It wasn’t too long ago that we posted an article about safety concerns with gorilla trekking in the eastern central African rainforest. Now, a recent video has surfaced on the Internet which shows just how safe it can be, albeit with thrills and speechless moments. In this find by io9, a man follows the gorilla trekking rules and remains calm when being approached by wild mountain gorillas, which entered a tourist camp within Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Uganda — a rare occurrence that only happens a few times a year. The family of gorillas first entered the camp, wandered around the paths, and eventually took a liking to one man who got a free grooming session courtesy of Mother Nature:
From the look on the man’s face, it was definitely a uniquely thrilling once-in-a-lifetime experience. Whether or not this will happen to me on my own upcoming gorilla trek has yet to be determined, but I’m sure willing to find out.
You can follow my upcoming gorilla trek (and other activities in Uganda and Rwanda) on my The Global Trip blog or via my twitter at @theglobaltrip. Stay tuned for follow-up articles on gorilla trekking here on Discovery.com.