KPLU's Tom Paulson up close and personal with gorillas in Rwanda
No visit to Rwanda is complete without seeing the mountain gorillas. Here’s one who came to have a closer look at us.
After a whirlwind week of meeting with Rwandan officials, business leaders, local journalists, activists and others in the capital city of Kigali, we took off for a few days to journey high up into the Birunga mountain range to the northern town of Kinigi, near the Congo and Uganda borders.
I’m traveling with a group of American journalists sponsored by the International Reporting Project. Our aim is to gain perspective on this country so many associate only with its genocidal past – but which many others today dub an “African success story.”