Described as 'the land of a thousand hills' Rwanda is a land of great
diversity and beauty and enjoys six volcanoes, twenty-three lakes and
numerous rivers, some forming the source of the great River Nile.
Rwanda boasts a variety of wildlife; the Parc National de Volcans, in
the north is home to one third of the world's population of endangered
mountain gorillas. The gorillas can be seen in their natural habitat at
very close range.
A gorilla visit can be anything from a one to four hour trek through the
forest, led by experienced trackers who have spent their lives living in
or close to the forest. The enchanting trek will have you weaving
through overhanging vines, moss-covered hagenia trees and giant lobelias.
You may even spot golden monkeys or see buffalo, bush duiker
and a wide variety of bird life. However, nothing can prepare you for
one of the greatest wildlife experiences on earth, that of spending some
time with the gentle giant gorillas, as they go about their daily life,
feeding, playing, resting and raising their young.
With easy access to Kigali, why not combine a gorilla safari in Rwanda
with a game drive on the plains of the Serengeti or even the chimpanzees
of Mahale in western Tanzania, or, for those who seek pure relaxation,
why not visit the beautiful beaches of Lamu or Zanzibar.