Your group lightly treads through the dense, cool forest. Suddenly your expert tracker/guide signals everyone to halt. Up ahead in a clearing you spot them – a troop of mountain gorillas. As you advance slowly into the clearing you take them in – the dominant male, several females and their offspring playing nearby. Some are eating, a few are grooming each other. They spot you and your heart skips a beat.
This is a moment few will ever get to know. But you will… booking with Natural World Safaris’ Rwanda gorilla treks. Ranging from 3 to 7 days, these safaris all feature a gorilla trekking experience up close to these rare and elusive great apes. You’ll move in small groups with an experienced tracker who will share their expertise and advice about how to best view and “meet” a family of mountain gorillas.
All our Rwanda safaris feature trekking in Volcanoes National Park, home to one-third of the mountain gorillas in the world. The park is one of the most exciting in Africa with its range of dormant volcanoes and lush bamboo forests. The vistas of these endless mountains give Rwanda its other name: “Land of a Thousand Hills”.
You’ll find Rwanda to be a safe and stable country, especially friendly to tourists. Its people are welcoming and proud of the progress they’ve achieved over the last few decades. In today’s peaceful Rwanda you’ll feel comfortable and at ease.
The capital of Kigali is attractive, modern and safe. Most of our safari packages feature a tour of this busy city of charming boulevards and green hillsides. If you wish, you can visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre for insight into Rwanda’s history. Another Kigali highlight is the Caplaki Crafts Market where you’ll find handicrafts, carvings, masks, clothes and jewelry, all locally made.
The Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village visit is an opportunity to meet locals and experience Rwandan culture up close. See a medicine man create his herbal remedies; participate in ritual dances and even take up a traditional bow and arrow.
Some of our longer tours also offer unforgettable moments like a chimpanzee trek at Nyungwe Forest National Park where you’ll likely spot other primates such as colobus and golden monkeys. Here you can ascend to the Park’s Forest Canopy Walk. Imagine traversing a 50 m high walkway, viewing monkeys in the tree tops and birds flying beneath you, all in a stunning tropical forest!
There’s no limit to the adventure and memories you’ll enjoy on one of our exciting Rwanda Gorilla Treks. Let Natural World Safaris create a perfect African holiday for you.
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For more information about our safari excursions, or to book your dream safari trip with Natural World, simply get in touch with our friendly travel advisors. Give us a call on +254 202 216 830 or leave your details on our contact us page, and we'll reply as quickly as possible.
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