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Emily Iles travelled to Uganda with Audley. Read about her experiences and take a look at some of the photographs she took along the way

Mountain gorillas, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Mountain gorillas, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
"Gorilla, chimps, leopard, hippo: amazing!"

After a recent trip to Uganda, Emily Iles shared some of her photos with us, including the wonderful shot above of a "thoughtful" silverback named Kanyonyi. Following the death of his predecessor at the age of 51, he leads a group of gorillas at the age of 17.

"I enjoyed gorilla tracking in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and was lucky enough to visit the Mubare gorilla group," Emily says. "I also saw chimps at Kibale National Park and other amazing wildlife – including hyena, leopard, hippo, antelope and elephant – in Queen Elizabeth National Park."

"The country is an amazing place to visit," she continues. "The hospitality of people in the lodges, as well as out in the local villages, is first rate. I travelled alone and did not feel uncomfortable at any stage of my journey. I put this down to the overall friendliness and professionalism of all those involved."

Kanyoni the gorilla looks deep in thought in Uganda's Bwindi Forest
Kanyoni the gorilla looks deep in thought in Uganda's Bwindi Forest
Getting up close with the Mubare gorilla group in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Getting up close with the Mubare gorilla group in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Chimpanzee in Kibale National Park
Chimpanzee in Kibale National Park
Leopard in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Leopard in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Hippo in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Hippo in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Lion resting in a tree, Uganda
Lion resting in a tree, Uganda

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