700, give or take, is how many mountain gorillas are said to be left in their natural habitat. It has always been a strong desire of mine to see them where they live, while they were still there. So I spent a year and a half planning and dreaming of making this adventure happen. I found a group of close friends that shared this desire to search for these beautiful creatures with me. With the help of Volcanoes Safaris and my most amazing travel agent Dori Peterson, we set off to Rwanda and Uganda for a trip that would create a magical indelible memory that will make me smile every time I think of this trip until I die.
My husband Mike, Robin, Harold, Jill, Scott, Milo and Myself.
Set on top of a mountain with 360 degree views of volcanoes, lakes, islands and villages.
Leaving Uganda we flew to Tanzania to start our safari. Our first stop was a bucket list lodge that I had to stay at before I died, The Ngorongoro Crater Lodge.
No walls, no gates and no fences between us and the wild.
Virunga has been nominated for an Oscar for best documentary through Netflix.
Please take some time to watch this amazing film.