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The Best Places To Go For Animal Encounters

"Tracking gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park means face-to-face encounters with fully grown silverbacks, which are up to three times the size of an average man (yet these animals are playful and surprisingly tolerant of their human counterparts). While on a safari with Volcanoes Safaris, you spend an hour sitting with and watching these beautiful animals on their home turf. Only eight visitors are allowed per gorilla group each day, so the experience is very personal and intimate. Plus, when you stay at Bwindi Lodge, you have the opportunity to witness the gorillas on property, since this is a favorite haunt of the Rushegura gorilla group (they often sleep at the lodge)."

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To protect gorillas from disease, no children under 15 years are allowed to go gorilla tracking. For guests booking a stay at Virunga Lodge, please note that the minimum age limit for children at Virunga Lodge is 12 years.
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Chimpanzee Tracking

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.