To process all the experiences and impressions of the gorillas we saw before and to enjoy the photos and videos we took we decided to relax for a couple of days. We descended from the…
Now it was really about to happen. Since it rained quite heavily the night before the hike through the rainforest was slippery at times. The group had one silverback, the leader of the group, two…
The next day we were about to track Golden Monkeys in Volcanoes National Park. The park is known for the Mountain Gorilla research that Dian Fossey did.
After relaxing for a bit in Kigali we headed west towards one of Rwanda’s national parks. Not just any park but one where we could track chimpanzees! It was 5AM sharp when we reported to the gate of the guesthouse. Chimpanzees sleep in their nests at night and start to become active in the morning.
After about four weeks of staying in, sometimes luxury, hotels and lodges it was time to camp again! This time at a grassy area at the Mwanza Yacht Club. Proper campings are scarce in Tanzania. After that we drove to the border and camped at a German Fort. The next day we passed the border of Rwanda.
What an adventure driving to Emau Hill. The road was muddy and steep. The last kilometers we had to walk. The owners are very unfriendly but the location is perfect and we saw a lot of chameleons. The next day we went to Lushoto and did a hike to Irente Viewpoint. We drove further to Moshi and saw the Kilimanjaro.
We decided to go to North Luangwa. You have to cross two national parks and several villages. If you check the route on a map it doesn’t look that complicated but in reality we had to cross rivers, drive bad roads and get on a scary pontoon. The special thing about the trip is all the villages you pass along the way.
Before we entered South Luangwa a herd of elephants crossed the road in front us. In the afternoon we saw ‘Ginger’ the lion with ten others. They were exhausted of the night before because they killed a buffalo.