mountain gorilla in uganda

There is sometimes a strange and unexpected reward for places isolated by political climate or conflict: blockades and war zones don't apply to nature. Having endured civil war, Idi Amin's bloody rule and decades of ethnic conflict, Uganda has finally found its silver lining, as off-limits areas have become havens to wildlife that might otherwise have perished. Its most famous residents are the critically endangered mountain gorilla, of which half the world's surviving population lives in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Aside from gorillas, chimps and the Big Five, accessible and affordable Uganda is also the much-sought-after source of the Nile River, as mythical as ever – now for its whitewater rafting and kayaking.

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Uganda: The Pearl of Africa

Sept. 5, 2012, 8:42 a.m.

This was the first time in a while I needed to plan a trip, yet wasn’t exactly sure where to go. I had a couple of ideas in mind and had been asking around Zanzibar for opinions on where to renew my visa.

Video of the Week: Gorilla Kisses a Man in Africa

March 25, 2012, 12:09 a.m.

On a recent G Adventures African safari to Uganda, one of our passengers had a true ‘You’ll Never Forget It’ moment when he encountered a 700-lbs gorilla looking for a smooch. Would you to brave enough to let a gorilla kiss you

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