the elusive and endangered golden monkey

On a visit to Volcanoes National Park in Eastern Rwanda, the central show is obviously a Mountain Gorilla trek. However, there is a lesser...

christmas at the great mosque in touba, senegal

As I am not much for the gross display of capitalism during the consumer holiday known as Christmas, I like to travel during this...

the kwitonda gorilla family in volcanoes national park, rwanda [video]

Any journey to East Africa would not be complete without a gorilla trek. After all, what else are you going to do after you...

the wildlife of namibia’s etosha national park [video]

Etosha National Park is a national park in northwestern Namibia. The park was proclaimed a game reserve on March 22, 1907 in Ordinance 88...

the reality of tracking mountain gorillas in the bwindi impenetrable rainforest, uganda

As I mentioned in a prior post, the reality of tracking the critically endangered mountain gorilla in the Bwindi Impenetrable Rainforest in southwestern Uganda...

the world will soon welcome its newest country

Last week, a week-long referendum was completed in the southernmost province of Sudan.  And this week, the results: an almost unanimous (99% in fact)...

tea with the colobus monkeys

During my travels in Rwanda, I saw miles and miles of tea plantations. Against the orange dirt and bright blue sky the green was...

reporting from eastern rwanda [video]

JT reporting from Eastern Rwanda with a compilation of video that includes gorillas, giraffes, and the human landscape including a refugee camp. View on...

a drive through ntungamo, a town in southwest uganda [video]

As I left the Bwindi Impenetrable Rainforest and my spectacular encounter with the mountain gorillas, I drove through the town of Ntungamo. Ntungamo is...

the song and dance of uganda’s batwa pygmies [video]

In the conservation game there are always winners and losers. When in 1991 the Impenetrable Central Forest Reserve—along with Mgahinga Gorilla Reserve and Rwenzori...

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