From here we trek to one of, if not the most, iconic animals in the world. The mountain gorilla, once predicted to be extinct by the turn of the millennium has bounced back to a population of 1000 through intensive, conservation, veterinary, research, social upliftment and tourism efforts. The trek is in itself an adventure but to find these animals is one of the greatest wildlife experiences there is. There is a startling familiarity that is felt when a gorilla and a human lock eyes.
Spending time with the groups feels as if you’re amongst friends. Watch mother’s nurse their babies as the silverback munches noisily beside her. Sit amongst the group as youngsters scramble up trees and play rough and tumble, jostle between the adults dotted around the squashed vegetation; while some rest, some groom and others feed.
Why it’s A Wild Again Favourite
The best place to rest your weary bones after the trek or enjoy a complimentary massage. This camp is ideally situated in the forest just a few minutes walk from the start of your gorilla trek and because of its location is frequently visited by gorilla families.
Situated in one of the most remote areas of Africa, these comfortable canvas spaces are dressed with indigenous prints and furniture made from natural materials. Each tent has a spacious, stone-walled bathroom with private sections, and a free-standing bath for a relaxing soak after a day’s trekking. The trees around the camp light up in the morning as the sun rises, and due to the limited number of just 10 rooms, the camp retains an intimate, exclusive feel, enabling you to experience Africa’s magic with the lightest of footprints yet with practically every mod con.