Gorillas weren’t missed: an alternative safari in Uganda

Wildlife in Uganda usually means mountain gorillas but a simpler, lower-cost tour offers a wealth of other primates, tropical birds and jungle adventures

At first we walk along the forest edge. On the right is a stone wall and beyond it women are weeding their potato patches. Watching them are two magnificent augur buzzards, eager to snaffle any rodents. Sunbirds loop in crazy arcs around our heads and a chameleon creeps away along a branch. “The wall was built to keep the wildlife out of the farms,” says wildlife ranger Christine, “but it doesn’t always work.” We turn towards the jagged mountain on the horizon and enter thick jungle on a narrow trail.

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