Organisation as usual flawless and everything has gone so smoothly!
Mahogany Springs was just wonderful. The setting is so beautiful, the gardens gorgeous, the lodge itself just lovely, set up so well and the facilities great. The staff made us feel so welcome and looked after us amazingly well. The food was wonderful and we just loved it.
We did the village walk with a young man from the village which was really interesting and great fun, we also visited the orphanage and spent some time with those lovely kids and gave them the presents we’d brought. Lovely experiences.
The gorillas were just unbelievably wonderful, it was such a privilege to spend time with such gorgeous and gentle giants. We were very lucky, on our first tracking we found the gorillas after just 5 minutes and spent the whole time with the Oruzogo family out in the open, all just relaxing and posing for our photos, so calm with us there, completely unconcerned and happy doing their normal things with us just sharing their space for a while.
On our second tracking we had the full trekking experience, a 6hr trek up and down some of the steepest and rugged terrain! It was loads of fun though and a real adventure and experience which we both enjoyed immensely. We found the Rushegura family after 3 hours and then followed them through the thick forest for the next hour as they moved around and fed.
There was an adorable 1 week old baby which was lovely to see in the protection of its mother’s arms. The silverback was relaxed and came and sat down right next to me, so close he was touching me! It was a truly incredible moment.