Deep in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Uganda are tribes of some of the last remaining mountain gorillas. With only an estimated 880 individuals remaining worldwide, this animal is critically endangered and the only way to see them is in the wild.
While the park is open for all kinds of wildlife viewing, most people come for the gorillas. In Uganda, the gorilla trek is by permit only — with permits costing $600 in high season and $450 during the rainy season of April, May, and November. While it’s possible to do the trek on your own, it’s highly recommended to go with a guide if you want a chance of seeing a family of gorillas.