Forbes Includes Gondwana’s Rwanda tour in The Top Ten Travel Adventures for 2016
Forbes contributor Jim Dobson has featured Gondwana’s Rwanda Gorilla Trek in his list of The Top Ten Travel Adventures for 2016. For “adrenaline junkies and explorers,” few things compare to the experience of trekking through the African jungle. Besides seeing rare mountain gorillas and other exotic animals in Virunga National Park, guests will experience local culture in Kigali and enjoy a visit to a coffee plantation. From natural wonders to cultural events, Rwanda provides a jaw dropping show for adventure travellers.
Nature enthusiasts will be impressed by the vast biodiversity and lush ecosystems in Virunga National Park. Mountain gorilla trekking provides a chance to encounter this critically endangered species in their natural habitat, and hikes are led by trained experts. “Home to hundreds of species of birds and numerous waterfalls,” trekking in Virunga includes a chance to see “chimpanzees and the beautiful golden monkey, and keep an eye out for elephants and buffalo.” Most of the time will be spent in the jungle, and bringing awareness to mountain gorilla conservation efforts is a major focus of Gondwana’s Rwanda trip.
Forbes considers Kigali to be “one of Africa’s cleanest, safest, and most progressive cities,” and guests will spend time there learning about local culture. Visiting a genocide museum teaches travellers about the country’s war torn history that killed nearly 800,000 people. Attending a cooking class led by students at Aspire Rwanda gives insight to present day culture, and part of the proceeds from this trip are donated to this influential non-profit. For those passionate about adventure travel, these trips will give a glimpse into local culture, daily life and history.
Bringing awareness to mountain gorilla conservation efforts and showing how the Rwandan people rebuilt after the genocide promote Gondwana’s goal of responsible and sustainable travel. The natural and cultural adventures on Gondwana’s Rwanda trip will inspire even the most seasoned globetrotters, which rewards both the visitor and the destination.