Gorilla Trekking

13 Photography Tips for Gorilla Trekking

After reading about what the actual trekking is like, here are a few things that I think you may find useful with respect to photographing the amazing gorillas!

1. Should I bring a tripod or monopod?

I would suggest not to. Most of the terrain is very uneven and tangled with underbrush so it’s more probable that […]

February 20th, 2014|Gorilla Trekking|

Things we’re glad we packed for Rwanda

What to bring?  It took us a long time – and many trips to REI – to figure out what to pack.  Plus, we weren’t just going on safari — we were also going gorilla trekking!
Here’s what was particularly useful in Rwanda:

Hiking Boots:  The hike to visit the gorillas was full of mud and buffalo dung.  It was […]

February 20th, 2014|Gorilla Trekking|

What to expect on a Gorilla Trek (part 2)

After hiking in the forest for a bit over an hour, our guide suddenly stopped us.  To our left, there were a few gorillas hanging out, just ahead.  We were totally, completely in awe.  Then we kept going.  After another 15 minutes or so, he stopped us.  By the way, if this sounds easy, it […]

February 20th, 2014|Gorilla Trekking|

What to expect on a Gorilla Trek

At around 7am, we drove to a central meeting point.  There seemed to be about 50-60 tourists there, and a lot of guides as well.  They had coffee and tea, and while we drank coffee and woke up, the guides talked.

It was good to get there early!  There are quite a few different gorilla families, […]

February 20th, 2014|Gorilla Trekking|