After five days of cultural immersion, we were then able to enjoy the incredible wildlife this country has to offer, including gorilla trekking and chimpanzees. Bring your walking shoes, gloves and gators and this sometimes strenuous adventure is well worth the effort. The up close encounter with the two species from the “ape” family is truly an unforgettable experience.
One of our greatest surprises from this trip was the pure luxury and incredible food offered to us at the Nywunge Lodge in the southwestern part of Rwanda. I would highly recommend this side trip if you are making your way to Rwanda in combination with another country. This jewel is often left off as people seem to head straight to the north in search of gorillas.
Of course Volcanoes National Park, home of Dian Fossey and the Gorillas in the Mist does not disappoint. The entire area is “in love” with their resident gorilla families and are thriving economically from the care of these amazing animals. Rwanda is a true inspiration for the way humanity and wildlife can live in harmony!