Uganda – “The Pearl of Africa” straddles the equator and embraces the shores of the world’s largest inland lake – the Mighty Lake Victoria.. Host to the source of the Nile at Jinja, Uganda is also home to the most ancient volcano on earth – Mount Elgon
Rwanda – also known as ‘land of a thousand hills ‘ is in located in the Great Lake region of Africa. The Volcanoes National park is the home to one of the last colonies of the Mountain Gorillas. Once you complete your permit, you can set off on an expedition to meet these amazing creatures.
Two other national parks well worth a visit are Akagera to the east and Nyungwe to the south. The first is an animal and bird shelter, a stretch of savannah where you can also spot antelopes, zebras, hippos, hyenas, buffalo and giraffes in breath-taking settings. Nyungwe Park, which borders Burundi, is a forest reserve home to some incredible plant life, including orchids and thousand year-old trees. River Rukarara, considered to be one of the sources of the Nile, flows through it.