Expedition Blue Planet

Okavango Delta

                  Malawi is a small country in southeast Africa where malnutrition as a result of desertification has left children orphaned by AIDS to fight for their own lives as infections leave them susceptible to disease... the number one killer being Malaria. These kids are stunted and have infected sores on their skin and swollen bellies as worms devour them from within. This sounds like a made up, contrived version of reality written with the purpose of getting readers to feel compelled to action, but it is not so.

This is an orphanage we visited in Ruhija, Uganda. They are supported by Gorilla Mist Camp gorillamistcamp.com/ . Revenue from tourists who stay at the camp sponsors the orphanage and other development in the community. Ruhija is a beautiful place to see gorillas. The high elevation of this park entrance means thicker, more impressive forest. Gorilla Mist Camp is a great place to stay if you want to support local communities bordering the park, which is necessary to protect the forest where the gorillas live.

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