Best Places to Visit in Rwanda

I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Primatology - the study of monkeys and apes and had worked with Western Lowland Gorillas at the Calgary Zoo, but had never seen a gorilla in the wild. It was something that I felt in my bones that I HAD to do! So much so that once I had the idea in my head, I couldn't get it out and 3 weeks later I was on a plane from Germany to Rwanda! Meeting Mountain Gorillas was one of the most EPIC experiences I've ever had! It isn't cheap - when I went a one hour permit to see the gorillas cost $750 USD, but it was worth every penny!

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Namibia: The Cheetah Capital of the World

Namibia the cheetah capital of the world is home to an incredible 3000 cheetahs. I was fortunate enough to spend the day with a few of the fastest animals on the planet.

Baby Colobus Monkeys in Nyungwe Forest Rwanda

There's nothing cuter than the baby colobus monkeys found in Nyungwe Forest in Rwanda - except when a mother teaches her infant how to jump! Adorable!

Rwanda Genocide: In the Words of the Survivors

Lacking something meaningful and new to say about the Rwandan genocide, I turn it over to a couple of the survivors featured at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre.

Golden Monkeys: A Glimpse at one of Africa’s Rarest Primates

Could you identify a Golden Monkey? It's one of Africa's rarest primates and is highly endangered. Read on and I promise you'll be able to after this post.

  • 30 year old male chimp in Nyungwe Forest Rwanda

Visiting Chimps in Nyungwe Forest Rwanda

Have you ever had an overenthusiastic unvited relative show up out of the blue? Well that was me, when I visited the chimps in Nyungwe Forest in Rwanda.

Meeting Mountain Gorillas: My Most EPIC Experience Ever!

Meeting mountain gorillas face-to-face in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda was one of the most incredible experiences in my entire life, even if the gorillas were drunk and did fart... a lot!

Nyungwe Forest: A Hidden Gem in Rwanda

Nyungwe Forest in Rwanda is home to 25% of all the primates in Africa, 275 different species of bird and has E. Africa's only canopy walk. It's one of Africa's hidden gems.

  • Mountain gorilla baby and mother in Virunga National Park, Rwanda

Mountain Gorilla Mother and Baby Photo

Mountain gorilla mother and baby photo taken in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. Stayed tuned for the full story....

Primate Safari in Rwanda: My Dream Trip

I'm soooooo excited to announce that as I write this I am about to begin my dream trip, something I've waited years and years for.....a Primate Safari in Rwanda!