Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is home to around 340 highly endangered Mountain Gorillas - more than half the world’s population. Sitting face to face with a 160kg silverback in the impenetrable rainforest is an experience of a lifetime and is the focal point of all of my trips to Uganda.
The lush tropical rainforest of Kibale National Park is home to the greatest variety and highest concentrations of primates in East Africa, tallying 13 species including more than 1,000 chimpanzees - our closest living relatives. Unlike gorillas which don’t move much, Chimpanzees move swiftly, either on the forest floor or in the trees.
Murhiston Falls Park lies in the northern part of the Albertine Rift Valley. Here the Nile, the world’s longest river, gushes through a six metre gap through the Rift Valley escarpment and falls over 40 metres to form the Murchison Falls. Mobile camping within the thundering Murchison Falls National Park is a brilliant experience.