Gorilla Trekking – What You Need to Know

Chimpanzees are the closest relation to humans in the animal kingdom. Second to chimpanzees is the magnificent gorilla. We humans share all but 1.6% of our DNA with gorillas so it’s no wonder that looking into a gorilla’s eyes feels a lot like looking into a human’s. This video was shot in Rwanda by David […]


Elephant E.R. – Rescue In the Bush

I have been going on safari for over 15 years. Over those years I have seen some amazing and beautiful things in the bush. Lions hunting, elephants playing with their kids, chimpanzees acting like you and I, and gorillas walking right by me. But nothing prepared me for the amazing beautiful emotional experience that I […]

Serengeti Crowned Africa’s Best Safari Park

People always ask me where is the best place to go on safari. I give them that infamous answer – it depends. And it does because each park, each country offers something different. Chobe in Botswana or Tarangire in Tanzania have a great concentration of elephants. Gorillas? Parc de Vulcans in Rwanda or Bwindi Impenetrable […]


Sherry & Karen’s Excellent Safari Adventure!

PART TWO Last week I introduced you to Sherry & Karen who traveled with Infinite Safari Adventures to Rwanda and Tanzania in October. Here is more of their story. After visiting Kigali it was up to the mountains to see the Gorillas. And see them they did. It was also old home week: They also […]

Sherry & Karen’s Excellent Safari Adventure!

PART I Almost every week I try to write on this blog. At times it is difficult to come up with something new and interesting to share. However for the next few weeks I thought I would share some excerpts from a wonderful/funny/authentic journal that I received recently from 2 clients – Sherry & Karen […]

Rwanda 5 Fun Facts

This week we are going to provide you with 5 fun facts about Rwanda one of only 3 countries where you can see Mountain Gorillas. Rwanda is one of the smallest nations in the world. It is roughly the size of Vermont. The big difference is that Vermont has a population of about 600,000 whereas […]


Happy New Year

Give Thanks Today is December 31st, the last day of 2013. I wrote this blog a week earlier having just returned from a hike with my dog Alley and my son Darrow who is visiting for a few days from Santa Cruz. I am biased but Darrow, 23, is an amazing person. He is a […]

Meet The Hirwa Group

After meeting up with our guide, Patience, I met the other members of our group. It was a collection of doctors, lawyers, and psychiatrists from Germany who had come to Rwanda to help train professionals there in dealing with a multitude of issues including post-traumatic stress resulting from the genocide. Since I do not speak […]