My wife and I had been talking about going to see Mountain Gorillas since before we were married 18 years ago. This past February/March we finally took the leap and booked a trip to Uganda. It was a group trip, but was not a dedicated photography trip per se. There was a weight and space limitation, so I would only be taking one lens and no tripod. I did a lot of research online as to what the best lens to bring would be. The big question for me was whether I wanted to lug my 100-400 zoom around when many people indicated it was not necessary, mainly because we would likely be fairly close to the gorillas. I wound up taking the 100-400 because I also wanted to do some bird photography. I was very glad I went with the 100-400. We did get close to the gorillas, but it was really nice having the ability to get some close-up shots, plus we hired local porters to carry our stuff for the trek up the mountain. We made it home just ahead of the U.S. restricting flights from Europe due to COVID (we went through Amsterdam). If you haven’t been already, and it’s feasible for you ( after this pandemic is over ) I highly recommend a trip to Uganda. I think it’s an often overlooked destination, at least in the U.S.
Canon 7D Mark II with canon 100-400.
1/640 sec, f/5.6, ISO 5000