My wife and I visited the Gorilla's in Uganda on 30 and 31 August 2016 in the videos below (on 30 August).It was unbelieveable how close we got to the gorilla's as shown in these videos. On 30 August, we visited the Habinyanja Mountan Gorilla Family where our group of eight were allowed 1 hour to visit with the Habinyanja Mountain Gorilla Family. Going into the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda was a very challenging and memorable experience.
There are three sub-species of gorilla in the world.
The western lowland gorilla and the eastern lowland gorilla are, respectively, native to West Africa and East-Central Africa. The third sub species - the mountain gorilla - are found only in Uganda and Rwanda.
The mountain gorilla (gorilla beringei beringei) is one of the most endangered animals in the world. Only about 600 survive in two isolated habitats in Uganda, the Virunga Mountains and where we viewed the gorilla's, Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
RETURN TO ENTEBBE,UGANDA FROM BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST NATIONAL PARK
Uganda - Flight from Kihihi Airstrip to Entebbe - 1 September 2016
Uganda - Drive from Entebbe to Lake Victoria Resort & Spa - 1 September 2016
Uganda - Hotel Room at Lake Victoria Resort & Spa - 1 September 2016
Incredible videos jasper100, just incredible. From the nice dirt runways to the view of the towns as you drove to the resort make me so very thankful I live here. Even with all we have wrong in this country and poverty that we can find it is pale in comparison to Uganda.
Seeing these reminds me of when my Dad would take us long ago on some of the Medical Mission trips to places like the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Ecuador and Bolivia. I was far to young at the time to completely grasp all of what I was seeing, but WOW what a great reminder of how good we have it.
Thank you so much for taking the time to take the videos, post them and share them with us.
Thanks for posting. Traveled to Western Uganda in early '90s on mission trips to train native pastors. Always enjoyed staying at the posh Lake Vic Hotel upon returning to Entebbe area before departing:
Thanks for posting these Great pictures below fschumpert. Our trip to Uganda was a "once in a lifetime" opportunity but does not compare to your incredible service you have given to Uganda. We were very impressed with how friendly the people in Uganda and why Uganda is the "Pearl of Africa".
jasper100 Wow! Thanks for taking us along on this trip Jasper. I was amazed at how green everything looks from the air, and then how desolate the soil looked as you were on the ground driving around. And to see the gorillas in their natural habit (without them being put in a zoo!) is truly a once in a lifetime event. I'm glad you're getting to do so many unusual trips on your "bucket list" and even more, that you take the time to record and post for us
We are getting ready to start our journey to Seoul, Korea tomorrow. It won't be near as adventurous as this last trip of yours, but hope it will be just as memorable. Our first trip to Seoul, since I left there 58 years ago, as an adopted Korean War token.
Thanks again jasper100!
Thanks jasper100. We just got back in last night. I will post a bunch about it later, but we took the long route there so we could get lay-down seats in business on Cathay Pacific over and Singapore Airlines back. We stayed at the JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul, and I found the old name and address of my birth mother. Quite a trip! I will do a big writeup later after I'm over the jet lag (with our long luxurious airline chasing, it took 35 hours over with long stops, and 22 hours back).