What to Do in Uganda and Rwanda?
Rwanda is home to almost half of the 880 mountain gorillas found in the wild and the kingdom has been at the forefront of gorilla conservation efforts. The endangered mountain gorillas are found in the Virunga Massif and this massive conservation being done concertedly by the three countries of Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda fueled by the national conservation authorities, the local populations and the international NGO community through advocacy towards the protection of mountain gorillas.
Gorilla Trekking Rwanda is a leading Gorilla Safari Company in the East African region providing tailor-made packages to the different tour attractions in the region. Our tour packages range from mountain gorilla tracking in Rwanda and Uganda to wildlife safari packages such as Masai Mara safari, Serengeti safari and Murchison falls safari among others.
Rwanda Named Among Top Tourist Destinations
The land of a Thousand Hills”, Rwanda is green with rising and falling landscape of hills, gardens and tea plantations and many others and it offers tourists the first hand vacation holiday experience through their stay and for those who visit part of the world remaining Mountain Gorillas, in Africa, birds, chimpanzees, wildlife, genocides and culture feel sad to return to there home countries. Rwanda is a thriving, safe country with one of the lowest crime rates in Africa. All major attractions are located within 1-5 hour drive from the capital, Kigali and this makes it the best place to be. Besides, the country being Located in the heart of Central and East Africa with easy access to bordering countries of Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo as well as to Kenya, Rwanda is an perfect destination for travelers who wish to visit the entire east African region.
Why Travel With Us?
On all of our escorted tours, you’ll be led by a local, expert, English-speaking guide who will make each destination come alive like only a resident can. Along the way, your guide will share the traditions, culture and history of your destination from a first-hand perspective, and may even add some unexpected off-itinerary adventures. Often times it is our incredible guides our travelers remember and reminisce about most when they recount their experience.
PRICE AND VALUE
We believe an unforgettable travel experience doesn’t have to be expensive; that’s why we continually strive to offer the most competitive prices around. Because our grassroots approach provides a more affordable way to travel, we’re able to deliver the adventure of a lifetime at a fraction of the cost.
We have the newest and most modern fleet of safari vehicles in Rwanda and Uganda. Our vehicles are religiously maintained according to the manufacturer’s specifications and are renewed on a regular basis once age affects reliability.
From unique home stays, safari lodges and hotels to sleeping moored under the stars in a tranquil bay, our options will provide you with the most authentic experience possible and will always reflect the local character and spirit of your adventure in East Africa.
Our customer service is legendary. We’re passionate about travel and we love helping you put together a gorilla safari you’ll remember for a lifetime. Our reservation agents are there when you’re just researching your next trip and will help you throughout the whole booking process. Once you’re on your trip, we have a dedicated emergency line that is manned 24/7, not by an answering service, but by our managers in Kigali, who know what to do to help you (even if it’s in the middle of the night). When you book your tour with us, you have a team watching out for you no matter where you go. Oh, and that service is entirely free of charge.
A DIFFERENT WAY TO TRAVEL
We encourage you to step off the beaten path, embrace the unexpected and immerse yourself in the extraordinary. Our award-winning safaris embrace authentic accommodation and local transportation to bring you face to face with the world’s most fascinating cultures, customs and awe-inspiring wildlife.
Things to Do in Rwanda
Rwanda offers the best gorilla trekking destination in the world, with 10 habituated gorilla groups in Volcanoes National Park. This park is located in the northern part of the country, about 2 hours drive from Kigali International airport.
Apart from mountain gorilla tracking, Volcanoes National park offers the following activities to tourists;
- Golden Monkey Tracking
- Adventurous hike to Dian Fossey Tombs and Karisoke Research Center
- Musanze Caves exploration
- Visit Umuzabibu Mwiza – Handspun Hope Women’s Center
- Community Tours and Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village
Rwanda also has more to offer like primates tracking (Chimpanzees) in Nyungwe Forest and huge game viewing in Akagera National Park.
Things to Do in Uganda
Uganda offers memorable gorilla trekking experience in the Magnificent Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga National Park. Bwindi has about 14 habituated gorilla groups and Mgahinga has only one group and offers the best gorilla trekking experience in Africa. Other things to do in Bwindi and Mgahinga National Park include;
- Golden monkeys in Mgahinga National Park
- Batwa Trail / Batwa Experience (Visit the Pygmies)
- Excellent Bird watching
- Caves exploration and forest walks
- Mountain climbing / hiking
- Gorilla habituation
Uganda further offers big game viewing and fantastic boat cruises in the different parks such as Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls and Kibale national park famous for Chimps tracking / habituation experience.
Uganda and Rwanda Combined tours
Choose from a variety of unparalleled tours combining different destinations in East Africa; for instance, we have Uganda and Rwanda combined gorilla tours offering great opportunity to track the gorillas more than once in both destinations. The 2 destinations can be combined with Kenya’s Masai Mara and Tanzania’s Serengeti, Olduvai Gorge and Ngorongoro among others.