This is Africa's serene and most nearby, gorilla trekking is the main draw card of a Rwandan safari. After arriving at the capital city of Kigali, you are only a few hours' drive away from the mythical Volcanoes National Park and its familiar but still wild gorilla families.
Mountain gorillas' behaviors in Rwanda and the Virunga Volcanoes were studied by the late Dian Fossey for 20 years, trailed by the filmmakers who shot Gorillas in the Mist. Now small groups of private visitors can experience one of the most remarkable wildlife encounters on earth - gorilla trekking through the unspoiled Virunga's rainforest.
A gorilla safari in Rwanda cuffs well with other East African destinations in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Also, home to the primate-chimpanzees and birds in Nyungwe Forest National Park, without forgetting Akagera National Park which gives an opportunity for game viewing in a distinct savannah setting.