I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Primatology - the study of monkeys and apes and had worked with Western Lowland Gorillas at the Calgary Zoo, but had never seen a gorilla in the wild. It was something that I felt in my bones that I HAD to do! So much so that once I had the idea in my head, I couldn't get it out and 3 weeks later I was on a plane from Germany to Rwanda!
Meeting Mountain Gorillas was one of the most EPIC experiences I've ever had! It isn't cheap - when I went a one hour permit to see the gorillas cost $750 USD, but it was worth every penny!
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