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|


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|


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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