Day two started with breakfast before daylight then boarding a charter flight to Kasese - another first for me Landing on a just hand-cut field with the sun breaking through the clouds can't be described. We were picked up by three safari land cruisers and started our journey to Ndali Lodge, a tea and coffee estate that sits on the rim of one of the many crater lakes in the area.
The chimpanzees were usually found resting or grooming. A LOT of time is spent on grooming one another. They didn't seem to mind us and on occasions seemed to be posing for our cameras.
This young chimp got upset with our group taking pictures and happened to choose his escape route directly towards me. Staying still as the rangers had instructed us to do on numerous occasions, he flew past me into the forest in a matter of seconds.
During our travels, we had plenty of opportunity to experience and photograph the daily life of the Ugandan people, including experiencing a traditional meal. Even during a pandemic, we were welcomed warmly and never felt unsafe.
Each morning, while waiting for our rangers, we were entertained by the dancers from the Ride 4 A Women organization. They performed various traditional dances from across Uganda.
Just a snippet to show where we found the gorillas on the last day. After two hours of climbing up and over then down, the silverback and his family were in the tree stand just below us.