Gorilla's Nest Hotel
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... was after our trek as prior I believed the gorillas were harmless! Our trek included our head guide, two security men carrying AK-47's that they use to shot in the air to scare off any threatening elephants, our porters and two lovely young couples from Ireland and Holland. Ahead of us were two trackers who go out early in the morning to find the group. These guys are amazing at their jobs. Having recalled in the dense vegetation where they left the group yesterday ...
... the local women. The women learn skills, such as sewing and weaving, bicycle repair, growing vegetables, chicken husbandry and bee keeping. They are paid a small stipend for their day's effort and are given food like eggs and vegetables to take home.Ten ladies come per day. Their sewing products are sold to the public and the money is used to pay them and help the ...
... to see here either, so I had a look around the market and then headed to a Rwandan restaurant for some lunch. The Rwandan food is the same as the Ugandan food - rice, plantain and other carbs, accompanied by beans and very chewy meat in a sauce, pleasant enough but not something I'll be rushing to have everyday. After lunch I headed back to the bus station and got a matatu (minibus) to the Uganda border which only took 45 ...
... tank and once it's run out we have to wait for rain and in the meantime fetch water from the local well which is quite far away! Carrying a big jerry can of water is very heavy too, so we are paying someone to do it for us and using minimum amounts of water - no chance of a shower then! This weekend I feel the need to escape and am heading to the lake where I can relax and get some luxuries. Top of my list is a hot shower, followed by a cold beer and ...
... to hike long, far, or into the forest
to find them (I think their definition of lucky and theirs’ are not the same).
Anyway, the downfall to the day was that the Impenetrable Forest remained
impenetrable to Simon and me. The good news is that the pictures I got were
much better because we weren't in the forest and I got to see the gorillas. No
From Nkuringo, Simon and I went to Kisoro
(a three hour drive to west). It was an ...
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