Luxury Gorilla Safaris to Rwanda
Experience one of the greatest wildlife highlights and come face-to-face with a family of mountain gorillas on the slopes of extinct volcanoes. Rwanda offers some of the best gorilla tracking experiences in Africa.
Rwanda is a small country wedged between some of Africa’s largest countries, but it certainly makes up for it in terms of wildlife experiences. Rwanda is home to approximately half of all mountain gorillas left in the wild and this is what most visitors come here on safari for. Tracking a family of mountain gorillas on the slopes of the Virunga Volcanoes has to rank as one of the top wildlife experiences in the world.
The mountain gorillas of Rwanda are a conservation success story as they were on the brink of extinction, but through a huge conservation effort their population is now on the increase. A gorilla safari is not only an incredible wildlife experience, but by tracking gorillas in Rwanda, you are directly supporting this conservation project that is benefitting wildlife all over Rwanda. There are several habituated families of gorillas living on the Virunga slopes and each group has a maximum of 8 guests that get to spend 1-hour with them each day.
There is more to a safari to Rwanda that just gorilla tracking. Guests on a Rwanda safari can also track chimpanzees of Nyungwe Forest National Park, Lake Kivu and the bustling Kigali City with its very moving Genocide Memorial. A safari to Rwanda combines perfectly with Tanzania and Uganda where the general wildlife is more prolific. Combine the best of both worlds by visiting the mountain gorillas of Rwanda, with the great migration of the Serengeti before ending off on the pristine beaches of Zanzibar.
One of our Stanley Safari Signature Safaris, is combining the mountain gorillas of Rwanda with the wild dogs of Mana Pools in Zimbabwe. Or why not combine the gorillas of Rwanda with the lemurs of Madagascar for the ultimate primate safari? With a little more work, you could even track the mountain gorillas of Rwanda with the lowland gorillas of the Congo with an ultimate gorilla safari.