Unforgettable encounter with the rare silverback and mountain gorillas
Image credit: Gorilla-tracking-Uganda.com (I made the rookie error of not taking images the whole time I was staring at them in the middle of the jungle.)