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Jungles, Rainforest and Volcanoes! The DRC. 

My last update we just after we entered Rwanda before we made it over to the DR Congo. We decided to make the most of our gorilla experience and see the massive primates in Virunga National Park. 1,042 more words

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Let There Be Light

The modern amenities of life are easy to take for granted. Take electricity, a part of American homes for about 100 years, it is not something most people in this country think twice about in a normal day. 530 more words

The Guardian: Wildlife protection has become an increasingly dangerous business as rangers face armed gunmen and poachers

The Guardian, 23 August 2017, QUOTE: The Mali attack happened on the same day that three rangers were killed protecting Virunga national park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and just two days before renowned conservationist Wayne Lotter, 51, was murdered by an unknown gunman in Tanzania. 33 more words

TIME TO RELAX AT MIKENO LODGE VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK

August 13 & 14, 2017

After our final Gorilla Trek, our driver met us to whisk us away to Mikeno Lodge down the mountain and deeper in the Jungle. 840 more words

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Virunga Nation Park (DRC) trip report

For anybody thinking of crossing from Rwanda into the DRC to track gorillas, this detailed & up-to-date trip report on the ThornTree is well worth a read:  11 more words

GORILLAS...GORILLAS...GORILLAS

August 12, 2017

After a few hours of jostling, I was ready to be walking under my own 2 feet….AND my bladder was beckoning…After inquiring, the 3 of us hustled to the “”bathrooms”…or as I expected, the holes in the concrete…At this point I didn’t care….But…Oh my, these were the tiniest holes…Men could aim…We women?…Well, you could definitely see Gender Inequality with this! 1,019 more words

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THE ADVENTURE TO BURKIMA TO SEE THE GORILLAS AND A LITTLE HISTORY

August 12, 2017

Up VERY early to go see the Gorillas in Virunga National Park…Breakfast was simple and tasty and the view of Lake Kivu lovely…There I met a British Couple who, it would turn out, would be driving with me…We discovered on the way to Burkima that we had a similar itinerary through the Volcano trek and are all traveling with Inspired Journeys. 1,126 more words

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