Journey to the heart of East Africa where beautiful Rwanda and Uganda await for a safari like no other.
In Rwanda and Uganda you can experience one of the world’s great wildlife safari experience: trekking through the African jungle to view the famous mountain gorillas.
Rwanda & Uganda have much more to offer than gorilla safaris with awe-inspiring mountain landscapes, an interesting history, warm, friendly people with a fascination culture.
Rwanda – The Land of a Thousand Hills
Rwanda is a land of great diversity and beauty. Popularly known as ‘The Land of a Thousand Hills’, Rwanda features five volcanoes, twenty-three lakes and numerous rivers, some forming the source of the great River Nile.
Rwanda is a truly scenic tourist destinations that is a photographer’s paradise. Boasting wonderful people, awe-inspiring lakes, astonishing scenery, rare species of primates like the mountain gorillas and an amazing irregular landscape whose valleys and peaks combine with the sky to produce captivating photographic opportunities.
Mountain Gorilla Safaris
The mountain gorillas of Rwanda are gentle giants and are found in the Virunga Mountains wherein lies the Volcanoes National Park (Parc National des Volcans). In the Volcanoes National Park there are currently 8 gorilla families totalling 740 individuals that you can visit on your gorilla safari.
Rwanda not only enjoys the best security in the region but also has the easiest access routes for visiting the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.
A large selection of African wildlife can be seen in the Rwandan forests, rivers and mountains including zebras, impalas, water buffalos giraffes and elephants. Even the flora is fascinating and bird watchers can enjoy the various bird species.
Due its small size, Rwandan tourist attractions are near each other and can be reached quite easily and safely.
Breathtaking Highland Landscapes
Rwanda is a highland with truly breathtaking landscapes. Rwanda’s mountainous topography is a product of her position on the eastern rim of the Albertine Rift Valley, part of the Great Rift Valley which cuts through Africa from the Red Sea to Mozambique, forming a mountain range that traverses the country from north to south. The west coast of the country overlooks the beautiful shores of Lake Kivu.
Rich African Culture
Rwanda has a rich culture evidenced in the diversity of fine crafts and strong traditions. These include music and dance and a variety of handicrafts. Sought after crafts include pottery, basketry, painting, jewellery, wood carving and metalwork.
A window on Rwanda’s history is provided by numerous memorial sites and museums preserved around the country. A number of community based tourism experiences offer tourists the opportunity to experience life in a traditional Rwandan village.
Uganda – The Pearl of Africa
The ‘Pearl of Africa, Uganda is country with fantastic natural scenery and a rich cultural mosaic. Travelling through Uganda you will be captivated by its beauty, overwhelmed by the friendliness of its people and intrigued by all that Uganda has to offer.
Uganda has beautiful and various landscapes including lakes, the White Nile, savannahs and jungles. The climate is tropical – warm, but in higher regions it can get cold. Ecologically, Uganda is where the East African savannah meets the West African jungle.
Wildlife, Bird Watching & Gorilla Safaris
Where else but in this uniquely lush destination can one observe lions prowling the open plains in the morning and track chimpanzees through the rainforest undergrowth the same afternoon, then the next day navigate tropical channels teeming with hippos and crocodiles before setting off into the misty mountains to visit the majestic mountain gorillas.
Uganda is the only safari destination whose range of forest primates is as impressive as its selection of plain antelopes. Besides the wide biodiversity, Uganda is also blessed with a vast bird population of more than 1,000 species making it a much sought after destination for bird watching safaris.
Uganda has excellent national parks such as Murchison Falls National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park where game viewing safaris is possible. The chimpanzees of Kibale National Park are only one species of monkeys which lives in Uganda. Bwindi National Park or Mgahinga National Park are very popular areas to track the endangered mountain.
Mountain trekking is also a popular activity in Uganda with many peaks to suit all levels of fitness and experience.
Rwanda & Uganda Safari Tours
We offer safari tours to both Rwanda and Uganda and these tours can be combined for the best wildlife, birding, and cultural, historical and geographical tours East Africa has to offer.
Kindly contact us to book your Rwanda and/or Uganda safari tour.