As summer’s latest blockbuster ‘The Legend Of Tarzan’ hits the big screens, providing plenty of travel inspiration for animal-lovers, adventure honeymooners can follow in the footsteps of Tarzan and Jane, and set off deep into the forests of Africa in search of primates. Venture into an ethereal wonderland, track gorillas on foot, and experience the unique animal magic of this destination first-hand.
Start the honeymoon adventure by driving into the remote regions of Rwanda and Uganda with Volcanoes Safaris brand-new 6-day Gorilla tracking package. This itinerary has been exclusively tailor-made to offer guests unparalleled experiences bound to leave any newlywed with once-in-a-lifetime memories. Set in the breathtaking Virunga Mountains, a team of dedicated experts have curated an array of out-of-this-world activities from tracking endangered gorillas to dancing with the area’s local Batwa tribe.
With just 8 Gorilla permits issued to visitors each day, to protect these rare and fascinating creatures, this honeymoon adventure offers a truly exclusive and utterly singular experience.
Couples stay at two of Volcanoes Safaris’ eco-luxury lodges to fully experience both the Ugandan and Rwandan landscapes, whilst embarking on an epic adventure in which each day is as astonishing as the last.
Climbing at the base of the Virunga mountainsthrough a bamboo jungle
Tracking theendangered mountain gorillas of the Virungas and catching a glimpse of golden monkeys
Meeting one of theoldest tribes of Central Africa – the Batwa Pygmies.
Enjoying a guided walk to Lake Bulera, one of Africa’s most beautiful in-land beaches
The Ultimate 6-Day Gorillas in the Virungas and Gahinga
Rates start from £3,435 including accommodation, flights and transfers, an expert driver/guide, F&B, all activities in the itinerary, permits and ATOL cover. Price excludes entry visas, airport taxes, gratuities and insurance.
Bookings: Please contact Steppes Travel on 0843 778 9926;
Couples will start their journey with two nights at Virunga Lodge in Rwanda. The lodge is perched high on a ridge and has stunning views of the Virunga Volcanoes and the twin lakes Bulera – the ultimate perfect base for tracking the endangered mountain gorillas.
For the remaining three nights, guests will move to Mount Gahinga Lodge in Uganda. The lodge is set against a backdrop of three impressive volcanoes and is built with a set of authentic African rooms that will undeniably make a trip worthwhile.
About Volcanoes Safaris
The Volcanoes Safaris Group (VS) is a unique great ape ecotourism business specializing in luxury accommodation and mountain gorilla safaris to Uganda and Rwanda. Volcanoes was the first international upmarket safari company to start taking clients to see the gorillas in Rwanda in 2000 as the country settled down after conflict. In 2014 it became the first international company to open a lodge in Rwanda – Virunga Lodge.
The construction of the lodge was part of a public-private eco-tourism project created and led by Volcanoes Safaris and supported by the British government. The Volcanoes Safaris Business Linkages Challenge Fund Project (BLCF) undertook a series of initiatives to kick-start gorilla tourism in post-conflict Rwanda. Volcanoes has three other properties in Uganda: Kyambura Gorge, the contemporary wildlife and chimpanzee lodge, Bwindi, the jungle gorilla lodge and Mount Gahinga, where guests can share the culture of the ancient Batwa pygmies, track the golden monkey and climb a volcano.
The company set up the Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust, in 2009 which links neighbouring communities to conservation and ecotourism in keeping with the volcanoes distinctive vision for great ape eco-tourism. Volcanoes Safaris contribute $100 from the cost of every safari to the Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust.