03.23.2011; Rwanda, Gashaki, Northern Province; Visit to Community Water and Sanitation Project (CWASA), meet with a women's water committee, a men's group and see a role play; landscapes on the way to Musanze;
A view of the peaks while we await the start of our gorilla trek at Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda.
A guide describes the Sabyinyo Family of mountain goriallas and what is expected of guest in the presence of the family.
A delegation from CARE USA begins their hike through the outskirts of Musanze to visit the mountain goriallas of Sabyinyo.
CARE Delegation hikes to Sabyinyo to visit moutain gorillas in Volcanoes Natioinal Park, Rwanda.
Machetes are required to cut the trail through the thick bamboo, guns to ward off buffalo, elephants and poachers.
After several hours of hiking, just off to one side, sitting quietly in the midst of thick bamboo, we see our first mountain gorilla.
An adult gorialla eats the leavs off a vine.
The baby mountain gorillas pretty much stayed out of sight during our visit.
An adult gorilla eats a galium vine.
An adult mountain gorilla stares back at me.
Eye-to-eye with a mountain gorilla.