Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Gorillas in Rwanda!

Amazing! Mands, Max and Robert were able to track a family of mountain gorillas on the slopes of a volcano in Rwanda this week - one of the most extraordinary wildlife encounters we have ever had. We walked a long hour and a half up the side of a volcano in the Parc National des Volcans, north of Ruhengeri, with an excellent guide from the Rwanda national parks service, and found the Amahoro group, with their mighty 200 kg silverback and his extended family. We watched them for an hour - an extraordinary privilege.

Watch the video at

- we will be writing about this experience very shortly, and uploading some photos too.

We're in Burundi now, in Bujumbura - and are crossing south into Tanzania tomorrow. More soon!


  1. birthday greetings to Nicky!!

    hope you have managed another stellar celebration

    baci from roma, gillian

  2. Happy Birthday!! oops, a bit late - got back from Greece late evening so was too tired to think. Sorry we missed it. Hope you had a lovely day. Looking forward to seeing you all soon,
    Much love
    M, J & O