I wanted to share some of my personal videos and the amazing lessons I learned on my recent gorilla trek in northern Rwanda. Gorillas only live in the volcanic mountain jungles Rwanda, the Congo and Uganda…so it was quite a journey we took to get to them. Sometimes, videos and photos say so much more than words, and this is one of those times. As you can see in this first quick clip, after our tracker found the gorillas, we were a few feet away. Not caught on camera, but two gorillas touched both my husband John and I!
This adorable clip of a few of the juveniles will make you a gorilla lover if you are not already. It clearly exemplifies just how human-like and playful they are. Humans and gorillas share about 98% of the same DNA.
This mother gorilla let us get within about 4 feet of her. She was so sweet and proud. Look at her baby, estimated to be only 20 days old!
Here are those sweet juveniles again! I love this picture. Look how the one on the left look like an Ewok. 🙂
We had a charismatic tracker guide named Edward, who could speak gorilla language. Check this out!!
Here you can see the Silverback just from this quick clip – his sweet face and the way he cups his head in his hands. Silverbacks get up to 450 or 500 pounds, and are among the strongest animals on earth. But they do not eat meat- their natural diet is around 200 different types of plants from the jungle, plus some ants and other insects. So keep drinking your GGS and eating your Raw Gorilla Taco Wraps and you will get strong also!
It was scary, but exhilarating to be with the gorillas, and one of the most incredible experiences I’ve ever had! We were lucky to see them on a patch of flat land and be able to get so close to them. That is not always the case. Our tracker said sometimes people hike all day in the volcanoes and don’t see any of them, or only see them from the distance. So we incredibly grateful for our experience.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my gorilla videos and pics.
Stay tuned for more inspirations from my amazing journey through Africa!
Awesome! Thank you for sharing!
Thank you so much for sharing your videos and experience with these amazing gorillas. Gorillas have had a special place in my heart since I was young. Going to Africa to see them is on my bucket list. So I appreciate being able to see them in your videos. Thank you for all you do and share with us. God Bless !!
loved watching you on the Queen L Show. Glad you found inspiration in my home country, Rwanda. I love the Gorilla smoothie :). Thanks for sharing. Murakoze 🙂
So beautiful! I am from Rwanda living in New York city. I really enjoy and happy to see how everyone who visits Gorillas love them. We are so blessed to have them. I watched you on Queen Latifah show, you are so great. If you are in New York I will be happy to meet you. Check out my book ” Tested to the Limit” A Genocide Survivor’s Story of Pain, Resilience and hope. I will keep reading your blog. All the best. Consolee
You have got to be absolutely: Crazy
Out of your freakin skull.
Do you babble much at the dinner table?
Let’s get married, I’ll take out a huge life insurance policy on you, then you can go back to the big guys.
I love this, Kimberly! I loved watching the babies play. So cute! What an amazing experience!
This is wonderful. I am from Rwanda and currently living New York. I am so happy you had a great time and loved our Gorillas. They are beautiful. If you are New York, I will be happy to meet you. Check out my book “Tested to the Limit” A Genocide Survivor’s Story of Pain, Resilience and Hope. All the best.
Kimberly, that’s an amazing experience! Thank you for sharing.
That was amazing!!
I would do anything to be able to have a experience like that .
Those animals are amazing ! Thanks so much for sharing !
Wow…truly amazing. I give you credit, I would be absolutely shaking in my boots!
Wow! What a big experience and a beautiful journey…I can’t wait to try the new smoothies you did yesterday that was inspired by your trip to Rwanda. You are such an inspiration for a lot of people. I have a small request: could you do a yoga routine that we could do just before bed time? Something that would help relax and stretch body, mind and soul? thanks
Awesome! Your post is very timely. My daughter hopes to do a service trip to Rwanda this summer and I was considering a trip there to see the gorillas. Any trek company suggestions?
So sweet, thank you for sharing! I want to book to flight to Rwanda right now! 😉
What a beautiful experience! Thank you so much for sharing.
I loved it!! What a great experience !
Thanks for sharing! These videos are absolutely amazing!
Can you please post the recipes for the smoothies you made on the Queen Latifah Show. (Gorilla Shake; Serengeti Smoothie; Cedric Smoothie).
Cannot thank you enough for sharing. Between the pictures and the videos, I am in awe. This just made my day! Glad you were able to experience all of this.
This is truly amazing,feels good to see that their his still wonderfull places like that where animal can live there life in peace ,you are very lucky to have experience that, thanks a lot for sharing with us all those pics and videos! 🙂
Awesome video and pictures. The gorillas are amazing!
Thank you for sharing 🙂
Please publish the recipes for these 3 new shakes. Looked like an unbelievable trip. What a wonderful experience.
thank you for sharing your amazing adventure in Rwanda. I love your life!!!
Could you provide the contact information for the guide, guide group and how you got there? I’m sure others would love to follow in your footsteps.