Tag Archives: Gorillas

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A Special Encounter in Bwindi

One of my enduring memories of gorilla tracking at Bwindi was when we approached a nursing mother gorilla with her infant. The infant was busily nursing with her mother. I started taking pictures. 

My heart was pounding with excitement – so much so that I thought my heart would burst thru my chest to be observing [...]

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Uganda Uncovered – Roxy’s First Visit

Uganda is undoubtedly one of the most beautifully diverse countries with forests and plains, primates and game with the most welcoming friendly inhabitants. There is so much variation in the country, not just the landscapes, but also the different species you will find out there.
My first stop was to Kyambura Gorge Lodge, situated outside Queen [...]

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Volcanoes Hosts NatGeo 125 Year Tour

National Geographic, the most famous nature and travel organisation in the world, is celebrating its 125th birthday this year and the celebrations included a journey to the gorillas in Rwanda!
Part of the series of celebrations that NG has put together to commemorate the milestone was a trip for a large group to Rwanda to track [...]

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Kwita Izina 2013!

Kwita Izina, the Rwandan ceremony of giving a name to a newborn baby gorilla, is a welcome tradition for local Rwandese. The event is a celebration of the success of Gorilla conservation through the actual naming of the newly borns. It highlights one of Rwanda’s main attractions, while educating the public about Mountain Gorilla conservation [...]

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Kim’s Gorilla Dream Comes True!

Rwanda is a small country with big assets and I had the opportunity in 2006 to experience its most treasured asset – the Mountain Gorillas.
I have to admit that prior to seeing the movie Gorillas in the Mist, I was not aware of their existence so I am indebted to Dian Fossey for bringing their [...]

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Gorillas, Wildlife, Birds and Much More!

Deanna and I arrived in Entebbe for our “gorilla tracking” trip,where we met our driver, Sam, who would be our guide for the next 10 days. While loading our bags and cameras in the parking lot of the Lake Victoria Hotel, Sam noticed that we were bird watching and I was trying to get some [...]