The group you are going to track is called
Rushegura. It’s composed of 15 individuals with one silverback and two black backs. This
is a family photo of the group you’re going to visit.
This is Mwiwima. It means darkness. He’s the dominant male. You can call him the chairman
or the president of the group. So I’ve been walking for about an hour and
I’m stuffed. I’ve got no idea where the gorillas are. They could be an hour or two hours or
three hours away. We’ve been zigzagging uphill. There’s dense jungle everywhere we look. I
wouldn’t like to be lost by ourselves. We’d never find our way out again.
I’m huffing and puffing already and our porters aren’t even breaking
How’re you doing Mike? I’m great.
That last little bit was like being Indiana Jones in the jungle of doom. And now we’re
at the top and we need to go down. Woohoo! The bad news is they’re not telling us how
many more mountains we have to climb. We’re going through a thicket full of thorns, stinging
nettles. The good news is it’s all downhill at the
moment. I’m sure my knees are going to pay for this tomorrow.
I think they’ve found the gorillas but they’re not telling us anything at the moment. But
our head guide seems pretty happy. But then again, maybe she’s just happy we all made
it to the top. Five minutes later. I think we’ve found them.