Buhoma Lodge and Bwindi is some distance over very rough dirt roads from even small towns but was a very interesting encounter with the local villagers. The school children put on a dance performance for us and then dragged us in.
The gorilla encounter was even better than we anticipated. Particularly Judy’s concern was that sometimes it can take several hours of really hard bush whacking to find the gorilla family. Our party of about 7 or 8 was taken on a fairly lengthy drive to a distant forest entry point where we engaged a porter each and set of into the ‘Impenetrable Jungle’. To our huge surprise, we encountered our gorilla family after little more than half an hour. We spent an hour in very close contact with this family group no more than a metre or two away, and at times they came right up to us but this was discouraged by our guide. An amazing and unforgettable experience… Nothing could match this.