For travellers seeking an African safari that offers a variety of different excursions, this 10-day trip through Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo is just the ticket. Beginning in Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park, you’ll travel by foot, car and boat through the region’s stunning landscapes in search of a number of different wildlife species, before heading to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park to spend time with a habituated mountain gorilla group. From there you’ll cross the border to the DRC and ascend Mount Nyiragongo. Atop the summit of this peak you’ll be granted spectacular views of the surrounding Virunga National Park, as well as the seething cauldron of Nyiragongo’s lava lake below you.
What makes this trip extraordinary
- Travel through scenic Queen Elizabeth National Park in search of iconic African wildlife like lions, elephants and chimpanzees.
- Cruise along the idyllic Kazinga Channel in the company of countless migratory birds.
- Track the critically endangered mountain gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
- Ascend the active volcano Mount Nyiragongo and sleep on its crater rim, watching the boiling lava lake below.
These three destinations would make for worthwhile safaris in their own right; together, they form an intrepid African adventure you won’t soon forget.