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... by Joseph, we got placed in an easy group. We couldn't be more elated. We drove to the start point of the trek, and looked up at a large mountainside. This is where our trek would begin. While the hike up the mountain wasn't hard, the steep elevation change was evident. But we managed, and were all smiles knowing that in a short amount of time we would hopefully be with the mountain gorillas of Rwanda. A large stone wall separated the ...
... flights) was laying in the grass fast asleep with just the guide, the porters and our armed escorts keeping watch. Luckily we had come semi prepared with snacks but not expecting a 3 hour wait once we were in the forest food became scarce rather quickly. We were all lounging in the midday sun when some excitement came from the Rwandans. Lots of pointing, squinting and binocular viewing ensued. Soon it was followed by a buzz on the radio which brought us all to our ...
Today is gorilla day, woohoo! Six months of thinking, 'wouldn't it be great to go gorilla trekking and see some mountain gorillas...', we are finally here and about to do it. Amazing. According to the last census conducted in 2011 there are only about 880 mountain gorillas in the world. This small number makes them critically endangered but the good news is that numbers have increased for the first time in decades with 180 more animals counted from the previous census ...
... surprisingly easy, however slightly illogical.
The police point where they checked your passports was about 50
metres away from the border, after the point where they warrant you
your visa. It seemed quite easy to sneak across the border...Once we
got our stamp we headed to the road to wait for our Boda
boda(motorbike) which Anja had sorted out for us, to ensure we didn't
get ripped off. Apparently Ugandan's like to charge Muzungo's ...
We arrived at Red Rocks Youth hostel in
Musanze. It was located quite far out of the town. After first
putting up our tent we were ordered to evacuate site. Opposite the
hostel a university was being built, funded and managed by China Aid.
You could see the Chinese bosses directing the African workers on the
build. They were using a quarry behind the build to gather materials.
This involved using explosives to extract the rock. We had to walk at