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      1. Ha! I smirk… here in Jama I wear my boots even on dusty days… I call them my ‘dodging dengue boots’ — this year’s dengue is not the same one from two years ago, and since I have ‘two left’ I don’t want to take chances!

      2. Ha! I smirk… here in Jama I wear my boots even on dusty days… I call them my ‘dodging dengue boots’ — this year’s dengue is not the same one from two years ago, and since I have ‘two left’ I don’t want to take chances!

  1. What a great experience! It’s such a surreal experience to come across animals in their true habitat. Thanks for sharing your experience with us!

    1. What made this most memorable was that after a couple hours, it didn’t even seem to matter anymore if we’d come across the chimps or not. Just being in that moment was enough.

  2. Wow that must have been an amazing experience. I totally understand that meditative calm feeling, I get it whenever I go on a long hike. Just you, the ground beneath you and the constant pace of moving forward. Seeing the chimps must have been the ultimate reward.

  3. Amazing! Your video really showed how hard it was raining! What a wild adventure.It’s great that you got to see so many monkeys and their strange behinds! I would lOVE to this.

  4. Wonderful if soggy encounter. I can imagine that sense of silence after hiking for hours in the forest. Seeing the chimps was frosting! I’d love to do this one day.

  5. When it comes to Africa I had other countries on my wish list, but the nature and wildlife you describe makes me wanna visit Uganda as well. All those animals around, thrilling and even a bit scary experience!

  6. What a facinating post. I love the writing in the intro. It’s like I was reading a novel. Then I watch the video and it was just as you described and how I pictured it. The video is great. It so amazing to see them in their habitat. Thanks for sharing this.

  7. What an incredible experience! I would love to visit Kalinzu Forest – Uganda has been on my list forever – we’re very passionate about ecotourism and wildlife experiences, and tracking chimps is at the top of the list. Sad to hear that one of the women on your tour decided to turn back, but yes, you have to be realistic about your capabilities especially when you’re out in the wild.

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