we hiked up Mount Karisimbi, at first from about 2400 meters elevation rather rapidly, and then through a circuitous path (much more difficult to do) in the rainforest to about 3100 meters. Finding the gorillas was other-wordly, quiet except for birds chirping and very natural-seeming gorilla behavior. See the videos on this site or on YouTube (search for "JKdrumdoc" videos if looking for them on YouTube). If you can only see a little of these, start with the first 30 to 45 seconds of the breastfeeding video, then see the baby bothering the silverback, then the close-up. Video quality is compromised at all online sites I tried. If you want to see the videos at full resolution, visit me at my home and we can see them in Blu-ray quality on my flat screen TV!
© Justin Kaplan