Uganda and Rwanda have been blessed with stunningly beautiful and varied landscapes, from the tropical splendor of the central Ugandan plateau to the volcanic Virunga Mountains. Add to this a dramatic array of lakes and rivers together with one of the highest concentrations of rare primates in the world (Gorillas, Columbus monkeys and chimpanzees). Thus are Uganda and Rwanda the perfect foil to Kenya and Tanzania’s big game attractions.
The Gorillas inhabit the thick forests of the Virunga mountains which straddle the border between Uganda and Rwanda. Access to these mountains from Kampala is approximately 10 hours drive while access from Kigali is less than 2 hours drive. For this reason we normally offer Gorilla trekking in Rwanda as a road safari and in Uganda as an air safari. Uganda is a superb safari destination in its own right and Gorilla trekking can be combined with visits to Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth Park, Kabale, the source of river Nile and Lake Victoria.