Africa Destinations

Make 2020 the year you trek mountain gorillas

As we welcome the new year, why not consider ticking off a once in a lifetime experience in 2020 – gorilla trekking in Rwanda.

Located in East Africa, Rwanda is one of the smallest countries on the African mainland. Bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, this country known as ‘the Land of a Thousand Hills’ is dominated by mountains in the west and savanna to the east, with numerous lakes throughout the country.

Today nearly half of the world’s 1000 remaining mountain gorillas live at the intersection of Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the Virunga Mountains of central Africa. The best place to witness these mountain gorillas is during a visit to Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park.

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Consisting of 125 km2 of mountain forest and the six Virunga Volcanoes, the lush forested slopes of the mountains form an appropriately dramatic natural setting for what is arguably the most poignant and memorable wildlife experience in the world: gorilla trekking.

Where Wild Things Roam Travel along with Heritage Safaris Rwanda are offering $200 off per person on their 9-day Gorillas in Rwanda Tour. Originally priced at $5,899 per person, twin share, for departures on 22 May or 6 November 2020, the tour includes all accommodation, ground transportation, meals and activities as per the itinerary. Airfares are additional.

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Be awe-struck by the profound power of the endangered mountain gorilla, explore Akagera National Park, home to the African Big Five and one of the most scenic national parks in Africa, enjoy Lake Kivu, one of Africa’s Great Lakes that spans Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo and dive into Rwandan history and culture with hands on cultural and community experiences.

This special off is valid for bookings made until 20 January 2020, or until sold out prior. Other dates are available, priced on enquiry.

To book or find out more, contact Where Wild Things Roam Travel on 07 5667 9486 or email

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Kate Webster

Kate Webster is the founder and owner of Captured Travel Media. She is a world traveller, ocean lover and conservation warrior who is determined to make every moment count for not only herself, but the world around her. An editor and travel journalist, Kate travels the globe in search of vivid imagery and compelling stories that capture the essence of the people and places she visits. She is a passionate conservation advocate, sustainable traveller and always travels with reason and cause.