Debrecen's southwestern Uganda lies in the wooded area of the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. There are several ways to access Kisoro, but the most popular option is an adventure.
The ten-hour trip from Entebbe on a four-wheel drive. The road is long, dry and bumpy, the pilot jokes about free African massage. There is no air conditioning, and the windows cover the orange powder film that sits on my bare arm.
The Ugandan climate is perfect for growing fresh food and the abundant sales of kiosks are on a dusty road. While the dinnerware is full, access to fresh water is still lacking, so women and children are balancing over plastic yellow tanks during the blazing warm walk.
I spend the night in Kisoro, but I'm nervous because I can not wait to go to the jungle for a Silverback Gorilla.
Starts with morning education. The first rule is "what you do, you do not run" – okay, which seems easy.
After leaving the training room, a guide describes the topography of three volcanoes called "the guide", "old people" and "small stones." I umm and ahh in agreement. Our own municipal guidebook deals with forest management and lack of education on soil and regeneration in local villages. Interestingly, because there is one thing in my mind. It is over two hundred and fifty pounds, and about two points are three meters away. Weather conditions are fine and our leader trusts trackers to know the general area of the gorilla's location.
Let's start through the dense forest. Our guide uses a machete to help grow grape vines, nettle and cloudy vegetation. Going up there is a rather exhausting walk, but fortunately we can only hear a minute and a half in the distance. I can hardly breathe the singular voice of an animal. The murmuring resonance of the whistle and leaves crunching echoes.
My heart is under the pressure of excitement and fear. I'm paused to see what's happening. Standing upright, I accidentally split the group and exposed myself to a wild male silverback gorilla. Terrible wrists snapping on the ground. With a naughty and pounding look, he has a document.
Without warning, the giant silverback jumps right in front of me. Defensive weapons, which are still in my career, I remember the first rule: whatever you do is not running.
I'm turning to the tip of my fear. The monkey's two swinging arms are thrown at me. Just a camera bag pants on my back for protection, the gorilla raises her awful hairy hands and I feel the anger of my wrath on my ox!
My rescue grace, gorillas, are easily distracted. My good luck is another horror. A tutor on the hillside turns to Silverback. Luckily he slips off and loses his interest again. We're still alive.
I was shocked, struggling to calm down. I stand by a German who looks strong and tough. I'll show him the trembling hands and he'll answer "I think I loved the pants, seriously" nervously laughing, afraid but wanting to see more.
With breath-taking air, we walk slowly and quietly down the jungle as we observe these incredible creatures in the wild, human faces like emotion. We only see a family of 9, including some young players who eat and play, most of all our presence is not unforgettable.
But that does not take long until we hear the bite and bites the gorilla. Near the confusion we find out that two gorillas are involved in two battles. The confusion is right in front of us. First, they seem to be fighting, but they remind themselves of how cruel these creatures may be. As the silverback detects us, it is at full height. This time, the guide tells us to stop and go back.
Instead of fleeing, I'm slowly moving backward until I safely strain against a tree. Breathtakingly, but with excitement, I watched Silverback imitate images from King Kong. The nostrils glistened to reveal their long blades, the rattles ring. With his fist, his long, heavily dressed arm raised his head high. The fists were clenched and beat the chest. I do not know fear, amazement or pure fun, but nobody moves, even when it reaches the camera. Like the previous encounter, the gorilla loses interest, lowers its body, and retraces its articulation with the articulated wrist into the foursome jungle. We're still in the near future, we move from the gorillas and we're on another untouched path until we safely get away from the jungle.
At the end of our guide, he advises us that we have in no way annoyed or aggravated them. Generally, they are satisfied with the tourists to observe and take photographs, and it is not unusual, especially for the infants to be sufficiently playful. At our visit a silverback defended his family for an intruder who was searching for the lawn.
If you spend only an hour or a case and watch for one and a half hours and see these stunning creatures in the wild, one of the most amazing experiences you can do. He also pointed out how important it is for them to remain in a protected environment, their greatest predators, because of the bad way of people.