☝️ Look at this little guy. The scientist that live with this pack of gorillas 24/7 told us this gorilla was always showing off to humans and literally “monkeying around” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✌️STORY TIME: to get to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a bit tough. First you have to reach the town of Kabale, Uganda - something that involves numerous long bus rides from the capital, Kampala. Then you must find a local driver in Kabale who is willing to drive you to the only lodge in the forest. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Up until the part where I had to find my own local driver I thoroughly enjoyed the journey. I stopped along the way in Fort Portal and Kasese where I stayed and explored. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ While driving to the forest my driver tried multiple times to convince me to schedule him to pick us up on the way back, lower the price, made sexual jokes, and overall was an unsafe driver. When we got to the lodge we were comforted by a female Ugandan owner who promised us that guy was a bad man and she can arrange for us to get back tomorrow to Kabale because she was going to go herself with a friend! Great we thought! And it would even be cheaper! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After gorilla trekking we all get into the car. Our previous driver charged has 300 USD for three people from Kabale to the forest. The woman said 200 USD for the three of us, we thought this was awesome. Only after we asked her if she could drive us a little further to Kasese and she agreed for another 100 USD. We thought this is so great, thank god we did not go back with the other man. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Welp, on arrival in Kasese the woman said we misunderstood her and she meant 200 USD each plus 100 USD each for the extra driving. She would not let us out of the car until she accompanied us to an ATM and hovered over us with another male. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the end she got her money and we survived. But as a female traveler on a budget these sorts of things are always disappointing. Not so much because of the money, but because of how fellow humans acted. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But still I believe in humanity, and I also do not regret it at all because gorilla trekking was once in a lifetime opportunity.