'The tiny country of Rwanda, in the heart of Africa, has been described as ‘the land of a thousand hills’. It is full of stunning scenery including an undulating landscape of hills, gardens and tea plantations. The mountain ranges, volcanoes, rivers and lakes will take your breath away.
In the north, the Parc National de Volcans is home to one third of the world's population of endangered mountain gorillas. There are not many things in life as absolutely thrilling as watching gorillas go about their daily life of feeding, resting, playing and raising their young in their natural habitat, at very close range.
A gorilla visit can be anything from a one to four hour trek through the forest, led by experienced trackers who have spent their lives living in, or close to, the forest. The enchanting trek will have you wending your way through overhanging vines, moss-covered hagenia trees and giant lobelias. Golden monkeys, buffalo, bush duiker and a wide variety of birds may be spotted on your way.
With easy flight connections to and from Nairobi, Rwanda is the perfect compliment to a Kenya or Tanzania safari.