Seeing the endangered mountain gorillas of Uganda or Rwanda is a real once-in-a-lifetime experience. Nothing can prepare you for that magical moment where you catch your first glimpse of a Silverback and his family just a few feet in front of you, completely in the wild. The privilege to see these incredible animals requires some hard work. You will be trekking through thick jungle foliage as your guide paves the way with...
The Gorilla Trek is something you will probably only do once so you want to make sure you get it right. Having just returned from my hike, I sat down and compiled the ultimate Gorilla Trek Packing List. The Gorilla Trek is the ultimate adventure and complete privilege to complete. I loved every minute of my Gorilla Trek, a trip I did last month with Tucan Travel. I’m not going to lie, it wasn’t a breeze. It was hard. It was made tougher by the adverse weather conditions which we...
I decided in this post I would discuss one of the increasingly popular activities for travellers in Africa and how it affects the region. Gorilla trekking in Uganda is a remarkable experience. You are surrounded by rainforest looking at an animal with expressions so human-like you’ll later swear you shared a ‘moment’ with the silverback… and there’s a chance you may have.
With fewer than 900 mountain gorillas left in the world and roughly half of those living in the Bwindi...
After three hours of trekking through the wet and slippery undergrowth we take a breath, “we are close” the ranger whispers and motions for us to place our walking poles on the ground. We had been instructed to do this back at the base, the sticks reminding the gorillas of the poachers and hunters who used to roam the dense forest in search of trophies.
Quietly we placed our sticks on the ground, feeling suddenly vulnerable after relying on them so heavily during our climb. The ranger...
Sarah Field has tour led for Tucan Travel in South East Asia and Africa. Now working in the London Office, her time in Africa was some of her fondest and her trek to see the gorillas, one of her favourite memories.
On her mid-life crisis tour of Africa, Zoe Brooks trekked in to the jungle to spend an hour with a gorilla family, a far from glamorous hike.