If luxurious tropical forests and gorilla tracking are more your thing, then the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a must visit. Almost half the mountain gorillas in the world live here in the Bwindi. Contact with gorillas is limited because there are only a few that are accustomed to dealing with people.
The main activities are Gorilla tracking, bird watching, nature walks and cycling tours. A gorilla trekking permit must be obtained first. Bwindi hosts 350 different bird species. Besides the birds, there are more than 200 species of butterfly.
It does not get closer to nature than a 25,000 year old rainforest. Mountain climbers can combine their excursion to Bwindi with a climb up Mount Nyiragongo. There are some nearby pygmy tribes that visitors can visit and observe their culture.
To have the best of both worlds, some visitors will combine a Kenyan safari with a visit to Bwindi forest. Visitors can choose to fly or drive.