Walking with the gorillas in Rwanda and Uganda has to rate as one of the finest wildlife experiences ever, and spending time with a gorilla family under the watchful eye of the powerful silverback will leave you stunned and breathless. Crouched in the jungle you will see babies play just a few feet away, juveniles will tussle and the human-like elders, yawn and sit around eating, watching you with cautious interest. Catching the eye of one of these magnificent beasts is a sheer privilege that you will never forget. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to observe some of the human race’s closest relatives.
However both Uganda and Rwanda offer so much more than Gorilla trekking and we recommend staying longer to encompass other great wildlife experiences alongside your Gorilla trek safari. Other primates can be seen here, such as chimpanzees which are equally as thrilling as the great apes, stunning lakes provide excellent birding and both these countries have National Parks where it is possible to see the Big 5 too.