Uganda and Rwanda

Best known for their wild gorilla populations, Uganda and Rwanda have made the bucket list for many travellers over the years as the population of these great creatures in the wild decreases.

The Virunga Mountain range straddles both of these countries and permits into the area to see these creatures are limited. Visitors enter the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda for the best gorilla trekking.

Alongside a trip to see the gorillas, travellers can also enjoy visits to nearby chimp sanctuaries, lake and boating experiences and enjoy the vibe of an open-air local market.