Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

Written by Rob Barbour on Wednesday, 24 August 2016. Posted in News from our guides in the field

In February this year, Rob had the pleasure of accompanying a small group with an interest in primates, to trek mountain gorillas in Uganda (in East Africa) over 4 days.  

Gorilla trekking would have to be on most people’s nature tourism bucket lists since there are only just under 1000 left on earth.


This trip was no exception with wonderful sightings of the magnificent mountain gorillas of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and some beautiful trekking through the villages that share the beautiful countryside with their rare hominid cousins.


 

The visit was complimented with wonderful visits into the communities to spend time with the local people - in their homes, work groups and to sing and dance with them.  Often people come on a wilderness safari with the expectation of a magnificent wildlife experience - only for this to be surpassed by memorable interactions with local people. This really was a highlight of the trip and one that will stay with us for a lifetime. 

About the Author

Rob Barbour

Rob Barbour

Rob Barbour was born in Kenya although spend his formative years in Australia. A doctor by trade, Rob served in the Australian Army, most notably as the regimental medical officer to the elite Special Air Service Regiment (SAS). He also spent time on active service with the UN in Western Sahara and the Middle East. Upon leaving the Army in the late 90's, Rob migrated back to Africa. He now resides with his family in Tanzania. Rob's passion for both adventure and the natural world, along with his vast experience, ideally place him to lead expeditions into far flung places in the region. In addition to his role with Epic, Rob also directs a community based safari operation in Eastern Tanzania.

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