A jewel of a place...

Rwanda is the colour of emeralds from its thick lush forests and sapphires from its sparkling lakes. This is one of Africa’s friendliest countries. A warm welcome is complemented by comfortable facilities and a rich cultural heritage. Much of Rwanda’s landscape is impressively mountainous and is a nature lover’s paradise boasting a wide variety of wildlife. Of course the main act is Parc National des Volcans in Northern Rwanda, home to the world’s largest number of endangered mountain gorillas. The national park is made up of a dramatic chain of seven volcanoes, which provide a border with both Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The gorillas number in the hundreds and live in a protected area now free from poachers, thanks to much of the earlier work done by Dian Fossey and the ongoing conservation efforts of Rwanda’s own people and animal welfare organisations. It is important to book a gorilla trek early because there are a limited number of permits allocated each day.Rwanda is the perfect country to see the Mountain Gorilla's. A short three day gorilla safari can easily be combined with a safari and beach holiday in East Africa.

Imagine you push aside a tangled rope of vine, press through the maze of foliage and come upon a family of endangered mountain gorillas.

This truly primal experience, ideal for the intrepid adventurer, is complimented by Rwanda's other highlights - chimpanzee hikes, waterfall swims and a visit to the grave of Dian Fossey who dedicated her life to the conservation and protection of the magestic mountain gorillas.