Borneo Rajang River Cruise

In 2010 with the help of World Expeditions we put together a 4 week trip to Borneo, which included the ascent of Kinabalu, trekking the headhunters trail and shooting rapids in a longboat.

However one of the highlights was the Rejang River Tour. The combination of the superbly opulent teak and brass appointments of the boat together with food and service of the highest quality and the exposure to the real Borneo was really remarkable.

Our ship’s guide, Louis Jap, through daily excursions into the hinterland, introduced us to the history and tribal culture of this part of Borneo. We trekked in the jungle. We visited longhouses, participated in a wonderful village Muslim wedding, where we appeared to blend in seamlessly with the rest of the guests. We transferred to smaller boats to sail small tributaries to see the early morning wildlife. We visited a remote jungle boarding school and medical centre, and had regular evening entertainment from local school children and dancers as we moored up for the night.

The ships crew welcomed us back to the boat after each excursion with hot towels and drinks – and took our footwear to clean before we could soil the deck. When we were cruising we could just relax with our 20 fellow passengers and have all our needs attended to.

This is only a taste of a trip, which certainly exceeded our expectations by a country mile!!

D Gledhill | Corby, UK
 

Rwanda

Rwanda

See the Gorilla's of Rwanda with World Expeditions, one of the world’s leading travel companies.

Rwanda is a landlocked republic in Equatorial Africa. This small but beautiful country is situated on the eastern rim of the Albertine Rift, the western arm of the Great Rift Valley. With such a large proportion of the country being mountainous, most of the country is cultivated in hillside terracing. As the most densely populated country in Africa with more than 10 million people, Rwanda needs to utilize all its land where possible. Situated to on the watershed between the Nile and the Congo, the highest peak is Karisimbi (4,507m) in the volcanic Virunga chain protected by the Volcanoes National Park. The largest body of water is Lake Kivu, but there are other numerous lakes around the country. Primarily a subsistence agriculture economy, Rwanda nonetheless produces for export some of the finest tea and coffee in the world. Other industries include sugar, fishing and flowers for export. Rwanda has been known for the wrong reasons in recent decades with the terrible atrocities associated with the 1994 genocide.  Since then the country is back on the road to recovery and still provides a safe haven for the mountain gorillas


Featured Adventures

Best of East Africa

A journey encompassing the best that East Africa has to offer, through Kenya and northern Tanzania, visiting world famous game reserves, national parks, colourful markets and tribes, with the opportunity to view the elusive Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda
17 days |
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Best of Rwanda

Trekking to encounter mountain gorillas, chimpanzees and golden monkeys, a game drive in Akagera National Park and exploring Lake Kivu make this an unforgettable adventure
9 days |

Gorilla Safari

A unique opportunity to experience Mountain Gorillas in their natural environment
3 days |

Primates and Wildlife of Rwanda and Uganda

Track mountain gorillas, golden monkeys and chimps in the wild
13 days |

Rwanda Volcanoes Trek

Trek where few others do on one of Rwanda's five volcanoes
3 days |

Gorilla Adventure

A unique opportunity to observe Mountain Gorillas and Golden Monkeys in their natural environment whilst staying in quality hotels and lodges
4 days |
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The Weather in Rwanda

In this area there are four discernible climatic periods – long rains from mid March to mid May; a long dry period from mid-May to mid October; short rains from mid October to mid December; and the short dry from mid December to mid-March. The average daytime temperature is 30°C in Kigali and 12-15°C in the highlands.

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