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Jul 17th, 2007, 11:52 AM
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which gorilla groups in Rwanda?

We are heading out in less than 2 weeks (!!!) for our trip to Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya. With regards to the gorilla groups in Rwanda, should I request a special group? We are doing 2 days of gorilla trekking, and have heard great things about the Susa group. We were planning to request that group for one day, but what about the other? Are there any groups that are more spectacular than others?
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Jul 17th, 2007, 12:03 PM
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Here are two threads where a bunch of us talk about this issue at pretty good length:

http://www.fodors.com/forums/pgMessa...0&tid=34928138

http://www.fodors.com/forums/pgMessa...4&tid=34937077

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Jul 17th, 2007, 12:25 PM
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Great, thank you! I wasn't sure how often this information changed, but I'm guessing now that it is relatively stable. I'm looking forward to going through your photos!
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Jul 17th, 2007, 01:26 PM
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Susan, the gorilla groups in Rwanda have been the same for years, except for the addition of Hirwa and Kwitando in 2006. But more than that, I think the advice remains the same: the gorilla trekking experience is different with each group each day, so the concept of trying to pick one in advance is not productive. All of the groups are great and you can have a great experience with any of them if they are cooperating. Or any of them can be difficult on a particular day. You are doing 2 days of trekking, so you will get two shots at it, and I am certain you will love both treks.

In terms of pictures, I have actually created a "topic" on PBase for mountain gorilla pictures, which includes not only my pictures, but also those from Cindy (sundowner), as well as a half dozen other galleries from others. You can see them all at http://www.pbase.com/topics/cwillis/mountaingorillas. Many of the groups in Rwanda are represented there.

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