Bwindi national park
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May 29th, 2009 – by: m_mspr
The sun was starting to rise and I could see the small villages we were passing. I think it looked like the houses were made out of wood and mud, or maybe they were just dirty since all the houses were right by the road, but I was fascinated and could not stop staring out the window, again.
We were getting to the mountains and I can't describe how beautiful it is there.
We got to the national park and we were 8people in the group, the 7 others were traveling together on an organized tout through Africa, and then there was me. We had a little information meeting and the we started. I really hadn't done a lot of research for this trip and had no idea what to expect. I almost with I had been more prepared, but that might have scared me off from doing it, but this was so hard!!! We were walking up and down mountains, no trails, just through the bushes, and they didn't walk slow, because these guys (the guide and trackers) do this every day so they are in pretty good shape. After almost 2 hours we sat down and waited, because the trackers had to find the gorillas. It was very good to get some rest, but then after about 15minutes we were off again, but now we knew where the gorillas were and they were not that far away.
We made our way back, got out certificate and then it was back in the car. Jackson (the driver) asked me if I wanted to go to a lake nearby on out way back, and I never say no to some sightseeing, so he took me to lake Bunyoni, which was beautiful! He told me it was possible to go on a boat ride on the river, unfortunately I didn't have time to do it this time, but I will next time I go to Uganda.
That evening while I had dinner at the little restaurant in the hotel, I brought my camera with me to look at the pictures I had taken that day and a notebook to write in. I think the manager thought I was a journalist or something because she asked what I was doing and then suddenly I got the best service in the world! So you ever get bad service, just bring an SLR and a notebook, and things will change! ;o)
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