The opportunity to witness nature in its purest form is both humbling and engaging. Visiting an African game park involves some bumpy and dusty driving, but one is rewarded with majestic wild life including giraffe, hippos, lions, zebra, antelopes, elephants, birds and so much more. (https://www.instagram.com/p/BtWUGCXnOy8/ for more photos) I’ve done this in several locations, … Continue reading The making of an African game park: behind the scenes
Motos, bicycles, and people, oh my! Outside of the Rwandan capital, Kigali, there aren’t a lot of cars, so everyone walks or bikes, or takes a bike taxi. The biggest driving challenge wasn’t the curvy roads, dirt roads, or the occasional police stops; it was all the people and bicycles on both sides of the … Continue reading Road tripping Rwanda
After a day with the gorillas, I wasn’t sure it would get better than that. But Rwanda is full of four-legged, tree climbing primates that are fascinating to watch and an adventure to track. On the second full day in Volcanoes National Park in the northwest corner of Rwanda, we trekked to the golden monkeys. … Continue reading Primates, primates, primates!
In a word: Awe-inspiring. After much anticipation for the gorilla trek, the day finally arrived and exceeded all expectations. Seeing the endangered mountain gorillas was the genesis for this trip to Rwanda and well worthy of being considered a bucket list item. Mountain gorillas only survive in three mountainous areas across Rwanda, Uganda, and Democratic … Continue reading Gentle Giants
Happy New Year! As it is the time of resolutions, I must ask, have you resolved to “Get Out!” in 2019? Getting places doesn’t happen without a little planning, so now is the time to look ahead at the year (or year after this) and make those plans. The most anticipated highlight of 2019 will … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions