Volcanoes National Park
Volcanoes National Park is situated in the northwestern Rwanda, and is the lush home to roughly 800 resident mountain gorillas. There are twelve gorilla families living in the park in total, all fully habituated to a human presence. The groups, or troops, consist of at least one silverback each along with several females and youngsters.
Kigali is the capital city of Rwanda, and a major arrival point for tourists visiting Rwanda’s national parks. Kigali has overcome a dark past, and provides a fascinating insight into Rwanda’s post-genocide recovery.
Akahera National Park
Akagera National Park is Central Africa’s largest protected wetland and the last remaining refuge for savannah-adapted species in Rwanda.
Lake Kivu is the largest lake in Africa a popular tourist destination given its proximity to the Volcanoes National Park, home of the mountain gorillas. Lake Kivu does not a hippo or crocodile population, making it a safe swimming destination.
Nyungwe is one of the oldest rainforests in Africa, and the largest expanse of forest in Rwanda. Nyungwe is rich in biodiversity and home to a small population of chimpanzees, as well as 12 other species of primate, including the black-and-white colobus monkey.
Kampala & Surrounds
Uganda – The source of the Nile river starts in the Rwenzoris, Africa’s tallest mountain range that stretch across western Uganda shrouded in mist and teeming with glaciers, waterfalls and alpine lakes. These ‘mountain’s of the moon’ are the home of Uganda’s mountain gorillas and tracking them through this majestic habitat is one of the country’s most iconic experiences. Nature – diverse and resplendent – looms large in Uganda. And Ugandans have worked hard to create and maintain national parks and conservation zones for its incredible biodiversity. Rafting the Nile is a world-class adrenaline adventure while booking a safari will most likely reveal Africa’s Big Five.