What a way to start the new year… rain symbolises luck and blessings in Rwandan culture, but what we had at Wilderness Sabyinyo was more than just rain. For the first time here we had snowfall. It was more than entertaining to see our guests and staff creating the first snowman for Sabyinyo which gave extra meaning to January – Mutarama in Kinyarwanda – with our sundowners aptly named Igitaramo (the show).
It’s always amazing to see how quickly the weather can change from big storms to beautiful sunshine. This helped the vegetation to quickly recover from the snow, which in the end invited golden monkeys to Sabyinyo at the same time as our sheep were grazing on the fresh grass.