With my fiance, we recently returned from an amazing safari in Rwanda and our major interest was tracking the mountain gorillas. We began our journey in Kigali-Rwanda. It was the first time of our trip arranged by Gorilla Expeditions Ltd. They had arranged for Rwanda Primate Safaris to manage this portion of the journey. When our flight landed at Kigali International Airport (KGL), we were a little nervous and didn’t know quite what to expect but as soon as we collected our luggage we were warmly greeted by our guide Baker.
Thereafter, we went to Kigali for Lunch, later traveled to Ruhengeri town and then we took our overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge on the edges of Volcanoes National Park Rwanda. We had great services from the local hospitable Rwandese, then the following day we prepared for our gorilla trekking experience that we enjoyed after our exciting briefing from the park chief ranger. We started our walk into the jungle looking for the endangered mountain gorillas in the mist and upon our meeting with the gorillas we took the photographs and video was so stunning and later we retired at our lodge for dinner and overnight.
Then after we transferred to Lake Kivu where we enjoyed our honey moon stay after the gorilla trekking experience and at this Lake we stayed at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel which is situated at the shores where you can relax with the panoramic view of the Lake and the surroundings. Then in the morning we had a boat ride along the Lake Kivu visiting the various fishing villages, hot springs, coffee Island and the local communities, and we visited one area and from hear we participated in the fish net alignment and then we returned to our lodge for relax again!
We highly appreciate all the staff of Gorilla Expeditions Ltd, they took great care to let us know exactly what to expect and settled us nicely into our hotel for the night. We were picked up by Baker, our guide, in the morning to begin our adventure. We spent the next few days in the care of Baker who was better than excellent! He took great care to explain everything to us, patiently stopped for any photos we wished to take, and provided us with a wealth of knowledge about his wonderful country and its people.
The gorilla encounter was amazing and the company had ensured that our every need was looked after. The porters that were available took great care to ensure that we were safe and comfortable as we hiked the mountain and they made the experience even more wonderful. Can’t say enough well about this life changing experience and the wonderful way it was all handled by Gorilla Expeditions Ltd and before you think to take your gorilla safari in Rwanda I highly recommend this company that is managed by natives of Rwanda and Uganda!
We booked a private guided tour because we were on our honeymoon. However, if you are on tight budget, Gorilla Expeditions organizes group tours, your you can book a 4×4 car and take self drive tour in East Africa. Contact 4×4 Uganda Limited on www.4x4uganda.com for reliable vehicles at the most affordable prices on the market with GPS navigation systems. This is the leading car rental Agency in Uganda with excellent cars at very good prices.