Chris....what can I say. Professional, organized, knowledgable, hard working, and funny! My favorite part of the day was always Chris's "talk" at dinner...."Right, so here's the plan for tomorrow". Something very special about Chris was his clear respect for his co-workers. He constantly gave props to our driver Francis and our chef Jonas. He is humble.
Francis....you can always expect a smile out of Francis. He is a great pool player! Francis is a good driver and always knew exactly where he was going. We were never lost and got everywhere on time! It took him a few days to warm up and chat with the group, but he always had some fun things to say! Also very knowledgable about his home country of Kenya!
Jonas....one of the most caring and respectful people. There were a few food allergies or dietary needs on our trip. Jonas never made anyone go hungry! He was well aware of all of people's needs on the trip. When he noticed I was eating less of the meat (even though I am not a vegetarian), he let me know he made extra vegetarian food that night so I could have some.
1. Gorilla Trek: Long pants is a must, BUT long pants with something over them or some extra protection is better. There are prickly plants that had my legs stinging for the rest of the day! There are also these EVIL ants that crawl up your pant legs and bit any skin they find! Tucking your pants in or wearing leggings under your pants would help!
2. It gets VERY cold in the morning and at night...bring something warm.
3. Bring an extra battery or two for your cameras. Although there are places to charge, we had a few people who got stuck with out a battery through out the trip.
4. Head torch is a must. There are many nights where you will need it to fend off wild animals on your way to the bathroom :).