Uganda offers an exceptional wildlife viewing experience, its flora and fauna being both extensive and diverse, with opportunities to see everything from the Big 5 on a traditional safari to huge concentrations of hippo during river cruises. In Queen Elizabeth National Park, see the famous tree climbing lions, whilst Kibale has forest elephants and Murchison National Park its dramatic waterfall. Chimpanzee can be widely viewed, along with over 1,000 species of birds. Perhaps the biggest draw is the endangered mountain gorillas which inhabit the high montane forests, with Uganda being home to half the world’s population of these precious animals. Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda sits within the mountainous Virunga Massif, a visually stunning landscape encompassing six active and three extinct volcanoes – the dramatic peaks reaching towards 5,000m. The first National Park to be created in Africa, it rose to fame through the work of renowned primatologist Diane Fossey – the ancient rainforest is home to eight habituated family groups of gorilla with further opportunities to view golden monkey, elephant and bushbuck.
Gorilla tracking takes place year round – early booking is essential as permits are strictly limited. The climate is pleasantly tropical due to the high altitude and the temperature varies little year round. The rainier months are generally between March to May and mid September to November.
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Why settle for ordinary when you can have extraordinary? The best suites in some of the world’s plushest hotels, the first choice of flight seats, attention to detail, no restrictions or limitations - how luxury holidays should be. Your holiday desires are well taken care of, whether you wish to learn new life skills while training with a Bodyism expert, or uncovering centuries-old bushmen secrets in Botswana with expert safari guides. Children can follow the life of a panda keeper one day and cook dinner with a Beijing housewife the next. Carrier can make it happen.