Uganda: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Driving to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in the early morning hours (5:30) is like entering a magic world. Mist hangs in the valleys below as you proceed at an altitude of around 2300m. The name derives from the local Runyakitara language(s), and means something like ‘place of darkness’. This has been a forest forever, and it is as primeval as a forest can be in the 21st century.

For the impatient ones, here’s some Gorilla video caption. [switch to HD]

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