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Testimonials

I would like to say a warm thank you for the wonderful time I had in Uganda. It's an unforgettable, extraordinary experience and I am very happy and thankful fo...

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- A Bolte, Switzerland, November 2011

Thank you so much, with your excellent help, I had an amazing time/experience in Uganda. I will definitely be back and will use your services on my return

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- D. Bolderston, Newzland, April 2014

The lodge staff were friendly and helpful and consistently provided an excellent service. Lawrence - our guide - is great fun, has a huge smile and a very conta...

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- M&D Roy, Abu Dhabi, July 2011


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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