Come face to face with a silverback gorilla in the land of a thousand hills, Rwanda, where stunning mountain scenery will leave you in awe. Encounter the home of the gorillas in Virunga Volcanoes, the big game of Akagera, and 13 species of primates in Nyungwe.
The Republic of Rwanda, “Land of a Thousand Hills” is a small landlocked country in the Great Lakes region of east-central Africa, bordered by Uganda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Tanzania.
Mountain gorillas are an endangered species with only 780 in existence and tracking these gentle giants is one of the most memorable wildlife experiences to be had. Images of “Gorillas in the Mist” will abound. The gorillas, despite their appearance, are among the most peaceable of primates. Dian Fossey’s famous study of the gorillas began in 1963, enabling her to monitor their behaviour at close quarters. Fossey’s work continues posthumously through the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund. Her grave is situated in Karisoke, among some of her beloved gorillas.
Discover the magic of this pristine mountain country as you explore mountains, lakes, savannah and traditions.