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May 16, 2007 - Parc Nacional des Volcans; Gorilla Tracking!
Me tome una combi a Ruhengeri, el pueblo al costado de la Reserva Nacional de los Volcanes, donde estan casi la mited de los 700 gorilas del mundo. Es ahi que filmaron "Gorillas in the Mist", de Dianne Fossey, que escribio el libro del mismo nombre. El camino fue muy bonito, es todo lleno de colinas verdes, y las pistas son buenas. Ruhengeri si no tiene nada, es un pueblo perdido. Organice el transporte hasta la Reserva, bastante caro, pero era la unica opcion. En Kigali ya habia comprado el "permiso" para ir a ver los gorilas.....solo dan...Jump to full entry
Sep 3, 2006 - Kisoro - 'Awaiting the Trek'
Packed our wet tents and headed for Kisoro which is the sleep over town for the Gorillas and border to the Congo. Played a few card games throught the day organised our bags for the trek, amazing how much you need and just relaxed. In the evening we had a local dish of goat stew (goat is nice). After tea a local orphanage came to the campsite to entertain us with singing and dancing. At the end we were all pulled up to dance Ugandan style with the kids. One of the most entertaining parts of the night was when they left. There were 32...Jump to full entry
Apr 3, 2006 - Kisoro back in Uganda
Nancy explained the long walk we had this morning to get back down from visiting the gorillas. This was partly because there was no transport, and partly because we had nearly run out of Rwandan francs. When we got down to Ruhengeri after the 13km hike with packs on, we were exhausted in the heat, but our plan was to exit from Rwanda by heading north directly from there and passing the northern most volcanoes. It actually became a pretty good trip. We were crammed into the back of a matatua, but had the volcanoes on our left and a lovely...Jump to full entry
Apr 1, 2006 - Kinigi - Gorillas nest hotel then Gorillas!!!
Amazing fantastic experience, in an internet cafe that is running on emergency generator as the power is out yet again in Uganda so will have to get back to this entry but in short we saw 14 gorillas (including 3 silverbacks!!. It was scary, and exhilarating but one of the most fantastic experiences of our lives! Entry below is us getting back to it. First of all, we actually managed to get a permit in Kigali for the very next morning, now that in itself is incredible, but we are in what they call the low season, the season of the long...Jump to full entry
Apr 18, 2005 - Blokes Dressed As Gorillas.............
When commencing this trip,I only had 2 things I really wanted to see.One being the mud mosque in Mali at Djenne which didn't disappoint.The other was to see the mountain gorillas. Now I'm sure everyone has seen the documentaries and heard the stories about the gorillas so I won't bore you with the details.My encounter with them took place in the border region D.R.Congo in "Le Parc National des Virunga".Now this wasn't a cheap excursion by any means.$350 US dollars was the price to pay for viewing the magnificent creatures in their natural...Jump to full entry