Today, we hiked into the mountain and had an ecounter with a whole pack of Gorillas.
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A knock on the door at 5.30 – wakeup call! Today is the day.
We got organised and were given a trekker & porter and assigned a gorilla family called Hirwa. There were 16 family members, mostly women & babies with only one Silverback male. There were even baby twins – which are very rare, I can quite honestly say it was an incredible experience.
After an hour of walking through potato fields and half an hour into the muddy mountain tight with bamboo & eucalyptus trees, we saw the sight of our first gorilla – up in a tree! As we approached them, we saw more of the family. Mums, babies, and young gorillas right next and playing all around us! It was magical!! The big silverback was having a rest but he soon became interested & led us all further down the mountain where he munched on some bamboo & the family were all around him and us. This was an unforgettable experience and much closer & much less intimidating.