Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr J from Storrington

My Sep 2017 trip

On this trip, I visited Rwanda between 1-Sep-2017 and 8-Sep-2017 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


Visiting the mountain gorillas was a fantastic life time experience . We had chosen to do two treks. On our first trek we saw the gorillas within 45 minutes. We turned a corner, and there in all his glory was a silverback munching away six feet away from us.

Our second viewing of a different family took us 2 hours of trekking to find them.Although billed as an easy trek, this group were particularly active and were continually on the move going up the mountain. There had also been heavy rain overnight, making walking conditions difficult. Although this trek proved to be a challenge, we felt we experienced more the true environment, in which these mountain gorillas live. Also we were rewarded with a 10 second glimpse of a mother holding in her hand a 4 week old baby, before disappearing into the bush.

Mountain Gorilla trekking is a must do experience. Although expensive to do ,when you see the gorillas ,you feel you cannot put a price on what you have witnessed.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Kigali Serena Hotel, Rwanda
1-Sep-2017 review: Kigali Serena Hotel review
Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Rwanda
2-Sep-2017 review: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge review