So tomorrow is am off to Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda on a gorilla trekking expedition. Not something I have done before but something I am really looking forward too.
Mountain gorillas share 98% of our DNA and as such are very susceptible to catching human infections, particularly respiratory ones, but they don’t have our immune system to deal with them – a common cold could eventually prove life-threatening. Various rules for gorilla trekking are therefore in place to help protect these primates. Only one group of tourists can visit the mountain gorillas each day and once you’ve found them, you’ll have just one precious hour in their company.
It is going to be short and sweet, but will have to make every minute count. I Really looking forward to seeing a Silver Back up close and actually see how huge they are.
Will try keep updates going as the tip progresses.
PH, Adriaan Wepener