The words ‘impenetrable forest’ conjure up images of a dense undergrowth; a kaleidoscope of greens, vines and vegetation intertwined so densely it takes a machete to cut a path. This is exactly what met me at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda, as I embarked on a six-hour round trek in search of the region’s famous mountain gorillas.
were no longer a part of me. As fatigue started to kick in I was more than delighted to have a moment’s rest – and even more so when the trackers signalled that the gorillas were close.
- Fly from Australia to Entebbe in Uganda via Johannesburg with South African Airways
- A single-entry tourist visa costs A$66
- Three-day gorilla trekking adventures with Lets Go Travel
- A gorilla trekking permit costs from A$795. There are limited numbers for trekking each day, so permits must be pre-booked
- Anti-malaria and yellow fever medication are a must when travelling to Uganda. A yellow fever certificate is sited on entry into the country and on return to Australia
- Local currency is the Uganda shilling. If you take AUD make sure the notes are undamaged and newer than 2009
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