RWANDA & UGANDA
BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST
Hidden in southwestern Uganda, the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is said to be Africa's oldest rainforest. It is world-renowned for its excellent gorilla sighting opportunities. The rugged landscape features dense jungle, cascading waterfalls, sparkling mountain streams and deep valleys lined with steep ridges. This untouched forest has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its breathtaking beauty and unique ecological significance. Aside from the amazing gorilla interactions, there are other activities such as forest walks featuring over 340 species of birds as well as an enormous population of diverse butterflies.
VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
Bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo in Rwanda, the Volcanoes National Park is best known as a sanctuary for the region's rare mountain gorillas. Visitors flock her to experience a face to face encounter with these intriguing creatures. The park is set high on the jungle-covered slopes of the volcanic Virunga Mountains. Hikes through the park are highly regulated and reserve the time to spend up to an hour at a time with these incredible primates in their natural habitat. While the gorilla's are undoubtedly the main attraction, visitors can also look forward to exploring hiking trails, visiting the tomb of the world-famous Dian Fossey and Karaoke Research Center, and even enjoy a beautiful hike to the crater lake on Mount Bisoke.
Rwanda & Uganda
Rwanda has much to offer visitors such as the tracking of endangered mountain gorillas in the Virunga National Park. The park extended across the parks and jungle covered slopes of the volcanic Virunga Mountains. Other major tourist attractions include expansive Lake Kivu, the ancient Nyungwe Forest with its rich population of primate species, and the game-rich Savannah lands of Akagera National Park.
Uganda, or the ‘Pearl of Africa’, as it was famously dubbed by Winston Churchill, is characterized by relatively a flat savanna in the north, with mountains in the west, and dense and remarkably lush forests in the central region. The nation is home to an astonishingly diverse range of African wildlife including the highly endangered mountain gorilla which can be found in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. A popular spot for wildlife watching is Queen Elizabeth National Park, which hosts four of the Big Five, a flock of flamboyant flamingos and the rare tree-climbing lions of Ishasha.