Category: Africa

My Travel Bucket List – 2018 Edition

We all have a bucket list of things that we would like to do or see before we die.  Getting around to actually doing these things or seeing these places is another matter, but we all have a list.  We thought it would be fun to share with you our list (at least as it stands right now), and hear from you on what locations you are anxious to see.  The following list includes the places that we would really love to visit and why.  Let us know which places have you excited!

Friday Sound-Off: Are Walking Safaris Safe?

There has bee a lot of talk in the past decade on how safe walking safaris really are.  In most countries in Africa, guides are not allowed to carry guns on walking safaris.  Poaching is still a big issue in Africa, and keeping guns outside of the parks should be a top priority.  This means that clients are reliant upon the skill and experience of their guides to keep them safe while walking in the African bush.

Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda

A cute video we took in Rwanda of two juvenile Mountain Gorillas wrestling.  We were trekking through Volcanoes National Park in northwestern Rwanda.  There are only around 7 groups of mountain gorillas left in Rwanda, so they are still extremely endangered.