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Jul 27, 2017 - Mountain Gorilla Tracking in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Thursday 27th July 2017 Mountain Gorilla tracking in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park This morning we were up at 5:00am for an early breakfast in the hotel. The day was fine and cool as this town is in the hills. After breakfast, we set off just after 6:00am in the dark to drive about one and a half hours towards the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The road up to there was very poor and as the day slowly dawned, we were travelling on bumpy roads with precipitous drops off, but everywhere, no matter how steep the hillside, there...

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Feb 21, 2017 - First meeting of 4th degree with Mountain Gorillas

Feb 21-22: Travelled later towards the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – five hours but unfortunately no tree-climbing lions enroute. Bwindi Lodge another excellent property from Volcanoes Safari. Rustic and authentic, big, well decorated rooms. The showers were a fun part. Expect same in Tanzania but basically a canvas type bag with hot water with a watering can spout. Worked out well and did the needful (as they say in India). One night R&R and wake-up call at 05:15 to head off to the purpose of our trip – trekking the mountain gorillas....

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Nov 26, 2016 - Holidays in Africa: 7 day gorilla trekking and wildlife in Uganda

Holidays in Africa: 7 day gorilla trekking and wildlife in Uganda Lake Bunyonyi is not just a spectacle of nature, but a place, at least for me, that I will visit again to re-energise my spirit among other reasons. It had been on my ‘tour-list’ since a colleague shared his honeymoon photos with me. Below was our Itinerary Holidays in Africa: 7 day gorilla trekking and wildlife in Uganda - Kampala, , Uganda The 7 Days drive Uganda took us to western Uganda visiting the gorillas in the mist and after take unforgettable relaxation along the...

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Oct 2, 2011 - Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi National Forest

The 4:45 alarm went off to have us ready for breakfast at 5 am. We packed a bagged lunch before we leave not knowing how much to pack or what to expect. Each group is assigned a gorrilla family with a maximum of eight people to view them. If our trek is long we will need more food and water so we pack for that possibility. Eight of us pile into a van in the dark. It was a cool morning we we had layers of clothes on. Once the van turned off the main highway, the road/driving path became rough. Heavy rains in this rainforest area have taken...

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Mar 7, 2011 - Gorillas!!!!

After a three and a half hour drive yesterday, we finally arrived at our base camp to trek the gorillas. It was a drive that we will never forget. We averaged about 20kph on a dirt road full of craters and ditches on the edge of a cliff top. We drove there in an old toyota 2WD van, with a 'Power of God' sticker on the front windscreen. We certainly had god on our side. It is difficult to explain how incredibly amazing our visit with the gorillas was. With our porters carrying our luggage in the pooring rain, it took just over an hour to...

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Tess and Jono 2011

Jun 28, 2010 - Lake Bunyoni

Yesterday was really fun. We went to an orphanage in the morning and had a go at teaching the kids the alphabet then played with them all outside - no playground equipment here that's for sure. There were classes of up to 90 kids in tiny rooms in hard wooden benches - no desks, with the smallest blackboards you can imagine and no teaching aides. They do so much singing in their learning and the kids are so cute. The little girls in the playground were fascinated by my hair and loved trying to tie it up - tying it in knots in the process! I...

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Bec's Adventure 2010

Jun 27, 2010 - Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

What a magic day!!! The gorillas were above and beyond anything I could have imagined! We got up early and drove through mountain villages to where we started our hike. We were given poles to help with balance and set off up the mountain path. We only hiked for an hour before we caught up with the trackers and we put down all our gear except cameras and moved up the hill. At first I saw two little gorillas in a tree then as we got closer we saw a mother with a tiny little baby crawling on her! Then a huge female came out of the undergrowth...

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Bec's Adventure 2010

Dec 17, 2008 - Gorillagram

Hey once again! Can't believe it's now less than a week before I'm back in Australia once again, I'm really looking forward to being able to have a PROPER BBQ :) Went to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest with Julie, Canadian woman who's now back home, on the weekend to go and see the mountain gorillas! After the 12 hour bus ride to get there (the woman beside us didn't travel too well and was sick, the last 4 hours seemed to go ALOT longer!) we ended up staying just within the park boundaries at a local campsite. One thing that amazed me was the...

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Dec 6, 2008 - Mountain Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenatrable National Park

After a few days of mostly cold, damp and rainy weather in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, finally the big day had arrived: time to go track the mountain gorillas! Our gorilla tracking group met early in the morning at the park office near the entrance to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. There were a total of 12 of us tourists going tracking this morning, and we were divided into three separate teams to observe three different gorilla groups. Our team consisted of me, Vikki, Emily, a vet student from North Carolina, and Michael and Donna,...

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Break From the Law

Dec 5, 2008 - Cultural Walk in Buhoma

As our permit to track a group of mountain gorillas here is for tomorrow, this afternoon we went on a cultural walk led by a local guide from Buhoma. Our guide took us through the local village and the surrounding environs just beyond the borders of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and showed us a few aspects of the local culture and life here in the region. Our walk started with a visit to the traditional healer living on the outskirts of Buhoma. Upon going into the traditional healer's hut, I felt like we had entered the abode of the...

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Dec 4, 2008 - Hiking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Because our mountain gorilla permit was for December 6th, we had several days to spend in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park before the big day when we would observe a group of mountain gorillas. This therefore left us with two days during which we needed to occupy ourselves. As a result, we spent our first full day in Bwindi hiking. More specifically, we went on two guided walks in the the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest - the Rushara Hill Walk and the Munyaga Waterfall Walk - and one very short self-guided hike - the Munyaga River Walk - very...

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Dec 3, 2008 - Road Trip to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

The taxi driver we had ridden with the night before picked us up at the Red Chilli Hideaway shortly before 6 in the morning and proceeded to drop us at Kampala's bus station. There we purchased bus tickets (UGH 25,000 Ugandan - US$12.50 apiece) to Bohoma, the town closest to the locale where we would be observing a group of the mountain gorillas, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. As we boarded the bus, responding to my query, the driver told us the bus ride should take somewhere between 7 to 8 hours. "That's not to bad", I recall thinking...

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