Gorilla Tracking in Mgahinga
It's an understatement to describe the gorilla adventure here as a tremendous experience, it is phenomenal and intimate because the park isn't crowded with tourists. This is partly because it has only one gorilla family, Nyakagezi group(comprising of 11 members belonging to different age brackets). It is pretty special to see them in the wild, sitting in the sunshine, happily munching leaves with high nutritional value. Having been habituated, they might not mind your presence. On the contrary, they will continue to eat and might even roll over on their back and take a brief nap as the food into stomach breaks down. Their babies play like minors of humans, always chasing each other and rolling down the hills. Watching the silverback snooze is like watching your best friend having a light scratch and roll around in the sheets. For much of the time, the elderly females are sleepy yet never fall from the trees. They always have a strong grip of branches.
Nyakagezi group loves to hangout in the forest zone as it has wild fruits in abundance. You will see all these as close as an arms reach away.
The porters are God sent, using their vast knowledge of the park, they will suggest alternative trails you can use to get past the slippery stretches. Where need be, they will give you a push as you penetrate broken treetops and vines. They have lots of intriguing stories and will show you how to approach the gorillas without making them restless.