“Neither destiny nor fate took me to Africa. Not even romance. I had a deep wish to see and live with wild animals in a world that hadn’t yet been completely changed by humans.” – said Dian Fossey, who fought passionately for almost two decades to save the mountain gorillas from extinction in the Virunga-Mountains, East-Africa. # Remarkable woman. RIP: 27th December, 1985.
This was my first volunteer trip and was a fantastic trip for my daughter and I. Accommodations and food are basic but comfortable. What is truly outstanding is the daily interactions with the animals. Being up close and personal with sloths, monkeys and other animals were something that I will never forget.