2017

5 Amazing Facts About Tanzania

Tanzania the first country I visited and is still one of Africa’s most incredible countries. Here are 5 tantalising, tremendous facts about Tanzania. 1. Tanzania is surrounded by three expansive lakes, Lake Victoria, Lake Tanganyika and Lake Malawi. Lake Victoria is the second largest freshwater lake in the world. (And Lake Tanganyika is where I first […]

Every Travel Show is Unique

By now I’m sure you’ve heard me say how much I look forward to travel show season every year. It is always a whirlwind of flights around the country, hauling exhibits around, excitement in the air and a special experience for me to meet new people and share my passion of Africa.  As my children […]

Travel Show Season!

The holidays are wonderful but I think one of my most favorite times of year is the season of adventure.. ..the excitement of possibilities.. ..the nationwide travel shows! Every year I take part in travel shows across the United States. It is a great way to personally speak with people who have long had Africa […]

Rwanda 2017 Part 6: Night Driving

Sitting at the beautiful Ruzizi Lodge in Akagera National Park.  I have just been told by a group of new friends that I have met on this trip that there is an opportunity to go on a night drive in the park.  I have been on several night drives over the years and it is […]

Rwanda 2017 Part 5: Akajera National Park

  Today after breakfast we made our way to Akajera National Park.  This is the only park in Rwanda with the big 5.  And while the numbers are small they are growing.  It is beautiful with lots of different ecosystems.  But what is really impressive is that they just relocated 18 black rhino from South […]

Rwanda 2017 Part 3: Join me on my Rwanda experience!

Government sponsored FAM trips (trips to show you what the country has to offer) can be an exhausting affair.  Yes, you are a VIP guest of the government and they want to show you the best of what the country has to offer, but every day you are up early driving to another locale meeting […]

Rwanda Genocide Memorial Visit

One of the themes on our trip to Rwanda was to change the impression of Rwanda from “Rwanda the Genocide Country” to “Remarkable Rwanda.” And while that has certainly happened no visit to Rwanda is complete without a visit to the Rwanda Genocide Memorial. It is very moving. Especially when you realize that 250,000 people […]

Alan at Kwita Izina!

Rwanda is a remarkable country, kindness is everywhere and the people are incredibly welcoming. This video interview was taken at the 2017 Kwita Izina gorilla naming ceremony. In it Alan describes the exciting atmosphere of Kwita Izina and what it’s like to experience this life-changing event. Do you have a question about Kwita Izina? Ask […]