Rwanda & Uganda

Travel through the mists of the jungle to discover the magical sight of gorillas in their natural environment and many other primates. Read more...

The mountains of Rwanda and Uganda hold some of the world’s most valuable treasures – the various groups of gorillas that can be found there. Even the most seasoned travellers consider the time they spend observing the mountain gorillas as amazing beyond comparison.

These lands also offer a variety of monkeys, baboons and chimpanzee as well. Bird lovers flock to the area to observe hundreds of varied species found here. For those that love butterflies, the region has the highest density of butterflies in the world with a variety of species and colours.

In Uganda, stay close to the impressive Murchison Falls where the Nile shoots out over a massive drop and pools below. This area is home to chimpanzees, elephants and hippos as well as a variety of bird life. In Kibale forest, trek to see chimps and other primates in their natural habitat, protected from poachers by the tireless conservation work of locals. Arguably the most magical experience of all in Uganda, is the chance to spend three days in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home to the largest population of silverback gorillas as well as ancient forests and a diverse range of flora and fauna.

In Rwanda, venture deep into the shadow of the five Virunga peaks and Volcanoes National Park to see the mountain gorillas made famous by Dian Fossey’s conservation efforts to save them from poachers.

Highlights

  • Delight in a true once-in-a-lifetime experience and spend precious time with your mountain gorilla group
  • Extend your East Africa experience by combing the Rwanda gorilla experience with your Tanzania and/or Kenyan safari
  • Bask in primate heaven in Uganda with chimps, monkeys, baboons and gorillas
  • Cruise the Kazinga Channel and spot a myriad of wildlife including hippos, crocodiles and pelicans