Rwanda Safaris and Mountain Gorilla Tours

‘In the heart of Central Africa, so high up that you shiver more than you sweat, are great, old volcanoes towering up almost 15,000 feet, and nearly covered with rich, green rain forest – the Virungas’.

Those words were written by Dian Fossey. The story of Virunga mountain gorillas is not complete without that of Dian Fossey. She lived amongst the gorillas and died trying to protect them. In fact, the few mountain gorillas that we have today, survived because of Dian Fossey’s efforts.

A Rwanda safari, or a holiday here, might seem a strange choice. Rwanda’s name is more loosely associated with half-remembered news reports of troubles and ‘genocide’ in the heart of Africa. Friends may ask: ‘Why holiday in Rwanda?’

The obvious reason is Rwanda’s mountain gorillas, some of the closest relatives to humans. Sitting within a small family group of gorillas is one of the world’s greatest wildlife experiences, and a gorilla safari is a ‘must’ for serious wildlife enthusiasts.

Sample Gorilla Tours in Rwanda