Gorilla Diaries

Molly6 copyMolly Feltner is an award-winning writer and photographer dedicated to telling stories about conservation and the natural world. With 10 years of experience as a travel writer with a specialization in adventure and eco-tourism, Molly believes that tourism, when properly managed, can help save endangered species and threatened landscapes.  Her articles and photographs have been published in outlets such as National Geographic Traveler Magazine, USAToday.com, BBC Focus on Africa Magazine, and the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine.

In 2009, Molly moved to Rwanda to help publicize the work of conservation-based nonprofits through writing, photography, video, and media outreach. She later joined the staff of the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project (MGVP) as the organization’s communications officer. Her work with MGVP in Rwanda, Uganda, and DRC has given her a unique perspective into the lives of the mountain gorillas and the conservation efforts underway to protect them.

Molly now divides her time between the U.S. and Africa and continues to work for MGVP while also pursuing freelance writing and photography projects. When in Africa, Molly and her friends always make the effort to spend an afternoon enjoying massages and wine at Volcanoes Safari’s Virunga Lodge, which is a safari lodge in Rwanda with one of the most stunning views on the planet.


November 21, 2016

Baby gorillas galore!


It is with great excitement that we announce the birth of another baby gorilla in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park! To quote
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Linking Gorilla Conservation To Improved Healthcare: Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka is a leading conservationist and
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June 30, 2016

Introducing Tebuka!

Tebuka Volcanoes Safaris' new baby

Please join us in welcoming Tebuka to the Volcanoes Safaris family! The latest addition to our team celebrates his third birthday next
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March 1, 2016

Gorilla permit promotion

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Did you know …? April and May are two of the best months to visit the gorillas in Uganda. Why? Because during these months, the Uganda
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September 23, 2015

Kwita Izina 2015


Kwita Izina, the annual gorilla naming ceremony in Rwanda, took place on the 5th of September 2015. This year’s ceremony was the largest since
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September 15, 2015

Did you know that…

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An interesting study recently conducted at Buffalo Zoo, New York, has discovered that gorillas have individual responses to different kinds of music,
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