In April 1994, as the world’s attention was focused on Nelson Mandela’s election and the end of South Africa’s apartheid, a tragic and horrifying event unfolded in Rwanda. This small East African country, with a population of approximately 12 million as of 2016, became the epicenter of one of the world’s most brutal, bloodiest, and cruelest massacres, resulting in the deaths of over 1 million minority Tutsis and moderate Hutus.
The catalyst for this violence was the downing of a plane carrying Rwanda’s President, Juvénal Habyarimana, and Burundi’s President, Cyprien Ntaryamira, in Kigali, which killed both leaders. The aftermath of this mass slaughter left a trail of devastation, bringing Rwanda to its knees as countless innocent lives were lost. Following the genocide, Rwanda’s fragile economy lay in ruins, plunging the entire population into poverty.
Yet, Rwanda has emerged from the ashes, and its extraordinary tale of recovery and resilience has served as an inspiration to the world. More than two decades later, Rwanda is not only a success story on the African continent but also a shining example for other war-torn nations globally. The country has made significant strides in rebuilding its economy and strengthening its social fabric.
Trek Africa Expeditions is a reputable tour operator that specializes in budget-friendly Mountain Gorilla safaris in Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi, Botswana, and Namibia. We seamlessly blend Gorilla tracking with wildlife/game viewing, Chimpanzee trekking, cultural immersion, and community interaction to provide you with an unforgettable African holiday experience.
Our tour packages are all-inclusive and led by experienced and knowledgeable professional safari/tour guides. They possess a deep understanding of Uganda’s flora, fauna, culture, way of life, current affairs, and history. With five years of local tour operator experience, we are dedicated to offering the finest Uganda tour services.
Allow us to take you on a journey through the corners of the Pearl of Africa. Explore our affordable Gorilla Safari packages and embark on an adventure that will leave you with cherished memories. For more information about our Gorilla tour packages, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Your dream Gorilla trekking experience awaits.