With friendly locals, a relaxed atmosphere, exciting activities such as a four-mile bicycle and swimming, and plenty of wildlife, Uganda is a truly unique place that they love to travel a lot.
During my last trip to Uganda, I was able to go for a walking gorilla – which has been on my list of African buckets for ages! Since it is something that can be difficult to get a license, I wasn't sure if it would bear fruit.
The walking track is well organized. Only 8 people can visit one family in a single day.
You can only spend one hour with the family. And there are very few families that have settled in the woods and you can even visit them. Reduced accessibility helps to reduce the number of tourists and ensures that the environment and wildlife are protected.
Most people know Bwindi National Park because it is home to more than half the world's population of gorillas.
It was named the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994, shortly after Uganda opened its doors to gorilla tourism. It is a very dense and diverse house with a variety of species including mountain gorillas, elephants, beetles and hundreds of birds and peppers.
Bwindi really is the type of story in the jungle, with monkeys jumping from above and kneeling around you!
If you are interested in going for a gorilla walk for yourself, here's everything you need to know when to go, give yourself permission, what to wear, and what to expect!
In general, to get the best experience, you need to visit during the dry season which runs through December to February and June through August.
While you're there, if your trip is allowed, don't forget to marvel at Murchison Falls, Jinja's crystal clear water, the nightlife experience in Kampala, and the quadbike to dive into the mud!