Gorilla Trekking in Beautiful Uganda!!
Gorilla trekking in Uganda was one of the most amazing and unforgettable lifetime experiences. The trip was well organized, flexible where needed, and a lot of fun. Tim, our driver navigated through muddy and rough terrain with ease as we travelled from Entebbe to the lush Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. He educated us on his country and the culture. The accommodations Colby chose allowed us to easily interact with the Ugandan people who were kind, friendly and welcoming. Regarding the gorillas, we had an opportunity to observe two families, both of which had between 4-7 babies. Though this required hiking steep inclines at times you can hire porters at the park to carry your photography equipment and assist individuals that may have difficulty hiking. I was in awe of these primates. Whether it was seeing mischievous babies swinging off vines then falling on top of their mother’s head or watching a silverback stroke his mate’s head while she nursed their baby. These were breathtaking images I’ll never forget. In addition to the gorilla trekking, we did a river/land safari where we saw lions, hippos, elephants, chimpanzees and various species of birds and small game. One key aspect that makes Colby’s workshops standout are the sessions he holds throughout the trip to review your photos and offer suggestions on composition, settings and postprocessing. By year-end, I will have attended 4 of his workshops and others on the horizon. As I looked through my earlier photos, Colby has truly made me a much better “photographer”.