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Globe Trekker

Trekking In Uganda and Congo (#127)

Nikki's trek in Central Africa takes her through dramatic landscapes to Bwindi National Park, also known as the Impenetrable Forest. Bwindi is one of the last remaining habitats of mountain gorillas, and its current gorilla population is estimated at 320. With the help of guides, Nikki tracks a gorilla family for hours through difficult terrain. Nikki treks into the Rwenzori Mountains, also known as Mountains of the Moon, because glaciers at the summit are glimpsed through a veil of clouds. In Beni, inside the Congo, Nikki is diagnosed with malaria and stops a few days for treatment. She ends her journey with a Mbuti pygmy community and joins the children collecting caterpillars and crabs for the evening meal. [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Series Description: GLOBE TREKKER transports viewers to unforgettable destinations through its stunning photography, rhythmic indigenous music and spirit of adventure. In each episode, one vibrant young traveler ventures off the beaten path to soak up the local culture, sample the cuisine and revel in breathtaking vistas. In keeping with their aim of "living as the locals do," charismatic hosts Ian Wright, Justine Shapiro, Zay Harding, Megan McCormick and others explore everything from big-city landmarks to exotic sights in remote villages.

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