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MOUNTAIN GORILLAS, AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE

At 5:15am a gentle knock on the cottage door announced the start of a very exciting day for both my client and myself, our first long awaited Mountain Gorilla trek has finally arrived. Although I have trekked these great apes numerous times before, the excitement is ever present. A real treat is sharing in the [...]

HIPPO BATTLE

We awoke this morning to the haunting bellows of two hippo bulls fighting in the river below camp, everyone quickly gathered their equipment and made their way to the wooden deck overlooking the Mara River. Below us the resident dominant bull was being challenged by another bull. This newcomer had moved into the area during [...]

By |March 15th, 2017|Animals|

LOWER ZAMBEZI NATIONAL PARK

On a recent safari to Lower Zambezi National Park, which I guided for Essential Africa Guided Safaris, the clients and myself were treated to amazing wildlife sightings. Having just flown in from South Luangwa National Park, where we were witness to a number of memorable animal encounters thanks to two very enthusiastic and knowledgeable local [...]

ZAMBIA & BOTSWANA SAFARI

It was the end of June and our amazing 10-day, wildlife safari expertly put together by safari experts, DM Africa, kicked off with a two night stay at the Royal Livingstone in Zambia. This offered us the perfect relaxed start to our safari itinerary and everyone was able to get over their jetlag and ready [...]

GOLDEN MONKEYS

A trip to the Virunga is without a doubt always focused primarily on the Mountain Gorillas, however, there is another highly endangered primate that shares the Mountain Gorillas habitat. Meet the beautiful Golden Monkey. Besides occurring in the Virunga Volcanoes of Rwanda, Uganda and the DRC, they are also only found in The Gishwati and [...]

By |March 8th, 2017|Animals|

KWITONDA

In 2003, a Silverback named Kwitonda led his family across the border from Virunga National Park in the DR Congo to the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. The family settled in the area between the volcanoes, Mount Sabyinyo and Mount Gahinga. It is believed that pressure from other gorilla families and possibly lone Silverbacks looking [...]

By |March 8th, 2017|Storys|

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