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Gorilla Trekking

This should be at the top of everyone’s list of things to do. This nature tour is very unique and is not even possible with most wild animals of any significant size due to the danger evolved. But the well known gorilla tour in the mountainous area bordering Uganda is one in which gorillas can be seen up close and without any protection. This species is known as the Mountain gorilla and they are endangered. There are less than six hundred left in the world, and half of them are here in Rwanda. A special package can be purchased which allows a person to stay at a hotel and then be transported to a base camp where they are given special instructions on what to do once they come in contact with the gorillas. A tracker then leads a very small group of tourists up into the mountains to find the gorillas. Once they are located they are observed up close. Tourists are allowed to get withing twenty feet of the gorillas.