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Published: December 11th 2012
This morning was the long-awaited gorilla trek and it did not disappoint! We made our way through the forest to reach the location of one of the gorilla families (the second largest family in Rwanda.) It was a completely different terrain than yesterday's volcano trek, but just as muddy. Good thing the hotel staff cleans our boots!
Anyways, back to gorillas. There were 23 gorillas in the family, including one silverback, some adults, some juveniles and some babies. First thing we saw was two gorillas doing the hanky panky. I guess they wanted to put on a show for us, so I filmed it and Tyson called me a pornographer. Hehehe.
We stayed with the gorillas for a full hour. While we were there, our guides kept communicating with them to let them know that we wouldn't harm them (mainly through grunting noises.) I thought we would have to keep our distance, but they were within reach! One gorilla walked right in front of me and another one did the same thing to Tyson. Apparently we were lucky not to get kicked in the leg.
I'm attaching a few of our pics from today, but you'll have to
wait until we get home to see the video :p
Judy, give Bandit a big hug for me!
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