Mutanda Lake Resort
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 ...
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 ...
... 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 ...
A good friend of our guide Moses was Aida, a director at the local Bwindi Community Hospital. We went in to have a visit and she told us their story and showed us around.
It was founded in 2003 by a missionary couple, giving medical help to those in need under a tree. Now on the same land stands a ...
... 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 ...