Impenetrable …

Time to say farewell to Kidepo National Park in the far north-east of Uganda and head for Bwindi in the far south-west. It was a two day drive spending another night in the Kampala Metropole.

Highlights en route included …

Shoebill

and standing with one foot in the northern hemisphere and the other in the southern. Oddly enough this was in a little town called Equator.

Bwindi National Park protects 331 square kilometres of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. For species diversity there is nowhere better in East Africa. The forest is home to more than 1,000 species of flowering plant, Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees, 118 other species of mammals and approximately 350 species of birds including a good proportion of the Albertine Rift Endemics.

We were staying on top of the mountain at Gorilla Mist Lodge.

Gorilla Mist Lodge, Bwindi

With Three-horned Chameleons for our neighbours.

Rwenzori Three-horned Chameleon male
Rwenzori Three-horned Chameleon female

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