Steve recently got back from his fascinating trip to Africa with Terra Incognita Ecotours. He explored the Virunga mountains of Rwanda. Gorillas are the largest living primate and the mountain gorilla is a sub-species discovered in 1902. They live surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery – it could almost make you forget how critically endangered they are.
Steve actually came face-to-face with the gentle giants and caught it on tape.
In this video Steve talks about this trip, the difficulty of getting to the destination, and the overwhelming feeling when he gets so close to these amazing relatives of humans. Mountain gorillas are surviving because of the money ecotours are bringing into what is otherwise a war-ravaged area, struggling to rebuild.
Enjoy this fascinating wildlife safari on the other side of the world. No passport necessary!
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)