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Travel Blogs from Kisoro
... prior. Over the years the gorillas almost became extinct by the effects of poaching, deforestation, farming and war. The work of Dian Fossey, amongst others, are attributed to saving the gorillas from extinction. Her book and the subsequent movie, 'Gorilla's in the Mist', raised the profile on the plight of the gorilla and now through tourism and wildlife conservation things are changing. The locals who previously poached the gorilla or unintentionally caught them in ...
... double, sometimes ten times the price that they charge the
locals!!! We had heard the Motorbikes in Uganda were a lot faster
than in Rwanda and that they didn't supply helmets, this made us
nervous, however, the journey to Kisoro was surprisingly fine. No
casualties just yet!
We checked into Countryside Guesthouse
which was our first night out of the tent and we were looking forward
to it. However to be fair camping has not ...
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
... through the undergrowth. It was also amazing at the tough terrain they had got through ditches and up such steep slopes. After a few hours we reached the gorillas, we heard branches breaking first. We saw a female sitting and watching us through the thick trees, it was so surreal being that close to the animals who are so like humans. There were 8 in the family with 3 young ones and a huge ...
... that floats around the city, making us a bit uncomfortable for the first time in Africa. We decide to head back to the hotel and relax before the departure in the morning. That night we meet our new guides and group. Luckily we only have 4 new people, which will make the truck much less crowded. We were happy to have another Canadian on the group name Emily, even if she is from Ontario. We also have cool Swiss couple and a man from Poland named Erik. The new guides ...