2007 Africa - Rwanda & Tanzania
In 2007 I had the opportunity to go back to Africa for my 4th visit (big birthday!). The highlight was gorilla trekking in Rwanda. I went with Volcanoes Safaris and stayed at Virunga Lodge. We went trekking for two days with Francios, the most experienced guide in the business who actually worked with Diann Fossey. We visited the Kwitonda family which included an 8-week old baby!
Following Rwanda, I went on safari in Tanzania at 3 different camps, staying at Sasakwa Lodge in Grumeti Reserves, Mwagusi Camp in Ruaha National Park and Sand Rivers Camp situated on the banks of the Rufiji River in the Selous Game Reserve.
The Tanzania private journey was arranged with Brad Horn of Epic Private Journeys. This was a custom trip hosted by Rob Barbour, a partner in Epic. Rob was awesome and I would highly recommend a private guide for this type of adventure. Rob spoke perfect Swahili and took care of every detail. He made the trip extra special!