A visit to Bwindi Forest – Home to mountain Gorillas

A hike through Bwindi Impenetrable Forest takes you very close to the rare and endangered mountain gorilla population. It was 10:30 a.m. and, we’d been climbing almost straight up the side of a rain-forested mountain in Bwindi Forest for around 3 hours. We were a group of seven trekkers some of us hired porters to help carry things, a guide, a guy with a machete to clear the path, and two armed guards both with AK47 for just in case of “aggressive jungle elephants. After a tiresome hike of about 3 hours in a think forest the guide stopped us,…

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