Gorillas in the Mist - Rwanda
by Greg Richards
Rwanda is a small country with much to offer. The gorillas come first to mind but as Greg says in his review, the people of Rwanda are worth meeting too!
The operator was excellent, they do great community work, turning poachers to benefit from tourism, Iby'iwacu Village was fascinating especially the cultural dances.
Mountain Gorillas were my dream but visiting the local communities and projects that eco-tours do, and seeing how my money contributes back to conservation was the highlight.
We stayed at Mountain Gorillas Nest which was great, though services were slow.
You should ask for a local tour operator. I would recommend Rwanda Eco-Tours, they are cheap and do incredible community work.
Mr Edwin Sabuhoro is a hero, he is doing a great job with the communities so meeting him and learning from his great experiences was a highlight as well.
I rate this safari as the best i have ever had, the interaction with local people, the dances, community walk....
Rwanda is a lovely country, very lush, green, clean and people are very welcoming.
|Greg Richard's Safari Details:|
Safari company used: Rwanda Eco-Tours (make an enquiry)
Parks visited: Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda
Date of safari: January for 12 days
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