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In search of the Silverbacks

May 12th 2015
Trekking through lush forest whilst following the tracker who is making a path with his machete. Then you hear some bamboo cracking and leaves shaking...we are less than 2 metres from Lucky the Silverback and head of the Hirwa group, who is tenderly grooming a youngster. Babies stay close to their mothers but still eager to explore; the teenagers are beating their chests and wrestling with each ot ... read more
Africa » Rwanda

Rwandan Flag In 1959, three years before independence from Belgium, the majority ethnic group, the Hutus, overthrew the ruling Tutsi king. Over the next several years, thousands of Tutsis were killed, and some 150,000 driven into exile in neighboring countries. T... ... read more
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