The Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo (#POATE2017) is fast approaching! The POATE Team has sent a reminder of items needed for our exciting Gorilla & Chimpanzee Trekking. These include:
· Long trousers and long-sleeved shirts
· Getters/ long socks to wear over your trousers as protection against ants
· A pair of garden gloves to protect against nettles
· A pair of sturdy, comfortable hiking boots with good ankle support is most important – try to break these in before your trip rather than wearing them brand new as you’re likely to get blisters.
The gloves are particularly poignant as those who have seen “Gorillas in the Mist” may remember, it was gorilla curiosity in Dian Fossey’s glove which first established her relationship with the gorillas.
Looking forward to the “Best of the Pearl” Fam Trip with the Uganda Tourism Board in February!
“There was no way that I could explain to dogs, friends, or parents my compelling need to return to Africa to launch a long-term study of the gorillas. Some may call it destiny and others may call it dismaying. I call the sudden turn of events in my life fortuitous.”
― Dian Fossey