A major highlight of this intrepid journey is trekking into the Virunga Mountains to observe some of the last remaining mountain gorillas in the world.
Guests will track chimpanzee and golden monkeys with a conservationist, explore Lake Kivu by boat, visit hot springs, and take guided hikes through Nyungwe Forest National Park.
Travellers will also explore the capital city of Kigali, considered one of Africa’s cleanest and safest urban areas, where they will visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial.
The 13 December 2016 departure is $5,684. Gondwana Ecotours will donate up to ten per cent of its sales to ASPIRE Rwanda, a non-profit organisation that teaches urban women the skills to earn a living and improve their quality of life.
Michael Cowton, an outdoors writer, editor and photographer with a passion for nature-based travel and wildlife. He is a former editor of EcoTravel, Outdoor Pursuits, Camping, Lakeland Walker and Which Motorcaravan magazines, and national newspaper journalist.