Costa Rica Traverse

The trip was an amazing experience. As expected it was physically tough but worth every drop of sweat and mud (no blood fortunately). For me personally, I found the heat hard to adjust to. I expected us to benefit from the shade of the rainforest more than we did and I guess going from a Scottish winter to an equatorial country didn't help. Having said that it didn't detract from my enjoyment, just made it harder work. We were also lucky because all 13 of us got on very well and it was a good mix of people. A special mention has to go to the guides and Danny in particular. I remember when we did the Cycling in the Andes that the guides were good but Danny was excellent. As well as being extraordinarily fit and knowledgeable about adventure stuff he was passionate about Costa Rica, it's environment and future. He had a great sense of humour and as if all that weren't enough he and his team were superb cooks. Although this wasn't everyone's idea of a relaxing holiday I came home envigorated and motivated with stacks of energy - apart from having to negotiate Terminal 5 on it's second day of chaos! I've already been on your website looking for the next potential challenge, if only work didn't get in the way.


J Dunthorne | 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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