Cielo Pictures and Expeditions
RWANDA AND UGANDA
While there is much to see in the various national parks of Rwanda and Uganda they have become best known for primate expeditions.
In Uganda, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a large mountainous national park that was established to protect the endangered Mountain Gorilla. Tracking these magnificent creatures is truly a 'once in a lifetime experience'. Rick has taken dozens of adventure seekers into this rainforest for a close encounter with various troupes of habituated gorillas. After gorilla tracking we can introduce you to the Batwa Pygmy tribe and go on a 'culture tour' to learn how they survived in the rainforest for centuries.
Further north, you can hike into another rainforest to spend time with a wild troupe of chimpanzees - if you can find them! Along with the primate expeditions, we can take you birdwatching on Lake Victoria and on a water safari on the Kazinga Channel or a game drive in Queen Elizabeth Nation Park or Murchison Falls or - wait for it - Whitewater Rafting on the Nile!.
In Parc de Volcans in Rwanda you can track gorillas on the sides of a series of volcanoes. This is the area that the late Dian Fossey conducted her research in and where she brought to the world's attention the Mountain Gorillas and their threatened extinction. There are several lodges that cater to tourists who come looking for the gorillas - include a favorite lodge of Rick's that provides a look into Rwandan culture and a spectacular view of the Sabinyo Volcano.