Sarah Gilbert (https://twitter.com/SarahGTravels), a freelance travel journalist and photographer was visited Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, specifically for gorilla tracking and her account on her experience won the Best Wildlife Feature in ATTA’s Wanderlust Travel magazine. Below is a summary of her account, verbatim.
“We were deep in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in southwestern Uganda. After hours of tracking, we’d caught up with a family of mountain gorillas undergoing ‘habituation’ that gets primates used to limited human presence.
Normally, face time with the gorillas is limited to just an hour but, thanks to the Uganda Wildlife Authority’s (UWA) new Gorilla Habituation Programme, I was allowed to spend up-to four hours with a family just 18 months in to the process, an exciting variation on the standard permit that enables researchers – and a limited number of travellers – to spend more time observing the gorillas.
The deeper we went into Bwindi, the denser and wilder the forest became, until we finally left the comparatively open trail and began to make our own way with machetes.
Suddenly, we stopped.
Then a shaggy, muscular arm emerged from the foliage, extending a black leathery hand to tug at a vine. This was followed by a loud chomping noise, then a long, lingering fart and a satisfied sigh, which had me giggling in delight.”
A detailed account can be found here at Wanderlust Travel Magazine.