It was a 2 hour uphill climb just to get to the place where the gorillas were hanging out that day. Once there, it is easy to stand back in wonder as you experience the pristine forest environment, and then see the life that lives behind the leafy bushes and trees. One ape started walking towards me, and as instructed, I slowly bent my knees and squatted down and did not make eye contact with him. The Gorilla walked right past me, so close I could have reached out and touched him.
Trekking Gorillas is incredible and the proceeds that pay for the Gorilla Pass go to the Uganda Wildlife Department who work so carefully to protect both the forest environment and to ensure the safety of these precious animals.