marabou storks and egrets patrol the lawns and vervet monkeys head off to cause touble along the fence tops.
this morning we need to pick up supplies and a generator before heading west.
its all getting massively exciting the thought of spending 6 months with one of the worlds rarest and most incredible creatures is just amazing.
we will be filming on HD and it will we three, one hour programmes for the BBC.
i cant wait to start climbing into the mountains, and the thought of that first glimpse of a mountain gorilla is still too big a thing to comprehend!