Gorilla trekking & the Gorilla Doctors
Our Rwanda Gorilla Trekking trips were recently featured in Essential Travel Magazine, in an article written by Clayton Truscott aptly named, ‘Experience the World of Adventure Travel’ and while on the subject, we thought it would be nice to share what it’s really like to experience gorillas in the wild.
No other wildlife encounters little can match the awe-inspiring experience that is mountain gorilla trekking. As face-to-face encounters only takes place in very select locations in East Africa and involve animals quite literally on the brink of extinction, gorilla trekking is considered a life-changing experience; a once-in-a-lifetime experience. To have a gorilla brush past you, to have a gorilla touch your leg is an encounter that I will never forget. To be in their natural habitat, to see their families interacting in the mountains – wow! What an amazingly unbelievable experience, something that will live long in my memory.
It’s very important to work with a travel company that understands the ethical responsibilities of this kind of wildlife encounter and how to manage how it works in practice, on the ground, especially with regards to vital elements such as which lodges and guides to work with.