Amongst Gorillas – Part 2


Since I had come all this way to Rwanda, I just had to do a 2nd trek with the mountain gorillas. From day 1, at the very first Intrepid briefing, I had mentioned to the leader I wanted to do a 2nd one, but he was a bit vague on how to organise it. Now in Rwanda I spoke to Patrick again, who told me to speak to the driver, … Continue reading

Amongst Gorillas – Part 1


Finally arrived in Rwanda, one of the few places to go mountain gorilla trekking. Rwanda does not allow plastic bags. It is a wonderful policy, especially after seeing the fields of plastic bags in Kenya, but I wish I had knew prior to my trip. I had neatly organised my luggage; placed my undies in one bag, toiletries in another, permethrin clothing in another, you get the idea. However, at … Continue reading

Chimpanzee Trek


The Queen Elizabeth National Park is home to one of our closest relatives, the chimpanzee. I decided to sign up for the chimpanzee trek; however to be honest I wasn’t that fussed about seeing the chimps, but I thought it would be a good to stretch my legs and to try out my walking gear in preparation for the gorilla trek. I looked the part for my jungle adventure. Uganda … Continue reading

Hippo Heaven

Hippo leading on another hippo

The last 3 days were just spent in the truck; driving a long, long way. I loved just watching the world go by, seeing how different people live; passing through villages, markets and farms; and bringing beaming smiles to 100s of children with a simple wave. As we whirled through Kenya, the Savannah was slowly replaced with tea plantations. At the Kenyan-Ugandan border we had to be forceful with the … Continue reading

PhotoBlog : A Taste of the Maasai Mara


My first taste of safari was 15 years ago, when I visited the Serengeti in Tanzania. At the time I was surprised to discover how much I loved it. Bouncing in the back of a jeep; spotting animals you normally see behind bars at the zoo, but with complete freedom; it is absolutely wonderful and you never know what animal encounters you will have. The Maasai Mara game park also … Continue reading