Haven’t seen Anne Curtis on It’s Showtime for two weeks now? Well, she’s currently in Africa with her handsome husband Erwan Heusaff to celebrate their first anniversary and have their long overdue honeymoon for a month, a year after their lovely wedding in New Zealand on November 12, 2017.
Going through their Instagram accounts, we can get a glimpse of their whereabouts and exciting adventures that are totally not for the faint of heart through the snaps and clips they posted and the stories they shared.
Their first stop was in Zimbabwe, where they were able to swim in the wild current of Devil’s Pool, Victoria Falls and even posed on the edge of the falls. They also went to Zambia to see a few of the remaining White Rhinos taken care of at Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park.
The couple then headed to Kenya and dropped by David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, a shelter for orphaned or abused elephants, rhinoceroses, and other animals. There, Erwan presented his anniversary gift to Anne, which is fostering an orphaned elephant calf in her name. According to her, Enkesha was born a day after her birthday and was needed to be taken in the shelter after being found with a damaged trunk caused by nasty wire snare wrapped around her little trunk. They also mingled with a tower of giraffes, with Anne revealing that they picked the gentle animal to represent the South Africa shade of her cosmetic line’s newest lipstick collection.
As of this writing, their latest location is in Rwanda, where they went on long, muddy, and thorny uphill hikes just to have a close encounter with two bands of silverback gorillas tagged Agashya (which means “special”) Group and the Amahoro (which means “peace”) Group. The sight of a three-week old infant being carried by his mother was the highlight of their trek for Anne, while for Erwan, it was being forcibly brushed aside by the second dominant silverback as it came near them.
On the third day of their hike, they visited the remnants of the Karisoke Research Center formerly ran by the late American primatologist and conservationist Dian Fossey who was brutally murdered on the site in 1985. It is also where she was laid to rest, along with gorilla family she closely researched and adored and her favorite silverback Digit who was killed by poachers.
They also decided to take on a guided community walk in Sabyinyo to get to know the families and mingled with the children who enthusiastically waved to the camera while Anne was taking a selfie. The locals showed them the process of making sourgum flour and their home-made remedies made out of traditional herbs and plants and even exhibited their traditional dances, ceremonies, and music.
In between their travels, the well-loved host-actress would give her followers a tour in the lodges they stayed in and share photos and videos of other picturesque sights that would really have us yearning to go to that places someday.
Thank you for imparting your #ERWANNEderlustAFRICA adventures, Anne! The madlang people are surely excited for your comeback.