Uganda & Rwanda
Uganda or Rwanda are perfectly combined with countries such as Tanzania, Kenya and Ethiopia.
The top choice national park in south western Uganda is Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to almost half of the world’s surviving mountain gorillas.
As well as its famous primates, the park contains 120 other species of mammal – more than any of Uganda’s other national parks – though sightings are less common due to the dense forest.
Venture further in Uganda and visit its largest national park, Murchison Falls, where the Victoria Nile crashes over the rock and descends towards Lake Albert. Here, you can expect to see elephants, Rothschild giraffes, lions, Ugandan kobs (antelopes), waterbucks, buffaloes, hippos and crocodiles plus about 460 bird species.
The survival of mountain gorillas is one of Africa’s greatest conservation success stories, and tourism has played its role in this. Gorilla trekking safaris in Rwanda are our most popular request for this African destination. Although the gorilla permits are expensive, they are aimed at strengthening conservation efforts and supporting local community development; this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to look into the thoughtful, intelligent eyes of a large silverback gorilla is a magical encounter that transcends cost and many other wildlife experiences.