Small villages every where along the road. All of them plant tea or some crops for themselves. The road going up to the Gorrilla gate at Bwindi forrest Had a great time with some locals at the a bar while waiting for the damn gorillas. Tented camp at Bwindi forest. The gorillas did not want to grace us with their presence. Why tent when you can have a nice view and tent like this with dinner and breakfast included for backbackers rate? Local artist did the painting for me on the nose Tourist stuff is their sole means of income. They still earn enough to make a living. You are allowed to walk around some of the park areas, if the gorrilas are there at the time lucky for you. We did not see any the we were there, but walking around the forest is really special. The bird life and flora is just spectacular. Neil and Silvi, "our freezer" doing the philanthropic thing and donating binoculars to all the guides. All in hind sight, maybe we must have docked up the money and go walk with the rangers to see the Gorillas. It is not like you get there every day and seeing a near 1.5ton Silverback mere meters away must be unequalled experience.