Mugisha (Luck), Dominant Silverback, Bitukura Family
An unbelievable experience, hiking up the mountains to spend an hour in such close quarters with his family of 12!
At first, it was really intimidating to be within a few feet away from these powerful animals. The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest was so dense and true to its name that you literally have nowhere to run/hide even if you thought you had the chance :). But then, you quickly realize how accommodating the Gorillas are and a strong feeling of “shame” sinks when you consider how we’ve caused their numbers to decline. Kudos to the Bwindi Wildlife Authority and the surrounding local communities which have helped the Highland Gorilla numbers to increase to over a 1000 currently.