Traversing thickly forested hillsides on foot for many hours may
be hard work, but when you then come face to face with a family of
mountain gorillas in the wild it is, quite simply, one of the most
profound experiences in travel, and one which very few are lucky
enough to experience. Tragically, even fewer may have the
opportunity to do so in future as numbers of these creatures - who
share 98% of our DNA - are sadly dwindling.