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Rwanda

Rwanda

Spy enigmatic mountain gorillas through misty jungle – it’s one of wildlife’s greatest encounters

Tours in Rwanda

Despite its legacy, these days Rwanda is a country of hope, beauty and prosperity. The likelihood is that if you’re on holiday here, it’s to see mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Described by Sir David Attenborough as “one of the most exciting encounters of my life,” for many this is the ultimate wildlife experience. Indeed, little else is comparable to standing a few metres from these magnificent yet peaceful primates.

Trekking at high altitude to see these animals can be tough, but this type of raw experience is the very essence of adventure travel. A small population of gorillas live in the Parc National de Volcans, nestled high up in the mountains and shrouded by mist in early morning. It’s breathtaking, as is the whole of this verdant country. Rwanda trips with Earth Wanderer spend a few days here to acclimatise, and we’re involved with various conservation projects too.