After breakfast, you’ll head to the nearby Park Headquarters and meet with the local National Park guides and trackers who will give a talk on the etiquette of gorilla tracking. With your local guide and porters, hike deep into the forest where the gorillas were seen the night before and track them from that point. The trekking can take from 1 to 6 hours and climb to altitudes in excess of 7,500 feet. The terrain is rough and at times muddy and slippery. Although the hike is physically demanding, the beauty of the forest and surrounding scenery make the trekking worthwhile. Once the gorillas are located all fatigue is forgotten – spend an hour with these amazing primates, watching them interact with each other and their surroundings. Picnic lunches are provided and it is important to take plenty of water. A camera with a good zoom lens is recommended. It can rain at a few minutes notice; hence waterproof clothing is a good essential including dry bags for cameras and equipment (make sure you have lots of memory cards!).