Tips for trekking the Simien Mountains, Ethiopia.

Before coming to trek the Simien Mountains you have already been in Ethiopia for at least a few days so you know some basic issues that may arise with communication, scheduling, and transport. We had many questions about how to organize when we arrived in Gondar and worked it out but hopefully this will save … Continue reading

The Nkuringo Mountain Gorilla babies

The Nkuringo Mountain Gorilla babies

Here are a few more shots of mountain gorillas from the edge of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda.  There are two youngsters in the troop of 14 that are under the age of 2. See the rest of the photos here or check out the video of the gorillas. If you re interested in viewing mountain … Continue reading

The Coffee Ceremony: An Ethiopian Tradition

The Coffee Ceremony: An Ethiopian Tradition

Ethiopia is the cradle of humanity, Rastafarianism, Queen of Sheba, the Land of Lucy, and most importantly, the place where coffee was first brewed. On any street in Ethiopia you can find “buna” (pronounced bun-ah). It’s not what you get at home or from the coffee shop. In the West you may only find it … Continue reading

Hanging out with gorillas, no kidding (video)

Hanging out with gorillas, no kidding (video)

 I shot this video of Nkuringo Mountain gorillas while traveling in Uganda, December 2013.  This is about 20km from the Congo border in SW Uganda. If you are thinking about seeing mountain gorillas, think about doing it with Nkuringo Walking Safaris and go to this post to find out why… Please share!!! Here is the … Continue reading

African safari from December 2013 (part 2)

African safari from December 2013 (part 2)

The sheer numbers of animals in Masai Mara National Park was astonishing.  I could not have expected to see the hundreds of zebra, wildebeest, and other antelope we did.  Also, maybe 40 individual lions in 3 days?  Amazing.  With regard to lions, I was surprised to learn there a ~400 lions remaining in all of … Continue reading

Mahberawi: An Assortment Of Exotic Ethiopian Dishes

Originally posted on About Addis Ababa:
Experiencing the diverse and exotic Ethiopian cuisines takes an enthusiastic exploration and time. Many Ethiopian traditional eateries throughout the country serves a particular dish which is famously known as Mahberawi … whether it is to make it easier for someone who wants to enjoy or to try- out “a…

A day bus ride in equatorial Uganda

A day bus ride in equatorial Uganda

Note: This was written the same day as this travel occurred in December 2013 I just remember being dumbfounded that there were no cocks crowing or dogs a barkin’ as I stood waiting for the taxi (small minivan). When it arrived, it looked perfect. There were about six passengers and my bag sat comfortably by … Continue reading