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Published: August 16th 2008
It was an amazing experience, definitely a trip highlight!
The trek itself was tough! We pretty much hiked uphill for 3 hours straight, gaining approximately 600m in elevation. The trails were muddy, and at times very steep. Also we had to be wary of the stinging nettles. When we did see the gorillas, it was on a steep hill and through dense bush, which made it tough for viewing, but the guide and trackers were amazing, and always tried to help place us in a better spot for taking photos and viewing the gorillas.
We visited the Bwenge group which had one Silverback, two babies, and 7 females. Apparently it was also the group that was featured in the movie "Gorillas in the Mist".
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