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Testimonials

I returned safely today and wanted to thank you for the nice birthday gift and wonderful journey through Rwanda and Uganda. I have traveled the globe widely and...

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- C Braeuel, Canada, January 2011

A fantastic and unforgettable journey. All the driver guides were most friendly, competent and always willing to give more than 100%. Thank you!

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- B Bommer, Switzerland, May 2013

An unforgettable trip - Uganda offers lots of interesting sites and activities. Gorillas, primates, and all the other animals. But the highlight for myself was ...

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- I Baumgartner, Switzerland, May 2013


Reviews about Journeys Discovering Africa

Volcanoes National Park

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Safari Highlights

Gorillas, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda (Photo by Cunliffe)Today will be the highlight of your safari as you will have an opportunity to track mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park.Your day will start with a drive to the park headquarters for the briefing before your gorilla experience.

The park was first established in 1925, after the initial discovery of Mountain gorillas and has always been managed with the conservation of these magnificent creatures in mind. In the late seventies and eighties, gorilla tourism was identified as potentially a crucial part of the species future survival, and researchers habituated gorilla families for short visits by a small, select groups of tourists. Within a few years, one of the world’s most amazing wildlife encounters was made possible for intrepid visitors to these misty mountains on the Rwanda and Uganda border.

The trek to reach the gorillas can vary from 1 to 7 hrs, but once you reach the gorillas, all thought of physical exertion disappears, as you spend a spell-binding hour in the company of these gentle giants.

Accommodation: Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge Meal Plan: Full Board