With approximately 60% of the remaining population, Rwanda is widely regarded as the best place to view mountain gorillas on the planet.
Seeing the gorillas of the Virunga Volcanoes is without any doubt one of the finest wildlife experiences in the world. It is not uncommon for our clients to sit within the midst of a gorilla family and to come face to face with one of the huge silverbacks.
There is nothing quite like it; an experience reserved for a special few. Rwanda also has an ever-improving big game safari industry, and we would suggest combining the gorillas with Akagera National Park, overlooking the beautiful Lake Rwanyakazinga.
Akagera comprises some of the most scenic savannah in East Africa (open plains, woodlands, lakes, swamp, and grassy low mountains) and is home to the Big 5 (elephants, lion, leopard, buffalo and rhino). We offer a range of activities here including day and night drives, boating safaris and fishing. Combining the two is an amazing safari and gives you the full game viewing experience.
This gorilla safari starts with one night at Kigali, followed by a Big 5 game viewing experience in Magashi. After your classic safari, it is off to Volcanoes National Park for two hikes into the ancient forest to spot the mountain gorillas.
The two safari lodges in this itinerary are owned by Wilderness Safaris who are well known throughout Safari Africa not only for their extraordinary levels of service and luxury accommodation but their immense contribution to wildlife and landscape conservation.