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Following a number of previous visits to Bwindi Lodge, the Rushegura gorilla group has once again decided to make a surprise appearance, delighting the lucky guests in the process!
A couple on safari managed to catch them on camera while they were having lunch at the lodge. They had spent the day tracking the gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest only to discover that the gorillas had tracked them back to the lodge!
In the video shot by the lucky guests, one of the gorillas can be seen standing very still only a few feet away from them on the other side of a window looking in as they ate. Other gorillas can also be seen in the bushes and climbing trees on the outskirts of the lodge.
Writing about the experience afterwards, they said "our luck and timing was just perfect! I was bursting with excitement". Off camera, all 19 family members relaxed in the garden.
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Tracking chimpanzees in their natural habitat, as they swing from the branches in the canopy high above the forest floor is nothing short of exhilarating. The chimps effortlessly cross and scamper through the trees above the gorge, and visitors on the other hand must cross the river using natural bridges in order to keep up with the chimps. So although the walk usually lasts only 2–3 hours, descending the steep gorge and crossing the log bridges over the river requires some agility and fitness.
Chimpanzee tracking is also available in nearby Kalinzu, a forest reserve 30 minutes drive from Kyambura Gorge Lodge where there is a community of about 40 habituated chimpanzees.