Rwanda's Gorillas - 2017

have real balance issues and that kind of terrain is my worst nightmare in hiking!

Here's where those wonderful porters (Fidel and Anastaze) became invaluable. They held my hand when the trail was troublesome to help me keep my balance (I certainly did not want to fall) and if obstacles were large, they simply picked me up and put me on the trail beyond the pile of stones or whatever was the problem. The National Park is divided in this area from the farmlands by a primitive stone fence which we surmounted by a stile which I could manage without difficulty. It had taken about 1 & a half hours to reach the park boundary. Once in the park, the trail presented other difficulties: slippery sands in steeper grades, dense growth along the paths, hidden stumps, holes, and snags to trip up the less steady. Here

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