3 Way Gorilla Resort
Travel Blogs from Kisoro
... At first we saw one gorilla in a tree. Then as we were walking further a gorilla came rushing up to the tracker and slapped him in the chest. I thought it was bring aggressive but the guide explained that the gorilla was just playing with the tracker. It was the gorillas way of greeting the tracker. Then one by one we saw 13 of the 15 members of the family. It was the most surreal experience I have ever had. These huge animals would walk right past us. They were very ...
... screaming with excitement. As we drove away we could hear them giggling. The other memorable part of the day was the roads. The roads were unbelievably rough. When you travel by roads people say you are getting an African Massage!! At one point we hit such a big bump that Marenea and I hit our heads on the top of the car. We spent the remainder of the car ride doing hourly neuro checks on each other. Another notable point during the car ride ...
I have Internet access for the next day or so! I'm completely in awe of East Africa. I want to cut a Uganda-sized hole in my heart and keep this country locked in there for safe keeping. I left the orphanage in Kampala early this morning and am now in Kisoro at the Traveler's Rest Hotel. The hotel is beautiful. A shocking contrast from the UNHCR refuge camp one mile away. I'm about to take the first shower I've had in a week! Off to track gorillas ...
... are eternally indebted to cell phone companies. While in North America we are shackled with long term contracts that never seem to end and cost a fortune to break, here it's all about buying more minutes.
In each small town, every store, numerous little roadside booths and even random individuals are advertising the selling of mobile minutes. The SIM cards are given away virtually for free and then it's all about buying more minutes through ...
... the various phases of their lives - including making clothes, hunting, housing, medicine and even their unique religion.
It takes almost a full day and is certainly worth it. I've included a lot of pictures that I took, along with descriptions. It was a truly amazing experience and we feel incredibly privileged to be able to share the day with these kind and generous people.
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking
- Pets allowed