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Gorilla Trek – Tweeting in East Africa

One of the most impressive types of holidays you can take in the world is an Africa safari. Bwindi national park also known as the Impenetrable forest is the home of the mountain gorilla population. The park also contains about 20 forest elephants, at least 10 species of primate including chimpanzees, colobus monkeys and baboons, duikers, bushbucks, and the rare giant forest hog as well as a host of bird and insect species. It is also one of the richest areas in Africa for flora and fauna.

Uganda or Rwanda safari should always include spot birds. Uganda, for example, has more than 1,000 species, making it one of the richest African birding destinations.  You can check out for acquiring more ideas and tips for gorilla trekking.

Almost anywhere in the two countries are bound to abound with birds, even in the bustle of Kampala and Kigali; in fact, in Kampala, you can expect to see close to 300 different species.

Uganda's'Big 5 bird species include:

• Shoebill – prehistoric, rarely seen birds, which look somewhat like a cross between a pelican and a heron. Preferred habitat: marsh

• African Green Broadbill – This beautiful bird is endemic to the Albertine Rift, and have sometimes seen in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. 

• Green-breasted Pitta – likely to be seen at dawn or dusk, this is a shiny bird that prefers to inhabit the forest.

• Great Blue Turaco – turacos can be seen in urban and rural areas and distinctive for their 'lipstick' beak and a bright blue body.