Second Gorilla Trek then home

Yet another early start with the normal routine of a drive to the Volcano National Park HQ where we watched the entertainment of local dancers and music while the goods worked out what group we would be trekking to. As we were flying home we were allocated a closer group called the Kwitonda family. It is one of the biggest groups with 22 individuals ranging from 2 Silverbacks to one of the smallest babies on the mountain.

Although shorter, the trek took us through very dense jungle, the trackers cutting a path with machetes but eventually we met the group. We thought the last experience couldn’t be topped but we were wrong. We ended up sat under a some low trees with most of the group where they were sheltering from light rain. At times the Silverback was running around beating his chest but it was the female baby that stole the show. Check out that hair do!DSC_6660 DSC_6670 DSC_6714 DSC_6805 DSC_6877 DSC_6923 DSC_7000 DSC_7066 DSC_7148 DSC_7154 DSC_7220 DSC_7284 DSC_7381

Sitting at the airport now waiting for the flight home. Enjoy the photos :)

 

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4 Responses to Second Gorilla Trek then home

  1. Beryl Haygarth says:

    Even more fantastic photos that baby is all hair they all look happy as well .The photos of the golden monkeys are much bigger than I thought they would be.Well Pete you have certainly had an unbelievable experience can’t wait to see the rest of your photos can I see another book ?take care safe journey home love mam xx ?

  2. Carol Williams says:

    Hi Peter, this is the first chance I have had to catch up with your blog….what an amazing trip! It was lovely to see the wild dogs again, but the Gorilla’s are something else! What an incredible experience!! Really loved looking at all the photo’s! Safe journey home.

  3. Alex says:

    Hello Peter & Trai

    I hope all is well.

    I certainly am enjoying the photos the are just brilliant,what a fantastic experience you have had. I am not at all jealous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but I have turned a lovely shade of GREEN.
    I have really enjoyed following you on your journey and I do hope that our paths may cross again in the future.

    I hope you have a pleasant flight home.

    Take Care

    Alex

  4. Sue says:

    Great photos Pete and a great experience once again for you safe journey home xx