Africa | The Virunga Mountains rise above Lake Mutanda, Uganda. | © National Geographic / David Pluth


Ever since I watched Gorillas in the Mist directed by Michael Apted and starring Sigourney Weaver as naturalist Dian Fossey in the late 80’s I have been captivated  by these magnificent creatures and the dense forests that carpet the volcanic Virunga mountains.

A young mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei) enjoys the comfort of resting in its mother’s arms in the remote Virunga Mountains of Rwanda Picture: Andy Rouse / Rex Features



The African Geographic has a wonderful article ‘Clearing up the Mist Around The Great Apes‘ I highly recommend that you take a look.