Happy New Year + Mountain Gorillas Video

Jan 1, 2024

As 2023 comes to a close, I am so thankful for the incredible journey of the past twelve months. From the captivating and intimate moments shared with bears, great apes, and big cats, it’s been an extraordinary ride, which has been enriched by the privilege of sharing these encounters with all of you.

I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you who has been a part of this wild ride. Your encouragement, likes, shares, and kind words have not only fueled my creative spirit but have also inspired me more than ever to do more for wildlife conservation around the world.

As we step into 2024, I wish you all a New Year filled with boundless joy, endless possibilities, and the warmth of shared moments. May our collective efforts in conservation continue to make a positive impact, creating a better world for all of its inhabitants.

Here’s to new beginnings, shared smiles, and a year ahead filled with captivating moments and incredible encounters. Thank you for being a part of this journey, and I look forward to sharing more adventures with you in the coming year!

Mountain Gorillas


Mountain gorillas embody a uniqueness that is both captivating and humbling. These incredible beings, living in the lush and verdant landscapes of East Africa, have a way of forging a deep emotional bond with those fortunate enough to encounter them. Their expressive eyes and gentle demeanor reveal a complex and intelligent nature, highlighting the striking similarities between our species.

Both of my mountain gorilla tour groups were absolutely fantastic, radiating with an abundance of laughter and positive energy. From the awe-inspiring sight of a silverback standing tall, pounding its chest, to the heartwarming scenes of a playful baby nursing right before our eyes, and the astonishing displays of tree climbing and ant-eating, the adventure was a series of extraordinary encounters.

While there is so much more to recount, I tried to capture the essence of this adventure in my latest YouTube video. Click on the image below to join me in reliving this magical experience.

You can also see all of my favorite photos from this tour here. This year we were lucky to encounter mountain gorillas in new locations I hadn’t explored before. Several times, we saw mountain gorillas with views of the local community in the background, which showcased the beauty and delicate balance of wildlife and human coexistence.

Ready for an unforgettable adventure with Mountain Gorillas? Send me a message, and I’ll gladly share more details with you. I plan to confirm my 2024 dates within the next week.