On the road from Kisoro, UG to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
At the entrance to the National Park with fellow gorilla trackers.
Permit issued by the Uganda Wildlife Authority. Cost is $700/person/day to spend one hour with a gorilla family. Maximum of eight people in a group and only one group per day to visit a gorilla family.
Gloria, our guide from the Uganda Wildlife Authority
Six of us on this day ready to begin gorilla tracking. Mgahinga National Park has only one gorilla family that can be visited.
Beginning the trek with one of our two armed security team. Rifles are used only to scare away marauding gorillas from a different family, or elephants that may pose a danger.
Meeting up with the trackers that went up the mountain early to find the gorilla family.
The gorillas stay deep inside the thick rainforest growth. Elevation in the park ranges from 7,500 ft to 13,500 ft.