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... trying to to catch other smaller animals now benefit from the tourism dollar. Their community benefits beyond by employing trackers, porters and hospitality staff along with gaining better infrastructure such as roads, to the point that poaching has now ceased in Uganda. The gorillas are found in only a small pocket of the world covering the bordering areas of Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo across four different national parks- Bwindi ...
... hostel to play badminton, table tennis etc and
collect resources for school such as stationary. Unfortunately it was
the school holidays when we were there so no children came to visit.
We decided to camp again in their back garden for a mere £3.50 a
night. This is also the first place we have stayed where we were able
to use their kitchen. They cleared out a cupboard for us where a rat
jumped out which scared the woman and us!!! Fair to say the ...
bartered down to half the price. The owner was friendly but he
thought he could make some money out of us charging us quite a lot
for food. There were no other options in this small one street
village. We did barter him down again but it was still double the
price we should of paid.
After packing our wet tent away again
we started the journey that we were dreading to Fort ...
... we were safe from all the 'wild' animals, a guide and 2
gorilla trackers, who set off earlier to locate the gorilla's so the
guide knew how far and where we needed to walk. It took 2 hours to
trek to the gorilla's. The first part was all down hill, ridiculously
steep with lots of stones and slippery bits! Shaun's poor old knee's
struggled with this! We then hit the rainforest which was very humid
and wet. It took us another 40 minutes to reach the ...
... would leave our suitcases the least bit open overnight for the rest of the trip!
Very early we headed into the national park to join a chimp trek group for half a day hike.