Central Africa has long held a fascination for the intrepid and the curious impenetrable landscapes. This remarkable and unique trip takes us across some of the most beautiful and emotive landscapes on the African continent, travelling through Burundi, Rwanda and Eastern Congo as we go in search of the largest gorillas on earth.
Beginning in Bujumbura travel from the shores of Lake Tanganyika, into the Virunga Mountains and on to the expansive waters of Lake Kivu. Along the way we’ll have a chance to visit the rare lowland gorillas of DR Congo’s Kahuzi-Biega National Park, climb to the summit of one of the most active volcanoes in the world and meet a cast of fascinating and inspiring characters who will provide a truly unique insight into this incredible continent.
Rwanda, often overlooked due to its troubled history, is taking its deserved place on the tourist map of East Africa. This lush and verdant country has much to offer the adventurous traveler.
One of the main draws to the dense jungle and towering volcanoes of Parc National des Volcans is the opportunity to see some of the world’s last bands of Mountain Gorillas – often described as the ultimate wildlife experience. There is also a chance to track the Golden monkey – another wonderful opportunity to observe a rare primate in its natural habitat.
With almost no flat land and range upon range of rugged hills, Rwanda is one of the most mountainous countries in Africa his superb wildlife trekking holiday to a refreshingly new destination takes in the best Rwanda has to offer from Lake Kivu and the ancient Nyungwe Forest to hiking on the volcanoes of the Virunga Chain and including the chance to meet the gorillas and chimps.
Tracking the mountain gorillas is an unequalled jungle trek experience culminating in the thrill of standing within metres of a family, often including the imposing male silverback. Rwanda and Uganda are also known for the colourful cultures and pretty lakes around where many of these communities live and Gisenyi is a fine example of this.