A unique mountain-gorilla experience in Uganda

Walking with conservationists in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Image: © Richard Denyer/Natural World Safaris

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda is something of a ground zero for mountain-gorilla tracking. So it’s welcome news that one of the more intrepid operators in southern and eastern Africa, Natural World Safaris(www.naturalworldsafaris.com), has brokered a unique experience for its clients: a full day (or more, for those willing and fit enough) spent with conservationists on habituation-research missions (from $5,873 per person, excluding flights). This is not a cream-tea-and-sundowners iteration of safari (think trekking and more trekking, followed by prolonged crouching and silence), but the payoff – intimate, protracted proximity to one of nature’s great, and greatly endangered, animals – is an irreproducible wildlife encounter.

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