Despite pouring down rain and a painful twisted ankle I still managed to make the steep ascent and see the gorillas. I was wearing my my waterproof hiking boots,and wore my warm raincoat. It was a fabulous experience to see them,especially the silverback leader of the family and a very lively youngster. We were only a few feet away from the family of about twenty gorillas.
I have to mention that the forest itself is truly lovely. I did see golden monkeys,and met a pygmy man. I wish that I had known about the excursion to see birds,as I know that there is quite a variety in Bwindi Forest.
I strongly support the idea of having to pay the five hundred dollar fee to see the gorillas,as this is the only way to guarantee that they are protected. I agree that it is one of the best experiences that one can have in Africa viewing wildlife,but I would say that it is one of many extraordinary possibilities.
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