Mountain Gorillas

On my IntrepidTravel trip to Africa in 2008 we came to this area of South Western Uganda
 to see the mountain gorillas in Mgahinga National Park.
After walking steadily up a mountain
for 2 hours, our local guides found a family group of 8 in a bamboo forest.
There were 3 silverbacks, 2 other males, 2 females and a baby (whose sex had not yet been determined).

There are two groups of mountain gorillas. One is found in the Virunga volcanic mountains of Central Africa,
within 4 national parks: Mgahinga N P, in south-west Uganda; Volcanoes N P, in north-west Rwanda;
 and Virunga N P and Kahuzi-Biéga N P, in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

In Uganda and Rwanda, only 8 people allowed to visit the habitat each day.
It was difficult to take clear photos of them.
We were close enough for one of them to reach out and touch Lesley, one of our group of 8.