Truth be told, while you have a very good chance of seeing gorillas, success is not given. They are wild creatures with no fixed timetable, and finding them takes the skills and experience of your trackers and guides, as well as sheer luck. The guides and trackers have laboured to habituate the gorilla groups and know them intimately. They will take you to the area they left the gorillas the day before, which helps them to predict how long the hike might take. You are at liberty to ask your guide to slow down if you are panting or you need a rest. Feel free to stop and look at the birds or flowers. The guide will ensure that strangers are not left behind.
One ought to watch out for safari ants on the trail, because they bite and hang on when you step on them. This means that you will have to strip in order to get rid of them.
Signs which might lead to where the gorillas are include; crushed vegetation, broken plants that mountain gorillas might have eaten and fresh dung. If you are chanced to find the place where the group slept, you will see the gorilla’s nests, which they make fresh each night.