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Travel reviews by Dr Tony L from USA

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My Aug 2018 trip

Rwanda between 5 Aug 2018 and 9 Aug 2018

Trip rating: Excellent
"Learning about Rwanda was as important and valuable as seeing gorillas and monkeys.

A fine combination of powerful experiences.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Tell people to do monkeys before (not after) gorillas, as a warm up.
In my case two gorilla days instead of one was very good, but of course that's even more money.

My guide/driver was Bram. He was excellent. Always polite, helpful, knowledgable, prompt, flexible. Many thanks to him."

Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Mountain Gorilla View Lodge


4 nights Arrived 5 Aug 2018
"The numerous staff were always very polite and attentive.

It gets cool at night: 50 degrees F. Get extra wood for your fire. The hot water bottle helps!

Take off a couple of layers before you set out on your trek: it gets warm soon."
Golden Monkey Trekking

Golden Monkey Trekking

"Golden Monkey Trekking review"

6 Aug 2018 • Morning excursion

Beautiful animals. Telephoto needed.

This is a good "warm up" before the more arduous gorilla treks.
Gorilla Trekking Safari

Gorilla Trekking Safari

"Gorilla Trekking Safari review"

7 Aug 2018 • Morning excursion

I went to gorillas on two successive days, and did the monkeys before that to become adjusted to the altitude. I recommend monkeys first, gorillas second for this reason.

My two days were very different. Day 1 we trekked 3 hours as the group had moved, and climbed 2000 ft to 10250 ft. V tiring! Then we saw a few gorillas, one or two at a time.

Day 2 I was "awarded" an easier trek. It was: just a third of the distance. And we got to see three times as many gorillas too. Most thrilling was family groupings of up to six at once, and a 3 month baby.

One person had injured her foot earlier, and was carried up by four porters on a stretcher. It worked very well.

We saw buffalo poop and hoofprints, but we saw no buffalo. There was arranger with a gun just in case.
Gorilla Trekking Safari

Gorilla Trekking Safari

"Gorilla Trekking Safari review"

8 Aug 2018 • Morning excursion

See yesterday's comments.

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