Rwanda - Quest for the Mountain Gorillas with Gustafson Photo Safari
Starts: Tuesday, 10 February, 2015 12:00pm
Ends: Tuesday, 17 February, 2015 06:00pm
Gorilla tracking is an event dreamed of by many nature photographers and realized by few. The anticipation, preparation and physical effort of getting to where the gorilla was, created this transcendent moment captured in this photo forever. Gustafson Photo Safari invites you to Rwanda to share this amazing feeling. Trekking through the virgin jungle, we will find ourselves in mountain gorilla’s world as they will go about their daily routine; each photographer allowing others their space and an equal chance for photographic success. No one anticipates the feeling of tranquility associated with such close contact with this rare primate. Photographing a 550 pound mountain gorilla is why we will travel to Rwanda to Parc National des Volcans. The lure of the primeval forest habitat coupled with photographing this endangered animal of legend makes this safari a challenge that you have to attempt. The obstacles are many, including getting yourself and your photo equipment there and in working order, trekking an unknown distance through daunting terrain, and finally pointing the camera in the right direction and pushing the button at the right time. What you might not factor in is the slight rise in body temperature (due to the excitement of being so close to a 550 pound silverback) combining with the humid jungle air, causing your glasses to fog over completely.
Note: This program can be taken as a post-extension for the Tanzania Photo Safari (January 26 - February 10) or as a stand-alone program.