Summer is a season to honor nature.
The summer is in full flow at this time of year, and all of the animals are outside soaking up the rays. if you’re trying to find a way to get close to nature.
- Rwanda: face to face with a silverback gorilla
It’s difficult to understand how something so massive (a male gorilla can weigh up to 400 pounds/180 kilograms) can be so vulnerable. Despite this, there are only about 1000 endangered mountain gorillas left in two separate subpopulations. If you visit Volcanoes National Park in June, the start of Rwanda’s dry season, be prepared for muddy, steep trails, high altitude (around 9850 ft; 3000m), and the heartwarming sight of a precious primate family.
The chance to see gorillas is not the only reason to visit Rwanda. Kigali, Rwanda’s calm, orderly capital, is a good place to start, smelling of the country’s great coffee; Nyungwe Forest is home to large populations of chimps and Rwenzori colobus monkeys, while Akagera National Park to the east is a pretty mix of savannah, hills, and valleys, with giraffe, zebra, elephant, and some shy lions.
- South Luangwa National Park in Zambia: take a walk among the wild animals.
If you want to walk among wild animals, South Luangwa National Park in Zambia is the place to go. The park’s name was inspired by the Luangwa River, which runs through it. The river is famous for its crocodiles, which have been known to attack humans.
The park is home to a variety of animals, including elephants and hippopotamuses. It also contains one of Africa’s last remaining black rhinoceroses’ habitats.
We recommend taking one of the park’s many walking trails if you want to see these animals without disturbing them. Except for Christmas, they are open all year (December 25).
- Mole National Park
If you want to see elephants, go to Mole National Park. Over 300 elephants (along with other animals) roam freely throughout the park. Hiking trails, waterfalls, and picnic areas are all available in the park. What is the loveliest aspect of the tour is that you can even take a walk among the elephants with the help of the tour guards if you want!